Our Principal Solicitor and founder of Cope Family Law, Patricia Cope, has worked in Melbourne, Cairns and London and has over 25 years’ experience as a lawyer.
Providing expert guidance and representation in the legal aspects of divorce, separation, child living arrangements, spousal maintenance, family violence and property settlement.
Cairns family lawyers, Cope Family Law was launched in 2004 by Accredited Family Law Specialist Patricia Cope. It was the first boutique Family Law firm in the Cairns area.
From that initial start-up to today, Cope Family Law has never looked back. We are now a busy practice with two family lawyers (one is an Accredited Family Law Specialist) and experienced support staff. We are proud to provide quality family law advice and services to local, domestic and international clients.
We have a high level of expertise in all property and child related matters. Our property law expertise covers complex matters such as family trusts, farming properties, multi layered business structures, investment schemes and various superannuation entities as well as the more routine home and superannuation asset pool.
Our expertise in child cases ranges through every variation of care, traumatic allegations and special needs children to the more usual case of simply ensuring that both parents maintain a meaningful relationship with their children.
We regularly undertake mediations, child support cases, spousal maintenance applications, divorces, Child Support Agreements, and Consent Orders and are accustomed to negotiating and litigating every aspect of relationship breakdowns.
We understand that litigation is a last resort and work hard to resolve matters in a respectful and cost effective manner. That said, where it is necessary we have a high level of expertise in managing litigation in the Federal Circuit Court, the Family Court of Australia, Domestic Violence Court, Children’s Court and the State Courts. Where there are urgent needs for restraints and injunctions, to protect individuals or assets, we undertake urgent applications to the Court at short notice.
We offer a fixed fee initial consultation that includes a subsequent letter of advice.
Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.
Patricia is an Accredited Family Law Specialist with 25 years’ experience in Family Law matters.
Neil Worsley is our commercial and conveyancing lawyer, practicing through Cope Property Law.
Louise practices exclusively in the area of family law having been admitted to the Supreme Court and High Court of Australia in February 2013.
Jane Boulter is our practice manager who has worked in the local legal industry for over 30 years.
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