Family Law

Your Guide Through All
Areas of Family Law

Jones Hardy is distinguished for its comprehensive expertise in family law, offering deep understanding and a successful track record across various types of family cases.

From initial consultations to court representation, we provide skilled advocacy in Sydney, NSW, and Australia. Our goal is to protect your family's rights and secure the best possible outcomes, no matter the complexity of your case.

Parenting

Jones Hardy takes a sensitive and firm approach to parenting disputes, ensuring that the best interests of the children are always prioritised. Our lawyers are adept at handling cases involving custody, visitation rights, and parenting responsibilities, providing clear guidance and strong representation.

Property

We specialise in property disputes within the family context, helping clients navigate the complexities of asset division, property settlements, and financial agreements post-separation. Our approach is designed to achieve fair and equitable solutions that respect the contributions of both parties.

divorce

Navigating a divorce can be emotionally and legally challenging. Jones Hardy supports clients through the entire divorce process, offering compassionate counsel and thorough legal representation to simplify proceedings and reduce stress.

child support

Jones Hardy ensures that child support arrangements are fair, just, and in the best interests of the children involved. We help establish, review, and modify child support agreements to reflect changes in circumstances and legal requirements.

prenuptial agreements

Our team provides expert advice on prenuptial agreements, helping couples establish clear and legally binding arrangements that protect their interests and provide peace of mind before entering into marriage.

mediation

Jones Hardy promotes mediation as an effective way to resolve family disputes amicably. Our skilled mediators facilitate discussions, helping parties reach mutually agreeable solutions without the need for court intervention, saving time and emotional energy.

Other types of Family Law Cases Jones Hardy Law handles

Appeals in Family CourtApprehended Domestic Violence Orders (ADVOs)Binding Financial Agreements/ Prenuptial agreementsChild SupportCoercive ControlConsent OrdersDe facto RelationshipsDivorceEnforcement and ContraventionFalse Allegations
Family Dispute ResolutionFederal Circuit and Family Court advocacyFinancial mediationsGrandparents' RightsInterim HearingsInternational Family Law IssuesMediation and Collaborative LawModification of Child Support Modification of Parenting OrdersModification of Spousal Maintenance
Name ChangesParental AlienationParental RelocationParenting OrdersPaternityProperty SettlementSame-Sex Marriage and Divorce IssuesSpousal MaintenanceSurrogacy and Assisted ReproductionUrgent parenting matters

What Your Lawyer Should Tell You

Effective family law representation hinges on clear and open communication. At Jones Hardy, we prioritise transparency and understanding throughout your legal journey. This section outlines the critical information that our lawyers will share with you to ensure that you are fully informed and prepared for the legal process. Additionally, we highlight essential details you should provide to your legal team. Understanding both sides of this communication ensures that your representation is as effective and strategic as possible, tailored to achieve the best outcome for your family.

The critical information that our lawyers will share with you

Case Overview:
Your lawyer will clarify the charges against you, the legal parameters, and what the prosecution needs to prove.

Legal Rights:
You'll learn about your fundamental rights, such as the right to remain silent and the presumption of innocence.

Possible Outcomes:
We discuss all potential outcomes, including dismissals, convictions, or plea bargains, and their implications.

Procedure:
You'll receive a clear outline of the legal process, expected timelines, and any necessary paperwork.

Strategy:
We tailor a defence strategy suited to your unique case, considering all applicable defences.

Costs:
We provide a detailed estimate of legal costs, explaining our fee structure and any additional potential expenses.

essential details you should provide to your legal team.

Full Disclosure:
It's vital that you share all relevant facts about your case, even those that may seem damaging. Full transparency allows your lawyer to defend you effectively.

Your Goals:
Communicate what outcome you are hoping to achieve, whether it's clearing your name, receiving the least severe penalty possible, or seeking a quick resolution.

Previous Records:
Any prior criminal history or legal matters that might influence your case should be disclosed.

Witness Information:
Details about potential witnesses who could support your defence are crucial.

Documents and Evidence:
Provide any pertinent documents or evidence that could be relevant to your case, such as communications, photographs, or records.

Essential Tips:

Be Honest:
Always be truthful with your lawyer; lies can backfire and severely undermine your defense.

Keep Records: Maintain records of all interactions related to your case, including those with your lawyer.
Ask Questions: Don’t hesitate to ask for clarifications about legal jargon or advice given by your lawyer.

You And Your Lawyer: Building Trust and A Great Case

Facing family law challenges can be daunting, which is why we at Jones Hardy Law have created the "You and Your Lawyer" preparation document. This guide is designed to help you understand what to expect from your lawyer and what they will expect from you, ensuring you gather all necessary documents and information before your meeting. It also includes practical advice on managing the emotions and stress that often accompany family law issues, helping you to stay focused and effective throughout your legal journey.

After familiarising yourself with the guide, the next step is to book a private legal session with Jones Hardy Law. During this session, we will tailor a legal strategy to your specific needs, building on the foundation set by the guide. This personalised approach ensures you are not just prepared but also confident and ready to tackle your family law challenges with our expert support. Download the guide and book your session today to take control of your legal journey with confidence and expertise.

Start Your Legal Journey with Jones Hardy: Here's How

Ready to discuss your legal needs? Starting your journey with Jones Hardy is straightforward and designed to ensure we can best assist you towards a positive resolution. Follow these steps to begin:

  • Book an Appointment or Call: The only way for both of us to determine if we can help you achieve a positive resolution is to start a conversation. Book an appointment or call Jones Hardy to discuss the specifics of your situation.
  • Receive Your Onboarding Pack: Once you book an appointment, we'll send you three important documents:
  • The Jones Hardy Philosophy and Approach to Resolution: Understand the core values and strategies that drive our success.
  • A Guide to Explaining Your Case to Your Lawyer: This guide will help you prepare the details of your case effectively.
  • Questions We Need Answers To and Questions You Might Want to Ask Us: These prompts will help build a solid foundation for our communication and ensure we cover all critical aspects of your case.

Our commitment

By the end of our call, you’ll know exactly what you should do next!

Contact

Suite 701
225 Clarence Street
Sydney NSW 2000

CALL: (02) 7257 0384

Email: [email protected]

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