Perth Family Law

Kavanagh Family Lawyers offer legal services exclusively in the area of Family Law. Our lawyers focus on providing meaningful solutions for our clients in all aspects of family law. We are well assisted by skilled and committed paralegal, secretarial and administrative staff.

Our lawyers have a wealth of experience in all aspects of family legal services including:

 

Wills & Inheritance

Kavanagh Family Lawyers have a wealth of experience in all aspects of Inheritance law including: Family Trusts Wills Powers of Attorneys Enduring Powers of Attorney Wills As a Will is the document which sets out a person’s wishes for his or her property to be disposed of in a particular way upon death, it is important…
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Enduring Power of Attorney and Administration

An enduring power of attorney is a legal document created to allow a person to appoint another person or agency of their choice, who will make financial and/or property decisions on their behalf. This person or agency becomes their attorney.An enduring power of attorney can only be made by a person while they are still…
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Enduring Power of Guardianship

Property Settlement and Conveyancing

The lawyers at Kavanagh Lawyers know how important it is to obtain legal advice before trying to negotiate any property settlement with your spouse or partner. When a breakdown of a marriage or de facto relationship occurs, the division of property and other assets becomes critically important to the financial future of both parties. The…
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Violence Restraining Orders

In some circumstances, the Magistrates Court can issue violence restraining orders for the personal protection of a parent of a child, a person who has an order in relation to the child, or the child themself. The Court can also issue orders restraining a person from entering the home, school or workplace of persons who…
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Spousal Maintenance

The financial support that one party to a marriage or de facto relationship may be required to continue to provide to the other party, after their marriage or de facto relationship has broken down is known as Spousal Maintenance. A consequence of being married is the entitlement of parties to seek ongoing financial support from…
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Binding Financial Agreements (BFAs)

Known in many other countries as a ‘pre-nuptial agreement’, Binding Financial Agreements can protect finances and property in a marriage. Binding financial agreements can be made before or during a marriage or de facto relationship, and even after separation or divorce. A Binding Financial Agreement can deal with how your property is to be settled…
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Child Support and Custody

Separation and divorce can be a confusing and traumatic time for both parents and their children, especially if the children see their parents struggle to resolve issues about where the children should live and how much time they should spend with each parent. The staff at Kavanagh Lawyers will provide prompt and professional legal advice…
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Same Sex Relationships

Same-sex couples have traditionally faced discrimination, in the lack of full legal recognition of their relationships. The family law process in Western Australia now enables most couples in same sex relationships to access an equivalent range of solutions in the Family Court with regard to financial matters to those presently available to married and de…
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De Facto Relationships

If you are in a “marriage like” relationship, then you may be in a “de facto” relationship. Identifying the legal processes when separation occurs in de facto relationships can sometimes be confusing. When separating from a de facto partner, a common problem is how to divide the assets accumulated during the relationship. Kavanagh Lawyers can…
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Divorce

Marriage break downs and separation can cause major life decisions in relation to the arrangements for your children, finances and property. At Kavanagh Lawyers we understand that these decisions will be made at highly emotional, confusing and at times vulnerable stages in your life. Our staff aims to provide calm, objective, expert legal advice to…
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