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    Family Law Experts

    Family disputes often generate intense emotions, and it can be difficult to see the wood for the trees. This is where a good family lawyer can navigate you through the minefield and help with any ensuing legal proceedings.

    Quill Legal offers support and advice to help you understand what you want, what you need to do and to guide you through the process.

    Whether it’s divorce, property settlement, children/parenting orders, consent orders, or support and maintenance, we are here to talk about your needs. We will look at all the avenues open to you before resorting to court proceedings — and if that’s the only outcome, we will be there standing beside you.

    Our expert family lawyers will guide you step by step through the legal process. Everything is confirmed in writing, so you have a complete comprehension of your rights.

    Building trust and understanding is number one for us.

    At Quill Legal, we deliver the representation you want to protect you and your rights, with a flexible and accessible lawyer, just a phone call away. This is a great help when your situation seems to be overwhelming.

    In particular, we are great believers protecting your rights as a father or a mother — an area often overlooked by other divorce lawyers. We’ll explain everything in a language that’s easy to understand — confusing jargon is never used in our practice.

    Ex-partners can be very nasty, and some know how to really wind you up. Our family lawyer can help protect you from doing something in the heat of the moment you may regret later. By keeping calm, we aim to educate you, so you understand the correct processes involved and how they affect you — after all, knowledge is power.

    We can’t change your family law circumstances, but we can help you through these difficult times, for the best outcome. As family law specialists, we can help with everything, from the separation process to the divorce property settlement. Other family law matters, such as children, parenting orders, consent orders, and child custody, are also areas of expertise for our knowledgeable team.

    Quill Legal: Family Law Experts

    Family law covers many aspects of disputes within a family unit. Being so close to what’s happening, often means you can’t make an informed, impartial decision. This is where Quill Legal excels in equipping you to deal with the long road ahead.

    Quill Legal can assist you with a range of matters including:

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    Separation and Divorce

    For many, divorce is one of the most traumatic events of their life. The relationship you thought was for life is coming to an end, and it can be hard to comprehend what is happening, and what you need to do. You may find your spouse has become embittered and nasty, and you need a stable advisor to help you navigate safely through the legal aspects of the circumstances.

    Parenting

    For many, divorce is one of the most traumatic events of their life. The relationship you thought was for life is coming to an end, and it can be hard to comprehend what is happening, and what you need to do. You may find your spouse has become embittered and nasty, and you need a stable advisor to help you navigate safely through the legal aspects of the circumstances.

    Mediation

    Mediation can often be as informal as having a family member or friend helping you talk through a dispute. But what does that “friend” or “family member” know about family law? If you’re lucky, maybe your brother/sister or friend is a lawyer, but in most cases, they are not!

    Property Settlement

    A divorce only relates to the ending of a marriage. Although it will include any necessary arrangements for the care of children under 18, property issues are another legal matter — one which Quill Legal can once again help with!

    Binding Financial Agreements

    At the time of separation or divorce, our children need as much love, support and contact from both parents as possible. While you may not be certain about other matters, like property or financial settlements, the future and stability are crucial for your children.

    Why Quill Legal & How It Works

    Quill Legal’s goal is to gain the trust and understanding of anybody who connects with them at an emotionally traumatic time of their life, then empower them with understanding and strategy. We encourage clients to take control of the situation before the other party does.

    The focus of Quill Legal is beyond the win. You’re going to have to deal with these people for many years to come, and when a child is involved, at least until the child reaches 18. Let Quill Legal and our expert family lawyers equip you for the journey which lies ahead.

    Quill Legal works with you, for you — together, we can overcome your legal challenges so you can live your life.


    consultation

    The first step is to contact us via telephone or email. One of our staff members will then book you in for a consultation with our expert lawyers. You will then receive a confirmation email with the relevant details


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    The FREE consultation will allow you to sit with an experienced lawyer who will tailor their advice based on your current circumstances. We will then strategize the next steps and focus on the result.


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    With our legal team by your side, you can be assured that your concerns will be transformed into confidence and favourable outcomes. we will be with you every step of the way.

    Matters we can assist you with

    1. Divorce

    For many, divorce is one of the most traumatic events of their life. The relationship you thought was for life is coming to an end, and it can be hard to comprehend what is happening, and what you need to do. You may find your spouse has become embittered and nasty, and you need a stable advisor to help you navigate safely through the legal aspects of the circumstances.

    We represent all our clients through divorce proceedings with care and thoughtfulness. Our passion is to offer support through these trying times — helping you from becoming a victim and preventing you from doing things they would regret. We provide you with someone to talk to — who listens, understands, cares, offers solutions, and has the power to help.

    By educating you on the processes involved, you become empowered to deal with what’s going on. Divorce doesn’t happen overnight — it can be a long and drawn-out process. Having the understanding and personal support of a family lawyer at Quill Legal helps you go the distance — you come out the other end stronger, with an acceptable outcome.

    Our lawyers will aid you in investing in your own case through a strategy of care, support, and information. Together you will collaborate and build a relationship of trust and understanding. We will walk you through our thought processes, the laws pertaining to your circumstances, and how you can move forward with us by your side.

    The team at Quill Legal can guide you through the separation process, filing for divorce, and assisting if another divorce lawyer has served you a notice. We will also set out information and arrangements for the care, welfare, and development of any children under 18 years of age that are part of your household.

    2. Children and Family Law

    At the time of separation or divorce, our children need as much love, support and contact from both parents as possible. While you may not be certain about other matters, like property or financial settlements, the future and stability are crucial for your children.

    When you haven’t seen your kids for ages, and the process is very slow, it can be so frustrating for parents.

    Our lawyers have a reputation for their strong belief in parents rights. Many of Quill Legal’s clients have come to us through local parenting groups. They’ve heard of our expertise in the family law areas of children, parenting, consent orders, joint custody, and support and maintenance.

    Any agreements made concerning the length of time that the child or children should spend with parents, or other significant people, will be formalised by a parenting order or consent orders. Our strategy of gaining trust and understanding can be key to negotiating an agreement between both parties .

    What is a Parenting Plan?

    To grant a divorce, where children are involved, a judge must be satisfied that arrangements are in place for the provision of care of the children. This could take the form of either a parenting plan or a parenting order.

    Quill Legal’s team will aid in the peaceful negotiation of a proposed plan for the care of any children. If an agreement can be reached, which suits both parties, and we believe it protects the rights of you, our client, a parenting plan could be the best way forward.

    We will be on hand to give advice and help with negotiations, all the way through the process, or even just lend a friendly ear when you’re feeling emotionally stressed. Our lawyers are accessible and available to listen and put your mind at rest.

    A parenting plan is designed to put the child’s interest first, but we will also protect your interests or commitment to your child.

    How Does a Parental Order Differ?

    Unfortunately, despite the best efforts of many family law mediators, an agreement on the arrangements of care for children can not always be reached. When this happens, a parental order is normally sought.

    A parenting order can also be applied for either of the child’s parents, grandparents, or any other person connected with the child’s welfare and development — including the child itself.

    Quill Legal will guide you through the court process, whereby they can make rulings on parental responsibility. This can include which parent a child should live with, how much time or access is granted to the other parent, and how a child should communicate with the other parent.

    Our team will advise you on how laws concerning parenting apply to you — we can help negotiate with other parties and their legal representatives. Also, if needed, we’ll refer you to trusted agencies that can offer family law mediation.

    Parenting orders can be as complicated and detailed as you want, including plans for certain times of the school year, or seasons of the year specifically. They can also be simple and relaxed, offering more flexibility and fewer visits to the court for broken orders.

    Quill can offer free family law legal advice for a one-hour consultation, to discuss matters such as parenting.

    What Is a Consent Order?

    There are so many different terms that basically do the same thing. Here at Quill Legal, we aim to cut through the jargon and explain in clear English what each means. Our team speaks to you at all times in a language you understand.

    As the name suggests, a consent order is made by a court when all parties have agreed upon or “consented,” to either property affairs, financial matters or the continuing care and parenting of their children. They can also be granted to couples where a marriage or de facto relationship has broken down.

    While parenting issues could be informally achieved through a parenting plan, to ensure the agreement is legally enforceable, a court order is necessary. In addition, consent orders give a sense of finality to the agreement — only in exceptional circumstances are consent orders changed.

    Although you could draft your own consent order, it may be rejected by many judges if there are what they see as errors. Quill Legal has over a decade of experience in applying for consent orders. As a consent order is difficult to overturn, it’s always recommended that both parties should receive legal advice from a family law lawyer — which Quill Legal offers.

    How Does a Parental Order Differ?

    Unfortunately, despite the best efforts of many family law mediators, an agreement on the arrangements of care for children can not always be reached. When this happens, a parental order is normally sought.

    A parenting order can also be applied for either of the child’s parents, grandparents, or any other person connected with the child’s welfare and development — including the child itself.

    Quill Legal will guide you through the court process, whereby they can make rulings on parental responsibility. This can include which parent a child should live with, how much time or access is granted to the other parent, and how a child should communicate with the other parent.

    Our team will advise you on how laws concerning parenting apply to you — we can help negotiate with other parties and their legal representatives. Also, if needed, we’ll refer you to trusted agencies that can offer family law mediation.

    Parenting orders can be as complicated and detailed as you want, including plans for certain times of the school year, or seasons of the year specifically. They can also be simple and relaxed, offering more flexibility and fewer visits to the court for broken orders.

    Quill can offer free family law legal advice for a one-hour consultation, to discuss matters such as parenting.

    Support and Maintenance

    By law, in Australia, both parents are legally required to support their children financially. This may often involve one parent paying child support or maintenance to the other, to help with the costs of caring for and raising the child.

    Child support should be paid for all children under the age of 18 living in Australia whose parents have separated, whether they were married or not. Under the Child Support (Assessment) Act, both parents are responsible for the financial support of a child.

    Don’t assume as the main breadwinner it just falls on you. Quill Legal will protect your interests while making sure both parties fairly support any children. We understand all the implications of your rights and child support.

    As experienced child support lawyers for fathers and mothers alike, Quill Legal can advise you how much you should pay or receive — and explain any child support assessments you will need to complete. If you are dissatisfied with a child support assessment, we will advise you of your rights and assist with any associated paperwork and applications.

    In addition, Quill Legal will help prepare and register a child support agreement, and one of our team will represent you in any court proceedings regarding sole or joint custody child support.

    3. Family Law Mediation

    Mediation can often be as informal as having a family member or friend helping you talk through a dispute. But what does that “friend” or “family member” know about family law? If you’re lucky, maybe your brother/sister or friend is a lawyer, but in most cases, they are not!

    Instead, let Quill Legal be your friend or de facto family member. All clients are encouraged to ring whenever they need to talk something over. It might even be to talk about last week’s soccer game — our principal lawyer Shams is a BIG Manchester United fan, if that helps!

    Before going to court, agreements can often be reached using divorce mediation. All our team are experienced in convening and participating in this method. This can be a case of a simple round table conference with all parties, a family dispute resolution conference or even through the court process such as a conciliation conference.

    Let’s stay calm and talk about things first. Getting stressed often leads to one partner rushing to bang on the other’s door — with the resulting AVO (Apprehended Violence Order) added to a list of court orders.

    Get in touch for your free consultation to find out how we can help with mediation.

    4. Property Settlement

    A divorce only relates to the ending of a marriage. Although it will include any necessary arrangements for the care of children under 18, property issues are another legal matter — one which Quill Legal can once again help with!

    When you and your spouse separate, you will need to consider what happens concerning any property you own and how it may be divided. It’s imperative you start with any property settlement as quickly as you can. After the final divorce notice, you only have 12 months to finalise any arrangements.

    In many cases, the two parties can often reach an agreement about a property settlement with the assistance of their separation lawyer or good divorce lawyers. This path is the preferred option and even includes tax breaks if an inexpensive consent order is made. Less money and less stress — two of our favourite goals.

    If there should be a property settlement dispute, you will need to file an application with the appropriate court. These are heard by either a Federal Circuit court or a Family Law court. Most of the property settlement disputes filed with a Federal Circuit court are settled without the need for a judge to make a decision.

    Quill Legal can assist with all the aspects of a divorce property settlement, including:

    • Discussing the likely distribution of any assets and liabilities of the partnership.
    • Obtaining all relevant information for the aforesaid assets and liabilities.
    • Negotiation with the other party’s divorce or separation lawyer.
    • Appearing at any divorce property settlement family law court hearings on your behalf.
    • Ensuring the transfer of your assets in relation to a property settlement.

    Quill Legal can also work with any other advisors you may employ, including accountants or financial planners — who often benefit from the accessible and flexible approach we pride ourselves on.

    About Quill Legal

    At Quill Legal we innovate, educate, and plan to evoke excellence and confidence. Our principal solicitor, Shams, and his team are focused on delivering an honest, first-class service. With Quill legal by your side, you have lawyers who will passionately listen, advise and advocate your rights from start to finish.

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      ryan McGrath

      Easy to deal and understand

      Can’t thank shams enough for all his help. Easy to deal with and was able to help with all questions and made everything make sense. Will use quill legal in the future

      Danny Taylor

      Pros and empathy

      I cannot recommend Shams and Jennifer highly enough. They were very professional and acted with compassion and empathy as well. They helped me with my case which ended up a positive result. I will use them without hesitation if ever I needed legal representation again.

      Horace Williams

      Highly recommended and professional

      Jennifer acting on behalf of Quill legal was extremely professional and on point with our criminal matter, Quill Legal are very thorough and concise, I would highly recommend the team, personally I would like to thank Jennifer for all her hard work and seamless communication.

      Brendan Curtis

      Fast response and very recommended.

      Put in an enquiry and got a call straight away. Received really great legal advice and put my mind at ease. Highly recommend and will be using again in the future. Very knowledgeable and puts your needs first.

      Renee T.K

      Recommended for family law matters

      I am grateful to Shams and his team for their legal representation in family court proceedings and mediations over the last three years. Their professionalism and diligence have resulted in outcomes that serve my best interests. I would definitely recommend Quill Legal for family law matters.

      Kavita Thakur

      Giving you right advise, very trustworthy

      Shams is a very professional and empathetic legal Representative. He and Redab handled my family law case really well. They were always available to listen and provide advise. Shams knows the system very well and never pushed to do things that werent necessary which i loved about working with him. He isnt in it just for money but really works hard for you and gives you the right advise. You can trust him with your eyes closed and expect the best outcome possible for your case.

      Jay Patel

      Impressive works

      I was super impressed by the level of expertise, empathy and kindness that Jennifer showed me. More importantly for representing me and securing the dismissal of the spurious charges against me. I'd highly recommend her for any of your criminal matters.

      Melanie Aranjo

      Impressive works

      Quill Legal has handled my family law matter over the last couple of years. I would be very pleased to recommend their services as I have found them to be transparent and collaborative. They have provided sound legal advice and navigated through challenging circumstances with a strategy that has been on point and outcome focussed. Beyond that; Shams and his team are great to deal with; he and his team respond quickly and are a voice of calm and reason, and have offered support and comfort through what is an emotionally gruelling process.

      Craig Waechter

      Thank you for achieving best result

      Shams, Redab and Jennifer from Quill Legal were by my side during a very difficult period, whilst I navigated the complexities of Family Court. I cannot thank them enough for their professional approach, friendly manner, and unwavering support. They care about their clients and want to achieve the best result. The insight and advice offered by Shams, regarding difficult matters regarding my family, was second to none and resulted in a favourable outcome. Very highly recommended.

      Chevanni Mike

      Amazing work, better outcome than expected

      I can not thank Jennifer Mouhaweg enough for the last minute amazing work she did for myself. For her to take on such a case last minute, she made it happen. And my outcome was better than we both expected. The impeccable communication inbetween her busy schedule, as busy as she is, she is understanding and the empathy she has is beautiful. Very straight to the point, knows what she is talking about through knowledge, numbers & statistics.. if you want a good lawyer, Jennifer Mouhaweg is your person. Thank you again Jen & Quill Team!!

      Lovly! YT

      A big thank you to Quill Legal for all their hard work relating to my family matter.

      An absolute awesome team lead by Shams. You weren't just my solicitors, you were also my shoulder I could lean on. You took on my very complex case and got me the outcome I hoped for. A big thank you to Cindy. You, Shams and the team are an absolute gem!!

      Fynn Bricknell

      I would strongly recommend anyone seeking legal advice to contact the team at Quill Legal. Thank you so much!

      I was recommended to speak to Shams from Quill Legal by a friend after he had seen how upset I was about loosing my drivers licence. Shams and the team guided me through the process of appealing my licence suspension in court. He listened to me and answered any questions I had during the case. The process was smooth and the team was professional and very easy to work with.

      I have recommended Quill Legal services to multiple friends and colleagues all of which have had shared the same fantastic experience.

      Daniel Moy

      I was stressed out about a complex traffic infringement. I reached out to Shams at Quill and that stress went away.

      Jennifer was given my case and touched base with me constantly. I was never left wondering what was going on with my case. At court jennifer was professional and got up and did an amazing. The best possible outcome was achieved for me. It was a such a relief to hear the words come out of the judges mouth. I walked out of court a happy man. It was all because of the team at quill. If you haven’t pick up the phone and called Shams, Jennifer and the team at quill to represent you, then you called the wrong law firm.

      Diwa Venkata

      Shams is very professional and empathetic legal practitioner.

      I recently used his services for a family law case. He is thorough and understands the situation and provides apt advice. I was able to resolve my issue within no time and thanks to his meticulous service. Highly recommend Quill legal for anyone looking for family law services.

      Jay Varma

      Highly professional, responsive

      Jennifer and team helped me in one of my hardest times in life related to personal matter in family, the outcome was positive which help me come out mentally, emotionally, professionally strong. Thank you!

      Clayton Bricknell

      Shams and his team were 'the rock' when they handled my Family Law Matter.

      He was always available to discuss options that we formulated or were presented, approachable either in his office or over the phone and very reasonable in terms of the costs that related to my matter. Shams is the right person and Quill as a firm, to consider should you have the need to progress with your own Family Law matter. Thank You Shams!

      Amanda Louise

      Quill Legal helped me gain control of my life again.

      I can't thank Shams and the entire team enough for getting justice for me. They are all so helpful, determined, professional and supportive. I wish I could rate Shams and his team higher than 5 stars for what they have done for my family. Best lawyers in Sydney!

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      Professional, friendly, great advice , fully transparent

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