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If you are experiencing family law situations, you can rely on our team of experienced and knowledgeable practitioners to guide you through an often difficult and emotional process.
Our lawyers strive to provide all clients with same-day call backs – so we can get started on rebuilding your future as soon as we can. We will work hard to help resolve your family law matter and ensure we achieve the best legal outcome. Contact us TODAY for a complete, practical approach to your family law matter.

Our fixed legal fees are set out from the beginning, meaning you will avoid the cost blow-outs that are usually synonymous with engaging family lawyers.

At such a challenging time, be reassured that our specialised experience offer a safe set of hands looking after you. Our national teamworks together closely to ensure you benefit from our combined years of practice with family law mediation.

Our Principal, Glenn Thexton, is an Accredited Family Law Specialist, an Accredited Collaborative Practice in Family Law, and a National Accredited Mediator with many years of experience – so you can rest easy knowing you are receiving expert advice.

Our Services

Your dedicated lawyer will help you understand what lies ahead next, what to expect and how past arrangements will move forward into the future.

Our focus is to help you move on in life, by providing you with practical legal advice which will give you the best chance to move on. This is why we offer a​ ​free​ ​initial​ ​consultation​ ​and review​ ​of​ ​your​ ​matter​ – because it is important to not feel pressured.

We can provide clear, professional advice on all areas of family law, ensuring you know exactly what to expect as together we work to rebuild your future. We can help you understand your rights and obligations around:

  • Divorce
    Getting​ ​a​ ​divorce​ ​can​ ​be​ ​a​ ​difficult​ ​time​ ​in​ ​your​ ​life,​ ​however​ ​our​ ​team​ ​makes​ ​the
    process​ ​simple,​ ​easy​ ​and​ ​affordable.
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    In Australia, we have a no fault divorce system. This means that to get a divorce the Court only needs to be satisfied that the marriage has broken down irretrievably. You don’t need to prove who was at fault or who caused the marriage to break down, just that the marriage has broken down.

    This means that if you and your husband or wife have been separated for 12 months or more, whether you or your partner have moved out of the family home or are still living under the same roof, the Court will grant a Divorce.

    Call us for a free consultation on 1300 388 298 or send us an email at office@thextonlawyers.com.au and one of our lawyers can walk you through the divorce process. We will handle the entire process for you and our number one aim is to keep it simple.

  • Dividing​ ​property
    How​ ​to​ ​divide​ ​assets​ ​and​ ​the​ ​liabilities​ ​of​ ​the​ ​parties​ ​is​ ​often​ ​the​ ​most​ ​challenging point​ ​following​ ​separation​ ​.Expert​ ​advice​ ​can​ ​save​ ​you​ ​time,​ ​stress​ ​and​ ​money.Read​ ​more

    Property is given a wide meaning under the Family Law and includes houses, cash and personal debts you may have. Superannuation is also included in property distribution and is an important future asset.All property owned separately or jointly in a relationship is considered under the Family Law.

    There are four steps that help to determine what is a just and equitable division of property. It is important that all of the assets, liabilities and superannuation of both parties is valued. This gives an overall pool and helps to determine what is available to be divided between the parties.

    With an asset pool in hand, we look at the contributions that have been made to acquire or improve the asset pool. For example, if you owned a house before the relationship commenced, then subsequently sold that house and used the proceeds to purchase the matrimonial home this is called a direct initial financial contribution. Additionally, if you took care of the children whilst your partner worked and earned an income, this is called an indirect financial contribution.

    Once the future needs of each party are assessed, including your responsibility for caring for a young child or the difference in income earning capacity between yourself and your partner, we are then able to determine what is a just and equitable property settlement.

    At the end of the day, we are here to make sure that you are able to move on.

    Call our Principal, Glenn Thexton Family Law Specialist on the office number or direct on 1 300 388 298 or by email: office@familylegal.com.au

    If you need to calculate your total Assets, Liabilities as well as your Superannuation fund you can use our Asset Pool Calculator

  • Child​ ​Support
    Ensuring​ ​your​ ​child’s​ ​wellbeing​ ​is​ ​paramount​ ​during​ ​times​ ​of​ ​stress​ ​and uncertainty.​ ​You​ ​can​ ​make​ ​the​ ​process​ ​easier​ ​by​ ​being​ ​aware​ ​of​ ​your​ ​child support​ ​rights​ ​and​ ​obligations.Read​ ​more

    There are strict time limits in dealing with the Child Support Agency and the Department of Human Services. You should be aware of these timelines and ensure that you have an up to date assessment of child support at all times.However if the Agency or Department have made an incorrect decision about your income or the time spent with parents by your children, you have ways to appeal and review the decisions. Our lawyers frequently appear in applications before the Social Securities Appeal Tribunal (“SSAT”), the Magistrates Court or the Federal Circuit Court of Australia varying decisions made at first instance and on review by the Child Support Agency.

    We also have experience with DNA and paternity testing issues, listing of parents on birth certificates, and liability of step-parents to pay child support.

    Parents often choose to enter into private arrangements with each other to avoid the agency and this arrangement can be formalised by way of a Binding Child Support Agreement, which is submitted to the Court and the Child Support Agency.

    If you are having difficulty with child support or want to discuss your situation, please complete and submit the below form and one of our lawyers will review your case and contact you, usually on the same day, to discuss and advise on how best to handle your matter.

  • Domestic​ ​Violence
    If​ ​you​ ​feel​ ​that​ ​you​ ​need​ ​the​ ​protection​ ​of​ ​the​ ​law,​ ​we​ ​can​ ​help​ ​by​ ​taking​ ​you
    through​ ​the​ ​legal​ ​process​ ​step​ ​by​ ​step.
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    Our Principal, Glenn Thexton has appeared on hundreds of restraining order contests and procedural hearings. Learn more at our website at restraining-orders.com.auOur firm provides advice and appears for both Applicants and Respondents and we further deal with and provide advice on extraneous issues which form part of the restraining order matter, such as, criminal charges for breach of order or assault matters, child arrangements, visa disputes and property disputes.

    We have successfully defended very many restraining order applications, which have often resulted in no order being made.

    Our fees are fixed for work performed on restraining order and related matters and our Principal, Glenn Thexton is happy to have a free general discussion with you about how best to handle your matter

  • Binding​ ​Financial​ ​Agreements
    Binding​ ​financial​ ​agreements​ ​can​ ​help​ ​ensure​ ​a​ ​quick​ ​and​ ​legally-binding resolution​ ​to​ ​financial​ ​disagreements​ ​during,​ ​or​ ​following​ ​the​ ​breakdown​ ​of,​ ​a relationship.Read​ ​more

    There are a variety of forms of Binding Financial Agreements. These include Financial Agreement before, during and after a defacto or spousal relationship.A pre-nuptial agreement is a form of Binding Financial Agreement which aims to preserve and protect your current assets, while guiding a settlement in the event that your relationship ends.

    The Agreement is made under the Family Law Act and aims to take into account all your circumstances at the time of signing and reasonably anticipated future circumstances, and can provide for:

    how you deal with your assets, proceeds of any assets, inheritances, gifts and your income during the course of the relationship
    how you and your partner propose to deal with your separate and joint assets in the event that your relationship ends
    Careful drafting and attention to detail is required to give you the greatest prospect of enforcing such an agreement in the future, and we have the extensive experience to protect you to the extent the family law permits.

    If you have ever been through a contested property settlement or have known someone who has been through a contested property settlement, you will be well aware of the advantages of having an agreement in place in advance.

    A Financial Agreement during or after a relationship deals with a similar subject matter. It is important to obtain experienced, considered advice in relation to your agreement to provide you with the highest degree of certainty and understanding regarding the effect of the Agreement at law.

    Contact our office or Principal Mr Thexton on 0410 639 921 to discuss your situation further

  • Consent​ ​Orders
    Our​ ​Family​ ​Law​ ​Specialists​ ​can​ ​provide​ ​fixed-fee​ ​consent​ ​orders​ ​to​ ​manage financial​ ​property​ ​separation​ ​and​ ​child​ ​‘spend​ ​time’​ ​arrangements​ ​that​ ​are enforceable​ ​in​ ​courtRead​ ​more

    Our Principal, Glenn Thexton, Family Law Specialist will advise you on any proposal you have for consent orders in terms of how to draft any agreement in the correct legal form to be acceptable for the Family Court to make those orders.Consent Orders can be entered for both financial property separation and child spend time arrangements.

    We can advise you on the transfer of property and how to avoid incurring stamp duty on transfers between spouses and other third parties on a separation. We also provide advice on the requirements of re-financing property into one spouses name in terms of signing off on final orders for the bank to allow a re-financing to progress.

    We will further advise you on the enforceability of Consent Orders to ensure that any agreement between spouses in carried out with regards to the separation and payment of a property settlement or transfer of property.

    In terms of child matters, we will advise you on how enforceable a proposed Consent Order is going to be and what to do in the event that one party does not comply or contravenes the Consent Orders. Our advise can extend to providing for a number of protective orders such as supervision of spend time arrangements, drug screening, restraints not to bring the children into contact with certain people and providing for a child’s particular special or medical needs.

    Fixed Price Fees are further provided to you the client for advice on, negotiation and drafting of Consent Orders by our firm.

    Requisitions from the Family Courts to correct consent orders that parties have lodged themselves is a further service we provide in order to get the orders proposed correct so that the court will then make those orders.

    Contact our Principal, Glenn Thexton on the office number or direct on his mobile 0410 639 921 or by office@thextonlawyers.com.au for advice on Consent Orders.

  • Child​ ​Matters
    We​ ​provide​ ​a​ ​service​ ​to​ ​assist​ ​clients​ ​to​ ​resolve​ ​children’s​ ​matters​ ​and​ ​to​ ​provide for​ ​their​ ​ongoing​ ​care​ ​and​ ​welfare.Read​ ​more

    Lighting​ ​the​ ​Way​ ​Forward

    The drafting and advice upon mediation processes, parenting plans, consent orders and Court applications are all provided by our firm. We further have extensive experience in ensuring compliance with existing child arrangements and with the variation of those arrangements, and with applications involving grandparents and significant others in the lives of children.

    Knowledgeable​ ​Lawyers

    Our Principal, Glenn Thexton, has trained as an Independent Children’s Lawyer and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to all matters that our firm works upon. We have no upfront fee to assess and provide preliminary advice on your children’s matters, and any fees charged by our firm are subject to a fixed fee quotation that will be provided to you prior to undertaking work on your matter.

    Common issues that we deal with include for example:domestic or family violence against or in front of you and your children

    ● psychological and psychiatric assessments
    ● drug and alcohol dependency issues
    ● mediation and alternative dispute resolution
    ● Roundtable Dispute Management
    ● contravention applications for existing parenting orders
    ● relocation applications and opposition to relocation applications
    ● recovery orders
    ● Independent Children’s Lawyers
    ● how to prepare for a Family Report
    ● Hague Convention recoveries
    ● drafting of affidavits
    ● ensuring appropriate safeguards exist in your orders
    ● Notices of Risk of Abuse or Family Violence made to Child Services authorities
    ● child support back-payments or reviews
    ● medical procedures
    ● DNA and paternity testing issues
    ● listing of parents on birth certificates
    ● involvement of step-parents and grandparents
    ● surrogacy and adoptions

    Our Principal, Glenn Thexton is happy to have a free general discussion with you about how best to handle your matter and he may be contacted on our office number, by email: office@familylegal.com.au or his mobile 0410 639 921.

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