All Your Family Law Matters in One Place
Rockwell Bates are one of the most highly regarded and trusted family law firms in Melbourne with a wealth of experience in both simple and complex property and parenting cases across a full spectrum of issues. On the financial side this includes dealing with both small and large asset pools, family trusts and corporate entities, business and real estate valuations, superannuation splits, international property, spousal maintenance and Binding Financial Agreements. In relation to children our work includes acting in relocation disputes, family violence matters, contravention applications, parenting alienation, cases involving substance abuse and mental health issues, and child support matters.
Alongside our experience, what sets us apart is:
No matter how complex or unique your family situation may be, our expert family lawyers at Rockwell Bates have the grounded experience and knowledge to get the results and outcomes you’re looking for.
Find out more about what we can do for you in each of our Family Law services below.
If you wish to enter into a Binding Financial Agreement or your intended spouse has asked you to, we will provide you with specialist advice to ensure that it is fair and that it gives you maximum certainty on separation.
We take a human approach to the difficult issues that arise from separation and try to resolve them in a respectful, dignified and non-litigious way. Alternatives to litigation can reduce the stress and cost of litigation, help you and your former spouse to communicate with each other, and remain completely private.
Rockwell Bates brings expertise across a diverse range of family and divorce matters.
From same sex relationships, to IVF and surrogacy born children, through to part time co-habitation arrangements and blended families and more.
Binding Child Support Agreement offers a more flexible way of arranging child support and may include provisions for joint or individual payment of specific expenses such as school fees or medical costs. Binding Child Support Agreements are a key area of expertise at Rockwell Bates.
We can help you with court orders relating to your capital assets (including business interests, share portfolios, properties and more). Our team is here to ensure your complex financial and property settlements are negotiated in your favour to the best possible degree and reduce future financial or property settlement related issues.
We advise clients on all issues affecting children upon relationship breakdown. This includes living and spend-time arrangements, decision-making processes and specific issues surrounding their care such as which school they should attend, or what medical care they should receive.
From the moment you meet with our family lawyers, you’ll experience professionalism, service, support, and guidance through all your family law matters and cases.
We take the time to listen carefully to your situation and obtain a deep understanding of the outcomes you are looking to achieve.
Our team of specialist Family Law lawyers and solicitors hold years of experience and are knowledgeable in all aspects of Family Law. We advocate and negotiate on your behalf so that you feel represented and have your voice heard in all aspects of the legal process.
We’re also here to help you financially as you deal with Family Law matters and settlements.
At Rockwell Bates, we have been able to secure an innovative funding solution to allow you to access your legal or equitable interests in your matrimonial home, to fund our ongoing fees and ensure you get the best legal representation for your divorce and family law matter.
Under our solution in most cases * :
*This is general information only and is not to be relied upon. Any costs, fees and security requirements will be clearly outlined in the loan documentation which is provided by our finance partner and may differ from the above.