Family Lawyers Perth

We are Perth family lawyers providing expert family law, divorce and separation advice and representation.

We are a well-established and highly regarded family law firm with expertise in family, matrimonial and divorce law. Our firm practices exclusively in these areas. We specialise in assisting clients to avoid and resolve the problems that often arise after separation. Read testimonials from actual clients. If you have separated, or are contemplating separating, then our team can help you. If you want a divorce lawyer or solicitor that is attentive to your personal situation and needs, then click on the link to meet our family law team.

Our team accepts instructions in all areas of family law including consent orders, mediation, restraining orders, binding financial agreements, children, property and appeals.

Our family lawyers have successfully represented a diverse range of clients including retirees, farmers, sales representatives, entrepreneurs, public trustee, business owners, directors, trade-persons, police officers, house wives, carers, athletes, investors, traders, nurses, doctors, dentists, accountants, lawyers, bankers, brokers and the list goes on.

If you are not sure about your family law rights or not sure if you need to consult a family lawyer, we recommend that you contact us.

If you have any questions, then please feel free to contact a member of our team for a Free Brief Introductory Telephone Consultation or book a Reduced Fee Initial Consultation.

There is usually enough time in the Reduced Fee Initial Consultation to assess your personal circumstances, provide you with advice about your property entitlements or about children and outline the steps and costs involved to resolve your case. There is certainly enough time for you to assess whether Beacon Family Law is the right firm for you.

We offer these introductory services so that you can meet and discuss your concerns with our experienced family lawyers. There is no obligation after your consultation if you are not completely satisfied that Beacon Family Law can help with your problem.

We provide an “Accountable, Affordable and Approachable” legal service with an emphasis on personal service.

We are and shall always be a small law firm because we find that this is the best way to provide personal service.

Just because we are small does not mean we cannot tackle big issues or cases. We have established a reputation as a family law firm that can sort out the more complex cases that arise from time to time.

In providing our services we are very costs conscious. In representing our clients we want to add value to the bottom line. Many legal issues arise upon separation and everybody going through a separation should be able to obtain legal representation without having to spend a small fortune on legal advice. As a small firm we keep our overheads down so that we can keep your costs down.

Often parties will want to obtain information about family law before consulting a family lawyer. We have provided on this website a number of Family Law Information Guides that will provide a good introduction to family law in Australia. The guides have been reviewed by one of our experienced Family Lawyers Perth. To read our Family Law Information Guides, please go to our Services page and click on the relevant link that you seek information about.

We understand that each client and their circumstances are different. There is no such thing as a single solution for every case. Each case turns on its own facts and circumstances. Our advice and actions are tailored to suit each individual client.

We are located in the city of Perth, Western Australia, but have represented clients residing throughout Australia and overseas. We represent clients appearing in the Family Court of Western Australia in Perth and in the Country Circuits including Bunbury, Albany, Broome, Geraldton and Kalgoorlie. Beacon Family Law is able to represent clients appearing in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia in all capital cities of Australia.

There is a vast amount of material available on the internet in relation to family Law in Australia. Hours can be spent trolling the internet to understand the practices and procedures of the Family Courts throughout Australia. All of the legislation that governs family law in Australia is freely available on the internet at a number of sources. The absence of information about family law principles is not the problem. The problem is understanding the application of the principles to the particular case.

For example in relation to children’s cases the legislation states that the paramount consideration is the best interests of the child. In a nutshell to determine was is in the best interests of the child the Family Courts must have regard to equal time, substantial and significant time and the primary and secondary considerations.  Reading the legislation will not provide the answer to the outcome of any particular case. The legislation does not say that a child shall have overnight visits or equal time. There are no model parenting plans provided. There are no examples provided. In some overseas jurisdictions model parenting plans have been adopted. These model parenting plans can be accessed on the internet, but they have not been accept by the Family Court in Australia.

Parties can turn to the case law for answers. Many decisions of the Family Courts are reported on the internet. Parties can look for cases that reflect closely their circumstances. The problem with that approach is that there are no two cases that are the same. The family court judges frequently comment that each case will turn on its own merits and facts. It can be completely misleading to rely exclusively on similar cases.

It is only therefore the experienced family lawyer that can provide the answer in any particular case. The experienced lawyer has built up a vast knowledge of cases and actual experiences before judges of the family courts. They will be able to provide accurate advice about the particular outcome of cases after being provided with all of the facts of that case. The more experienced the family lawyer in their dealings with the family courts the more likely that their advice is going to be accurate.

There are multiple factors that the Family Courts must consider.  Each of these factors will have different importance and weight in any particular case.  In one case a factor will have limited weight, and in another case it will be given overwhelming weight. Experience and knowledge are key to providing effective family law advice.

Helpful Family Law Resources

A good understanding of family law practice and principles can be obtained by reading the Family Law Information Guides available on this website. In addition a list of authoritative links is provided on the Links page. Reading the guides first and then having regard to the websites on the Links page will provide a good overview family law practice and procedure in Australia.

If you are going through a separation or divorce, you may browse the information found on the Family Law Courts website or Family Law Courts of WA site. There is also a range of useful information that can be found about divorce, separation and child support on the Australian Government website.

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