Commercial and Complex Property Settlement

If your matter involves substantial business interests, corporate entities, trusts or other complexities, then we have the experience and expertise to handle large and complex financial settlement matters.

We are experts

At HFL we are a team of technical and talented family law specialists who educate and guide our clients towards achieving their very best outcome in their family law matter.

We are specialised

Our speciality is family law, however our highly skilled lawyers are also knowledgeable in other areas of law that family law can touch upon from time to time. This ensures our clients receive an all-round service.

We are trusted

With the head of our team having over 35 years of family law experience, our clients know that they are in trusted hands. Our firm has a leading reputation in our field, with most of our clients coming to us from “word of mouth” referrers.

Commercial & Complex Property Settlements

Brett Hartley has acted exclusively in family law for 30 years and over recent years has acted in matters, where his client’s wealth has ranged from $100M up to $300M.  Brett has the experience and expertise to break complex matters down and provide simple and clear advice to his clients, as to their entitlements and prospects.  

In some complex matters, it is extremely important to have a high degree of expertise and technical skill to protect your interests to obtain the best possible outcome for you.  

Brett and his team at HFL have the ability to read and understand financial statements, business valuations, complex corporate diagrams and structures and they have the knowledge about the many different areas of law (apart from family law) that may impact and be important in a complex property settlement situation.  

We know the best barristers in the country who specialise in complex family law matters and have a good working relationship with them.  

If you require the best team to work for you in complex property settlements, then contact the Hartley Family Law team here

Our process

1. Book your consultation

The consultation allows us to get an understanding of your circumstances in order to provide options and possible next steps.

2. Tailor a plan

We don’t provide a cookie cutter solution. Each plan starts with the end result in mind and is created specifically for your unique requirements.

3. Resolve your case

Our goal is to get the ideal outcome without going to court and in the shortest possible time with least possible cost. As we only do Family law, we are the best at what we do.

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