I’ve received a letter from my ex’s lawyer, what now?
When you receive a letter from your ex’s lawyer we recommend that you seek expert family law advice about your situation.
Usually, these letters will contain a date to respond to them by. If this date is before you can get in to see a lawyer, send them a short email advising them you are seeing a lawyer on your appointment date and you or your lawyer will get back to them after this date.
At your appointment, an experienced family lawyer should be able to give you preliminary advice about your matter and your options going forward, including how to respond to the letter.
I’ve received a court document from my ex, what now?
When you receive court documents from your ex we recommend that you seek expert family law advice about these immediately. Don’t leave seeking advice to the last minute as this can impact on how you present at Court.
You will need to file documents in response to these documents. The time you need to do this will depend upon whether the proceedings have been filed in the Family Court of Australia or the Federal Circuit Court of Australia (this is where most family law matters are dealt with). If one or both of the parties reside in WA, the application may have been file in the Family Court of Western Australia. An experienced family lawyer can advise you when documents need to be filed, what documents need to be filed and prepare responding documents (or assist you to do so).
An experience family lawyer can advise you about the likely outcomes, options and strategies, strengths and weaknesses of your matter.
Where to from here?
As Family Law Specialists we recognise that this is a very complex and an emotional area of law that must be handled with compassion and care. All of our family law team at Bennett Carroll Solicitors are professionals with real experience who understand your problems and are there to help you.
We will listen to you, assess your problems, explain the relevant law and out-line your options. We will give you the time to think about your options, without any pressure and then help you make an informed decision before proceeding.
With offices in Brisbane North and South (Stafford and Upper Mount Gravatt), Sunshine Coast(Kawana) and the Gold Coast (Robina and Mermaid Beach) our experienced solicitors are ready to assist you.