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Family legal disputes can be emotionally and financially draining. Whether you are considering a divorce, are seeking advice when it comes to child custody, or are in the family court, it is important that you choose a family lawyer whom you trust and with whom you can build a lasting relationship.
- Divorce and Separation
- Cost-effective, timely and realistic approaches to resolution
- Parenting Disputes
- Property Settlements
- Financial agreements before, during and after a relationship.
- Servicing all of Victoria
Shane McClure Can Help With Your Family Law Matters
With over ten years experience in family law court appearances, lawyer Shane McClure will provide you with the amount of support that you need; whether it be a short consultation to discuss a potential separation and its consequences or complete legal representation from an experienced family lawyer in court.
His goal is to save you time and to reduce your emotional burden so that you can focus on more important things, such as your children and your career.
Shane believes in alternative dispute resolution, especially in the context of family matters. With a strong focus on mediation, Shane McClure can help you go your separate ways in a respectful, and friendly manner, avoiding conflict and reducing your costs. For more about our family dispute resolution mediation services click here.
While he is an accredited mediator and family dispute resolution practitioner, Shane will not hesitate to take your matter to family court if needed, to ensure that your rights and that of your children are protected. He understands that all families are different and that successful communication is not always possible.
Here is a testimonial from one of Shane’s clients, whom he successfully represented in front of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia:
When I contacted Shane I had lost all hope. I had met with another lawyer who could not see the bigger picture. Shane listened with compassion to what I had to say and ended up successfully helping me resolve my parenting and property matter at the Federal Circuit Court of Australia.
Divorce, Parenting Arrangements & Property Settlements
While it does not make the process of separating any easier, the sad reality is that not all couples are meant to stay together forever. A divorce involves a lot of negotiation and paperwork, as the spouses need to agree on separation of property, on child custody and, in some cases, alimony. If you and your spouse have already come to an agreement, Shane can assist you put it in writing and make it legally enforceable by obtaining a court order. On the other hand, if there is a dispute, Shane can act as mediator or litigator, defending your best interests in Court.
Before moving in with your partner and starting a de facto relationship or before getting married, you may want to consider getting a lawyer to draft up a prenuptial agreement (also known as a binding financial agreement).
While this may not seem very romantic especially when starting a new relationship, you will be glad to have such a document should the relationship eventually break down as this will set out the division of your assets. This can be particularly interesting if one party holds significantly more property and assets than the other, if this is not your first marriage (especially if you have children from a first marriage) or if you wish to protect your stake in a family business, for example.
The process of signing a prenuptial agreement does not have to be complicated or confrontational, however each party must receive independent legal advice; being able to rely on the services of an experienced family lawyer and mediator will ensure that your rights are protected.
Family Violence Intervention Orders
If you are a victim of domestic violence, Shane can support you in obtaining an intervention order against your spouse; this covers physical, but also sexual, financial and mental abuse. This can be obtained on an urgent basis if needed and will protect you and your children from any further abuse.
On the other hand, if you have just been informed that a family violence intervention order was just taken against you, Shane will be able to explain to you what this means and can prepare you for your court hearing. In the event that an interim order is made against you, you may also need to obtain advice in regards to the immediate conditions that you need to respect.
Contact Shane McClure Today To Learn More
Shane McClure has vast experience in all array of family law matters, including court appearances and can advise on the necessary documents required for starting a new relationship, ending a relationship, parenting disputes, and property disputes.
For more information, call to make an enquiry on 03 8692 7244 or click below to schedule a call back from Shane.