Bentleigh Family Lawyers

Compassionate, cost-effective guidance from Testart’s Bentleigh Family Lawyers – a team that places your best interests first.

Handling Your Matter With Integrity

At Testart Family Lawyers Bentleigh, our dedicated team of highly experienced lawyers are committed to providing you with the expert guidance and support you need to navigate the complexities of family law. With years of experience and a deep understanding of the legal landscape, we are here to advocate for your rights and help you achieve a positive outcome.

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Strategic Family Law Solutions Tailored to Your Needs

Led by principal lawyer Marc Testart, Testart Family Lawyers Bentleigh is renowned for our expertise in family law matters. We understand that every family is unique, which is why we take the time to listen to your concerns, assess your situation, and develop a tailored strategy designed to meet your specific needs and goals.

You’ll receive exceptional service throughout the process, and we’ll protect your legal rights. We always aim to resolve matters using Mediation, Dispute Resolution and healthy negotiations, but if your matter is before the Federal Circuit and Family Court, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that Marc’s previous experience as a barrister will be an asset to the successful resolution of your matter.

A Local Law Firm Committed To Creating Dignified Family Law Outcomes

Led by principal lawyer Marc Testart, our dedicated team brings decades of combined experience to your legal matter. We are committed to assisting you to reach agreements and find resolutions following divorce and separation, enabling you to move forward confidently and with peace of mind. 

When you entrust us with your case, you can be confident that it will be handled with meticulous care and attention to detail.From the initial consultation to the final resolution, we are by your side every step of the way, advocating for your best interests and ensuring that your voice is heard.

Our Bentleigh Family Law Areas of Practice

At Testart Family Lawyers Bentleigh, we bring a unique combination of skill and compassion to every family law case we handle. Whether you are working through a divorce, parenting dispute resolution or property settlement, we have the knowledge and experience to help you confidently navigate the legal system.

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Divorce & Separation

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Binding Financial Agreements

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Property Settlement

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Family Violence

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Intervention Orders

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Same Sex Divorce

A Bentleigh Family Law Firm With Your Best Interests at Heart

Navigating the Family Law Act can be overwhelming, which is why we offer a complimentary first consultation – allowing you to meet our local Bentleigh Family Lawyers and receive advice without any obligation. During this consultation, we will listen to your concerns, assess your legal position, and provide a clear strategy for achieving the best possible outcome.

Ready to take control of your family law matters? Contact Bentleigh’s Testart Family Lawyers today to book your free initial consultation. Let us ease your burden and guide you towards a brighter future.

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Family Law Specialists You Can Rely On to Resolve Your Matter

If you need support and legal solutions to move through a family law matter, our experienced local Bentleigh family lawyers can help. Led by principal lawyer Marc Testart, who has decades of family law experience, including working as a family law barrister, our team is uniquely positioned to guide you through the entire process.

We strive to resolve your matter outside of court whenever possible, but we understand that making arrangements about parenting matters, dividing assets or splitting a business can get complicated. We provide expert advice, preparation, and representation if litigation becomes necessary, ensuring you have the best possible outcome.

How To Work With Testart Family Lawyers

Looking for a local Bentleigh family lawyer you can trust? Contact Testart Family Law to book your first appointment free of charge and let us ease your burden.

Step 1: Schedule Your Free Consultation

Reach out to us today to book your complimentary initial consultation. There’s no obligation, just an opportunity to meet our team and discuss your concerns.


Step 2: Assessment and Strategy

Our family lawyers will assess your situation during your consultation and provide a clear strategy for achieving the best possible outcome.


Step 3: Engage Our Services

After understanding our approach and strategy, you can decide whether to engage our services. We pride ourselves on offering honest advice and transparent fees, ensuring you feel confident in your decision.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I appeal a decision made in the Family Court?

Yes, decisions made in the Family Court can be appealed to a higher court, such as the Supreme Court or the Full Court of the Family Court, under certain circumstances.

How long does it take for a family law matter to be resolved in the Federal Circuit and Family Court?

The Family Court, alongside the Federal Circuit Court, oversees family law matters at a federal level, including divorce, parenting arrangements, property settlements, and child support disputes.

The duration varies depending on the complexity of the case, court workload, and cooperation between parties. More straightforward matters may typically be resolved in several months, while more complex cases can take years to conclude. This is why we always aim to resolve issues out of court when possible.

What happens if the other party doesn’t comply with court orders issued by the Family Court?

Non-compliance with court orders can lead to consequences, including fines, imprisonment, or further legal action to enforce compliance. Repeated breaches of consent orders relating to children can also impact long-term parenting arrangements. It’s crucial to seek legal assistance promptly and effectively to address such issues.

What recent changes have occurred in the Family Law Act?

Recent Family Law Act amendments focus on enhancing children’s protections, streamlining court processes, and promoting alternative dispute resolution methods. These changes aim to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the family law system. These changes were finalised in 2023 and will begin on May 6th, 2024.

How do changes to the Family Law Act impact property settlements?

Changes to the Family Law Act may affect the division of assets and liabilities in property settlement proceedings. Factors like family violence and gambling may now carry more weight when it comes to deciding on a property settlement. Please chat with our team if you’d like to find out more.

Do changes to the Family Law Act affect parenting arrangements?

Yes, recent amendments to the Family Law Act do have the capacity to influence parenting arrangements, including issues such as parental responsibility, decision-making authority, and time spent with children. There is also a more significant focus on the children’s best interests, with more recognition given to their voices being heard during family law matters. Consulting with a family lawyer can help navigate these changes and ensure the child’s best interests are upheld.

Will changes to the Family Law Act affect my ongoing family law matter?

Depending on the nature of your case, changes to the Family Law Act may have implications for your legal proceedings. For instance, changes to how relocation orders are made may impact you if this circumstance arises after you’ve made consent orders. Likewise, if you are currently dividing an asset pool with your ex-partner, it may be considered in a slightly different way than it was before 2023. Overall, the changes have been brought in to make the whole process more manageable, but because they are not yet being used, it’s hard to know precisely how they will be interpreted.