Brisbane Family Law firm

Award winning Brisbane Family Law firm - Divorce without court

A BRISBANE FAMILY LAW FIRM WITH A TEAM APPROACH

Our Brisbane family lawyers believe it is essential you spend your family law fees where they can work the hardest for you.

There are many stages and aspects of a family law matter, and not all of those stages require the same skills.

Why would you pay an Accredited Specialist to prepare legal documents that can be drafted by a more junior lawyer?
Why would you engage a junior lawyer to give you high level, strategic advice?

When you work with our Brisbane family lawyers,
you will work with the team member with the right level of skills and family law experience,
to make your family law fees go further.

We provide free online tools to help you prepare in your own time and space.
If you wish to, you can also prepare some documents to further reduce your fees.

Regardless of which Brisbane family lawyer is working on your matter, an Accredited Family Law Specialist
is ultimately responsible for ensuring that the high standards we expect of ourselves
- and you can expect from us -
are maintained.

KEEPING YOU OUT OF COURT

All the family lawyers in our Brisbane team believe that the Family Court should be a place of last resort.

There are many options for reaching a family law agreement and divorce without court including Mediation and Collaborative Practice.

AWARD WINNING BRISBANE FAMILY LAW FIRM

We are a multi-award winning and nominated team.

Jennifer Hetherington was the Highest Graduate of the Queensland Law Society Family Law Specialist Accreditation program in 2005.

In 2017, Jennifer won Sole Practitioner of the Year in the Australian Law Awards and in the Women in Law Awards.

In 2018, she won CEO Magazine Business Woman of the Year- Australia and was a Finalist for Family Law Partner of the Year in the Partner of the Year Awards.

In 2018 our Client Liaison Manager Kristel Sharpe was a Finalist for Legal Support Professional of the Year in the Australian Law Awards.

OUR CLIENT SERVICE CHARTER

OUR BRISBANE FAMILY LAW TEAM COMMITS TO YOU THAT:

WE WILL BE RESPONSIVE

If you telephone, and we are unable to take your call, we will return your call promptly.

If the family lawyer who is assisting you with your matter is unable to call you back within the time frame you need,
another member of our Brisbane family law team will call you to discuss your query.

That team member will provide as much assistance as they can
and will take responsibility for ensuring the balance of your queries are answered as soon as possible.

If you email us, and we are not available to answer emails within a short time frame,
you will receive an out of office message alerting you to this and when we will return.
That will then give you the option to contact another team member if you would prefer not to wait for a reply.

WE WILL ONLY DO NECESSARY WORK ON YOUR FAMILY LAW MATTER

If you want us to send you an email confirming our conversation after each phone call, we will do that.

However, most times that is not necessary, so unless you ask us to do it or there is a genuine need for us to do so, we won’t.

WE WILL KEEP YOU IN THE LOOP ABOUT YOUR FAMILY LAW MATTER

We will send you a copy of everything we send to the other lawyer or third parties on your matter.

We won’t charge you for sending it to you.

We will send you a copy of anything we receive from the other lawyer, as soon as possible after receiving it.

This might mean that your family lawyer has not yet read and considered it.
But, unless you ask us not to,
we think it is important that you have all the correspondence as soon as possible,
even if we can’t immediately give you advice about it.

WE WILL HELP YOU REACH AGREEMENT

Our job is to help you reach a legally binding family law agreement.

We will not assume you have a conflict or dispute.
It is for you to tell us if you are in dispute.

That is not our assumption to make.

And we certainly have no intention of creating conflict where there is none.

We’re passionate about this.

Even if your kids are now grown up, you don’t stop being a family – ever!

The nature of the family changes,
but once you have kids, you have a tie, forever.

Weddings, christenings, graduations, 21st birthdays.

All of those milestones are in our minds when we work with you, to try to avoid creating conflict.