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Our experienced Divorce and Separation Lawyers based in Miami on the Gold Coast take an outcome-driven, client-centric approach while providing crystal-clear communication to guide you through this challenging process.

Our mission is simple – find solutions that help you move forward.

At Arcuri Turnbull Law, we understand the intense emotions that can accompany Divorce and Separation. That’s why we become your voice of reason, delivering supportive guidance with a direct touch.

Our ultimate goal is to achieve the best possible outcome for everyone involved while ensuring a smooth and efficient resolution – without crippling costs.

We grasp the anger, upset and emotional rollercoaster that Divorce and Separation can entail. That’s why we’re here to lay out the best path forward right from the start.

Throughout the Separation and Divorce process, we stand by your side as a strong ally. We’re not afraid to speak up and encourage you to reconsider positions that may not serve the best interests of the important people in your life. Whether it’s preserving your relationship with a child or avoiding costly courtroom battles, we’ll be your sounding board.

With over 40 years of experience in Family Law, our Separation and Divorce Solicitors are the best in gathering crucial information. This allows us to determine the most effective paths to reach resolutions and agreements. We’ll help you sidestep prolonged, contentious legal battles that are costly and emotionally taxing.

We’re committed to reaching fair and swift resolutions while protecting the best interests of all parties involved, no matter how complex the situation. Whether it involves child arrangements, other relationships, or intricate financial matters, we’re here to navigate the complexities with you.

Our Gold Coast Family Law Team

Why Choose Us?

Your individual needs are at the forefront of any legal process, not only for the present but also your future

We consult, we collaborate and we prioritise your interests.

We understand that divorce is more than just a legal process; it’s an emotional journey that can be incredibly challenging. Our lawyers are committed to providing not only expert legal advice but also empathy and understanding. We approach every case with sensitivity and care, ensuring that your voice is heard and your concerns are addressed. Our goal is to support you throughout this process, helping you navigate the complexities of divorce with compassion and respect.

We are proud of our strong track record of success in handling divorce cases. Our team has consistently achieved favourable outcomes for our clients, whether it involves securing desired child arrangements, achieving fair property and financial settlements, or efficiently resolving complex disputes. This history of success demonstrates our dedication and capability in managing your case effectively, giving you confidence that you are in capable hands.

We believe that every divorce case is unique and requires a tailored strategy. Our lawyers are strategic thinkers who develop personalised approaches based on the specific details of your situation. Whether it’s through negotiation, mediation, or litigation, we choose the path that best protects your interests and aims to minimise conflict. Our ability to adapt our strategies to changing circumstances ensures that we are always working towards the best possible outcome for you.

We prioritise being accessible and responsive to our clients. We understand that the divorce process can bring up urgent questions and concerns, and our lawyers are committed to being there when you need us. You can rely on us for prompt communication, regular updates, and personal attention to your case. Our dedication to availability ensures that you are supported every step of the way, providing peace of mind during a stressful time.

Divorce Lawyer Gold Coast

Trusted advisers for Family Matters

Our team consists of experienced divorce lawyers who genuinely understand your needs. We can identify issues that you may not be aware of and offer added value through our personal insights.

Our unwavering focus during divorce law matters is to achieve the best possible outcome while ensuring a prompt resolution. Our solution-driven and client-centric approach, coupled with crystal-clear communication, will guide you through this difficult process.

We value flexibility and accessibility, enabling us to work with you remotely from anywhere – be it over the phone, through virtual meetings, online information collection or in person at our office.

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Ready to embark on this journey with fearless advocates by your side? Contact our exceptional team at Arcuri Turnbull Law today and let us guide you toward the best possible resolution.

What truly stands out is the staff’s unwavering helpfulness and consideration. They take the time to understand our specific needs and tailor their services accordingly, providing a personalised experience that makes us feel valued and supported.

Nassim S.
Gold coast

Great legal work on our settlement. Plenty of communication and dealt with very professionally. Would use again for sure!

Andrew P.
Gold coast

Very efficient and knowledgeable and communicated with us regularly to achieve the best possible outcome.

Nick R.

Arcuri have dealt with all matters we have engaged them to handle, some quite complex. Excellent conveyancing services and outstanding legal advice from Lionel and Mick. Thorough, friendly and accessible throughout all processes.

Suzi C.

Arcuri Turnbull law have help my family and I with both conveyancing issues and Estate matters for a number of years.
They have always made the process, no matter what the issue, as stress free and as positive as possible. Glenda and Lionel are a fantastic team.

Helen J.

We had a great experience with Arcuri Turnbull Law who took care of the conveyancing in the purchase of our new home. This was our first home on the Gold Coast, and our first in Queensland for 13 years, and they made the process easy for us. Always friendly and helpful and very efficient.

Penelope G.

For approximately the past 10 years, I have chosen Arcuri Turnbull Law for all of my Legal matters, including the conveyancing and settlement of numerous property sales and purchases, and the formation of my Will.
I have always found them to be extremely helpful, knowledgeable, professional and approachable.
Their personalised service is outstanding, and I never feel like “just a number!”
I always feel assured that they are doing their utmost to assist me from a legal perspective, whilst at the same time offering me reassurance and instilling confidence.
Aimee is a pleasure to deal with, and her incredible knowledge base and interpersonal skills are an asset to Arcuri Turbull Law.
Lionel has also been extraordinary, and in more difficult situations has offered his expert legal advice and intervened where necessary to achieve the desired and best outcome.
From the moment I make contact with Arcuri Turbull Law, to the finalisation of the Legal Matter involved, I am always very satisfied with their high level of integrity, professionalism and the delivery and provision of exceptional legal advice and services.
I highly recommend Arcuri Turbull Law for all Legal matters.

Joanne P.

I can’t recommend Aimee and the team at Arcuri Law enough! Using Aimee to help with the sale of my first property has been a real pleasure, putting up with all my phone calls, nothing has ever been too much. Really appreciated their help and can’t recommend them highly enough! Will definitely be using them again!

Andrew B.

Glenda at Acuri Turnbull is fabulous, she set up my will efficiently, it was a pleasure talking to her, I highly recommend her services.

Michelle P.

Divorce Law FAQs

Property division during a Divorce or Separation is governed by the Family Law Act 1975. If the parties have reached an agreement about dividing the property pool, you can document your agreement via Consent Orders or a Financial Agreement in accordance with the Family Law Act 1975. If you and your partner cannot reach an agreement about the property division, you can make an application to the Court for orders.

Consent Orders and Binding Financial Agreements are both ways of settling property and financial matters between parties in a family law dispute. Consent Orders are approved by the court and are more final, while BFAs are private agreements between parties that are not approved by the court and are more flexible. For Consent Orders, the parties must file an application with the court and provide full financial disclosure. The court will then consider the orders and, if they are satisfied that they are fair and reasonable, approve them. For BFAs, parties must obtain independent legal advice and sign the agreement in the presence of their legal practitioner.

By creating a parenting plan which sets out the arrangements for parenting and visitation. The plan should cover issues such as where the children will live, how much time they will spend with each parent, and how major decisions will be made. It’s important to make sure the plan is in the best interests of the children.

In Queensland, the only ground for divorce is the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage. This breakdown is evidenced by the spouses having lived separately and apart for at least 12 months, with no likelihood of reconciliation. It is important to note that you can still be considered “separated” even if you live under the same roof, provided you can prove the separation’s reality to the court. This might involve demonstrating changes in living arrangements, financial arrangements, and the nature of the relationship.

To start the divorce process in Queensland, you need to file an application for divorce with the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia. The steps are as follows:

  1. Prepare the Application: You can either complete a sole application (if only one spouse is applying) or a joint application (if both spouses agree to the divorce).
  2. File the Application: The application can be filed online through the Commonwealth Courts Portal. You will need to pay the filing fee unless you are eligible for a fee reduction or exemption.
  3. Serve the Application: If you are making a sole application, you must serve a copy of the filed application on your spouse. Service must be done by someone other than you, and you must provide proof of service to the court.
  4. Court Hearing: If there are children under 18, you will need to attend a court hearing. For a joint application or if there are no children under 18, attendance may not be necessary unless there are other complicating factors.
  5. Divorce Order: If the court is satisfied that the marriage has broken down irretrievably, it will grant a divorce order. The divorce becomes final one month and one day after the order is made.

If your ex partner does not agree to the divorce, you can still proceed with a sole application. You will need to demonstrate to the court that the marriage has broken down irretrievably and that you have been separated for at least 12 months. Your spouse’s disagreement alone is not sufficient to prevent the divorce from being granted. However, your spouse will have the opportunity to respond to the application and attend the court hearing to present their case. The court will consider all the evidence before making a decision.

The duration of the divorce process in Queensland can vary depending on several factors. Here is a general timeline:

  1. Separation Period: Before you can apply for a divorce, you must be separated from your spouse for at least 12 months. This period starts from the date you decide to separate and live apart.
  2. Filing the Application: Once the 12-month separation period is complete, you can file a divorce application. If you file a sole application, you must serve the application on your spouse.
  3. Court Hearing: If there are children under 18, you will need to attend a court hearing. If it is a joint application or there are no children under 18, a court appearance may not be necessary.
  4. Divorce Order: If the court is satisfied that the marriage has broken down irretrievably, it will grant a divorce order. The divorce becomes final one month and one day after the order is made. Overall, from filing the application to the final divorce order, the process can take around 3 to 4 months, assuming there are no complications or disputes.

Whether you need to go to court for a divorce depends on the specifics of your situation:

  1. Joint Application: If you and your spouse file a joint application and there are no children under 18, you typically do not need to attend court. The divorce can be processed administratively.
  2. Sole Application with Children: If you file a sole application and there are children under 18, you will need to attend a court hearing. The court needs to be satisfied that proper arrangements have been made for the children’s care, welfare, and development.
  3. Disputed Divorce: If your spouse contests the divorce or if there are other complicating factors, you may need to attend court hearings to resolve these issues.
  4. Separation Under One Roof: If you and your spouse have been separated but living under the same roof, you may need to provide additional evidence and attend a court hearing to explain your situation. In summary, whether you need to go to court depends on whether there are contested issues and whether there are children involved.

If your spouse is abusive, you have several legal rights and protections available to you:

  1. Domestic Violence Orders (DVO): You can apply for a Domestic Violence Order, also known as a Protection Order. This order can restrict your spouse’s behaviour, prohibit contact, and require them to stay away from your home and workplace.
  2. Immediate Protection: If you are in immediate danger, you can apply for a Temporary Protection Order, which provides immediate protection until a court can hear your application for a full Protection Order.
  3. Police Assistance: If you are experiencing domestic violence, you should contact the police. They can assist you in obtaining a Protection Order and provide immediate protection and support.
  4. Legal Advice and Support: It is important to seek legal advice to understand your rights and options. You can also access support services, such as domestic violence hotlines and shelters, which can provide assistance and resources.
  5. Child Protection: If there are children involved, the court will prioritize their safety and well-being. You can seek orders for the protection and care of your children as part of your application.

Remember, your safety and the safety of your children are the top priorities. There are legal measures in place to protect you from abuse, and seeking help from authorities and legal professionals is essential. Reach out to us on 07 5526 0499 today to learn more about how we can keep you and your children safe

If your spouse is abusive, you have several legal rights and protections available to you:

  1. Domestic Violence Orders (DVO): You can apply for a Domestic Violence Order, also known as a Protection Order. This order can restrict your spouse’s behaviour, prohibit contact, and require them to stay away from your home and workplace.
  2. Immediate Protection: If you are in immediate danger, you can apply for a Temporary Protection Order, which provides immediate protection until a court can hear your application for a full Protection Order.
  3. Police Assistance: If you are experiencing domestic violence, you should contact the police. They can assist you in obtaining a Protection Order and provide immediate protection and support.
  4. Legal Advice and Support: It is important to seek legal advice to understand your rights and options. You can also access support services, such as domestic violence hotlines and shelters, which can provide assistance and resources.
  5. Child Protection: If there are children involved, the court will prioritize their safety and well-being. You can seek orders for the protection and care of your children as part of your application.

Remember, your safety and the safety of your children are the top priorities. There are legal measures in place to protect you from abuse, and seeking help from authorities and legal professionals is essential. Reach out to us on 07 5526 0499 today to learn more about how we can keep you and your children safe

A divorce can have significant implications for your will and estate planning. Here’s what you need to know:

  1. Automatic Revocation: In many jurisdictions, including Queensland, divorce automatically revokes any provisions in your will that benefit your former spouse. This means your former spouse will no longer be entitled to inherit from your estate unless you update your will to reflect this.
  2. Updating Your Will: It is crucial to update your will after a divorce to ensure that your assets are distributed according to your current wishes. This includes appointing new executors, guardians for minor children, and beneficiaries.
  3. Power of Attorney: Review and update any powers of attorney or enduring powers of attorney to remove your former spouse if they were previously appointed.
  4. Superannuation and Insurance: Check your superannuation and life insurance beneficiary nominations. Divorce does not automatically change these, so you will need to update them to reflect your new circumstances.
  5. Seek Legal Advice: It’s advisable to seek legal advice to understand the full impact of divorce on your estate planning and to ensure all necessary updates are made.

Updating your estate planning documents post-divorce ensures that your wishes are respected and helps avoid potential legal disputes in the future.

Contact us on 07 5526 0499 today to learn more about how we can help with this process!

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