Providing Australians with results for over 35 years
John R Quinn & Co is located in the heart of Sydney in the CBD. We are a highly respected law firm that specialises in the area of family law. We were established in 1986. Thus the lawyers here at John Quinn & Co are highly knowledgeable, experienced and act with the utmost professionalism and discretion. Our experienced lawyers include accredited family law specialists. This level of specialisation means that you can be assured of receiving the most up-to-date, reliable and effective legal advice and aid. Which we will tailor to your individual circumstances. If you need expert advice regarding divorce or separation make the confident choice of John R Quinn & Co’s Sydney divorce lawyers.
Our team of experienced separation & divorce lawyers are trained in alternative dispute resolution and employ their skills to assist the parties in coming to an agreement regarding the serious issues of the division of property and assets and parenting arrangements (once referred to as custody and contact).
Our lawyers assist parties to arrive at settlements (i.e. Consent Orders) without the recourse of expensive litigation. However, if your proceedings do not settle and proceed to the court, we are very experienced at moving these matters through the legal system quickly, professionally and with the utmost discretion.
In Australia, there is "no-fault" attributed in a divorce. The only basis for a divorce is the "irretrievable breakdown of marriage" which was introduced by the Whitlam Government with the Family Law Act 1975. Parties must be separated at least 12 months before applying for a divorce. Under certain circumstances, you may be separated while still living in the same residence as your spouse.
Either party may initiate divorce proceedings or parties may choose to submit a joint application, in which case parties share the cost. Otherwise, the person who applies for the divorce will pay for it, while the other party will only need to sign the relevant forms when personally served with the divorce documents to acknowledge receipt of the documents. A divorce application is a legally separate undertaking to those matters such as the distribution of property or deciding where the children shall live and the time spent with each parent and child support and spouse maintenance.
Obtaining a divorce is not a prerequisite to finalising the settlement of property or parenting orders as these matters can be dealt with as soon as separation occurs. However in a divorce the court must be satisfied that proper arrangements have been made for the care and welfare of the children of the marriage who are under the age of 18 years.
A delay of approximately 2 months occurs between filing and the date of the divorce hearing. One month and one day later a divorce order is issued by the court. The divorce order is required before you are able to remarry.
The closest train stations are Town Hall, taking the Park Street exit, or St James Station, taking the Elizabeth Street exit. John R Quinn & Co. is on the corner of Park and Elizabeth.
Best parking is in the Domain parking station. Take the moving footway and cross Hyde Park to reach our offices.
John R Quinn & Co. Family Lawyers
Level 12, 60 Park Street
Sydney NSW 2000
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John R Quinn & Co. provides a range of legal services for both local, national & international clients. We are a highly experienced family law firm with over 35 years of experience.