Family Law

Custody disputes

The break up of a relationship is usually a very stressful time. We understand this, and realise that most people have not had to deal with such a situation before.  We can help you deal with these issues and make decisions for your future and the future of your children.

You need to make decisions that are sensible, practical, workable and give you some security.


We can help with things such as:

  • negotiating an agreement with your ex partner in regard to property and/or children’s custody issues, and obtaining court Orders to set out any agreement reached between you and your ex partner, and
  • applying to the court for appropriate Orders for you if no agreement can be reached.

If there are court orders in regard to your children, and your ex partner is not complying with them, we can apply to the court for what are known as ‘Contravention Orders’.


Property disputes

 We can help with things such as:

  • negotiating a formal Binding Financial Agreement about property issues, or
  • applying to the court for appropriate Orders for you if no agreement can be reached.

If you are thinking about entering into a relationship or marriage with someone, we can help you prepare an agreement that states what is to happen to any property if you and your partner or spouse separate in the future. To maximise the effectiveness of such an agreement, it should be done as early as possible and not be left to just before the marriage ceremony.

Anyone needing legal advice for this type of situation should make an appointment to see Jacinta Watkins.



Hamish Watkins

In his two years at Coode & Corry solicitors Hamish has been providing clients with timely, considered help in family law matters. Hamish has shown diligence, care and attention to detail to obtain the best outcome for clients in both parenting and financial matters.


Hamish is approachable and efficient, keeping clients informed and being available when needed. Hamish has developed a good working relationship with clients and has delivered the best outcomes for both estate and family law clients.




More Information

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