Frequently asked family law questions
If I engage a lawyer how much will it cost me?
What happens in a general advice session?
Do I have to go to court?
When do I need to see a lawyer?
When can I get divorced?
How do I apply for a divorce?
How is property divided?
Can I have a property settlement before my divorce is finalised?
Do we have to be divorced before orders can me made about the children?
Who will the children live with?
There are various factors which are taken into account by the Court in deciding who the children live with. The paramount consideration is not the parent’s rights but ensuring that the best interests of the children are served. Although it is most common that the children do stay with their mother it is certainly not the law and does not occur in every case. The court will have regard for the primary care arrangements that are in place for the children.