Your Family Law Experts
Whatever your Family Law needs, the team at Bell Legal Group can help you.
Changes in family circumstances unexpected or otherwise can be confusing and traumatic. Emotions run high, and arguments can quickly escalate.
Legal disputes about Family Law issues such as property division and children are often complicated and need expert assistance to resolve….. and that’s where we come in.
We understand Family Law, and we are here to guide our clients. We are people as well as lawyers, and we understand the human side as well as the legal and financial pressures involved. Wherever possible we help our clients resolve their Family Law matters without going to court. But if court is necessary, you’ll be in safe hands.
Experienced Family Lawyers
Our lawyers are very experienced practitioners who put our clients’ needs first. We provide a full service including providing thoughtful advice tailored to every situation, preparing legal documents, arranging mediations and appearing at court along with everything else that may be needed.
One stop for all your legal needs
As the longest established firm on the Gold Coast, we are very well connected with the experts that may be needed along the way including barristers, accountants, valuers, financial planners, counsellors and mediators. We also have specialist lawyers who can help to sort out legal arrangements – e.g. wills and estate plans – that reflect your new life.
Relationships and the law
No two relationships are ever the same, meaning that the legal issues for every relationship may vary enormously. Don't take a chance. Get professional legal advice to find out where you stand.
When separating there are many things to consider. Property, children, money, new relationships. We can help guide you through the legal maze.
If you're thinking about separating contact us for a consultation to find out where you stand and for advice to save you pain later on.
If the time comes we can handle your divorce application from start to finish, with professionalism and discretion assured.
Family Law applies to unmarried couples too. Contact us to get advice for your situation.
Same sex relationships
Unmarried same sex couples receive similar treatment to heterosexual de facto couples. Find out about your rights.
Property Settlement in Family Law
Dividing property including superannuation can be a real headache following separation. Get advice from our expert team to make sure you know where you stand.
Whether you want a pre-nup or to avoid the courts, financial agreements are a way you and your partner can work out property division between you. We can prepare and advise about all types of Family Law Act financial agreements.
If you need advice about claiming spousal maintenance, or if you are worried that your ex may claim against you, get advice from our team to find out more.
Children and arrangements for their care must be dealt with sensitively and with their best interests at heart. We are experts in finding the right outcome for your family. Click here to find out more about post separation parenting.
We offer advice about child support, including drawing up private agreements.
Contact us if you need expert and compassionate legal advice about any domestic or family violence issue affecting you.
Where you agree about property, parenting or both you can apply to the courts for consent orders without ever having to go near a court room. We can take care of everything for you.
If you can't agree sometimes mediation can help. We are very experienced in organising and guiding our clients through the mediation process.
The Family Courts system
Our team have vast experience in courts around Australia and overseas. Contact us to make sure you are receiving the best representation.
Useful information and links
- Marriage, Families & Separation (Family Courts brochure)
- Family Law Court Fees
- Family Law Act 1975 (Austlii)
- Family Court of Australia
- Federal Circuit Court of Australia
- Family Relationships Online (Australian Government website)
- Relationships Australia (website)
- Child Support Estimator (Australian Government Department of Human Services)