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Family Law - Mayek Legal

Welcome to the Family Law Information page of Mayek Legal. We are a dedicated family law practice based in Melbourne,  and we are here to provide you with comprehensive and reliable information about family law in Australia.

Going through a divorce or break-up is an extremely difficult and stressful time. At Mayek Legal, we understand the emotional challenges and legal complexities that can arise during this process. Our goal is to take the stress off your shoulders by providing easy-to-understand advice and taking care of all the difficult legal work, so you can focus on moving forward.

Family Law


Our experienced family lawyers can assist you with a wide range of family law matters, including divorce, property settlement, parenting orders, mediation/family dispute resolution, court appearances, binding financial agreements, and consent orders. We are committed to helping you achieve the best possible outcome in the most cost-effective way.

One of our primary approaches in handling family law matters is to attempt to resolve them before going to court through tactful negotiation and mediation. We believe that reaching a mutual agreement between parties can save you from the emotional and financial costs of a lengthy legal battle. Our team of skilled negotiators and mediators will work tirelessly to find common ground and strive for amicable resolutions.

However, we understand that not all family law matters can be resolved through negotiation and mediation. In such cases, we provide strong court representation when needed. Our experienced family lawyers are well-versed in courtroom advocacy and will vigorously protect your rights and interests in court proceedings.

Mayek Legal


Mayek Legal prioritises your best interests in handling your family law matters with professionalism, empathy, and expertise. Our cost-effective approach minimises stress while exploring all available options, including negotiation, mediation, and alternative dispute resolution. With clear communication, regular updates, and compassionate support, we guide you through the legal process with confidence and reassurance.

If you are going through a divorce or facing other family law issues, please do not hesitate to contact us for a confidential consultation. We are here to support you every step of the way and provide you with the legal guidance and representation.


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Frequently Asked Questions

It's important to note that family law matters can be complex and the answers provided do not constitute legal advice. It's always best to seek professional legal advice from a qualified family law practitioner in Melbourne or Australia to obtain tailored and accurate information based on your specific situation.
What are the grounds for divorce in Australia?

In Australia, the only ground for divorce is the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage, which can be established by proving a separation of at least 12 months with no likelihood of reconciliation.

How is property divided in a divorce or separation?

Property division in Australia is based on the concept of “just and equitable” division, taking into account factors such as financial contributions, non-financial contributions, and future needs of both parties.

What are parenting orders and how are they determined?

Parenting orders are legal arrangements that determine the responsibilities and time spent with children after a divorce or separation. They are determined based on the best interests of the child, taking into account factors such as their welfare, wishes, and the ability of each parent to care for them.

How does child custody and visitation work in Australia?

In Australia, the term “child custody” is not commonly used. Instead, the focus is on parenting arrangements that promote the best interests of the child, including shared parenting or sole custody arrangements.

What is spousal maintenance and when is it applicable?

Spousal maintenance is financial support provided by one spouse to the other after a divorce or separation. It is applicable in cases where one spouse is unable to adequately support themselves and the other spouse has the financial capacity to provide support.

Can I change child custody or visitation arrangements after a divorce?

Yes, child custody or visitation arrangements can be changed if there is a significant change in circumstances that warrants a modification, such as a change in the child’s needs or the ability of the parents to care for the child.

How long does it take to finalise a divorce in Australia?

The time it takes to finalise a divorce in Australia varies, but it usually takes around 4-6 months from the date of filing the divorce application with the Family Court.

What is the process for obtaining a restraining order in a family law matter?

The process for obtaining a restraining order, also known as a Family Violence Intervention Order, in a family law matter involves applying to the Magistrates’ Court and providing evidence of the need for protection due to family violence.

What are binding financial agreements and when are they used?

Binding financial agreements, also known as prenuptial agreements or “prenups,” are legal agreements made between parties before or during a marriage or de facto relationship that outline how property and financial matters will be divided in the event of separation.

What are the alternatives to court litigation for resolving family law disputes in Australia?

Alternatives to court litigation for resolving family law disputes in Australia include mediation, negotiation, collaborative law, and arbitration, which can be more cost-effective and less adversarial than going to court.

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