Family Court Lawyers

Our highly skilled family court lawyers will guide you through the family court process with expertise and care and are dedicated to achieving the best outcome for your matter.

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Our Lawyers Offer Court Representation For All Family Law Matters

Attending family court and appearing before a Judge can be a somewhat daunting experience, particularly for people who are self-represented. One of the benefits of instructing a solicitor to act on your behalf is that your solicitor will be able to guide you through the Court process from start to finish. This is something the team at Stewart Family Law helps our clients with on a regular basis.

We Provide Support & Representation For Brisbane Family Court Matters

Our family court lawyers can help you with legal representation for a comprehensive range of family law matters. We are dedicated to providing professional guidance and support throughout the legal process, ensuring the best possible outcome for you and your family.

Having a family law specialist represent you in court removes a lot of the stress involved, and ensures you have the guidance and support you need on the day. You’ll know that you have someone there to answer any questions you may have, protect your best interests and walk you through the process on the day, which most people are unfamiliar with prior to their matter being heard.

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Our Family Law Specialists Will Help You Prepare For Court, And Be There For You On The Day Of Your Hearing

Prior to Court, we will make sure any documents filed on your behalf cover all necessary issues and present your evidence to the Court in the best possible way. We will also make sure you are well prepared for all Court dates and give you plenty of tips to prepare you for Court, including advice about what you should wear and how you should present yourself in Court. Depending on what you are comfortable with, we will meet you either at the Court or at our office and walk to the Court together.

Once at the Court, we will be able to speak with the other party or their solicitor, depending on whether or not they are legally represented on your behalf. We will also be able to speak to the Judge on your behalf. Usually, you will only be required to speak on your own behalf if your matter proceeds to a final hearing and you are required as a witness at the final hearing.

Often, a number of Court appearances are required before a final hearing. When appearing before the Judge prior to the final hearing, we will be able to ensure Orders are made that will best progress your matter. If your matter is resolved in Court, we will be able to draft Court Orders for you on that same day to resolve your matter as quickly as possible.

Our Family Court Lawyers can help you with legal representation for:

Parenting Arrangements & Child Custody Matters

Property Settlements & Complex Property Matters

Child Abduction & Recovery Matters

Domestic & Family Violence Matters

Child Support Recovery

International Family Law Matters

Contact Us Today To Discuss How We Can Assist With Your Upcoming Family Court Matter

Contact our experienced family court lawyers today for expert representation. We navigate complex legal matters with dedication and care. Schedule your consultation now to ensure the best outcome for your family.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The court is located at Harry Gibbs Commonwealth Law Courts Building, 119 N Quay, Brisbane City QLD 4001

If you’re travelling to the Brisbane Federal Circuit Court and Family Court on your own, here are directions:

  • By Car – Enter the address of the court into your GPS or navigation app:

Brisbane Federal Circuit Court and Family Court: 119 North Quay, Brisbane City QLD 4000.

Follow the directions provided by your navigation app to reach the court. Consider parking options nearby, as court parking may be limited.

By Public Transport

  • Bus – Check for bus routes that stop near North Quay or Roma Street Transit Centre, which is a short walk from the court.
  • Train – If you’re arriving by train, disembark at Roma Street Station and walk down Roma Street towards North Quay.
  • Ferry – Consider taking a CityCat ferry to North Quay Ferry Terminal and walk to the court from there.
  • Walking – From the city centre or nearby areas, you can walk directly to the court following directions to North Quay.

Remember to allow extra time for potential traffic or delays, especially if you have a scheduled court appearance or appointment.

You can also meet our team at our office, and we can walk over together, as our office is located nearby.

The family court process, governed by the Family Law Act and overseen by the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia, unfolds through distinct stages. It begins with filing necessary documents and attending preliminary hearings. Mediation is then pursued to facilitate agreement on parenting matters, property settlement, and other relationship law matters. If unresolved, a final hearing is conducted to resolve disputes comprehensively.

Court etiquette involves showing respect for the legal process, the court, and all parties involved. This includes dressing appropriately, addressing the Judge correctly, arriving on time, and following the court’s rules and procedures. Proper etiquette helps ensure your case is presented effectively.

On the day of your court matter, you can expect to meet with your lawyer, review your case, and discuss any last-minute details. Your matter will be on a list, and it may be heard at any time throughout the day.

The court session may involve presenting evidence, cross-examinations, and making legal arguments, unless it’s an early hearing. Your lawyer will guide you through each step and speak on your behalf when necessary.

Depending on the circumstances, you might be able to attend court proceedings via videolink. This option can be particularly helpful in cases involving safety concerns or significant logistical challenges. You can learn more about electronic hearings here.

The cost of hiring a family court lawyer in Brisbane can vary based on the complexity of your case and the lawyer’s experience. It’s important to discuss fees upfront and understand whether the firm offers fixed fees or hourly rates. At Stewart Family Law, we strive to offer competitive rates and provide clear cost estimates.

For your first meeting with a family lawyer, bring any relevant documents such as marriage certificates, financial statements, property documents, and any existing court orders. This helps your lawyer understand your situation better and provide tailored advice. Also, prepare a list of questions or concerns you have about your case.

Awards & Recognition

Since 2017, Doyle’s Guide Has Recognised Our Expertise As Family Lawyers

“I wanted to let you know, Temika – how very grateful I have been to have you represent me over the past few years. You have certainly seen my worst side and kept me sane when I have really needed it! Your professionalism is second to none and I couldn’t have asked for any one better to be on my side! So from the very bottom of my heart thank you!!”

KD, Brisbane

Your path to resolution starts here, with Stewart Family Law