Family Law

QHM Lawyers has extensive experience across a broad range of family law issues. These include:

  • Property settlements for married couples
  • Financial Agreements including pre-nuptial agreements
  • Children
  • Divorce
  • Intervention orders
  • Domestic (De facto) relationships
  • Same-sex relationships
  • Injunctions and restraining orders
  • Spousal maintenance
  • Adult child maintenance

Family law can be a highly emotional area and we understand the need for matters to be dealt with in accordance with the particular circumstances of the matter. The overwhelming majority of family law matters are dealt with by agreement between the parties.

We understand that our clients are not just concerned about the outcome of their family law matter, but also about the processes involved to achieve a resolution.

QHM Lawyers has expertise in a variety of dispute resolution processes including, mediation, round table conferences, arbitration, collaborative law and litigation (going to Court). We can advise you about which dispute resolution options are most appropriate for your individual circumstances.

Criminal Law

QHM Lawyers is committed to the provision of competitive and cost-effective services. Our Lawyers can provide assistance with the following matters within criminal law:

  • Assaults
  • Driving offences
  • Drug offences
  • Fraud offences
  • Robbery
  • Theft
  • Violence (including domestic violence offences)

Contact us to arrange a consultation.

Business Law

QHM Lawyers provide strategic and practical legal advice and solutions to small businesses in a timely and cost-effective way. Our services include:

  • reviewing and preparing all types of contracts;
  • advising on contractual disputes;
  • business sales; and
  • business agreements such as, online business terms and conditions, supply agreements, service agreements, distribution agreements, consultancy agreements, franchise agreements, partnership agreements, IT agreements and licence agreements.

Wills and Probate

QHM Lawyers is experienced in the drafting of wills and provision of probate services as follow:

  • will preparation;
  • applications for probate;
  • applications for letters of administration (where a person dies without leaving a will);
  • contesting a will or estate (testator family maintenance claims);
  • powers of attorney;
  • estate and trust administration; and
  • charitable bequests, foundations or trusts.

Although there is no legal obligation to make a Will, if you die without leaving a validly signed Will your assets are distributed according to law –the table of intestacy. This may result in your loved ones not receiving the benefit you would have chosen.

It is especially important to make a Will if you have children aged under 18 years, so that you nominate your preferred guardians and to ensure that arrangements are in place for your child/ren’s maintenance and education.

QHM Lawyers prepares tailored Will’s, depending on individual needs, from $110 (including GST).

Contact us to make an appointment.

Conveyancing

QHM Lawyers has extensive experience in conveyancing. We understand that buying or selling a residential or commercial property is a significant matter for most people and we cater for anyone transacting in property in Victoria. In particular, we can assist you with:

  • Selling: Preparation of Contract of Sale and Section 32 Vendor's Statement; Arranging settlement
  • Buying: Reviewing Contract of Sale and Section 32 Vendor's Statement; Arranging legal transfers of title Our conveyancing services are offered at fixed competitive rates and are delivered through experienced Property Lawyers.

Civil Disputes

QHM Lawyers provide advice and assistance in relation to Employment Law, Environment and Planning Law, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Contract disputes and Debt related matters.

Legal Costs

You can expect that QHM Lawyers:

  • will provide you with information in writing about the rates we charge for our work;
  • will provide you with initial cost estimates in relation to your case, in relation to Court costs (where relevant) or should your matter resolve without Court involvement;
  • will send you interim invoices to ensure that you are informed of your ongoing legal costs on a regular basis;
  • will provide you with written information about your rights in relation to legal costs;
  • will not incur any substantial disbursements (out-of-pocket expenses such as barrister's fees) without prior consultation with you; and
  • reserve’s the right to charge interest on any bills that are not paid in full within 14 days. QHM Lawyers expects all clients to:
  • sign a written costs agreement which describes the manner in which we charge for our services;
  • pay invoices promptly; and
  • make a payment to be held in our trust account for the payment of your legal costs and disbursements (out-of-pocket expenses). Any money held in our trust account can only be used to pay our invoices for work performed by us or for the payment of disbursements in consultation with you.