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Family Law

Disputes involving families are extremely emotional and can be incredibly stressful if you do not seek professional help from an experienced family lawyer. We have extensive experience in all areas of family law, including, parenting arrangements, divorce, child support and property disputes.

We also advise on pre-nuptial agreements.

We work hard during the negotiation period to avoid unnecessary hostility and strive to minimize legal costs associated with having to go to court.

We provide a free initial telephone consultation and will explain the likely costs associated with each step or your claim.

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Wills and Estates

While a Will can seem like a straight forward document and some people choose to prepare their will independently lawyers know all too well that this can lead to unintended consequences .It is imperative that you seek advice from a qualified wills and estates lawyer to avoid potential heartache, inheritance disputes and unnecessary legal costs after you are gone.

If you feel you have been unfairly provided for in another person’s will it may be possible to lodge an inheritance claim. It is imperative that you obtain legal advice promptly to ensure that any entitlement to the estate is protected.

Probate

If you have been appointed an executor in a will you have certain legal obligations. It is usually the case that the Will has to be proven and registered at the Supreme Court. The name of this legal process is Probate.

Matthew Mitchell solicitors are experienced in obtaining probate and administering estates.

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Criminal Law

If you have been arrested or charged with a criminal offence you will need to employ the services of an experienced criminal lawyer. Matthew Mitchell Solicitors has been a trusted name in criminal law for over 35 years and we are waiting to represent you against any allegation.

Even if you have not yet been summonsed to appear before a court, it is best to seek representation as soon as police have made you aware of the charge.

Our team possesses exceptional skills and knowledge of the criminal legal system.  Our advice will be based on years of successful outcomes.

Some charges where defendants seek our criminal law services include:

Drugs charges

Assaults (sexual & violence)

Firearm Offences

Manslaughter/Murder

Robbery

Criminal charges also pose a threat to other facets of your life, such as custody disputes and job prospects.

During your free initial phone consultation we will explain the severity of the charges against you, explain any potential defences or give advice in regard to pleading guilty. We will give you our best estimate of the expected costs of our representation.

In certain circumstances we will assist you in obtaining legal aid so we can act for you.

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Personal Injury

Injuries can negatively affect your life in a number of ways and depending on the severity of the incident, your future health and ability to hold down a job.

Injuries that may give rise to a claim include:

  • Road accidents
  • Medical negligence
  • Public liability
  • Faulty products

We provide a first free interview to assess the likely success of your claim.

We have many years experience in achieving the best possible outcome for all our clients.

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Victims Of Crime

If you have found yourself in the wrong place at the wrong time, and have been exposed to a crime being committed, you will likely be mentally, and/or physically traumatised. If you have experienced the trauma of any capacity, and have required treatment, rehabilitation, or time off work as a result, our team at Matthew Mitchell Solutions will work tirelessly to acquire compensation for your losses.

The Victims of Crime (VOC) Compensation Scheme has been administered to help people who have been injured by a criminal act, at no fault of their own. The amount of compensation paid out is determined by the seriousness of the injury obtained, as opposed to the severity of the crime you have been exposed to. During your free initial phone consultation with us, we will work to understand your situation and provide you with advice specific to your sustained injuries. It may just be that VOC compensation is not the best route to go down, in which case we will build a claim to achieve the best possible outcome for you.

Claims that were made for incidents that occurred between 1 September 1990 and 30 June 2015 received a maximum compensation payout of $50,000. Claims lodged for incidents that occurred on or after 1 July 2015 receive a maximum compensation payout of $100,000.

If your claim is successful, your legal fees will be paid by the Government, meaning you will receive compensation without paying a cent! For more information from our experienced Victims of Crime lawyers, contact us today for your free, no-obligation consultation.

Family Law
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Family Law

Disputes involving families are extremely emotional and can be incredibly stressful if you do not seek professional help from an experienced family lawyer. We have extensive experience in all areas of family law, including, parenting arrangements, divorce, child support and property disputes.

We also advise on pre-nuptial agreements.

We work hard during the negotiation period to avoid unnecessary hostility and strive to minimize legal costs associated with having to go to court.

We provide a free initial telephone consultation and will explain the likely costs associated with each step or your claim.

Wills, Estates & Probate
wills and estates lawyers adelaide

Wills and Estates

While a Will can seem like a straight forward document and some people choose to prepare their will independently lawyers know all too well that this can lead to unintended consequences .It is imperative that you seek advice from a qualified wills and estates lawyer to avoid potential heartache, inheritance disputes and unnecessary legal costs after you are gone.

If you feel you have been unfairly provided for in another person’s will it may be possible to lodge an inheritance claim. It is imperative that you obtain legal advice promptly to ensure that any entitlement to the estate is protected.

Probate

If you have been appointed an executor in a will you have certain legal obligations. It is usually the case that the Will has to be proven and registered at the Supreme Court. The name of this legal process is Probate.

Matthew Mitchell solicitors are experienced in obtaining probate and administering estates.

Criminal Law
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Criminal Law

If you have been arrested or charged with a criminal offence you will need to employ the services of an experienced criminal lawyer. Matthew Mitchell Solicitors has been a trusted name in criminal law for over 35 years and we are waiting to represent you against any allegation.

Even if you have not yet been summonsed to appear before a court, it is best to seek representation as soon as police have made you aware of the charge.

Our team possesses exceptional skills and knowledge of the criminal legal system.  Our advice will be based on years of successful outcomes.

Some charges where defendants seek our criminal law services include:

Drugs charges

Assaults (sexual & violence)

Firearm Offences

Manslaughter/Murder

Robbery

Criminal charges also pose a threat to other facets of your life, such as custody disputes and job prospects.

During your free initial phone consultation we will explain the severity of the charges against you, explain any potential defences or give advice in regard to pleading guilty. We will give you our best estimate of the expected costs of our representation.

In certain circumstances we will assist you in obtaining legal aid so we can act for you.

Personal Injury
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Personal Injury

Injuries can negatively affect your life in a number of ways and depending on the severity of the incident, your future health and ability to hold down a job.

Injuries that may give rise to a claim include:

  • Road accidents
  • Medical negligence
  • Public liability
  • Faulty products

We provide a first free interview to assess the likely success of your claim.

We have many years experience in achieving the best possible outcome for all our clients.

Victims Of Crime
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Victims Of Crime

If you have found yourself in the wrong place at the wrong time, and have been exposed to a crime being committed, you will likely be mentally, and/or physically traumatised. If you have experienced the trauma of any capacity, and have required treatment, rehabilitation, or time off work as a result, our team at Matthew Mitchell Solutions will work tirelessly to acquire compensation for your losses.

The Victims of Crime (VOC) Compensation Scheme has been administered to help people who have been injured by a criminal act, at no fault of their own. The amount of compensation paid out is determined by the seriousness of the injury obtained, as opposed to the severity of the crime you have been exposed to. During your free initial phone consultation with us, we will work to understand your situation and provide you with advice specific to your sustained injuries. It may just be that VOC compensation is not the best route to go down, in which case we will build a claim to achieve the best possible outcome for you.

Claims that were made for incidents that occurred between 1 September 1990 and 30 June 2015 received a maximum compensation payout of $50,000. Claims lodged for incidents that occurred on or after 1 July 2015 receive a maximum compensation payout of $100,000.

If your claim is successful, your legal fees will be paid by the Government, meaning you will receive compensation without paying a cent! For more information from our experienced Victims of Crime lawyers, contact us today for your free, no-obligation consultation.

Speak to us today, your first phone consultation is free.

Scott Laidlaw - Principal Barrister & Solicitor

Our Legal Team

We specialise in supporting you through times of need. We are here to provide guidance and advice in the areas of Family & Criminal Law, Driving & Police Charges, Personal Injury, Property & Custody, Wills, Estates & Probate and Victims of Crime Compensation.

We understand you have questions and may have never required legal assistance before. Our goal is to take the time to understand your case and explain your options clearly to ensure you make the best choice possible.

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For The Best Family Lawyers Adelaide – Call Matthew Mitchell Solicitors

A trusted name in South Australia for more than 35 years. Matthew Mitchell Solicitors are known as one of the best family lawyers Adelaide has to offer. As specialists in family and criminal law, we have represented cases of varying severities across a range of legal issues. During what can be an extremely stressful time, we are dedicated to alleviating as much of the pressure as possible. This is achieved through providing a standard of service that is prompt, reliable and focused. At Matthew Mitchell Solicitors, we vow to remain 100% honest throughout the entire case, and work tirelessly through negotiation periods to avoid unnecessary hostility between parties. We believe in achieving a fair agreement for all members involved in the case once all information has been considered. Our solicitors can assist you with proceedings involving divorce, separation, property settlements, parenting arrangements, child support and other family law cases.

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Our Proven Process

To achieve a successful outcome, you need the best family lawyers Adelaide at Matthew Mitchell Solicitors on your side. Most family law disputes stem from divorce or separation, which is no surprise with the immense pressures felt by couples. Divorce can be a traumatic process for every one involved, and is made even more difficult when there are children. In the event a member of the marriage files for divorce, a court must be satisfied that the matrimony is irreversibly broken. Additionally, if married for less than 2 years, you must obtain a certificate to prove you have attempted to reconcile. Where there are children less than 18-years-old, the court must also recognise that sufficient care arrangements have been made. With so many things to consider, it is imperative that you choose the best family lawyers Adelaide for the job.

Why We Are the Best

Our level of service is what really sets us apart as family lawyers Adelaide. We offer a free phone consultation with a legal professional prior to making any agreement, so you can decide for yourself whether you think we are a good fit for you before making an investment. During this consultation, we will provide you with information regarding the nature of your proceedings. We will also explain any likely outcomes based on the information you have provided, and offer an indicative quote for our representation relative to each step of your claim. As experienced solicitors, we understand that you may have never required legal assistance before. We never make assumptions when it comes to understanding the finer details of your case, and we take the time to learn about you and your family, in order to offer all the available options so you can make the most informed decision.

To get through a tough family matter, you need the best family lawyers Adelaide by your side. Call (08) 8344 5589 today to achieve a fair outcome for all parties involved.