Mastronardi Legal specialises in family law matters. We assist clients with a variety of family law matters and issues, ranging from simple consent matters to complex litigated matters. Our family law matters are managed by our Principal Solicitor, Melissa Mastronardi, and Associate Solicitor, Tim Virgona. Melissa and Tim are assisted by our team.
Our client’s, and potential clients, can now provide details for your family law property and children’s matter through the Provide Information section of our Client Service Portal.
Family Law issues
- Amending court orders
- Binding Financial Agreements
- Child Support Agreements
- Children’s passports and watch list applications
- Children’s surnames
- De facto relationships
- Domestic Violence
- Family trust and discretionary trust
- Legal Aid Early Intervention Mediation
- Medical issues
- Paternity Testing
- Pre-nuptial Agreements
- Property and children’s mediation
- Relocation matters
- Same-sex relationships
- Spousal maintenance
- Superannuation issues and superannuation splitting
If you have reached an agreement with your ex-partner, or are close to reaching an agreement, we can assist you in finalising your negotiations and formalising your agreement.
Resolving your property or children’s matter by consent will save time, money and unnecessary stress. We will guide you through the process, provide you with expert advice to ensure you understand how the Family Law Act applies to your matter and prepare all necessary documentation to formalise your agreement.
If you have received a draft agreement from your former partners solicitors, we can meet with you to provide advice on that agreement. If necessary, we can represent you in negotiations with your former spouse’s solicitor.
For some consent matters we can provide you with the choice of a fixed fee or time costed billing arrangement.
Our preference is to resolve our client’s family law matters amicably and by consent, however it is not always possible to resolve your Family Law matter by consent. Where matters involve complex issues, family violence or one party is delaying a resolution we may recommend filing your matter to obtain assistance from the Family Courts.
Our solicitors are experienced advocates having practiced in the Family Court of Australia, Federal Circuit Court and Local Court.
We understand family law matters are inherently stressful, and for many clients a family law matter will be the first time they find themselves before the Court. This can lead to additional anxiety and fear of the unknown. Our team will guide you step-by-step through the family law process to minimise any concerns you may have.
Our focus is on how we may best resolve your family law matter by working with you within the family law system and exploring creative ways to resolve complex family law matters. We pride ourselves on resolving matters without creating any additional stress by adding unnecessary animosity or aggression to our client’s family law matters. We require our clients comply with their obligations under the Family Law Act.