Brisbane Family Lawyer and Domestic Violence Law

Family Law Solicitors

The Becker Watt family law solicitors aim to provide informative advice that is practical, easy to understand and respectful of your current situation. Our family law lawyers are compassionate and empathetic, and will work to achieve the most desirable outcome for you in your circumstances.

Our experienced Family Law Solicitors offer advice in the following areas:

  • Marriage, Separation & Divorce
  • Parenting Orders
  • Financial Agreements
  • Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Child Support
  • De facto Law
  • Property Division
  • Domestic Violence

Marriage, Separation & Divorce

If you have had a change in your relationship and are considering getting married, or becoming separated or divorced from your partner, you should speak to one of our Brisbane family law lawyers. Our separation and divorce lawyers combine their vast legal knowledge with genuine empathy to guide you through the challenges that such proceedings can bring. Separation and divorce matters often entail a combination of family law, property law, succession law and commercial law. Our team utilise their experience in all of these areas to pinpoint potential issues that may arise in your matter and to devise the most appropriate solutions for you. We can negotiate and correspond on your behalf, draft documents, and prepare for court proceedings if necessary.

If you or someone you know currently require legal advice in relation to one of the above matters, please do not hesitate to contact our office on 07 3269 4888.

Domestic Violence

People often think of domestic violence as involving either physical or sexual abuse. However, domestic violence can also be controlling or dominant behaviour, or words or actions that cause you to fear for your safety or welfare. It includes threats, coercive behaviour and abuse that is psychological, emotional or economic. Our experienced Family Law Solicitors at Becker Watt Lawyers will ensure that your matter is handled with respect and regard for your personal situation, circumstances, and concerns.

Applying for Domestic Violence Orders

An application for a protection order will often be made by the police after being called to an incident. It can also be brought independently by any person enduring or aware of another person experiencing domestic violence. Other people, such as children, can be included in an order for protection.  We can tailor a domestic violence order to ensure the safety and needs of all who are currently affected or may be affected in the future.

To be successful a number of issues need to be established. It is important to correctly identify and articulate these issues to ensure a higher chance of your application succeeding. This will require a consultation with one of our experienced Family Law Lawyers, who can help set out the type and extent of protection you may require. This  could include making an Ouster Order, or imposing conditions such as ‘no contact’ or a ‘no contact except with written consent’ conditions.

Defending against Domestic Violence Orders

It is important to remember that domestic violence orders are intended to protect, not to punish.  Protection orders are not a matter of public record; however, if orders are breached, criminal charges may follow. The Becker Watt Lawyers domestic violence solicitors will provide advice with careful consideration of your circumstances to prepare your response to any allegations prior to entering the court.