What we do

Family Law
At Fogarty Lawyers we provide guidance for people during a difficult period.  We endeavour to resolve our clients' disputes in the most efficient and cost-effective manner and, if possible, without recourse to litigation.

Many people wish to negotiate between themselves in an attempt to reach an agreement.  We recommend that parties who reach an agreement between themselves seek advice as to whether the agreement reached is fair, and also whether the agreement is binding - even if one person changes their mind at a later date.
We provide advice in relation to all areas of family law, including: 

  • Separation and divorce
  • De facto relationships
  • Same-sex relationships
  • Property settlements
  • Consent orders
  • Binding financial agreements
  • Spousal maintenance
  • Children's matters
  • Child support
  • Negotiation, arranging and attending mediation and settlement conferences
  • Finalising all family law settlements

  • Criminal Law and Court Appearances
    Expert advice and support is important when you're facing a difficult situation. We can help you to understand your options and make informed choices about your rights.

    It is advisable to receive legal advice before your first court appearance. If you appear in court unrepresented, your case may be adjourned in order for you to receive legal representation.
    We provide legal advice and court representation for all types of matters including:

  • Police charges
  • Traffic offences
  • Infringements
  • Fisheries and primary industries offences
  • Intervention orders
  • Appeals
  • Cases in the Magistrates' Court, Children's Court, County Court and Supreme Court jurisdictions (including Koori Court)

  • Conveyancing
    The purchase or sale of a property is one of the biggest financial investments a person will make.  We can assist you from start to finish when buying or selling a property.

    Our solicitors provide comprehensive advice when purchasing a property and we arrange for prompt section 32 statements when selling a property.

    Our solicitors are experienced with residential, rural and commercial transactions.

    Wills, Powers of Attorney & Guardianship
    Having arrangements in place for when the unexpected happens provides peace of mind and makes it easier for the people who are left to handle your affairs if you lose capacity or in the event of death.  Having proper arrangements in place is important for everyone.
    Our solicitors can assist with:

  • Advice on wills
  • Estate planning
  • Financial powers of attorney
  • Medical powers of attorney
  • Appointment of guardians
  • Life planning
  • Advice on trust arrangements

  • Deceased Estates
    We provide simple, practical advice and assistance to executors and administrators of estates.

    Often we are also called to help with difficult situations of conflict within families, or where a claim is made against the estate. Experienced lawyers are on hand to guide you through these issues.

    We can also assist a person who hasn't been provided for, or who has been insufficiently provided for, under a Will.  Our solicitors will advise whether a person has a likelihood of a successful claim against the estate.
    Our solicitors can assist with:

  • Estate advice
  • Interpreting wills
  • Grants of Probate and Administration
  • Estate administration
  • Estate litigation

  • Commercial
    We have experience in matters involving:

  • Sale & purchase of business
  • Retail & commercial leasing