Family Law Team

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The Team

Senior Associate: Martin Wall

Personal Assistant: Elizabeth Scott

Family Law Team

The following services are primarily provided by our Family Law Team:

Family Agreements

  • Property relationship agreements
  • Pre-nuptial and de facto property agreements

Family Litigation

  • Mediation
  • Separation
  • Children’s parenting and contact
  • Maintenance arrangements
  • Adoption and guardianship
  • Representation of children and young persons
  • Domestic violence and harassment – applications to the Family Court, setting aside orders
  • Child abduction (domestic and international – Hague Convention)
  • Protection of personal care and property
  • Relationship property

Estate Litigation

  • Testamentary promises and claims
  • Family Protection Act (property) claims

Latest News

Retirement from Partnership

The partners of Bannister & von Dadelszen, Mark von Dadelszen, Jodi-Elizabeth Lett and Simon Wilton, announce that Peter Headifen retired from our firm on 30 November.

Family Court changes post 31 March 2014

On 31 March 2014, how the Family Court deals with Care of Children Act matters has changed dramatically. Now, more than ever, the focus is on parties resolving matters between themselves if the situation is non-urgent.

Elder Law

We are committed to providing expert legal advice in the Elder Law area. The number of people aged 65 and over has doubled since 1980 and is expected to double again by 2036 as the “baby boomer” generation move towards retirement. With moving towards retirement come some specialised legal issues that we can assist with.