Divorce or relationship breakdowns can often create questions, concerns or fears about the future; financial security; welfare of any children; personal safety and how best to deal with the emotional and legal consequences. SMH Lawyers assist our clients with these matters and ensure that any decision is a fully informed one. If you are not yet at the stage of making an appointment, the following resources are designed to provide some background information with respect to particular family law topics and contain some commonly asked questions that may assist.

If you have a question that is not answered here or require more information as to a particular topic, please contact our Client Relationship Manager, Michelle Silipo on (07) 5552 6601 to schedule a confidential consultation with one of our family lawyers to discuss your circumstances and any queries that you may have.

Financial Agreements


Financial Agreements (sometimes referred to as "pre-nuptial agreements") are a type of agreement designed to enable couples who are about ...



In Australia, a spouse's entitlement to property adjustment, maintenance or child support (ie. financial matters) has very little to do ...

Property Settlements


Property settlement is the division of property between couples, whether married or de facto, which usually follows a separation. The process ...

The Court Process


Ideally, separated couples (married or de facto) and parents should endeavor to reach a fully informed, equitable and timely settlement ...

De Facto Relationships


WATCH our video to learn about the factors and thresholds that the Courts use to determine if you are in ...


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