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About Julia West, Associate Family Lawyer at Martens Legal

Meet our Associate Family Lawyer. People love Julia’s warm and supportive attitude, but it’s her encyclopaedic knowledge of all things family law that makes her an invaluable part of our team. Would You Like Further Information? Please feel free to contact us or book an appointment online. Disclaimer: The information contained on this site is for general guidance only.  No person should act…

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Who Gets The Family Pet After Separation?

  Would You Like Further Information? If you would like to discuss your family law matter with us, please feel free to contact us or book an appointment online.   Disclaimer: The information contained on this site is for general guidance only.  No person should act or refrain from acting on the basis of such information.  Appropriate professional advice should be sought based…

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Leaving The Family Home

Takeaway Point The decision to leave the family home following separation is an extremely difficult one to make. Will the children be ok? Will I lose my right to the family home if I leave? What about the mortgage? These are the questions that often arise when making the decision to leave. An experienced family lawyer can answer these questions…

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When Is A Prenup Recommended?

Takeaway Point A prenup (otherwise known as a financial agreement in Australia) may be an awkward discussion to have at the start of a relationship; however, should you separate, it could save you a lot of time, money and emotional cost. While we understand that a prenup is not for everyone, there are many situations where we would recommend you…

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Can I Move Away With The Children?

Takeaway Point If you are thinking about moving away with the children, we strongly recommend that you speak with a lawyer first. Getting the right advice before you make the move not only best protects you, but also helps best protect the interests of the children. Alternatively, if it is the other parent who has said they intend to move with…

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How Family Law Has Evolved Since COVID-19

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The world is changing and we couldn’t be more grateful for technology and the internet! Our sincere thanks go out to the amazing app developers and entrepreneurs. Your brains and creativity have allowed us to continue to assist families in these uncertain times. We would even say that Covid-19 has caused Family Law to finally catch up with the 21st…

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