Family and Relationship Law
Blissenden Lawyers specialises in Family Law issues. We understand that just as no two people are the same, no two families are alike and that matters can be complicated, and fraught with emotion.
We will listen to your issues and concerns and work to achieve the best possible outcome for you and your family.
At Blissenden Lawyers we will give you a straightforward assessment of your case and our professional advice about the likely outcome. We will clearly explain how the law applies to your specific situation and recommend the best course of action. If you decide to proceed we will assist you with your case - every step of the way.
Our experienced lawyers can undertake negotiations and mediation to assist you in working towards a practical resolution, and we can represent you in court if required.
Robert Blissenden, one of Hobart’s most experienced lawyers has been voted by his peers in 2014, 2015 and 2016 to be one of only two Preeminent Tasmanian Family & Divorce Lawyers. Robert specialises in Family Law, Matrimonial and Custody matters in Tasmania and is experienced in complex and sensitive matters.
Family Law areas we provide assistance with include:
Separation and divorce – we can complete Dissolution Applications and ensure you understand your rights on separation.
Property matters – it is important to know what your entitlements and options are. We can assist with the division of property, understanding spouse maintenance, superannuation splitting, taxation issues and valuation issues.
Binding financial agreements - commonly known as “pre-nuptial” agreements, these are important in the event of separation. We can assist you arrange your financial matters at the commencement of a relationship or during it.
Issues with children – we will work with you to achieve an agreement on who the children will live with, how much time they will spend with the other parent, relocation issues and child support.
If you have an reached agreement for parenting arrangements, we can formalise the agreement with Court Orders. We also offer mediation and legal services in disputes regarding parenting arrangements including where a parent is being denied time and matters where allegations of abuse have been made.
Blissenden Lawyers act for grandparents and other persons significant to the care, welfare and development of a child or children.
Defacto relationships - there are a number of factors that determine a defacto relationship. This can include the length of the relationship, whether you live together or have a child together and the public’s perception of the relationship. Blissenden Lawyers can assist with all defacto relationships including same sex relationships, property entitlements and financial arrangements.
Family violence - we can assist to put in place or uphold Family Violence Orders, Police Family Violence Orders and Restraint Orders.
Representation - if you need representation in Family Law matters in the Family and Federal Magistrate’s Courts, Blissenden Lawyers can assist. Our lawyers regularly appear in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia and the Family Court of Australia representing our clients in Family Law matters.
- Church abuse claims - if you have been a victim of church or institutional abuse we can help.
Call us today at (03) 6272 7766 to discuss how we can help your specific needs.