ABKJ Lawyers' Areas of Practice

ABKJ Lawyers take instruction in virtually all areas of modern law on the Gold Coast, so our solicitors are able to provide quality legal advice and expertise on a wide range of legal matters.

Our lawyers have extensive experience in a range of legal areas, particularly in matters of commercial and property law. The legal team at ABKJ specialise in the following areas of legal practice:

Property Law

Our Property Lawyers over the years have acted on behalf of purchasers and vendors of many of the major commercial properties in the Gold Coast. We have the skills and experience necessary to provide practical property advice, legal services, and conveyancing for the development, sale, lease, or body corporate matters of either residential or commercial properties

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Body Corporate Law

Over the years our Property Lawyers have been involved in some large, complex disputes. We've acted on behalf of Managers, Body Corporate Committees and individual unitholders. For experienced legal advice in Body Corporate matters such as strata titling, By-Law creation, interpretation and enforcement, dispute resolution, and management rights issues, ABKJ can assist you.

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Conveyancing refers to the process of buying and selling real estate, either residential or commercial. Our qualified Conveyancing Lawyers can handle all related property matters including reviewing the contract and ancillary documents, undertaking all necessary searches, attending to settlement and providing all legal advice related to the purchase or sale of your property.

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Property Development Law

Our project team have been involved in many projects throughout Queensland including land subdivisions, house and land packages, townhouse complexes and apartment buildings. Our expertise and cost-effective approach to property development makes us a natural choice. 

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Commercial Law

Business and Corporate Law relate to matters including business structuring, contracts, franchising, employment and disputes. ABKJ's Business and Commercial Lawyers' extensive experience with both large and small businesses means we can advise our clients on almost any issue that may arise, whether you're well established or just starting out.

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Commercial Litigation

Disputes can take many forms within a commercial setting. Commercial Litigation embraces a wide variety of business-related disputes. These can include disputes between two parties within the same company, or those with whom you have business dealings

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Intellectual Property

The legal team at ABKJ understand your intellectual property can be a valuable asset, especially in this increasingly digital age. Our commercial lawyers are experienced in matters of intellectual property. Whether you’re an artist, sole trader, small to medium-sized business or even a large corporation, we can help protect your intellectual property through trademarks, copyright, representation and litigation when necessary.

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Wills & Estates

Our Wills and Estates team can help you with everything from creating a legally binding Will and contesting a Will, to estate planning and administration. Our lawyers can also provide assistance on how to manage an estate without a Will.

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Estate Litigation

Subject to certain qualifications, Wills and the distribution of estates can be legally challenged. ABKJ's Estate Litigation Lawyers have considerable experience in this field, upholding and challenging wills, as well as facilitating dispute resolution and Will contests.

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Power of Attorney

A Power of Attorney allows you to appoint a trusted individual to act on your behalf if you are unable to act on your own behalf. We can provide you with advice on whether or not a Power of Attorney would benefit your situation, including general or enduring powers of attorney, advice on existing Powers of Attorney, and drafting new documents.

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Family Law

ABKJ Lawyers has been providing legal advice and guidance in matters concerning Family Law since the commencement of the practice in 1970. Our Accredited Specialist, together with our team of family law professionals, provide exceptional advice, assistance and advocacy that can only be borne out of years of experience.

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Parenting and Children

When parents separate, children may feel uncertain and insecure about the changes taking place in their life. Each child’s reaction to their parents’ separation will be different, and may depend upon how old the child is, their temperament, and the level of co-operation – or conflict – between their parents.

At ABKJ Lawyers, we specialise in assisting mothers, fathers, grandparents and significant others to work through their parenting dispute in a child-focused, respectful manner. Our depth of experience across a comprehensive range of parenting matters will ensure you receive well-informed, insightful advice, tailored to your specific needs.

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Property Settlement

During your marriage or de facto relationship, it is likely that you acquired assets and financial resources with your partner, whilst also managing liabilities and debt. Upon separation, it becomes necessary to navigate a division of the collective assets and liabilities you have acquired with your former partner, so that you may both move on, financially independent of one another.

Every family law property settlement is unique, and as diverse as the parties to each relationship. Our Family Lawyers provide specialised advice, assistance and advocacy, specific to your needs, with regards to a fair and formal division of your property interests, as governed by the Family Law Act 1975.

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Divorce is distinct from other areas of family law, such as parenting disputes or property settlement. A Divorce Order, once granted by the Court, terminates the parties’ marriage. The only ground required for a Divorce is that the marriage has broken down irretrievably, with this evidenced by the parties having been separated for a minimum of 12 months.

Sometimes complexities arise, for example, when you do not know where your former spouse is and have no way of contacting them, or you have continued to live together, separated under one roof, for a period of time following separation. No matter what your individual circumstances are, we can help you with every aspect of your Divorce application or response.

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Family Law Mediation

Mediation is a structured negotiation process in which an independent person, known as a mediator, assists the parties to identify and assess their issues and concerns, to navigate options, and to negotiate an agreement to resolve their dispute.

Mediation provides parties with the opportunity to control the outcome of their matter and offers a distinct alternative to pursuing litigation, in which a judge may ultimately impose a decision upon you and the other party.

We invite you to contact our Family Law team today, to discuss the suitability of your family law matter for mediation.

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Domestic and Family Violence

It is an unfortunate reality that domestic and family violence affects many Australian families. The impact of domestic and family violence is far reaching and evident across all areas of Family Law.

Our dedicated Family Lawyers understand the inherent sensitivity and complexity of matters involving domestic and family violence. We welcome your enquiry, and would be pleased to provide you with confidential advice and compassionate assistance, specific to your individual needs.

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Disputes can take many forms, from the most serious to the seemingly trivial. Whether your dispute has reached the stage of litigation or not, our Litigation Lawyers can offer advice and assistance, not only by understanding your point of view but by bringing new perspectives based on years of experience and rational assessment of the benefits and risks involved.

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Sports Law

The sporting world operates differently to the commercial world, so whether you’re an amateur player, competitive athlete, sporting club, Sports Corporation or national sporting body, you need a lawyer with industry knowledge and experience in Australian sports law.  We specialise in a range of areas relating to sports law including contracts, advice, and litigation.

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Other areas of Law

Whilst ABKJ Lawyers may not have listed a particular area of law on this website, that does not mean we don't have experience or provide assistance in the required area of law. We are a large enough firm to source expertise in various areas. We encourage you to ask about our services in the areas of law you require assistance if they do not appear on this website. We also cover court representation, intellectual property law, elder law issues, and much, much more.

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