I don’t know about you, but whenever I’m seriously researching a topic on the web and come across a website that’s useful, I always want to know more about them. Who are they? What’s their background? Should I trust what they’re telling me?
To help you make that decision, here’s a little bit of background information about us.
This website is owned and operated by RP Emery and Associates Pty Ltd. We’re an Australian online legal publisher and we’ve been providing DiY legal document template kits to the general public and business community since 1990.
Making the law accessible to you
We consider it our job to de-mystify the law and legal contracts.
We firmly believe that there are many times in life where you can enjoy the protection of a well written legal contract without spending a fortune in legal fees.
Because of this, our aim is to make it easy for you to solve common legal issues that crop up in life.
Whilst this website is devoted to family law and financial agreements, our main website can be found here www.rpemery.com.au. Over there, you’ll find many more DiY Legal Contract Kits specific to property management, leasing, employment and other business needs.
We have been at the forefront of a movement to make legal services more affordable for average Australians by providing tools and back up support that empower people to take control of their own legal matters.
Knowledge is power and even more so when it comes to legal matters.
Meet the Directors
Ian liases with the legal associates and takes care of our customers – essentially he acts as a conduit between the non-legal and legal world.
Over the last 12 years, Ian has amassed a deep knowledge of our contracts and how they relate to the relevant legislation. He understands how the contracts should be used and enjoys helping our customers find a legal solution that meets their needs and their budget.
Nadia takes care of Marketing and Communications.
As a non-lawyer herself, she understands the confusion and unease that many people experience when confronted with a legal issue. That’s why she works to make legal matters simpler and more easily understood. The bottom line is that there are many common legal transactions that you can handle yourself quite comfortably.
Meet our Associated Lawyers
Steve Heptonstall – Saxby Munns
Steve has spent over 20 years working in both private practice as a lawyer and the corporate world in a range of roles ranging from General Counsel to Corporate Executive for a number of large multinationals.
Steve Heptonstall has a wealth of experience assisting clients with Business and Commercial Law matters, Property and Conveyancing, Asset Protection and Estate Planning. Other areas of expertise include Mediation in the area of contract disputes and family law matters such as Binding Financial Agreements.
Steve is a member of the Law Society of NSW.
Carolyn Byrne – National Seniors Lawyers
LL.B, GradDip.LegPrac, RN, BN, GradDip.FET, M.Ed
Carolyn Byrne is a highly regarded estate planning and seniors health lawyer serving the legal needs of clients throughout Northern New South Wales and South-East Queensland. She is experienced in Family Law matters and regularly advises our clients in relation to Binding Financial Agreements.
Carolyn also holds the highly respected position of Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Law at Bond University.
Carolyn is a member of the Law Society of NSW.
Richard Hamilton – Nevett Ford
BA/Bsc, Juris Doctor – Law
Richard leads the family law practice group at Nevett Ford, a top tier law firm located in Melbourne. He has extensive experience in Family Law matters and has provided legal advice to couples in relation to property settlement and separation/divorce, as well as those entering defacto or married relationships.
Richard is an experienced Family law mediator and regularly appears in the Federal Circuit Court and Family Court of Australia to represent clients in respect of their family law matters on both financial and child related issues.
RP Emery rely upon Richard’s extensive knowledge and he regularly advises our clients in relation to Binding Financial Agreements.
Richard is a member of the Law Institute of Victoria.
Our Associate lawyers are not directors, employees or shareholders of RP Emery and Associates, or any other associated entity.