An Experienced Senior Family Lawyer
I have more than 20 years experience and as a Senior lawyer I am both empathetic and results driven and I can ensure you that I will fight for your rights. Coming out of a relationship is not easy. When things do not go according to plan it it is important that you have an experienced and resolute lawyer in your corner whom can advise you from get go, on how to maximize and best protect your interest.
I handle all areas of family law. People often say that things got so ugly in a relationship after separation. However it does not need to get that way, particularly if you get sound and early advice on how best to handle your matter from a Senior Lawyer.
If your matter does end up in Court, I can also give you advice on how best to handle your matter in order to maximize your chances of achieving an outcome that is in line with your expectations and financially cost effective to your bottom line. Having worked in this area for a number of years, I am in a position to advise you on the likely outcome of your matter from the outset.
- Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) University of Notre Dame 2000
- Bachelor of Laws University of Notre Dame 2001
- Graduate Diploma of Legal Practise College of Law New South Wales 2002
Our Work Process
What I offer is a consultation (which can be done by phone), in which during this consultation, I will be able to advise you on how best to run your matter to achieve the best possible outcome for you, the costs associated with engaging a lawyer to assist you, the likely time-frame to finalize your matter bearing in mind the emotional and financial costs involved and most importantly the likely outcome. I will also advise you on how best to minimize your costs when separation does take place.
If your matter requires further work beyond the consultation, then I will advise you on the work required and the cost.
Superannuation Agreements and Splitting Law
When a marriage or de facto relationship breaks down property can be divided between the parties. Superannuation splitting laws allow superannuation to be divided when a relationship breaks down. Superannuation can be split either by an order of the Family Court or Federal Magistrate Court or a superannuation agreement.
The superannuation splitting law treats superannuation as a different type of property. It lets separating couples value their superannuation and split superannuation payments. Splitting does not convert superannuation into a cash asset. It is still subject to superannuation laws in that it is usually retained until a party reaches retirement age. While the Family Law Courts consider superannuation as property, there is a subtle differentiation between non-super assets and superannuation assets.
As superannuation can be the parties main asset, I will fight to negotiate a superannuation settlement with your ex-partner that is as favourable to you given you circumstances. For advice on how super splits work or what super you are entitled to post separation please contact me.
When people separate, they usually need to sort out how to divide their and debts. There are various ways this can be done through either a Binding Financial Agreement or Consent orders to be filed with the courts. If parties cannot come to an agreement they can apply to a court for financial orders, including orders relating to the division of property and payment of spouse or de facto partner maintenance. If you are coming out of a relationship, I will, first of all, determine if we can reach an agreement with your ex-partner to settle all your financial and children’s matters out of court as it is more cost effective and less stressful. For advice on property settlements please contact me.
Looking after a Child's best interest
When a court makes a parenting order, the best interests of the child Is the most important consideration for a court.
If you are coming out of a relationship, I will first of all determine if we can reach an agreement with your ex partner to settle all your financial and children’s matters out of court as it is more cost effective and less stressful.
I will work with you to ensure that I fight to ensure that you and your children’s interests are best protected and preserved in the event of separation.
For advice on divorce and separation please contact me.
Getting Through A Divorce
The granting of a divorce does not determine issues of financial support, property distribution or arrangements for children. It simply recognises that the marriage has ended.
The only grounds for divorce is that the marriage has broken down irretrievably. That is, that there is no reasonable likelihood that you will get back together.
If you have been separated from your partner for more than 12 months, I can assist you to prepare and file your divorce papers with the Family court and then ensure that your divorce proceedings are finalised as soon as possible so that you can move on with your life.
For advice on how divorce works please contact me.
How To Engage Tony Martin
If your matter requires further work beyond the initial consultation, then I will advise you on the work required and the estimated cost. I will send you a written estimate for your matter which includes the terms of our engagement, and following which you can engage us to act for you and commence work on your matter.
I aim to make the process for you as simple and stress free as possible.
Do you have any queries?
Please feel free to leave me a message, and I will endeavour to respond to you within 24 hours.