Family Law Specialist – Brisbane & Caboolture
Family law is a complex area, and not all family lawyers have the same skills and experience. When you need help with your family law matter, you naturally want to turn to a family law specialist who can provide you with the best outcome for your case.
But did you know that the term “specialist” carries a particular meaning in the practise of law?
What is a Family Law Specialist?
A practising solicitor who has proven their knowledge and expertise in an area of law can earn the title of Accredited Specialist. To earn the Specialist Accreditation a solicitor must:
- Practise full-time for at least five years
- Work primarily in family law for at least three years
Only solicitors who meet those requirements are then eligible to the Queensland Law Society’s Specialist Accreditation Program. There are ten areas of specialist accreditation, including Family Law.
The Specialist Accreditation Program is an advanced study and assessment program for solicitors to demonstrate their skills and knowledge of complex family law matters. Only after passing this rigorous evaluation process can a family law solicitor be recognized as an Accredited Specialist in Family Law.
Fact: Only individual solicitors can be Accredited Specialists. A law firm is not recognized as a specialist, even if they solely practice in one area of the law.
When Do You Need a Family Law Specialist?
There are no specific family law matters that require an Accredited Specialist. However, there are matters where a family law specialist may be able to provide better advice and a better outcome.
Matters that can benefit from an accredited family law specialist include:
- Complex property settlements where there are multiple real properties, trusts, or companies;
- Parenting matters with complexities such as domestic violence, drugs, mental health, or child protection issues;
- Spousal maintenance applications;
- International relocation of children.
Family Law Specialists at Family Law Group Solicitors
Our legal practitioner director Hayley Cunningham is an Accredited Specialist in Family Law, having passed the QLS Accredited Specialist program in 2017.
Hayley was admitted to practice in 2003 and has practiced exclusively in family law since 2006. She has extensive experience in complex parenting and property settlements.
Hayley has trained and practiced in alternative dispute resolution methods including collaborative practice to settle matters without court intervention. She is also a practicing mediator and has been appointed by the Court as an Independent Children’s Lawyer (ICL).
Book a Consultation with a Family Law Specialist
If you need the help of a family law specialist in Brisbane and Caboolture, get in touch with us today. You can call our office on (07) 5499 2900 during our office hours of 9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday, and one of our friendly staff will get you started.
Or, you can send us a confidential enquiry by email using our contact page.
“Hayley, and the whole team at family law group are a breath of fresh air. They’re honest, respectful, compassionate and direct in addition to being highly, highly skilled.”
What Sets Us Apart in Family Law in Brisbane
You want a family lawyer who treats you as a person, understands your needs, and will act in your best interests.
Since 2005, Family Law Group Solicitors has provided the highest level services in the Brisbane and Caboolture regions, led by our legal practitioner director, Hayley Cunningham, an Accredited Specialist in Family Law.
Our Ability to Demystify the Law
Understanding your rights and responsibilities is not always easy, but we aim to make it simpler. Even for very challenging parenting matters, and complex property disputes, we’ll help you understand your position.
You are our valued client, and we act in your best interests at all times. From the initial consultation through to the final orders, our goal is to help you reach an outcome that will allow you to close this chapter of your life and and move on.
Let Our Team of Expert Family Lawyers Help With Your Matter
Family Law Group Solicitors are expert family lawyers in Caboolture and Brisbane. Our friendly support team is ready to arrange an initial consultation for you to discuss your matter.
Call our office today on (07) 5499 2900, or you can send us a confidential enquiry by email using our contact form.