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Australia’s Most Awarded Family Law Firm

Outstanding Expertise in International Family Law
Abduction of Children To Global Asset Tracing

We have won cases in international Family issues; from bigamy to matters concerning kidnapping.

From our offices in Auckland and the UAE we regularly handle Trans-Tasman issues as well as complications involving Middle Eastern and Southeast Asian countries.

Our International Expertise

Our expertise extends to offshore asset tracing and recovery services as well as issues with children being taken overseas and the extension of our local Australian laws and conventions to custody and access disputes.

For example, with our office in Dubai, we have dealt with many mid-eastern issues concerning children and custody rights according to Sharia Law and in cases of mixed religion marriages.

Some of the other cases in which we have acted include:

      1. BFA's and prenups involving assets in multiple countries and multiple residences

      2. Providing advice to determine which is the most appropriate and beneficial country in which to conduct the case where there are assets in more than one country;

      3. Property settlements involving assets and income in various countries, including a range of pension schemes and employment incentive schemes;

      4. Hague convention applications for the return of children to Australia;

      5. Child support issues including enforcing payment from overseas parents and child support agreements;

      6. Parenting arrangements where parents live in different countries, often with significantly different cultural issues;

      7. Complications involving arranged marriages under Hindu or Sikh matrimonial laws; or

      8. Arrangements where court actions are brought in two countries.

Start your matter from $1200 plus GST (Parenting and Financial).

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Jaswinder (Jas) Sekhon

Jaswinder (Jas) Sekhon

Managing Partner
Goldman Law (Australia and International)
  • Complex family law financial matters
  • Complex valuations or structures in family law
  • Commercial practical outcomes and strategy for clients
  • Family law litigation and appeals
  • Accredited Mediator

Our Financial and Interpol Expertise

We work internationally in commercial and finance matters and bring this experience to global family law. Contact Our Principal Directly

This expertise allows us to handle any issues in international children and kidnapping, Interpol and financial issues across borders including proceedings brought in multiple jurisdictions. Please contact our principal directly for a no obligation discussion on what your options and costs will be.

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International Separation – Get Advice First!

Even if it appears simple, clients should seek legal advice so as not to compromise their rights in parenting or financial matters in any issues involving global parenting, assets or marriage.

Cross Border Marriages & Custody

Where your case involves an international aspect, there are often complicating factors which require specialist family lawyers with experience of international matters. We have that experience, together with close links and sometimes joint ownership of law firms throughout the world.

Our global expertise and presence allows us to understand and deal with issues relating to the laws that exist in many countries outside Australia and the different basis on which marriages and child disputes are dealt with.

Our First Free Consultation Is Flexible

We see people in very varying stages, from those who have not yet separated but are considering their options, to those who may have been divorced for a long time.

In keeping with our philosophy of giving you options and not taking a “one size fits all” approach, you have choices for your first consultation including a free “meet and greet”, a short appointment or a longer appointment.

We will guide you as to which of our lawyers is likely to be the best option for you and your case. You will also have the option of seeing us at our office, or if you are further afield or international, an online conference call can easily be arranged.

Traps & Tips To Be Aware Of

There are important tips and traps to be aware of if you plan to separate and you have international issues such as you were married overseas, there are children or assets of any of the other partner overseas.

Being fully informed of the legal framework will ensure that your separation proceeds smoothly. It will also ensure that you do not inadvertently impact on your family law property settlement, spousal maintenance claim or parenting matter.

It is strongly recommended that you obtain legal advice from us so that you do not do something that will prejudice your position.

Rapid Global Logistics
Rapid Global Logistics
2022-01-25
Goldman’s dispute resolution/ litigation group has furnished legal advice and steerage throughout a hard and vicious court scenario. I discovered them to be experienced, responsive, knowledgeable, and honest. Jas is amazing on the overview and strategy. Ms Jen Cheal as the practice manager excels in knowledge, details and delivery; harnessing and enhancing the lawyers. Kim as client liaison is great to call when I need to speak with the legal eagles on weekends or nights when no one would answer my call! Thanks for the corny jokes Kim! (seriously). The senior team kept me informed and drove the litigation better than I expected and honestly, its no comparison to other firms I have used. I have used some very large and good firms (at 30% more cost +) but it always comes down to the people and their willingness. Not cheap here – but always reasonable and willing to review invoices and fees. Worth double with the drive and energy to win! Litigation is never a good thing and the last thing you need are jaded lawyers. Recommended and 5 star ! Thanks guys!
Josh Henry
Josh Henry
2021-12-28
I was uncertain and afraid of what would happen at court. Mat Nott put my fears at ease leading up the my court date and then on the day it unfolded exactly as he said it would. We got the best possible outcome. Thank you Mat for your help and expertise.
Frances Thiedeke
Frances Thiedeke
2022-01-31
Well considered advice presented in a way that was easy to understand and answered all questions. Thank you

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FAQ's – Divorce & Separation

Can I Apply For A Divorce?

You can apply for a divorce in Australia if either you or your spouse: regard Australia as your home and intend to live in Australia indefinitely, or are an Australian citizen by birth, descent or by grant of Australian citizenship, or ordinarily live in Australia and have done so for 12 months immediately before filing for divorce.

Living Under The Same Roof Can Be Living 'Separately'

You need to satisfy the court that you and your spouse have lived separately and apart for at least 12 months, and there is no reasonable likelihood of resuming married life. It is possible to live together in the same home and still be separated.

Seeking Legal Advice and Our Fixed Fee Offer

You can obtain legal advice to understand your rights and responsibilities before applying for a divorce or other applications in relation to a divorce. A lawyer can help explain how the law applies to your case.

What A Court Considers In Divorce Applications

The only grounds for divorce is that the marriage has broken down irretrievably. That is, that there is no reasonable likelihood that you will get back together. You must have been separated for at least 12 months and one day in order to satisfy the Court that the marriage has broken down irretrievably.

If there are children aged under 18, a court can only grant a divorce if it is satisfied that proper arrangements have been made for them.

What Will A Divorce Cost And Our Fixed Fee Offer?

There is a filing fee for divorce applications and your lawyer will also charge a fee. Goldman lawyers has some fixed price offers for those seeking to have a clear transparent legal process and cost in our offers

In some cases; for example, if you hold certain Government concession cards or you are experiencing financial hardship, you may be eligible for a reduced fee.

Can I Oppose A Divorce Application?

If you have been separated for more than 12 months, there are few opportunities to oppose a divorce application. You can only oppose the divorce where:

There has not been 12 months separation as alleged in the application, or the court does not have jurisdiction.

If you do not want the divorce granted, you must complete and file a “Response to Divorce” and appear in person on the hearing date.

You need to set out the grounds on which you seek the dismissal in the “Response to Divorce”.

If you file a response, you should attend the divorce hearing. If you do not attend, the court may decide the divorce application in your absence. If it is difficult for you to attend in person, you may ask the court to appear by telephone.

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