From separation and divorce to complex property settlements, complete focus on family law is what sets us apart.
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Property settlement

The success of many divorce cases often rests on understanding the complex financial structures  implemented by families (including extended families) before and during a relationship. These financial structures frequently require restructuring.

At Dorter Family Lawyers we have proven experience in locating undisclosed assets, and structuring family law settlements involving family businesses, company structures, partnerships, self managed superannuation funds and family trusts.

Rebekah’s commercial experience working in large commercial law firms allows clients to better understand the financial implications for the family after a separation occurs. The Dorter Family Law team also have extensive experience in marriage and de facto matters involving equitable claims where a party asserts an interest in property pursuant to a trust.

Parenting issues and child custody

Children are frequently the most delicate aspect of any separation. We act for mothers, fathers, grand parents and step parents whom seek advice before and following the breakdown of a family unit. Rebekah holds a degree in Psychology and her expertise includes dealing with breakdown in relationships due to mental health issues including addictions, depression, and personality disorders. Her insights always serve as guidance for other solicitors managing such cases.

At Dorter Family Lawyers we help parents seeking and opposing inter-state and international relocations and parents seeking the recovery of their children. We also represent parents in negotiations and applications relating to schooling, school fees  and associated child support issues.

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Child support

A common point of contention in many separations is the amount of child support required to be paid. Child support is one area of family law where experience matters.  

We assist parents negotiate private Child Support agreements, which benefit the parents and the children. We also represent clients making applications to the Federal Circuit Court and Family Court for departure orders from a Child Support Assessment or where they are appealing a decision of the Social Services Appeals Tribunal (SSAT).

We also represent overseas clients seeking to enforce child support orders from other jurisdictions. If you require expert assistance regarding a child support matter contact a member of our team today.

Divorce & Family law

The separation and divorce process in Australia can seem complicated when you have separated. We help our clients understand, navigate and master this process.

We have extensive experience in all aspects of divorce and family law. Our approach focuses on your goals and circumstances to ensure you achieve  a successful resolution.

Rebekah Dorter leads a team of family lawyers and paralegals versed in all aspects of negotiations, court proceedings and the Family Law system. If you would like assistance, contact our office in North Sydney and tell us about your case.

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Mediation

Rebekah Dorter is an Accredited Mediator with LEADR (The Resolution Institute), an international organisation promoting mediation for conflict resolution. Her experience and track records acting as mediator in family law matters for clients around Australia reinforces our firm’s position on the value of this tool to reach successful resolution efficiently and without litigation.