Our Process

While family law matters can be emotionally draining, our approach is designed to minimise stress and simplify the process.

Phone Consultation

This 15 minute phone consult is your first opportunity to speak to a Perth lawyer about your family law issues.

Initial Consultation

You will leave your consultation knowing your rights, entitlements and what to do next.

Court Proceedings

While we strive to settle matters, we have the skill to secure you the right outcome through Court proceedings.

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Free.
Fixed fee $400.
Each month we provide a detailed account of work completed, and fee estimates for the next month, as well as the finalisation of your case.
At each Court event, you will be advised of your expected fees for each stage of the Court process.

1. Phone Consultation

This 15 minute phone consult is your first opportunity to speak to a Perth lawyer about your family law issues.

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Free.

2. Initial Consultation

You will leave your consultation knowing your rights, entitlements and what to do next.

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Fixed fee $400.

3. Legal Representation

Our family lawyers will provide a clear strategy of how we plan to finalise your case and the key stages on that journey.

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Each month we provide a detailed account of work completed, and fee estimates for the next month, as well as the finalisation of your case.

4. Court Proceedings

While we strive to settle matters, we have the skill to secure you the right outcome through Court proceedings.

View associated fees

At each Court event, you will be advised of your expected fees for each stage of the Court process.

Our Approach

An honest assessment of your rights and entitlements.

A transparent break down of the family law process, timeframes and expected fees.

Clear communication from beginning to end.

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We are one of Perth’s largest and most experienced family law firms

Meet the team

Why Klimek & Wijay?

Seven quick reasons:

1. Law Society of Western Australia Approved Quality Practice

We have received the Quality Practice Standard from the Law Society of Western Australia.

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2. Accredited Family Law Specialist

Our Legal Practice Director has received accreditation as a Family Law Specialist from the Law Society of Western Australia.

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3. Highly Experienced

With over 50 years of combined family law experience, we are one of Perth’s largest and most experienced family law teams.

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4. Dedicated to Family Law

Family law has become an increasingly complex and specialised field. We focus only on family law matters and restraining orders.

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5. Well Connected

Family law matters often require the engagement of expert accounting, taxation, financial planning and estate planning professionals. Since establishment in 2005, the firm has developed an extensive network of trusted professionals in these crucial areas.

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6. Community Focussed

We are the pro-bono partner of WA’s largest community legal centre. We offer weekly advice sessions for low income earners and individuals affected by family violence.

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7. Socially Conscious

We have a long-standing relationship with White Ribbon Australia. We are proud to partner in their campaign to end domestic violence in Australia.

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1. Approved Quality Practice

Law Society of Western Australia Approved Quality Practice

We have received the Quality Practice Standard from the Law Society of Western Australia.

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2. Accredited Family Law Specialist

Accredited Family Law Specialist

Our Legal Practice Director has received accreditation as a Family Law Specialist from the Law Society of Western Australia.

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3. Highly Experienced

Highly Experienced

With over 50 years of combined family law experience, we are one of Perth’s largest and most experienced family law teams.

Book Consult
4. Dedicated to Family Law

Dedicated to Family Law

Family law has become an increasingly complex and specialised field. We focus only on family law matters and restraining orders.

Book Consult
5. Well Connected

Well Connected

Family law matters often require the engagement of expert accounting, taxation, financial planning and estate planning professionals. Since establishment in 2005, the firm has developed an extensive network of trusted professionals in these crucial areas.

Book Consult
6. Community Focussed

Community Focussed

We are the pro-bono partner of WA’s largest community legal centre. We offer weekly advice sessions for low income earners and individuals affected by family violence.

Book Consult
7. Socially Conscious

Socially Conscious

We have a long-standing relationship with White Ribbon Australia. We are proud to partner in their campaign to end domestic violence in Australia.

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Our Perth family lawyers have a great success rate. In fact, over 95% of our cases are settled saving our clients the stress and costs associated with a trial.

MC, Rural WA

"Both Rishi and Tamara are very thorough, professional, and did the work to help me reach an outcome. Despite the copious amounts of material, they could find the facts at their fingertips. My husband's lawyer couldn't do that. Rishi looked after me, but he also helped me to take the emotion out of it. He kept me informed about what would happen in logical, clear way."

LR, Ocean Reef

"Tamara and Rishi have a very thorough approach. Tamara kept Rishi informed on my matter, and he stepped in when it came to the nitty-gritty. Whenever I was not confident or didn't understand something, Rishi explained it to me in a language I understood clearly and efficiently."

HF, Applecross

"Stewart managed all of the groundwork, but Rishi was still able to keep the details of my case at his fingertips and provide me with high-level advice. Both Stewart and Rishi had great understanding of the law, and approached my matter with empathy. I have great admiration for both lawyers on their ability maintain an in-depth knowledge of my case whilst no doubt working on multiple others."

Family Lawyers Perth

Klimek & Wijay are a team of experienced family lawyers in Perth, Western Australia. Our team offer a highly skilled level of legal representation and have a great record of success representing our clients.

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Your long text As Family Law professionals, we will advise you on the relevant laws, explain how the law applies to your specific situation and work with you to develop an effective strategy for resolving your dispute. This could mean family dispute resolution through mediation, negotiation or going before a court of law; it depends on which option suits your individual case best. 

Klimek & Wijay Family Lawyers have the right skills and legal knowledge and can, therefore, help you on various family law issues not limited to:

1. Divorce / Legal Separation / Annulment

Klimek & Wijay Family Lawyers are experienced divorce lawyers who can help you in the divorce or legal separation process. It is critical to discuss your issue with an experienced divorce lawyer in order to protect your rights. Australian law allows couples to file a divorce after at least one year of separation without resuming the marital relationship. 

Our divorce lawyers will help you through the process and discuss the suitability of some alternative dispute resolution strategies to settle your case including negotiation, mediation and family dispute resolution, potentially saving you money, time and emotional energy. We will also help you with family law issues such as child maintenance, custody and property settlement.

2. Child Support, Child Custody and other rights over children 

Klimek & Wijay Family Lawyers know that the future of your children is of utmost importance. To ensure that your children grow up in a healthy, stable and nurturing environment, we help you in establishing a fair custody arrangement that is beneficial to your children. In case the court issues sole or primary custody to one party, we will help ensure that you receive a fair amount for child support from your ex-spouse.

3. De Facto Relationships

A de facto relationship can be described as a situation where someone is in a long-term relationship with their partner but they’re not married. Handling legal issues involving such relationships can be challenging. Determining the requirements that need to be met for it to be declared a de facto relationship can be difficult. Our family lawyers can advise you on the legal status of your relationship, your rights under the law, and offer you legal representation.

4. Spousal Maintenance and Alimony.

Financial agreements can be entered either before, during or after a marriage or de facto relationship. The main purpose of financial agreements is to outline the terms and conditions under which assets will be divided if the relationship breaks down. Our lawyers represent dependent spouses who need spousal support and we also represent clients with dependants. In all cases, we will try to help you negotiate an amount of spousal maintenance that is equitable to all parties.

5. Domestic Violence / Abuse and Restraining Orders

Klimek & Wijay Family Lawyers can help with domestic violence issues and offer helpful advice alongside supporting you in taking necessary legal steps to protect your safety and that of your family. We also provide legal representation in domestic violence and restraining order hearings. We ensure your legal rights are respected when determining whether it is appropriate to grant a restraining order.

6. Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements

Our family lawyers will explain how Australian law applies to your individual situation. We also advise on the information you are required to provide for prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, as well as the likely legal outcomes. Klimek & Wijay Family Lawyers can also help you prepare binding financial agreements that can help in dividing assets and liabilities after a divorce. 

7. Financial Agreements 

Klimek & Wijay Family Lawyers are experienced in handling complex financial arrangements including business and high value asset cases. We can assist you in formalising financial agreements to ensure they are enforceable. Moreover, we can represent you in financial matters which must be litigated in court. We also assess the possible risks and discuss some effective ways of protecting your assets.

8. Property Division and Debts

When a couple separate, assets such as property, investments, trusts or companies, need to be divided. It’s important each party to understand their rights and entitlements under the law.
Property division can be complicated, more so if a couple have been in a relationship for a long period of time. Klimek & Wijay family lawyers will guide you through this process with the aim of achieving an equitable distribution of assets.

9. Contesting a Will

There are several reasons why disputes arise from the issue of inheritance and wills. It can be because the will does not outline ownership of property clearly, or that the will-maker had not acted reasonably when making the decision of who should inherit their property. Klimek & Wijay Family Lawyers can help you in dealing with such issues relating to inheritance to avoid family disputes. 

Honesty and integrity are of utmost importance in all our services. We give all our clients honest and straightforward advice while offering on-going support in family law matters. We are committed to resolving family law disputes in a constructive manner and we advise our clients to prioritise the best interests of their children.

Get in touch with us for a free 15- minutes consultation to discuss your issue with one of our family lawyers.

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