Since 1975, we have helped Canterbury families with their family law matters, ensuring they get the superior advice and support they need. We have honed our skills over the years, allowing our experienced team to provide an expert level of service.
We can assist with all family law matters, including divorce and separation, complex property settlements, binding financial agreements, parenting plans and orders, and more. Our services are highly personalised to ensure that we can obtain results that suit your family’s needs.
If you decide to go through with a divorce, it can be a difficult time for everyone involved. Our compassionate and knowledgeable lawyers are here to make things a little bit easier.
You can only file after you have been separated for 12 months. You can apply for a divorce on your own or file jointly with your ex-partner. We can help with the application process and everything that comes after, ensuring you have the advice and support you need.
When a couple separates or gets divorced, there comes a time where they will have to decide who gets what. As you are probably aware, this can be either amicable or incredibly tense and strenuous for both parties. With our mediation and expert property settlement lawyers, you can trust that we will help you get what you are entitled to.
Your assets include things like properties, vehicles, shares, super, house contents, valuables, and more. Any and all assets that have been accumulated to date, including after your separation, will be considered. Your contributions – both financial and non-financial – will then be assessed, along with a few other factors.
Family Violence Lawyers – Family Violence Orders
We understand how complex cases involving family violence can be. Our number one priority is your safety and the safety of those you care about.
We can help with applying for an Interim Family Violence Restraining Order (FVRO) to protect you now and help you through the process afterwards once your immediate wellbeing is addressed. An FVRO will prevent the person from approaching you or acting threateningly towards you, giving police the power to immediately arrest them.
Our lawyers are experienced and sensitive towards clients dealing with family violence. We give you the advice you need to do what is best for your family and loved ones going forward.
At Easton Legal, we are specialists in all areas of family law, including divorce, children, financial agreements and intervention orders. We aim to provide our clients with the most efficient and painless resolution to their family law issue.
Easton Legal understands every person and each relationship is different. Our family lawyers take a personal approach to each specific circumstance. We strive to find the most beneficial solutions for you and your family in a compassionate, dependable and protected way.
Divorce and Separation
Sometimes, people simply grow apart. But, often a break-down of a marriage or de facto relationship can be due to infidelity or violence. No matter the reason for separation, it always requires contacting a family law professional. The decision to separate is not a simple one, and we understand the time can be profoundly emotional and stressful. So it is best to seek professional and experienced legal advice so you can get through this challenging period of your life.
We are committed to early resolution of applications for divorce, which allows us to resolve most family law matters at mediation or before a final hearing. We believe this is the most beneficial process for you and your family. At Easton Legal, we focus on assisting you through this time in a supportive manner to ensure you reach an agreeable settlement with child-focused outcomes if there are children involved.
Easton Legal are experts in child custody and intervention orders due to family violence and all determining factors.
In times of dispute, children can feel the tension between their parents. At Easton Legal, we want you to have the best relationship with your children whichever the outcome. There is nothing more important than the welfare of your children; so we are compassionate about your needs and have the best interests of your children at the front of our mind.
The team at Easton Legal helps you with applications for child custody and parenting orders as well as applications for and responses to family violence intervention orders. We understand family violence incidents can leave you feeling stressed. So we handle all family violence cases, child custody and interventions using a process which is in a highly-proficient, safe and secure environment.