Family Law

Family Law

Brendan Manning and Samantha Lewis provide compassionate and practical legal advice to those with family law or relationship problems. When relationships are under stress, or completely break down, seeking professional advice can be of immense assistance whether it be in the arena of finances or children. Early advice frequently saves much expense, time and legal complication.

Brendan’s family law expertise covers:

  • Prenuptial and separation agreements
  • De-facto agreements
  • Children’s matters and custody arrangements
  • Identifying the value of matrimonial assets
  • Property disputes and settlements
  • Apprehended Domestic Violence Orders (ADVOs)
  • Appearances in the Family, Local and Federal Circuit Courts
  • Interstate and overseas court appearances

Brendan provides his clients with alternatives to court proceedings wherever possible through mediation and negotiation. In the event court proceedings are unavoidable, documents can be prepared and filed quickly and cost-effectively.

Due to his broad experience and postgraduate study (Masters in Commercial Law, LM), Brendan has a well-developed understanding of commercial issues, including complex business structures such as companies, trusts and family businesses. This helps him to effectively gauge the assets of a relationship, perform investigative procedures where necessary, and negotiate settlements in very difficult situations.

Samantha Lewis joins Brendan with extensive experience in children’s matters and ADVOs. Together, they can provide cost-effective family law services, ensuring that you are advised of your legal rights and entitlements under the Family Law Act.

Importantly, Brendan and Samantha are available after hours when emergencies arise.

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