De facto & Separation

Separation is never an easy task and that is why we are here to help you. Family Court of victoria have called it one of the worst feelings in a person’s life. That is why you need someone who can give you all the necessary information and help you. We are here to give you all the help and information you need to make this difficult time a little less stressful.

The divorce process can be a complicated task. You may sue for divorce thinking that the proceeding will be uncontested, but thereafter discover that your spouse has decided to contest the divorce which means, he or she has decided to fight the case. Although divorces may be emotionally contentious, most divorces do not end up contested.

In every divorce there are many issues at stake, including

Usually, both parties negotiate and settle issues such as division of property, spousal support, and child custody. There are cases where both parties reach an agreement by mediation, with a trained mediator who intervenes and tries to help both parties to reach an agreement. The parties then present their negotiated or mediated agreement to a judge.

If both parties are unable to agree about issues regarding property, support, and child custody, they may ask the court to decide one or more of those issues.

When You Will Need Our Support

Contested divorces often involve very complex issues and technical legal procedures in court. While an uncontested divorce can often be faster and less expensive, a contested divorce, due to its complexity, can be sometimes extremely difficult and painful for both parties and their children, especially if there are financial and personal issues that cannot be agreed upon between both parties. Mirabellas Solicitors will guide you through this difficult process and time in your life to ensure that you get the best outcome.

Uncontested Support With Our Divorce Lawyers

An uncontested divorce is appropriate where the spouses have agreed on issues related to their divorce, including property division, child custody and support and spousal maintenance without the intervention of a judge. An uncontested divorce is the most affordable and timely way to dissolve a marriage. Our Divorce Lawyers in Melbourne have handled many uncontested divorces and will see to it that your uncontested divorce will be handled in the most expeditious and cost-effective manner.

Agreements That Benefit You

When spouses wish to dissolve their divorce on an uncontested, no-fault basis, a thorough and fair separation agreement is important. Our Melbourne Separation Lawyers have extensive experience drafting separation agreements and counselling clients throughout the separation/divorce process. A separation agreement covers details concerning the distribution of property, child support and custody and spousal maintenance. Mirabellas Solicitors does its best to ensure that clients receive what they are reasonably entitled to.

Our De Facto Lawyers In Melbourne

These same concerns also apply to couples that are in de facto relationships. De facto relationships work on the same premise when it comes to separation proceedings. Our experience and guidance during this tough period in your life will prove the difference. We will provide you with the same service as divorce proceedings, including custody of children, de facto property settlement and child support payments and structure.
Our costs are in accordance with the basic family law scale as recommended by the Law Institute. However, costs can be negotiated depending on circumstances.

Our Pledges To You

Whether you are in need of divorce or de facto lawyers in Melbourne, we promise to uphold and commit our pledges to you:

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Words From Our Clients

Jan Johnston

I found that Mirabellas was extremely knowledgeable in family law issue. John in particular was very fair and supportive during a difficult period. John provides a tailored service.

Donna Byron

Very professional and personalized service. Great communication, always kept me advised on what was happening and nothing was too hard for them to make it as easy as possible for me.

Mathew Zammitt

I went to Mirabellas in a desperate state after having not seen my daughter for 2 months. The court battle with my ex wife went for a total of 19 months and through the whole process Mirabellas
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