Separation and Divorce

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Separation and Divorce

“I’ve busted bones, broken stones, looked the devil in the eye, I hope he’s going to break these chains” - Broken Bones, Kaleo

Are you trying decide whether to leave or stay? Have you already decided, but don’t know what to do? Has your partner made the decision and you don’t know where to turn or who to talk to? Or perhaps the decision has been made jointly and amicably, and you are seeking advice and support to achieve a legal separation without the cost and angst of a protracted Court process.

Separation and divorce are traumatic experiences, even when amicable, and can often leave people emotionally devastated.

Michelle Lember is more than just another family lawyer: she is knowledge and energy, a shield to stand behind and take the blows when you are battle-weary, and a sword for when you need it.

The legal issues arising out of a divorce or separation can further complicate things, but not if you have the right lawyer by your side.

The Australian Family Court systems doesn’t inquire about the reasons for your divorce, and neither do we. Michelle Lember can assist you with strength and compassion with:

  • Child Custody/Residence/Contact Issues (for Parents and Grandparents)
  • Child Support
  • Parenting and Relocation
  • Interim Consent Orders
  • Final Consent Orders
  • De Facto Separation Agreements
  • Binding Financial Agreements
  • Property and Parenting Disputes
  • Division of Assets and Property
  • Division of Debt
  • Spousal and Adult Child Maintenance

It is important that you engage a competent divorce lawyer to help you with the legal aspects of your divorce or separation while you are still trying to deal with the emotional side. Michelle Lember is qualified to see you through the divorce proceedings smoothly.

Conveyancing and Property Law

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Conveyancing and Property Law

Buying or selling property in Queensland is one of the most important decisions in a person’s life, and perhaps the most bewildering too. The complex legal procedures involved in property transactions demand that you rely on the services of highly experienced conveyance and property lawyers, so that your sale, purchase and conveyance proceed smoothly and without glitches.

Michelle Lember provides sound advice and prompt services for hassle-free property transactions.

Buying and Selling Commercial, Retail, Industrial and Development Properties

We deal in all types of commercial property transactions including off-the-plan sales and purchases, subdivisions, and leases.

Michelle Lember can assist you with buying and selling:

  • Large development properties
  • Commercial, retail and industrial land and buildings
  • Businesses and franchises
  • Off the plan properties

Property Conveyance and Contracts

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Property Conveyance and Contracts

We specialize in legal agreements and procedures governing property transactions in Queensland. Our experienced law team can perform the following services on your behalf:

  • Due diligence enquiries and reports
  • Easements, caveats and restrictive covenants
  • Reviewing and negotiating Retirement Villages and Nursing Home Contracts
  • Drafting and advising on Options and Acquisitions by Developers
  • Conservation agreements

Business and Commercial Law

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Business and Commercial Law

Companies and businesses often need the services of a commercially-minded lawyer to draft and interpret agreements, resolve business disputes, transfer shares, address insolvency, and deal with numerous other legal issues.

Michelle Lember has the legal acumen to understand the intricacies of Australian company, business and property laws and offers sound legal solutions and guidance through these tmes of transactions.

Over 19 years of practice in business and commercial law in Queensland, Michelle Lember has assisted clients in complex and diverse legal situations.

Every business has its own peculiar business functions and legal requirements. There can be thousands of different situations, each one with its own dynamics and possible consequences.

Michelle Lember has provided the following types of legal assistance to Australian businesses:

  • Establishing, Structuring and Dissolving Businesses, Companies and Trusts
  • Buying and Selling Businesses and Shares
  • Complex Business Restructuring
  • Shareholders Agreements, Partnership Agreements & Unitholders Agreements
  • Insolvency Advice
  • Asset Protection
  • Leasing and Financing
  • Franchising
  • Buy / Sell Deeds
  • Trade terms

Leases and Tenancies

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Leases and Tenancies

Many commercial, retail and industries business rely on leasing as a means of securing premises, and many property owners rely upon having an enforceable lease to protect the value of their property investment.

Our leasing services include:

  • Drafting commercial, retail, agricultural and industrial leases and licences
  • Advising on leases and licences
  • Lease disputes
  • Conveyancing of leased property
  • Due diligence inquiries and reports.

Franchising and Distribution Agreements

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Franchising and Distribution Agreements

Michelle Lember has advised franchisors and franchisees in all aspects of their business from structuring, intellectual property, drafting and reviewing contracts and Franchising Code compliant disclosure, expansion, dispute resolution and litigation.

Michelle Lember has acted for national and international franchisors from dog-wash service based businesses, to large pizza franchises, to mechanical franchises and others.

Michelle Lember can assist you with:

  • Structuring your franchising, distribution or agency network
  • Reviewing your existing franchising, distribution or agency network
  • Drafting franchise agreements, Distributions Agreements and Agency Agreements
  • Disclosure under the Franchising Code of Conduct
  • Reviewing franchise agreements, distribution agreements and agency agreements
  • Protecting Intellectual Property and Trademarks.
  • Dispute Resolution and Litigation.