LM Family Law Solutions
Welcome to LM Family Law Solutions, home of the best Brisbane family law lawyers. We will help you find your way through separation, divorce, custody & maintenance cases, mediation, property division, superannuation splitting, wills & estate laws.
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Family law in Australia deals with legal issues that arising from the breakdown of family relationships. This includes legalities around marriage, de facto relationships, separation, divorce, parenting, property settlement, child support, and domestic violence.
Family law also deals with Financial Agreements or “prenuptial agreements” for parties who wish to enter into an agreement about the division of their property prior to entering a de facto relationship or marriage if their relationship were to breakdown in future
Family law focuses on the paramountcy of the children’s best interests when making orders or parenting arrangements for children, and ensuring that parties reach a just and equitable property division whether through negotiation or the Court process.
The Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) applies to family law across Australia, except Western Australia which has its own legislation. Matters primarily fall under the jurisdiction of the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia. Engaging skilled and experienced family law lawyers can assist you to navigate the complexities of family law to ensure the best outcome for you and your family.
At the helm of LM Family Law Solutions is Laura Muccitelli, a seasoned family law solicitor with more than 20 years of experience gained at large national multidisciplinary and boutique law firms. As a Brisbane family law lawyer, Laura is a dedicated to providing exceptional family law services. We genuinely care about your welfare and will strive to achieve the best outcome for you. These are the services we specialise in.
When navigating through the challenges of separation and divorce, you need a family law attorney who not only understands the law but also has your best interests at heart. Our family law lawyers specialise in crafting equitable property division settlements, securing child custody arrangements, creating parenting plans and establishing fair maintenance and support agreements.
We strive to resolve matters through negotiation and mediation when possible and have the skills and experience to strategically litigate your matter through the Court if needed. Whether you’re seeking assistance with an uncontested divorce or complex custody or property dispute, we’re here to guide you through every step of the process.
Our family law solicitors are ready to help you create a parenting arrangement that meets the best interests and needs of the children but yet is practical. We understand how stressful it is when making decisions about child custody, so we strive to make the process as smooth as possible.
We take into account several factors including the age and stage of development of the children, any special needs of the children, the locality of each party with respect to the other. Our experienced team also specialises in determining suitable parenting plans, as well as creating and enforcing child support agreements. From traditional child custody arrangements to more modern co-parenting agreements, we will help you find the best solution for your family.
You will never go wrong when you choose our Brisbane family law lawyers to handle your child support matters. We provide comprehensive legal services related to negotiating private binding child support agreements, child support administrative assessments and appeals to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, and adult child maintenance agreements.
We can assist you to negotiate a fair child support agreement or advise you about whether there are grounds to challenge an existing child support agreement or order. Our seasoned solicitors will prioritise your child’s interests, accompanying you through each step. Other child support services we offer include advising on enforcement, variation, and termination of child support agreements. Trust us for thorough, reliable support.
Not all family law cases require drawn-out court proceedings. Our experienced family law attorneys can provide you with alternative dispute resolution services, such as mediation. This method of conflict resolution allows each party to come to a compromise without having to take the issue before a judge.
We understand how important it is for our clients to maintain harmony and avoid further complications, so we mediate disputes with respect and sensitivity. We work hard to reach an agreeable solution that works for everyone involved, sparing you the stress of a lengthy legal battle. The result? A faster, more cost-effective resolution that leaves both parties satisfied and in control of the outcome.
One of the most contentious and complicated aspects of family law is the division of property. That’s why you need experienced family law lawyers in Brisbane to guide you through this difficult process. Our solicitors are trained in providing comprehensive advice on the division of marital or de facto assets, liabilities, and financial resources or third party interests.
When it comes to dividing your assets, our priorities are to equip you with practical and reliable advice to ensure that you receive a settlement outcome that will assist you to set yourself up securely and move forward in future. With our help, you will get through the property division process with minimal stress and maximum results.
A consent order is a legally binding document that outlines the terms of a property and financial settlement. If you and your partner are able to come to an agreement, we can help you draft an Application for Consent Orders for the making of Final Orders which will make the agreement binding and formal sever your property and financial relationship with your spouse or de facto spouse and submit it for approval by the court. We also provide assistance with Binding Financial Agreements (BFA).
Binding Financial Agreements may be entered into by married or de facto spouses before a relationship or during or after separation to record the terms of their agreement about their property division in writing. BFAs are legally enforceable, so they can provide both parties with peace of mind that their interests will be protected. Our family law lawyers in Brisbane can also help you with any disputes that arise after the agreement is in place.
Don’t go into court without an experienced family law attorney to represent your interests. Our family law attorneys in Brisbane can provide you with the assistance you need to ensure your rights are protected. We understand the complexities of court proceedings and will do everything we can to ensure that your case is represented as fairly as possible.
From filing paperwork to preparing for mediation, our team can help make sure you are prepared for every step of the process. All you need to do is contact our office and set up a consultation. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have and provide the guidance you need for a successful outcome.
The attorneys at our Brisbane family law firm can also provide assistance with wills and estate matters. We’ll work closely with you to ensure that your wishes are accurately represented in a legally binding document. From drafting the initial document to filing it with the court, we’ll make sure everything is taken care of so that your loved ones are protected after you pass away.
Our Brisbane wills and estate law services include estate planning, probate, administration, and even asset protection. No matter what your needs are, we’re here to help you and your family plan for the future. We don’t just provide legal advice—we provide peace of mind.
With over 20 years of practice by our principal and founder, Laura Muccitelli, the team at LM Family Law offers you decades of combined experience, steeped in legal knowledge and practice.
We believe in more than just hard-hitting law. Our use of emotional intelligence sets us apart, allowing us to navigate complex situations with empathy and sensitivity while delivering strong legal outcomes. We see beyond case files, recognising our clients as individuals with real-life situations and experiences.
Our services span the full range of family law matters, from divorce and child custody to wills and estate planning. With our comprehensive approach, you can rest assured that we have the expertise necessary to handle any issue that may arise.
Our Brisbane family law services are for anyone who needs assistance with matters
related to marriage, divorce, or parenting. This includes:
Couples who are considering marriage or entering a de facto relationship
People who are going through a divorce or separation
Parents who need help navigating child custody laws and arrangements
Executors of an estate such as family members, businesses, and charities
Those seeking advice on prenuptial agreements
Spouses who require assistance with property settlements or partitions
Guardians of children seeking advice on financial management
Those needing help with complex wills and estate planning documents
People in need of advocacy and representation during proceedings in family court
Individuals who need guidance regarding relocation, child support, or spousal maintenance
Families dealing with domestic violence or restraining orders
Anyone who requires advice on complex legal issues involving family law.
Regardless of your situation, our family law lawyers will devise a strategy tailored to your specific circumstances. Start your journey with us through a paid initial consultation, and receive high-quality legal counsel. We are ready to assist you!
If you’re dealing with intricate legal issues related to estate planning, marriage, divorce, or parenting, it’s prudent to consult a family law attorney promptly. Early intervention often leads to more favourable outcomes, protecting your interests and providing invaluable advice. Here’s how a family lawyer can help:
Every minute counts when a family dispute or legal issue arises. Let our experienced lawyers provide the counsel and support you need to take control of your case — contact us today for a consultation.
We look forward to offering you the prompt, reliable advice you deserve!
In the vibrant city of Brisbane, where the bustling Queen Street Mall contrasts with the tranquility of the Botanic Gardens, the local legal landscape is no less diverse. A Brisbane-based family law attorney, well-versed in local legislation and court procedures, becomes an indispensable ally when dealing with complex family law cases.
This local insight becomes particularly crucial considering the current divorce statistics in Australia. In 2021 alone, there were 56,244 recorded divorce cases, suggesting that about 33% of Australian marriages may end in divorce. In such a situation, the ability to make wise decisions about your current and future well-being is paramount — and this is where an experienced family lawyer in Brisbane can weigh in.
Laura Muccitelli holds a masters degree in family law and is also a registered member of the family law section of the Law Council of Australia.
Scheduling a consultation with one of our Brisbane family law solicitors is a straightforward process designed to ensure your needs are met promptly and professionally. Start by reaching out to us via phone, our online contact form, email, or by visiting our family law firm in person. Our friendly team will guide you through the next steps.
Once your appointment is set, you’ll meet with a skilled family law attorney who will listen to your concerns, assess your situation, and provide initial advice. This meeting is an opportunity for you to understand your legal position and options. It’s also a chance for us to learn about your unique circumstances so we can best serve your interests.
Following the consultation, we’ll develop a tailored strategy, keeping you informed and involved throughout. You can expect clear communication, compassionate service, and dedicated representation from our team.
Your journey towards resolution starts here, with our Brisbane family law experts standing by your side.
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The answer is not simple, as different lawyers may charge different fees depending on their experience, reputation, and the complexity of the case. However, at LM Family Law Solutions, we are transparent and upfront about our fees, so you can make an informed decision.
Our process begins with a scheduled initial consultation, which allows us to understand your situation, objectives, and potential options. This session, typically lasting an hour, offers a platform for us to evaluate your case and provide preliminary advice tailored to your needs.
Following this, we present a written estimate outlining the anticipated fees for the subsequent stages of your case—be it negotiation, mediation, or litigation. We clarify the variables that might impact the final cost, including cooperation levels between parties, evidence requirements, and court fees, ensuring you stay informed throughout the process.
Recognising the stress and emotional toll of family law matters, we at LM Family Law Solutions offer flexible payment options and customised solutions to accommodate your budget and situation. Our commitment lies in resolving your case efficiently and cost-effectively, safeguarding your rights and interests.
When preparing for your first consultation with a Brisbane family law lawyer, it’s essential to gather all relevant information to help your lawyer understand and assess your situation. Here’s what you should typically have on hand:
Remember, the more comprehensive and accurate the information, the better advice your lawyer can provide. Everything you discuss will be confidential, so be open and honest about your situation.
The division of assets is a complex issue and depends entirely on the facts of each individual case. In some cases, a court may order an equal split; however, this isn’t necessarily always the outcome. The Court will consider factors such as length of marriage, contribution to the relationship both financial and non-financial, future needs such as care for children or elderly parents, and whether a party has a right to inherit assets. Your lawyer can provide tailored advice based on your circumstances.
This is a difficult question and requires detailed assessment of the individual circumstances. Generally speaking, any decision about where children live should be made in their best interests. This includes considering the emotional and physical needs of the children, as well as any parental responsibilities of both parties. In some circumstances, it may be possible to arrange a shared parenting arrangement which both parties agree to and is in the child’s best interests. However, if agreement cannot be reached between the parents then an application can be made to Court for a decision to be made.
Mediation is an informal process where the parties involved in a dispute work with an independent person to assist them in reaching an agreement about their dispute. A mediator helps the parties by facilitating communication between them, exploring options and possibilities, and helping them reach a mutually beneficial agreement. During the mediation session, both parties have an opportunity to express their views, concerns and needs in a safe environment. The mediator does not make decisions for the parties but instead helps them find solutions to their problem. Mediation is often quicker, cheaper and less stressful than court proceedings as it allows the parties to maintain control over the resolution of their dispute.
Financial matters in family law are complex and involve a wide range of considerations. As such, it is important to seek legal advice from an experienced lawyer to ensure that all your rights and entitlements are fully considered. Generally speaking, both parties have an obligation to make full and frank financial disclosure of their assets, liabilities and income. The Court will then consider each party’s circumstances and decide whether it is appropriate to make an order for spousal maintenance or a property settlement. In some circumstances, the parties may come to an agreement regarding these matters without the need for Court proceedings.
Under Australian law, generally, you’re not responsible for personal debts your ex-partner incurs after separation. Debts taken on after separation are usually considered the responsibility of the person who incurred them. However, it’s important to note that if the debt is related to jointly owned assets or a shared business, you may still have some liability. Also, if your ex-partner’s debt impacts the overall property pool available for division between you, it can indirectly affect your financial settlement. Given the complexities involved, it’s always wise to seek legal advice from a family law solicitor to understand your obligations and rights in your specific situation.