Juliana Smith
BN (MID) LLB GDLP - Principal Lawyer

Heidi Keighran
LLB (Hons) GDLP - Associate Lawyer

03 5444 1181

If you are facing a separation or divorce and you need to find the best family lawyer in Bendigo to advise and represent you, it’s essential to make the decision carefully. Too many people end up going to multiple lawyers because they chose wrong the first time. This mistake can cost you time and money and leave you exhausted and frustrated.

Choose a Bendigo law firm who focuses on family law

Practising family law requires a strong focus on this jurisdiction. There can be frequent changes in the regulations and legislation related to children’s issues, child support, property, cohabitation and prenuptial agreements, superannuation, third party involvement, and more. Your family law firm in Bendigo should stay on top of the latest changes and maintain a thorough knowledge of Court process as well as the best mediators, counsellors, barristers, and business valuers.

Talk to your lawyer before booking a consultation

Even a brief phone conversation can tell you a lot about whether you will feel comfortable with their personality and style. Make sure you can easily understand what they are telling you and that you don’t feel as though your lawyer is rushing you or doesn’t value you as a client. Listen to what they say and beware of language such as “winning.” There aren’t “winners,” so to speak, in family law – only people who achieve the best possible outcome for everyone involved, particularly children. When it comes to co-parenting, one party feeling as though they “lost” can lead to significant conflict in the relationship for years to come. This is one reason the Court does their best to create a just and equitable outcome for both parties.

Consider the cost but don't make it the basis of your decision

It's essential to strike the right balance when it comes to your lawyer’s charge out rates. Too many people choose a lawyer based on who has the cheapest fees, and this is often a mistake. Many lawyers who charge more per hour can get more accomplished in less time than “cheaper” lawyers, meaning that choosing better quality may save you money in the long run. On the other hand, lawyers who charge exorbitant rates may not be able to take your case very far before you run out of money. A firm in the city has no more skills or expertise than a firm in regional Victoria.

JSLaw: Family Law Firm in Bendigo AND MACEDON RANGES

If you have a situation that requires the involvement of family law court in Bendigo or the Macedon Ranges, JSLaw can help.

Our solicitors are available in Bendigo and by appointment in Kyneton and Woodend and can appear in Court in Melbourne and Regional Victoria. We offer a refreshing change from the “big city” approach of larger firms, instead focusing on one-on-one, personalised service, which we provide with empathy, understanding, and professionalism.

Contact us here or call on 03 03 5444 1181 today to book a consultation.