Divorce Lawyers & Solicitors
Just separated or thinking about separating?
Separation can be very distressing time for the whole family. Our experienced team of solicitors are here to help you with the utmost respect, discretion and care.
If a relationship breaks down, whether it be a marriage or a de facto relationship, we’re here to guide and assist you with the issues that may arise. We have experience in dealing with all areas of family law, including:
- Property (the division of property);
- Spousal maintenance (ongoing support for a party to a relationship)
- Financial agreements (both before, during and at the conclusion of a relationship);
- Parenting (determining the care arrangements for children);
- Divorce (the formal dissolution of a marriage);
- Child support.
Not sure where to start or if you want to separate?
Our aim is to provide you with information that can assist you make the right decisions for you and your family.
We’ve partnered with Settify to enable us to provide you with preliminary advice tailored to your situation by answering a few questions at a time and place that suits you.
The division of property can be a particularly contentious issue, particularly when one party may have to quit the marital home. We can provide support to homeowners who are still occupying a property, as well as those who are looking to gain a reasonable share of a property sale.
Spousal Maintenance & Mediation
Maintenance can be a difficult subject that generates heightened emotions in both parties. We strive to provide effective mediation, finding a solution that’s reasonable at the same time as benefiting our client. We try to save our clients money at all stages of proceedings, promoting amicable agreements over court proceedings if possible, as these are a more cost-effective option.
Financial arrangements are something that needs to be considered at all stages of the separation and divorce proceedings. In many cases, it’s better to seek legal advice early on, so that you are aware of your financial rights and responsibilities.
Children are particularly vulnerable when parents separate, which is why it’s vital that their interests are represented. Our team are able to represent either parent or provide a voice for children who are caught in the cross-fire of an acrimonious separation. We recognise how important the well-being of children should be, at the same time as ensuring that both resident and non-resident parents are aware of their obligations and rights in law.
Divorces are rarely pleasant experiences: no matter which side of the fence you’re on, our team is able to represent your interests and do our utmost to ensure you receive the outcome that you’re looking for. We can advise at every stage of divorce proceedings, optimising the chances of ensuring that the end of a marriage or civil partnership is as stress-free as possible.
Family Lawyers Committed to Amicable Outcomes if Possible
Our legal team understand how painful separation and divorce can be, and how tempting it can be for wronged parties to seek vengeance via the court system.
Protracted court proceedings rarely result in the best outcome for our clients, which is why we generally advocate an approach based on skilled mediation.
Studies show that parties who handle divorce and/or separation matters through mediation and compromise are more likely to get the outcomes they’re looking for at a lesser cost than cases that engender protracted court proceedings.
What our Clients say
I would like to say a huge thank you to you all and let you all know how much I really appreciate the efforts you all put into getting my matter resolved. The relief that I can finally move on with my life is amazing so again THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH.Michael from Cannonvale
Dear Sam, Thank you so very much for the professional yet personal care you extended to me during my family law matters. In what has been an emotional and traumatic time, you simplified the process. You helped eliminate some of the stress for me by dealing with the business side of matters while I focused on my family. Thank you for helping to make the steps to move forward a whole lot clearer and less daunting. I’m incredibly grateful.Kind regards, Kerri
Words can never express my gratitude for what you did for me and my girls. The whole process changed our lives forever but most of all you inspired me to be a better person.Ange
Family law can be quite a complex and confusing area of the law especially for separated parents. But not with Macrossan &Amie Solicitors under Samantha Sticklan professionalism. Throughout our emotional and complex family law journey, Sam always displayed high levels of intelligence and knowledge for all aspects of the family law sector. Sam was always clear and honest in her communication and listened to all our concerns throughout our journey. If your looking for a lawyer that displays quality ethics and a high level of moral standards. Please don’t hesitate to contact Sam and her team.Angela
A great experience. Thank you Samantha and Rebecca for making the process as pleasant as possible, from start to finish.Adrienne