Litigation and Family Law

The best possible outcome for your family

The majority of family law cases don’t end up in a courtroom. Unfortunately, there are always exceptions.

Taking your case to the Family Court may not be your preferred choice, but in some cases, it is the only way to ensure a fair and just outcome when mediation fails.

It’s an option of last resort that ensures that your rights are upheld and that you aren’t forced to accept an unfair deal that leaves you:

  • With a smaller share of your assets than you deserve
  • Unable to be a part of your children’s lives
  • Paying more to your former spousal than you need
  • Not receiving the spousal support payments you deserve

With the right legal representation and advice, you’ll be able to leave the courtroom with your head held high, with a ruling or order that upholds your rights and which allows you to move on with your life.

You don’t want your family dispute to end up in court – neither do we for that matter.

If it does come to that however, our team will take up your case with the same vigour, care and client-first perspective that we use in all of our other family law services.

In addition to representing you in the Family Court, our family law specialists will recommend a course of action that will get you the best possible outcome with the least possible expense.

Legal advice from our Family Court lawyers

When mediation and family dispute resolution fail, it’s crucial that you engage the right legal advice

Custody battles

Just because your relationship is over, doesn’t mean you stop being a parent.

Your children are the most important thing in any family breakdown – they shouldn’t become bargaining chips between you and your spouse.

We will advocate on your behalf in cases of custody and child support, arguing your case and doing our utmost to ensure that you are able to continue playing an active role in your children’s lives.

Spousal maintenance

Your vow to support each other doesn’t end with your marriage. Under the Family Law Act, both spouses have a duty to support and maintain each other, even after a divorce or separation.

A family lawyer will help you take your next step without undue financial burden. They will argue your case and ensure that you’re paying or receiving an appropriate amount of financial support given your circumstances.

With the right legal representation, you may be able to make the Family Court see things from your perspective and get what you’re legally entitled to.


Divorcing or separating can dramatically change your wealth and financial situation.

Unfortunately, assets and finances are also two of the biggest sticking points in any separation or divorce.

Is your spouse isn’t giving you what you’re owed? Are they demanding more than you can comfortably afford to give?

A family lawyer may be able to help; their assistance and advice could be crucial at a time like this.

How can we help

Get what you’re owed


Make the court see things from your perspective

The Family Court of Australia mandates family dispute resolution in many family law cases

But what happens if…

  • You and your spouse are unable to come to an agreement?
  • Your former spouse violates your separation agreement?
  • You fear for your children’s wellbeing with your former partner?
  • Your partner is misusing your child support payments?

While not the preferred course of action, in cases such as these, applying for a Family Court order may be the only way to ensure that your rights are protected.

Our family lawyers can file for Family Court Orders on your behalf, arguing your case and making it clear to the court that your rights aren’t being upheld, and that action needs to be taken to solve the issue.

Stability during one of the most difficult periods of your life

Taking any case to court is a stressful time – especially when it involves something as personal and intimate as your family life and relationships.

It isn’t fair on you to have to put up with this in addition to everything else.

With the right legal advice and representation, you’ll be able to get through this challenging time and move on with your life, confident that you won’t be left hanging financially or unable to play a role in your children’s lives.

The CBD Family Law team will guide you through this tough time, treating your case with compassion and empathy and helping you understand your position throughout court proceedings.

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We fight for what’s fair

Family lawyers who fight to
make you whole again

A divorce or separation is a major change in your life.

However, it doesn’t have to be a negative one… provided you have the right legal advice and assistance backing you up.

CBD Family Lawyers specialises in family law cases, and can represent your best interests before the Family Court should it come to it. Our team can file for Orders on your behalf, and argue your case for why you deserve more than what you’re currently getting.

If you want the Court to understand your position and ensure you aren’t left in a worse position than before, get in contact with our experienced family law specialists today.

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