Headed by accredited family law specialists Geoff Wilson and Freda Wigan, HopgoodGanim’s family law practice provides specialised legal advice and the highest levels of service and professionalism for clients across Australia. The 15-strong team is one of the largest and best-regarded in the country. In addition to senior counsel and other experienced practitioners, the team includes a number of talented junior practitioners acknowledged as up-and-comers in the family law community.
Partner Geoff Wilson is recognised internationally for his expertise in pre-nuptial and binding financial agreement, and regularly advises on the impact of financial agreements on property settlements and spousal maintenance throughout Australia. He authored the Australian chapter of the 2011 legal guidebook International Pre-Nuptial and Post-Nuptial Agreements.
Geoff, Freda and the team have extensive experience preparing agreements for those who wish to minimise the prospect of court intervention should their relationship break down. The team will gain an understanding of your unique circumstances, listen to your needs, and investigate and communicate your options. They will not only draft a relationship agreement and provide advice on the impact of current laws on your agreement, but will also give you helpful tips to guide you through the process with your partner.
Our expertise in this area includes:
Undertaking a due diligence enquiry about your partner’s circumstances, where necessary, and reporting back to you.
Drafting an agreement that complies with legislative requirements.
Providing you with advice about the law and its impact on your agreement, enabling you to make an informed decision to enter the agreement or not.
Preparing your pre-nuptial, cohabitation and separation financial agreements if you are married (or plan to marry) or are separated from your partner.
Preparing your cohabitation and separation agreements if you are in a de facto relationship in Queensland.
Providing the necessary legal advice to ensure your agreement is binding and enforceable.
Reviewing and updating agreements from time to time to respond to changes in your circumstances and the law. We offer and recommend this legal wellness check-up as part of your overall estate planning.
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Contact: Geoff Wilson