Latest news from our Bendigo & Woodend solicitors

At JS Law, our Bendigo and Woodend solicitors regularly attend professional development and are up to date with the latest news and legislation surrounding family and criminal lawyers in the Macedon Ranges, Gisborne, Bendigo, Castlemaine and Kyneton.

With an experienced team of family, criminal law and divorce lawyers, we provide caring, compassionate and unbiased legal advice.

The difference between divorce lawyers and family lawyers

People often confuse divorce lawyers for family lawyers, divorce law is simply the process of obtaining a “decree nisi” – ending the formal marriage. It is not to be confused with, nor is it a division of assets and liabilities of the parties and ending their financial connection – that is a separate process known...

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Family Lawyer Gisborne

At JSLaw we understand that each clients circumstances and needs are different and you may need a lawyer for a variety of family law related matters In situations where a party cannot adequately support themselves financially following a relationship breakdown they may be entitled to spousal maintenance from their former partner or vica versa. Spousal...

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Family Violence Order Bendigo, Castlemaine, Kyneton, Gisborne and Woodend

Are you the Applicant or Respondent in a Family Violence Order matter in Bendigo, Castlemaine, Gisborne or Woodend? If so, contact us for advice as soon as possible. We represent clients in all local and metropolitan courts. It is important to understand that a breach of an Intervention Order is a criminal offence. You should...

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Family Law Parenting and Property and Divorce

Both parties in a family law parenting and property matter have an ongoing duty of disclosure. In a family law property matter or financial settlement, a request to provide your financial documents either from your solicitor for the solicitor acting for the other party is a normal process and should not cause concern. The reason...

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Domestic Violence in a relationship may sway property settlement in your favour

Based in Bendigo and Woodend from time to time we have had clients that have been subjected to family/domestic/ violence. In certain circumstances and if certain criteria are met, this may mean in the event of separation or divorce and there is a property settlement, that the person subjected to the domestic violence may be...

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Family Violence

JSLaw can provide advice and representation at court in family violence matters. The website familyviolence.courts.vic.gov.au is a useful resource. Please call us at JSLaw if you have a question regarding family violence and intervention orders.

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Family Law Duty of Disclosure

Full and frank financial disclosure is a cornerstone of family law property matters. A reluctance to disclose or a misunderstanding about what to disclose is not uncommon. Both sets of Court Rules, The Family Law Rules in the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court Rules in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia...

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Family Violence Support Service

Support service 1800RESPECT is a confidential telephone and online counselling service providing support to anyone impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence. 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Telephone 1800737732.

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Parenting Courses

At JSLaw we recommend to every client they consider completing a post separation parenting course and suggest clients look up websites such as Catholic Care and Relationships Australia for suitable courses to undertake.

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Divorce Proceedings

After 12 months of separation, it is probably time to start considering applying for Divorce. Though you may be unsure of what to do. When considering Divorce, it is important to understand the grounds for Divorce is irretrievable breakdown of the relationship. This is recognized by evidence of the parties having lived separately and apart...

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