You have made the decision to separate. We know it wasn’t easy and there were many factors to consider, but the decision is made. You need reassurance and clear advice. We will make sure you know your entitlements and, if required, your rights and obligations as a parent.

Children & Parenting Disputes

Your children make your house a home and they rock your world. If your relationship has broken down with your spouse, you will be concerned about how much time your children will spend with you, how you will support them financially, and how you can stay involved in their lives helping them grow into the strong, healthy and independent adults you imagined.

Megan is in your corner to provide you advice and support and help you negotiate parenting arrangements that work well for all of you.

And if negotiation isn’t possible, she will work hard to help you navigate the court process with as little financial and emotional expense as possible.

Property & Financial Settlement

You’ve worked hard to get the things you have – whether you were the 9-5’er, or you kept the household running and looked after the kids.

You want to secure your financial future and make sure your contributions are properly recognised in a financial settlement.

Whether you are married or de facto, Megan will give you the advice to help you protect your interests and negotiate a financial settlement so you can work towards reaching your goals for the future.

And if negotiation isn’t possible, Megan is in your corner guiding you through the court process.

Divorce

Usually the last step in the process after negotiating a financial settlement or arrangements for your children, Megan will make the process as easy as possible for you and take care of the paperwork needed to finalise your divorce, including attending court for you if it’s necessary to do so.

have you separated? find out what to do next.

The decision to end your relationship is one of the most significant decisions you will ever make.

Once the decision has been made, there are many different factors to consider. One of which is who to see for legal advice.

Even if you haven't quite reached an agreement, or you haven't yet separate, you need advice about your legal rights and entitlements and the many other factors to consider; this guide will help you feel empowered, informed and prepared for the next stage.

You want someone who will assist you get through the difficult time following your separation, using a process that best suits your situation and circumstances and minimises your costs. You want help to achieve your immediate and long-term goals.

I understand that after making the decision to separate, you need to know your entitlements, rights and obligations.

My experience as a family lawyer has shown me that when you are at your most vulnerable, you need sound legal advice that will protect you, your family and your assets.

I became a family lawyer because I am passionate about practising law and I genuinely care about families and relationships. 

I will point you in the right direction and help you clear a path towards achieving your hopes and aspirations for the future.

My name is Megan Sweetlove. I am wife and mother. I am a business owner and a home owner. I am a family and divorce lawyer.

By choosing me to act on your behalf, you can be confident that your trust and expectations will be met as I work hard to bring you the best possible outcome. Let me be the first you turn to for effective, professional and sensitive legal representation.

helpful information.

Is it a loan.. or a gift?

A scenario that I come across regularly in my work as a family lawyer is where parents have provided their adult-child with financial assistance to purchase their home or an investment property. The financial assistance is provided while the adult-child is single and they subsequently enter a relationship, or often the financial assistance is provided […]

We agree on everything. Do we need a lawyer?

I am regularly asked this question. Yes you can negotiate with your former spouse as to where your children will live and how much time they will spend with each parent. In fact, it’s great if you can. And it’s encouraged by the Court. If you need a bit of extra help negotiating and discussing parenting […]

Have you and your former spouse agreed where the kids will wake up on Christmas morning?

The last date for filing non-urgent applications for parenting orders that relate to Christmas 2016 and the long-school holidays is 11 November 2016 – but don’t leave it that long to start making plans. So what is the process, and why should you start doing anything now? Try and negotiate with your former spouse and enrol […]

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