Family Court Legal Representation

Appearing in the family court is typically required when your former partner is not prepared to settle out of court and you require a judicial decision to move forward.


Most family law matters start with an initiating application, this you may serve or may be served on you. These are typically to do with parenting, finances or both and the subject matter will determine the types of court ‘events’ you will be required to go through, including:

  • Pre application procedures
  • Trials (first day, continuation, final stage)
  • Hearings
  • Case assessments
  • Conciliation conferences



Courts will make orders about financial or parental responsibilities if the parents cannot agree about the arrangements for their child/ren and/or financial separation.


  1. Make an appointment. The first step is to make an appointment with us for an initial consultation.
  2. Initial Consultation. We’ll listen to your situation and provide you an idea of your rights and responsibilities and how your case would be assessed in the family. You should be clear on how things will proceed from here on in.
  3. Preparing a response. We’ll prepare the appropriate documents that are required to create or respond to any initiating applications.
  4. Court Representation. We attend court with you and introduce ourselves as your legal representatives. Our job is to reduce the total number of times you appear in court and achieve a fair outcome for you – without having to proceed to a final trial.

WHY Family Court Legal Representation THROUGH PFLC?

It is paramount that you have a lawyer that is able to purvey you and your children’s needs to the Court. Besides this, working with Perth Family Law Centre affords you the following benefits:

  • Deal with one person for the entire case, the same person that will represent you.
  • We follow through with our promises
  • We keep you informed of your possible lines of defence and the options available to you 
  • We take an interest in whats happening, and don’t just quote from the criminal code

We've been there..

With years of professional and personal experience in Family Law, we genuinely understand the importance of moving on with your life.

 No surprises..

We understand concerns about unexpectedly large legal bills and disclose legal costs upfront so that you can make informed decisions.

Stay in control..

We achieve the best outcomes for our clients by fighting from your corner with a conciliatory instead of adversarial approach to family law.

Mark ShawMark Shaw

I rang David to book a consultation, expecting to pay, but instead he took 30 minutes out of his schedule to provide some excellent advice - all for free!
Much appreciated

Tina parsonsTina parsons

Thankyou David for your excellent service and advice. While I was quite nervous with the process David's professionalism and care made me feel very comfortable and reassured. I have no hesitation in recommending Perth family law centres.