Brendan’s experience in all areas of family law and wills and estates law is unique and enables him to provide clients with comprehensive legal advice across both areas of law.
As the number of relationship breakdowns continues to rise, clients are looking for ways to protect the “family wealth” from future property settlement claims. Likewise, clients with “blended” families require complex estate planning advice to ensure their spouse and their children (biological, step and adopted) are all adequately provided for.
- Matrimonial property settlements
- De facto property settlements
- Spousal maintenance
- Children's matters
- Child support;
- Administration of deceased estates
- Claims against a deceased estate under the Inheritance (Family Provision) Act (SA) 1972.
- Preparation of Wills, Enduring Powers of Attorney and Advance Care Directives and applications to SACAT (formerly the Guardianship Board of South Australia);
- Family Law Section, Law Council of Australia
- Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
Brendan's Areas of Practice
After separation a party to a relationship is able to seek financial support from their former partner. It is separate to the payment of child support. We are able to tailor our advice to ensure that the individual needs and financial…
The passing of a loved in one is a difficult time for all involved. Whether you are seeking assistance in obtaining a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration for a deceased estate, or you require assistance in contesting an estate,…
If your child or children have been abducted and taken overseas by your partner or former partner you should immediately obtain advice from an experienced family lawyer. Any delay in doing so could have an adverse impact on your position.
Domestic & International Relocation of Children
After a separation it is not unusual for one party to want to move a significant distance away from the other parent. If that situation arises, it is important that you obtain advice from an experienced family lawyer as soon as possible…
Child Support & Children's Living Arrangements
We understand that the emotional and financial welfare and safety of their children is of the utmost importance to our clients. We listen to our client’s concerns and provide appropriate advice to meet those concerns.
De Facto Relationships & Domestic Partnerships
We provide advice in relation to both financial matters and children’s arrangements in circumstances where there has been a breakdown of a de facto relationship or a domestic partnership.
We provide expert and considered advice in relation to both complex and non-complex property settlements. We take pride in tailoring our advice in a way that is appropriate to the particular circumstances of each of our clients.
We can assist our clients with a divorce or provide them with the names of marriage guidance counsellors, should they want to explore the possibility of reconciliation. It is important to obtain our expert advice in relation to the…