Reliable legal services in Jesmond

Family/de facto law

Divorce and separation is one of the most difficult things to endure, especially when children are involved. With Paul Gowran & Co Solicitors, you can at least ensure that all your rights and obligations are protected. Our Newcastle legal practice can prepare and file a divorce application on your behalf with minimum fuss, allowing you to focus on what really matters while we take care of the paperwork.

It’s extremely important that you have sound advice on all issues taken into consideration by the court. Whether this is regarding the custody and care of your children or the division of possessions in your home, our team will make sure that you receive all the guidance you require.

Our legal practitioners can assist in the following areas

  • Divorce
  • Property division (including superannuation)
  • Children's issues
  • Cohabitation and separation agreements
  • Binding financial agreements
  • Adoption
  • Domestic violence issues
  • Blended family considerations
  • Spousal maintenance
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Criminal and court appearances

From representing you in court to appearing in local, district and supreme courts, our multifaceted law firm can provide the necessary resources and personnel to get you the best possible outcome.

We can help with all criminal matters, including

  • Apprehended violence orders
  • Speeding fines and traffic matters
  • Drink driving
  • Domestic and aggravated assault matters
  • Any other issue needing attention

Conveyancing and Commercial Law

Our legal experts can provide advice, direction and action in residential and commercial law throughout Newcastle. We act for purchasers including first home buyers, developers and investors and vendors. Our team can ensure that you understand every aspect of the sale or purchase, as well as your loan and mortgage documents.

When you choose Paul Gowran & Co Solicitors, you know that your matter will be handled by an experienced lawyer – not just a conveyancer. Does your business, family or otherwise have an agreement or plan outlining what is to happen in the event of any unforeseen circumstances? The importance of superannuation to individuals, partnerships and businesses cannot be underestimated, so it’s essential that you make sure you’re covered.

The areas we can provide advice include

  • Buying and selling property-residential, commercial, retirement and aged care facilities
  • Franchises
  • Business leases
  • Mortgage explanations
  • Partnerships
  • Superannuation
  • Trusts

Estate planning and succession

We have extensive experience in estate planning, distribution and disputes. Making a Will or undertaking estate planning is usually a quick and simple process, but it’s an absolutely vital measure to take in case the unexpected should occur. We can help you avoid any painful family disputes by getting your exact wishes laid out, so please don’t hesitate to call.

Issues we commonly deal with are

  • Wills and testamentary trusts
  • Probate and the Administration of trusts
  • Powers of Attorney and Enduring guardianships
  • Succession planning for Families and Businesses
  • Will disputes and challenges
  • Life tenancies

Community issues

We have extensive experience in dealing with community issues, disputes and resolutions. Sensible consultation can resolve many neighbourhood disputes before they become a big issue. AVOs are a complicated area of law, and careful, considered advice can greatly assist in understanding consequences - especially unintended ones.

Issues we can assist with include

  • Tree and fence disputes
  • AVOs
  • Dog matters
  • Disputes between neighbours

Learn more about our extensive range of legal services now on  02 4951 8888 .

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