CopperTree are your local Family Lawyers based on the Central Coast. Specialising in Divorce, Property Settlements, Wills and Estates, and Child Custody Disputes.
CopperTree Family Law knows that there are two sides to every story…our interest is yours.
CopperTree Family Lawyers Central Coast, will listen to your story and find out what matters to you. Our team of experienced lawyers will use our legal expertise to help you make the best decision to achieve the results you want.
CopperTree family lawyers Central Coast have many years of law experience that will make a difference to your separation, divorce, or parenting matter. We will explain what the courts would usually decide in your specific circumstances. Using a specialist family lawyer will take the emotion out of the communication between you and your partner. As a result, helping you reach a favourable settlement that looks after your future.
Importantly, we are a law firm that delivers traditional customer service. At a time in your life when you’re not sure who has your best interests at heart, you will find we will not treat you like ‘just another divorce or parenting matter’. We are proactive, keeping in constant touch with you throughout the process and focusing on what matters to you. Get in touch with us today.
Areas of practice – CopperTree Family Law
Family Lawyers Central Coast that deliver traditional customer service. We are proactive, keeping in touch with you during the separation process and focusing on what matters to you.
A confidential discussion with a divorce lawyer before you broach the subject of separation with your partner or de facto could save you a great deal of time, stress and money in the future. For example, you must be separated for at least 12 months before you can apply for a divorce. Issues can arise if you stay living under the same roof without formalising the separation. Our lawyers can advise you on all these matters.
If you and your former partner can agree on the property settlement, that is certainly the most cost-effective way forward. However, if it’s not formalised, it will not be legally binding. Sadly, former partners may find themselves in changed circumstances and after that, try to vary your informal divorce or separation agreement. We understand that this is a difficult and emotional time. We will never treat your matter as ‘just another property dispute’.
Although commonly referred to as ‘child custody’, this terminology is no longer used in legislation about parenting disputes. Decisions about who cares for the child(ren), who they will live with and who makes the parenting decisions are determined according to the best interests of the child. We will listen to your story, find out what matters to you, and what you believe is in the best interests of your child.
Wills and Estates
It may not something we like to think about, however, it is important to plan for the future distribution of your assets. If you die without a Will, the law decides who receives your money, and this might not be in line with your wishes.
We can draw up your Will, Power of Attorney or Enduring Guardian documents. These legal documents help to give effect to your wishes in the future.
Working with you
We understand that the end of a relationship is a stressful time. That’s why a CopperTree family lawyer will be your steady hand and your trusted partner throughout your divorce, property settlement or child custody /parenting matter. Ours will be a relationship that you can rely on. We will be sympathetic and professional, while prepared to be tough when it’s needed.
Committed to service excellence
Cheryl Edwards, founder and Company Principal of CopperTree Family Law, recognised the need for a specialist family law firm on the Central Coast that puts service and excellence at the top of the list. Our lawyers delivers traditional customer service. We are proactive, keeping in touch with you throughout the process and focusing on what matters to you.
“I would highly recommend Cheryl for your family law needs. She is professional, efficient, committed and friendly to work with. Cheryl will endeavour to achieve the best outcome for you.”
Annonymous - March 2021
"You'll know Cheryl is there from her genuine care for you. She is there to support you 100
M.B. Case 2016-2018
"Cheryl is one of the most prepared solicitors I have worked with, her approach is thorough and she genuinely cares about each case she takes on. She always provides balanced advice that takes on board both sides of the situation to make sure every decision is the best one you can make. When my family was faced with the chaos of separation, and I had to try and understand the legal processes involved with property, parenting arrangements, and every other detail, Cheryl was there to break down each step and give me confidence in knowing that I was being taken care of. She took the time to listen to my feelings and concerns, was patient and yet highly professional at all times. Cheryl has taken the stress out of the legal process for me so that I can focus on rebuilding my life and my future with my children."
Reads and Resources
2021 saw the 45th anniversary of the Family Court, a speciality Court dispensing justice upon the breakdown of relationships via the Family Law Act. Prior to that we had the Matrimonial Causes Act administered by State based courts, which in relation to divorce...
Amendments to the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) have been made that provide protection to victims of family violence who are cross-examined as part of family law proceedings. From 10 September 2019, personal cross-examination will be banned in family law...
Going through a marital separation or divorce can be an emotionally draining time and can effect everyone in different ways. If you are going through a separation or divorce there are some immediate decisions you may need to make regarding your children and...
For many of you, visiting a family lawyer to obtain legal advice after the breakdown of your relationship, whether that be in relation to property, parenting (custody) or divorce matters may be the first time you have ever set foot in a lawyer’s office. Whether...
On 19 June 2019, the High Court of Australia handed down a land mark decision which turns on the definition of “parent” under the Family Law Act (“the Act”). Although in the general course of matters, the parents of a child, for the purposes of the legislation,...
With National Advance Care Planning Week upon us, it is a reminder for us to plan for the future. It is a good time for each of us to reflect on what arrangements we should put in place. Arrangements for our health and personal care as we age and to encourage...
We find what matters to you.
At CopperTree Family Law, we protect and advocate for your interests at all times, while advising you of the legal framework under which your needs will be considered.