Graeme Freeman is the principal lawyer at Freeman Family Law. He has practiced almost exclusively in the field of family law for over 30 years, and has been an accredited family law specialist since November 1992. Graeme has been assisting clients in Melbourne, Caroline Springs, Hillside, Keilor, Mornington, South Melbourne, Taylors Lakes and Yarraville for over 20 years. He has extensive experience across all areas of family law, including complex financial cases.
Graeme has a wealth of knowledge across a full breadth of financial disputes arising out of relationship breakdowns. He provides expert guidance in all cases, from straightforward property splits to large and complex asset pools. Graeme undertakes a comprehensive assessment of financial entitlements in every case, and advises on strategy to ensure that his clients achieve the best possible outcome with minimal time, stress and expense.
Graeme’s financial expertise includes pre-litigation dispute resolution, drafting and negotiating financial agreements, obtaining superannuation splits and consent orders, and handling breaches of financial orders following separation. Where out of court settlements are not possible, Graeme provides seasoned representation including up to the appellate stage at the Full Court of the Federal Circuit and Family Court.
Graeme has over 30 years of experience guiding clients through parenting disputes following separation. He understands the emotional cost involved in any matter involving children, and works hard to ensure that his clients receive the advice and support that they need in order to reach an outcome which is in the best interests of the minors involved.
Graeme advises and represents clients in all parenting matters in the Federal Circuit and Full Family Court, including parent and family “custody” applications, paternity disputes, breaches of parenting orders, child support payments and relocation issues. He has a wealth of tools in his arsenal when it comes to resolving disputes out of court, and he encourages his clients to explore alternative dispute resolution and mediation options to avoid litigation wherever possible.
Graeme has extensive expertise when it comes to divorce cases (which are handled separately from property and childcare disputes). Clients turn to him as a compassionate, reliable and safe pair of hands at what is often one of the most difficult moments in their lives.
As well as handling straightforward applications, Graeme advises on even the most difficult of divorce matters, including applications involving overseas parties, refusal to accept papers, and disagreements over dates of separation. He is particularly well-versed in the procedural and evidentiary requirements of the court in contentious cases, and ensures that no stone is left unturned when it comes to securing desired outcomes for his clients.