Your Highly Experienced Hills District Family Lawyer
Lance Jackson, Principal Solicitor at Arcadian Legal
Lance has been practising family law in Sydney for over 20 years, focussing on issues such as divorce and separation, financial settlements and children matters.
A local resident and one of the Hills District's most experienced family lawyers, Lance is passionate about helping people in the community get peace of mind knowing they have the right support for their family law situation. He tries to speak as plainly as possible, so they understand the legal processes.
Lance's strength and experience lie in resolving complex children's and property law matters. These include paternity testing, contested final hearings, mediations and successful child recovery proceedings. He also has substantial expertise in resolving problems when other parties don’t want to participate.
Lance can also assist with criminal and commercial law matters or refer you to the most appropriate legal representative. His professional memberships include the NSW Law Society and the Law Council of Australia - Family Law Section.
Contact Lance today if you are looking for a supportive family lawyer in the Hills District who cares and will promote the rights of clients.
As a small family law firm, we treat our clients as individuals and respect the difficulties of each situation. We provide honest family law advice for married couples, those in de facto relationships or even those looking to enter a new relationship. See what some of our clients have to say:
Trusted Family Lawyer Hills District
From child custody, parenting orders, consent orders and de facto relationship breakdowns to parenting arrangements and property settlement, we are experienced in family law and will help you get a fair and just outcome.
Legal Strategy and Advice
We'll advise you on the best strategy, likelihood of success and legal services costs, so you have an upfront picture of everything involved when pursuing a family law case.
Out-of-Court Settlements & Mediation
We provide sound family law advice and support during mediation or out-of-court settlements. This can save you time and money and still result in a positive outcome.
If you need to go to Family Court, we'll represent you during law proceedings and focus on a constructive approach to ensure your side is heard and rights are protected.
Court and Out-of-Court Representation
If you and your ex can agree on issues such as parenting arrangements and property division, you may not need to go to court. Our law firm provides services that include both in-court and out-of-court representation.
When facing the Family Court of Australia, expert legal representation is essential. We have extensive courtroom experience in all family law matters, including property settlements and parenting issues. Our services include providing advice and building your case to ensure the correct information is presented, your best interests voiced, and your legal rights protected.
Many people prefer not to go to court. We can provide advice and negotiate your separation as amicably as possible through mediation and settlement. Our skills and experience can help both parties reach a mutually beneficial agreement. An out-of-court settlement can ease the burden on you financially and avoid stressful, long-drawn family law proceedings.
Client-Centric Family Lawyer Hills District
Not only are you going through an emotionally intense event in your life, but you also have to deal with many legal complexities. All family lawyers work differently, but we focus on the needs of our clients first and foremost.
Arcadian Legal will act quickly on your behalf to help you get through this difficult time – even in the most urgent family law situations. In emergencies where violence is involved, our services include acting on the same day.
As client-focussed family lawyers in the Hills District and Australia-wide, feel confident that we will support you, provide sound advice and protect your interests in all areas of family law.
Hills District and Australia-Wide Service
Our services include dealing with family law matters in all areas, states and territories across Australia through phone or video consultations. Our firm also works closely with our local community in the Hills District, including areas such as Castle Hill, Bella Vista and Rouse Hill on any family law matter.
West Pennant Hills
If you are local to the Hills District area and want to discuss an in-person consultation for your family law matter, contact us to discuss the services we can provide.
Free First Consultation
We are committed to helping our clients solve any family law matter. Regardless of the nature of your family law concerns and the complexities you face, we have the experience to help you achieve the best possible outcome. Initial consultations are free and can be conducted in person, via video, or over the phone.
Our family lawyers have a lot of experience and are here to help with any family law need. Our fees are reasonable and fair for the quality of services we provide.
No matter what area you need help in, give us a call or book a consultation with our firm.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to go to court?
There are several ways to resolve the complexities of family law matters. Attending court is just an option. Most of our cases are settled before going to court or during the family law proceedings. Approximately 80% are resolved without a judgement being imposed.
How long does the court process take?
There is no simple answer because it depends on the family law issue. Resolving family disputes in a courtroom can be lengthy and more adversarial than seeking a resolution without a hearing. Trusted lawyers like Arcadian Legal will give you honest, upfront advice.
Can you help me with a criminal case against my ex?
Yes, we can help you with a criminal case against your ex-partner. We'll advise you on the best course of action to take, help you prepare for the case and attend court with you on the day.
How to organise child support or spousal maintenance?
It is best to come to an amicable arrangement with your former partner about the payment of child support and spousal maintenance. Otherwise, we can help you to get a court ruling for legally enforceable payments.
Should I get a binding financial agreement before or after marriage?
A binding financial agreement can be entered into at any time during or after a marriage or de facto relationship. However, the advantage of agreeing in advance the division of assets is you can separate amicably. There should be no need for stressful and costly court action.
What documents do I need for my first consultation?
This may be the first time you've sought help for a family law matter. To help the process run smoothly, we recommend you bring the following documents:
- Copy of marriage certificate
- Copies of divorce paperwork filed by spouse
- List of assets and debts
- Birth certificates
- Copy of de facto relationship registration
Should I change my powers of attorney and will on separation or divorce?
It is common to change powers of attorneys and wills because a separation or divorce can affect the way you manage your finances, make medical decisions for yourself or others, administer property settlements and take care of other important family law matters.
What to do if my ex stops paying child support?
The non-payment of child support is a serious issue. If the other parent has stopped paying or refuses to pay, you need to seek legal advice. Good family lawyers will support you and take action to enforce child support payments so that you can continue to raise your family.