CAIRNS FAMILY LAWYERS
Offering you the benefit of over 40 years combined legal experience and expert advice.
Suzanne Hadley LLB QUT
Accredited Specialist Family Law
A long-term Cairns resident, Suzanne Hadley was admitted as a Solicitor in 1993 after completing five year Articles in Cairns. She is a Queensland Law Society Accredited Specialist in Family Law. Suzanne has extensive experience in the fields of civil litigation, family law and criminal law, and has practiced exclusively in the area of family law and all that area encompasses.
Grad Dip LS JCU
Sybilla is an enthusiastic and dedicated family lawyer, first admitted in the United Kingdom in 1996. She was an Accredited Specialist In Family Law specialising in child matter resolution and domestic abuse. Sybilla’s background in British family law enables her to offer international clients sound advice in both Australian and British jurisdictions.
HADLEY FAMILY LAW
Family and de facto Law
◦ Property resolution following relationship breakdown
◦ Resolution of parenting arrangements
◦ Domestic violence
◦ Divorce applications
◦ Cohabitation agreements
◦ Pre-nuptial agreements
◦ Binding financial agreements
We also undertake agency work for practitioners from other regions, including interstate.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
You cannot file a divorce application until you've been separated for 1 year. If your marriage less than 2 years, you must seek leave of the court unless a certificate is filed at the same time to the effect that you and your spouse have considered reconciliation with an approved family counsellor and the counsellor has signed a certificate to that effect.
What is a de facto relationship?
A de facto relationship is defined in Section 44 Family Law Act 1975 as a relationship between two people who are not married, and may be of the same sex, who live together on a genuine domestic basis.
A parenting order is an order, made either by consent or following legal argument, which determines issues in relation to a child or children. It sets out the parent’s duties and obligations in relation to the children such as where a child is to live or how much time they spend with a parent, or any other issues affecting the child or children. Parenting Orders will often allocate Parental Responsibility with equal shared parental responsibility being the most prevalent.
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