Family Lawyers Mackay
74 Victoria St Mackay QLD 4740
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SAME SEX COUPLES

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Same Sex Couples

Family Lawyers Mackay offers our clients a free 20-minute initial Legal Case Appraisal for all locals.

Same Sex Couples have traditionally faced discrimination in the legal recognition of their relationships. This significantly affected their financial and parental rights, and the ability to enforce those rights at law.

The good news for Same Sex Couples is that this is gradually changing. Although same-sex marriages are not yet recognized, changes to commonwealth and state laws finally give couples the rights as if they were married.Same sex

You have the same rights as a de facto couple under the Family Law Act.  Click here to learn more

For example, in the event that you separate from your partner you may now be entitled to a share of your former partner’s superannuation or to ask the court for child support. You can also obtain an order against domestic violence if you need one. State laws preserve some of these rights if you separated before the new laws came into effect.

ALWAYS KNOW YOUR RIGHTS AND KNOW WHERE YOU STAND

By consulting one of our accredited family law mackay specialists.

At Family Lawyers Mackay, our team is highly experienced in dealing with the particular challenges that same-sex couples face with regard to family law and legal recognition of their relationships. We can explain all your legal rights, entitlements and responsibilities, and advise you of all your options with honesty, sensitivity and tact regardless of whether you’ve recently entered into a relationship, or have just split up from an existing relationship.

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Family lawyers Mackay and in particular Elise Foote have represented me for a number of years through my divorce and parenting plan process. Finalising these matters have at times being extremely difficult and trying. However Elise's knowledge in family law, support and empathy was unwavering. Her professionalism and compassion allowed me to remain focused on the importance of my goals and what is best for my children and our future. I can't thank Elise and Family Lawyers Mackay enough for...
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Tanya S.
WHEN LIFE HAPPENS a Great thanks to the team at Family Lawyers Mackay for assisting me when Life came to a sudden stop. They have not sugar coat the the process. "There is no such thing as a winner in a Family separation" , but brought it into perspective for me. Together we had a fair outcome, and fair is the cornerstone to rebuild one's life! One can not ask for more than that.
Tanya Szepanowski
Ellen G.
I have found everyone I have encountered at Family Lawyers Mackay very helpful. Ian Field whom I dealt with provided me with a comprehensive summary of the issues, including some I had not even considered before. And then, rather than embark on a long, hostile and expensive litigation, he brokered a negotiated resolution acceptable to both parties. The final result was very much more than what I had hoped for and the costs were significantly reduced based on his negotiations
Tanya Szepanowski
Eve D.
Family lawyers Mackay and in particular Elise Foote have represented me for a number of years through my divorce and parenting plan process. Finalising these matters have at times being extremely difficult and trying. However Elise's knowledge in family law, support and empathy was unwavering. Her professionalism and compassion allowed me to remain focused on the importance of my goals and what is best for my children and our future. I can't thank Elise and Family Lawyers Mackay enough for...
Tanya Szepanowski
Tanya S.
WHEN LIFE HAPPENS a Great thanks to the team at Family Lawyers Mackay for assisting me when Life came to a sudden stop. They have not sugar coat the the process. "There is no such thing as a winner in a Family separation" , but brought it into perspective for me. Together we had a fair outcome, and fair is the cornerstone to rebuild one's life! One can not ask for more than that.
Tanya Szepanowski
Ellen G.
I have found everyone I have encountered at Family Lawyers Mackay very helpful. Ian Field whom I dealt with provided me with a comprehensive summary of the issues, including some I had not even considered before. And then, rather than embark on a long, hostile and expensive litigation, he brokered a negotiated resolution acceptable to both parties. The final result was very much more than what I had hoped for and the costs were significantly reduced based on his negotiations
Tanya Szepanowski
Eve D.

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