Court and Disputes

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Court and Disputes

Family law litigation refers to using the Court system to resolve disputes. Litigation will typically be used on issues around property settlements, parenting arrangements, spousal maintenance, child custody and support. 

The Court is the Federal Circuit and family Court of Australian (FCFCOA).

Other methods of resolving an issue include negotiations and mediation. Litigation is often considered a last resort to resolve the issues at hand, however it can effectively be used to have a decisive outcome made where negotiation will not succeed.

What is Family Law Litigation?

Our lawyers deal with family law litigation matters on a daily basis. We regularly act in the Federal Family Law Courts for our clients, on parenting and property disputes.

Arbitration, Mediation, Dispute Resolution

In addition to Court litigation, we can look at alternatives such as arbitration and mediation.

Mediation can be considered as a way to obtain a quicker and potentially less stressful outcome compared with litigation. At early stages of family law litigation, it is mandatory to make attempts at mediation to bring resolution.

We can also ensure that you get the correct s601 Certificates from a Family Dispute Resolution process in the event that your matter cannot be resolved and has to be brought into the Court system.

Every situation is unique, and we are available to assist throughout all stages of the family law litigation process.


To begin, simply reach out to us through our contact form or give us a call. Our friendly and approachable team is ready to assist you. During our business hours, we commit to responding within one hour.

After you reach out, we will have a brief 5 to 20-minute conversation with you to gain a basic understanding of your situation and your objectives. This initial chat helps us determine how we may be able to assist you. If we find that we can help, we will schedule an initial consultation to delve deeper into your matter. Before commencing, we will thoroughly explain the process and set expectations to ensure we are aligned, ultimately striving for the best possible outcome for you.

Certainly. If you wish to change your legal representation to our firm, we can assist you in requesting your files from your previous lawyer on your behalf.

Effective communication is a fundamental value at Movement Legal. We are committed to keeping you informed as your matter progresses through different stages, and we will promptly respond to any emails or calls you send our way.

An interim hearing is a legal proceeding that occurs before a final judgment or order is issued. It is conducted to address urgent issues or resolve ongoing disputes. During an interim hearing, the court can make binding decisions on important matters until a further or final court hearing occurs.

Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) involves accredited specialists known as Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners (FDR Practitioners). They have received extensive training in dispute resolution techniques to provide clients with a tailored approach to settling their disputes. FDR Practitioners serve as neutral third parties, helping clients maintain composure during negotiations and defining the issues in dispute.

If you are dissatisfied with a Family Court decision in Australia, there is generally an option to appeal the ruling. Under Division 4 of the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth), individuals have the right to appeal a decision made by a judge in the Federal Circuit and Family Court, particularly when it pertains to child-related matters or child support issues.

Why Movement Legal?

Family law specialists

Our lawyers are family law specialists, and deal with these and related legal issues daily.

We can help you with any aspect of family law - including advice around divorce and separation, child custody, property and financial arrangements, financial agreements, and more.

Fast turn around times

We will come back to you promptly with clear directions as to how we can help you and your matter. We prioritise communication with our clients to bring maximum efficiency into play.

Cost Certainty

We provide our clients with certainty and transparency on our legal fees. Wherever we can, we will quote you a fixed fee, rather than charging you by the hour.

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