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WE ARE YOUR FAMILY LAW SPECIALISTS

We have Law Society Accredited Specialists. So this means we are independently accredited family law experts with a wide range of specialist skills. Most importantly, we know how to listen to your unique situation, and as a result, we discuss your options and help you to identify your goals.

We achieve great results, for example by providing you with professional, cost-effective, efficient, and caring family law services is what drives us. So, as a client, you can expect to be treated with respect and dignity.

We focus on divorce, separation, parenting agreements and property settlements.

Divorce

If you need help to organise your divorce We’re experts, we’re on your side, and we’re fair.

Separation

When a relationship ends, usually the initial phase is separation. If you are thinking about separation, call us for advice on the sensible legal steps you should take.

Parenting Agreements

The Family Court and the Federal Circuit Courts deal with parental responsibility, child custody, and where the children live.

Property Settlements

If you have been married, or in a de-facto relationship that lasted at least 2 years (less in certain exceptional circumstances) then talk to us about your property settlement options.

Our Other Services

Collaborative Law

We have a particular interest in Collaborative Practice. This is an approach to family law that aims to resolve family law issues based on the ‘interests’ of all parties, as opposed to a traditional ‘positional’ based approach.

Lodging A Caveat

In legal terms, a caveat is a statutory injunction that prevents the registration of certain dealings with real property. What this means is that a caveat acts as a warning to anyone who deals with, say, a house, that someone has a prior interest in it.

Estate Planning, and Power of Attorney.

Your legal will  is one of the most important documents you will ever sign. It lays out your wishes, to be put into effect after you have passed. It will create peace of mind for you, and will give certainty and comfort to your family and beneficiaries. A power of attorney makes sure you choose the people you want to manage your affairs, and to make decisions on your behalf if you are no longer able to.

German speaking family lawyer

Cristina Huesch, Principal and Managing Director

Cristina speaks German as a second language and studied in Germany for three years. Cristina holds a Master’s Degree in Applied Law (Family Law Practice) and is a NSW Law Society Accredited Specialist (Accredited Specialist Scheme). She is accredited in Collaborative Practice, an approach to family law that aims to achieve outcomes based on the ‘interests’ of all parties, as opposed to a traditional ‘positional’ based approach. She is qualified to be appointed by the court as an Independent Children’s Lawyer.

Cristina obtained her first degree from Sydney University before undertaking post graduate study with Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, the Legal Practitioners Admissions Board, the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), and the College of Law in Sydney. Prior to establishing Alliance Family Law, Cristina was a Partner for one of the largest family law firms in Australia.  More about Cristina

Cristina Huesh | Principal and Managing Director | Family Law in Canberra

Family Court of Australia

The Family Court of Australia has specialist Judges to help resolve the most complex family law disputes. The  Court consists of a Chief Justice, a Deputy Chief Justice, and other Judges.

The Court’s goal is to “deliver excellence in service for children, families and parties through effective judicial and non-judicial processes and high-quality and timely judgments while respecting the needs of separating families”.

The Court’s Canberra registry is on the corner of University Ave and Childers Street. The court is open to the public although it is an offence to report the details of any proceedings in a way that could identify the parties.

Information about the Family Court of Australia can be found on their website at www.familycourt.gov.au

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence can include:

  • verbal attacks such as belittling, shouting and yelling
  • physical attacks involving striking or threats to strike, holding or restraining in an unwanted way
  • behaviour that plays on your emotions
  • behaviour of an unwanted sexual nature
  • controlling access to money, food, or travel
  • behaviour that overly monitors your movements, or that involves stalking
  • being neglected where you are dependent on another person
  • damage or harm to property or a pet

Domestic violence can range from very subtle to very obvious actions. If a member of your family is using controlling, threatening, intimidating, or violent behaviour directly towards you or that causes anyone in your household to be afraid this may be domestic violence and you should seek advice and support.

A smartphone app has been developed by the Women’s Legal Service in Queensland.  Called Re-Focus it is a free, easy-to-use and interactive App for women who have separated or are thinking of separating. It covers legal information about domestic violence, arrangements for children, financial and property matters, options for reaching a legal agreement, and safe accommodation. It also provides helpful referrals and coping tips about separation. Please think about whether it is safe for you to download and right for your situation.

They also offer a smartphone app to provide financial tips, legal information and referrals for women who have experienced domestic and family violence called Penda.

Both the Re-Focus and Penda apps can be downloaded through Google Play or the Apple App Store

How can we help?

Alliance Family Law can assist you once you have chosen to take a legal course of action, whether this involves separation, divorce, custody arrangements for your children, or property settlements; as well as supporting you with any related criminal law or other legal matters through our network of referral companies. Whilst we are a Canberra based firm we operate in all east coast States and the ACT.

Here are some more useful websites where you can seek advice and support:

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