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Going to Court is the last resort.  Court proceedings are financially and emotionally taxing and we do not make the recommendation to go to Court unless all other methods of dispute resolution have been exhausted.

Sometimes, however if parties are entrenched in conflict and there is no other way forward, then you can be assured that our office has the skills and experience necessary in order to appear for you and ensure you obtain the best possible outcome.

We are experienced in appearing in Family Law proceedings both in  the Federal Circuit Court and the Family Court of Australia together with urgent applications filed at Local Courts in Newcastle, North Sydney, Parramatta, Sydney, Gosford and Wyong.

That First Anxious Day

Going to Court is an intimidating and anxious experience.

We will always contact you prior to any Court engagement and advise you of the following:

  • The address of the Court
  • Where to park
  • What to wear
  • Whom to bring to the Court appearance with you

Court days can often be very long and emotional days and for this reason we recommend that you bring a support person along.

Do not bring your children to Court unless you have a previous appointment to meet a Court Counsellor for a Family Report to be prepared.  The Family Court has very limited child minding facilities and if you require the use of those facilities, you should make enquiries directly with the Court well in advance of your attendance.

Once you have arrived at Court you will be ushered through a security check system which involves a walk through metal scanner and X-ray machine.  If you have any concerns for your security, please advise us well before the attendance date and we will make the appropriate arrangements with the Court staff to ensure your safety.

Once you arrive at Court and you have been cleared by Security, you will pass through a foyer which lists all the matters to be heard on that day.  Make a note of the Court Room and make your way to the Court Room in order to meet your Solicitor.

Contact us for more information or to arrange an appointment.

At East Coast Family Lawyers We ALWAYS return your Call 02 4322 0251