Your Trusted Family Lawyers in The Inner West
“Over 95% of matters settle without the need for any Court intervention.”
Reid Family Lawyers is a specialist family law firm, dedicated to helping you resolve matters by providing prompt, cost-effective solutions. For over 15 years, we have been assisting Inner West clients in family law matters involving separation and divorce, mediation, parenting issues, property settlements and other areas.
At every step of the way, our family lawyers treat you with respect and sensitivity, providing you with achievable options and advice. We have a wealth of experience in dealing with what can be complex and sensitive topics, helping you with decisions affecting your future and more importantly, your family.
We provide our services to the following suburbs in Sydney’s Inner West
This is not a comprehensive list. Please note that if your suburb is not listed above, we provide services to clients throughout the Inner West suburbs, greater Sydney, wider NSW and nationally.
At Reid Family Lawyers, we help individuals with family law issues involving
Separation and Divorce
The end of a long-term relationship brings about uncertainty and anxiety. This places both parties in a vulnerable position in terms of negotiations over how assets will be divided and arrangements that are in the best interests of children.
With one in three marriages ending in divorce, this is an unfortunate path that many Australian families are embarking on in recent times. Know that you do not have to go through your situation alone, help is one phone call away. Please reach out to Reid Family Lawyers for professional support for your own emotional welfare.
Our managing director, Fiona Reid, is an AIFLAM trained mediator and approaches cases with the greatest sensitivity and impartiality. To deliver results that satisfy all sides, Fiona conducts mediations with clients directly or with the assistance of other lawyers.
We all recognise that following any court proceedings, families are left scarred in their financial and emotional capacity. Hence why we make it a priority to exhaust all settlement options, such as mediation, before heading to court as a final destination.
If a couple decides to purchase a property together, it is sensible to have a financial agreement in place that maps out how the property will be dealt with if separation occurs. However, in the case where there is no agreement and there is to be an adjustment of your respective property interests, we can provide advice and representation to guide you through the legislative pathway. When matrimonial or relationship property is divided, the law sets out a 5-step process:
Looking at the relationship as a whole, is it just and equitable to make an adjustment of your property interests?
If the answer to 1. is yes, then next steps are to:
- Identify the net asset pool for distribution, including superannuation and liabilities.
- Determine individual contributions to the acquisition and maintenance of the asset pool. Contributions may be financial, non-financial and homemaker.
- If needed, adjust the contributions based percentage entitlement, considering the potential financial needs of each party.
- Ensure that any division is done in a fair and just manner.
We often hear questions such as “Can I relocate interstate or overseas with my kids after my separation”? Consent needs to be given by the other parent of the child or a Court Order for interstate or overseas relocation. There are consequences if you unlawfully remove a child from Australia. For legal advice regarding relocation matters, get in touch with Reid Family Lawyers here.
These are just a few of the services available at Reid Family Lawyers – for the comprehensive list, please see our menu of services.
Questions You May Have for Your Inner West Family Lawyer
The team at Reid Family Lawyers pride themselves as dedicated professionals who provide helpful, expert advice towards making decisions for a better future. Here are some of the most common questions and answers when it comes to family law matters.
Reid Family Lawyers: Inner West Family Law Experts
Relationship breakdowns happen every day, and the Reid Family Lawyers team is ready to help. Allow us to guide you through the process to get you back on track – our family lawyer specialists are on your side, and we do everything to ensure that you will come out on the other side with a brighter outlook.
For more information, please contact the Reid Family Lawyers professionals on +61 2 8039 3500 or send us a message if you would like to speak to one of our separation and divorce lawyers in the Inner West Suburbs.