Emerson Family Law
Level 8, Northpoint Building, 231 North Quay (cnr Makerston St), Brisbane CBD QLD 4000
Our aim is to create and uphold a culture where clients may be assured of comprehensive advice in relation to their entitlements under the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) with principles of justice and equity in mind.
Our approach is focused on you, as we work to achieve an outcome tailored to your needs.
We are conscious of the impact of costs and try to achieve a solution as effectively and efficiently as possible.
Our philosophy is to encourage a mediated solution, however where court is necessary, we use our expertise to achieve the optimum outcome without undue cost or delay.
Emerson Family Law recognises that being a Family Lawyer means more than simply legal advice. We work with you to develop strategies to progress your matter to a suitable outcome so that you can move on.
We practise exclusively in Family Law, both marriage and de facto and can assist you with:
- Property settlement
- Children's issues, including child support
- Spousal maintenance
- Domestic violence and child protection
- Binding financial agreements
- Same sex relationships
Our Team Profiles
Aishwarya has a passion for family law and enjoys the real life, real people aspect to this area of law. Aishwarya has a particular interest in children's issues and in assisting parties in arriving at workable arrangements for the long term. In her new role as owner/director of Emerson Family Law, Aishwarya is ably assisted by Mike Emerson, Accredited Specialist in Family Law and Consultant, and Myles Walker, Associate Solicitor.
Consultant & Accredited Family Law SpecialistProfile
Mike is a very experienced family lawyer and mediator. He uses this experience to help clients resolve their issues in a cost effective way. In Mike's words he loves helping people to 'cross the river' and move on with their lives.
Practice Manager & Para-legalProfile
Laura can ably assist with enquiries of all natures from both clients and fellow professionals.
With a diverse range of experience in office administration and law, and a particular eye for detail, Laura is very well-equipped to provide excellent service to our clients and thrives on achieving this.
Angie has significant all round experience as a family law and child protection paralegal. In her spare time Angie enjoys family life and all outdoor activities, particularly fishing and water sports.
Please note that the following testimonials are collected, supplied and maintained by Emerson Family Law.
I've written this thank you card so many times in my mind but now that I actually have a pen and paper in my hands... words aren't enough! I can never thank you enough for saving my family. What was 'all in a day's work' for you was the culmination of years of struggling for me. I couldn't have done it without you. From the bottom of my heart: Thank You!
We have found that the quality of advice given to us from time to time by Mr. Mike Emerson is without parallel...
..Tell you honestly, I was very hurt by several lawyers in Sri Lanka the way they handled my case which is very straightforward. Mike has given me that confidence back, and I greatly thank you for it. Mike also has an excellent secretary who is very good at her work and very helpful.
“I wish to express my sincere gratitude to you for your assistance in reaching a settlement with my estranged wife… Your advice was always candid and in good faith… Without your assistance, I do not believe I would have reached closure with this matter as quickly as I have. I have nothing but admiration for your persistence in pursuing my best interests despite constant setbacks and obstacles put forward by (the other side). Once again, thank you for your efforts. I would not hesitate to recommend your services to others in need of assistance in family law.”
“Thanks for your help with this... I really appreciate it. The entire team at Emerson Family Law have been very supportive and professional. Thank-you once again.”
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and the whole team for your support throughout my case. I wish you all the very best and please be assured of future referrals and positive feedback about your approach, leadership, focus and integrity. It was these qualities and more that really made the difference during some exceptionally challenging times.”
“I appreciated both the professional and the human side you have shown in these days, the prompt communications, your attitude keeping the volume down, your full concentration in listening in detail to what I had to say, your honesty in advising me in order to simplify things. On one side your personality is reflected in the staff of Emerson Family Law, on the other, you have chosen people with the same moral principles.”
“Thanks again for your professionalism in bringing matters to an early conclusion yesterday. For what it's worth, Emma (ex-wife) told my daughter she was impressed by your ability as well.”
“We are sincerely grateful for all the help you have given us thus far and we as a family can see you act with great integrity and certainly gave David respect and one thing we have all discussed is that although you were being bombarded with ridiculousness from the other lawyer, you never stooped to their level and maintained professionalism and dignity throughout the whole process, we are so grateful for that.”
“Yesterday was a fantastic result. I am glad it is all over. Thanks for all your hard work.”
“I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank you and your team for all your time and support throughout the last two years. It has taken the last couple of weeks to comprehend that these legal proceedings are finally over and with an outcome that I hope will best benefit James and I in the future. Thank you for accepting the challenge of helping me to protect my son from potential harm. Your understanding and compassion for us and our situation has been truly appreciated.”
“The advice that I received from Emersons was to the point and correct. Aish anticipated a scenario, which later came true and I am truly grateful, that I followed their advice early on during my separation which protected my financial position at a time when I was most vulnerable.”
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have recently separated or are contemplating separation, it can be very useful to obtain the proper legal advice regarding your rights and responsibilities. A family law solicitor will be able to discuss your specific circumstances regarding any property of the relationship and/or children's arrangements and can guide you in the right direction for the most efficient and cost effective solution.Do I need to bring anything to my first appointment?
It is not necessary to bring anything along to your first appointment however if you and your former spouse have come to any kind of agreement regarding property division or parenting arrangements previously, it may be helpful to provide the solicitor with a copy of any such agreement. If you matter involves property settlement, it can also be beneficial to bring any relevant financial records and documents however these can always be obtained from you further down the track.Do I still need to consult a solicitor if we have reached agreement?
Yes, it can certainly be beneficial to discuss the proposed agreement with a specialist family law solicitor to ensure that it is fair and reasonable in the circumstances. It may also be wise to formalise your agreement by way of consent orders to protect yourself. A solicitor can assist you with this process.My husband says that because I haven't worked, I won't get anything if I leave him. Is that true?
No this is not necessarily true. Although you may not have made financial contributions, there are other types of contributions that the court recognises when determining a property division. One of our solicitors can provide you with comprehensive advice in that respect as each client's circumstances differ vastly.When can I apply for a Divorce?
If you telephone our office on (07) 3211 4920 one of our friendly and experienced paralegals will step you through the starting process and schedule an appointment for you to meet with our Senior Associate or Director. You can also express your interest in scheduling an appointment by contacting us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is also an enquiry form that you can fill out on our website, which is www.emfl.com.au.
We are currently offering new clients a reduced rate initial consultation of $330 including GST. This is a saving of $77! The consultation will last for approximately one hour and you can use that time to ask one of our specialist family lawyers any questions you might have about your family law matter as well as receive expert, tailored legal advice and guidance.
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