Northern Tasmania

When it comes to family law, there is a distinct need to pair knowledge with empathy. Simmons Wolfhagen lawyers apply our expertise to resolve family matters in a way that ensures all parties receive peace of mind and a sense of closure that is crucial in familial matters, which can often be quite emotionally draining.

As de facto and family solicitors in Hobart with unmatched experience, we’re here to make sure your experience with us is always exceptional.

Our family law services

Simmons Wolfhagen lawyers specialise in all family law issues including matters relating to:

Matrimonial and de-facto (including same sex) property matters;
Binding Financial Agreements (commonly known as “pre-nuptial” agreements) – at the commencement of a relationship, or during it, we can also assist you to arrange your financial matters, in the event of separation occurring in the future;
Parenting matters including matters where separating parents have reached agreement for parenting arrangements and wish to formalise agreement with Court Orders; disputes regarding parenting arrangements including where a parent is being denied time; matters where allegations of abuse have been made; relocation applications;
Pre-mediation advice
Acting for grandparents and other persons significant to the care, welfare and development of a child or children;
Child Support;
Family Violence Orders, Police Family Violence Orders and Restraint Orders;

Although it is sometimes difficult to consider, if separation is to occur, it is important to understand your entitlements and options. With our extensive experience we can advise, represent and assist you to achieve practical, positive and sensible solutions in all family law areas relevant to your matter. We appreciate and acknowledge that family law matters are sensitive and occur during very difficult periods of time for all involved; we will work with you with this in mind.

Our expert family and de facto lawyers can conduct informal negotiations and mediation to assist you in working towards a practical resolution, and we can represent you in Court if required. Our lawyers regularly appear in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia and the Family Court of Australia representing our client’s in family law matters. As family and de facto solicitors, we are also experts in property law, should you need to pursue matters related to real estate.

Services Included
Separation advice about the breakdown of a marriage, or a significant, including same sex, relationship;
Property settlements, including those involving complex financial structures, and overseas assets;
Arrangements for children: including with whom the children should live, and the time to spend with other parent, or significant people in their lives
Child and Spousal Maintenance and Child Support;
Superannuation Splitting;
Financial Agreements for the division of property;
Cohabitation Agreements.
Kristi Foale, Family Law Director
Mark Herd, Family Law Senior Associate
Louise Peacock, Family Law Senior Associate
Charlotte Griffith, Family Law Associate
Contact Name
Kristi Foale
62 261 210
63 808 328
45 Cameron St, Launceston TAS 7250
Postal Address
PO Box 379, Launceston, TAS 7250