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Founded in 2000, family based immigration is a modern corporate formation that originates from the merger of three well-established traditional law firms.


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Provide complete law services on Family, Divorce, Khula, Separation, Court Marriage, Child Custody, Adoption, Guardianship, Maintenance, Alimony, Dower Amount, Dowry Articles, Succession Certificate, Letter of Administration, Transfer of Property, Estate Law, Lease, Sale Deed, Commercial and Business Law, Corporate Law, Registration of Firm, Partnership and Company, Trademark, Copyright, Civil Law, Injunctions, Recovery, Damages, Defamation, High Court Appeals, Writ Petitions and Habeas Corpus  Petitions etc.

About us

James Smith CEO of familybasedimmigration® joined in legal profession as an advocate and solicitor in 1996. He is adept, adroit and proficient in the field of civil, family and commercial law From District Courts to Higher Courts of USA. He appeared in numerous nationwide and global civil and corporate law cases in different courts on behalf of individual

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Our top quality legal support and original solutions on complex legal issues, are served by applying innovative methods and creative thinking in a way that creates added value for our clients.

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For legal help, you may be interviewed by phone when you call, or advised to come in for an in-person interview, or asked to leave your name and number so that you can be called back when an intake advocate is available. Please have all documents relating to your legal problem available at the time of your first interview. If you need special accommodations to access our services, let us know how we can help you

“I was represented better than I could have ever imagined. My needs were put first and was treated as a friend rather than a number. My opinions were valued and my doubts were always reassured. My nerves were calmed and the process was always explained. [My attorney] fought hard for me. He went above and beyond and did everything he could to ensure a great outcome. I couldn't have asked for a better law firm or attorney. Thanks guys!!!”

Client Since 1995

“Boyd law firm really helped me with all my family law and custody issues. I felt very comfortable with this firm and the attorney I retained, Mathew Cadwell. The whole process of going to court was very nerve wracking and Mathew did a great job at being that to ease.”

Client Since 1995

“Matt Cadwell and his staff got me through a rough time in my divorce proceedings. His office was highly professional and responsive. Matt kept me informed throughout the process. I was finally able to convince my wife to use a mediator instead of her nasty, unreasonable, and expensive attorney and Mr. Cadwell referred us to an excellent mediator that we're using to complete our divorce. Boyd Law is the place to start in the scary, emotional process of divorce. Highly recommended.”

Client Since 1995

Qualities to Look Out for In a Criminal Injury Lawyer
Qualities to Look Out for In a Criminal Injury Lawyer

Injuries can happen to anyone and without warning. You might suffer through no fault on your side and have your life in limbo for a long time or permanently. Accidents do happen, some are a grave danger, and they will leave an impact on your life for days, months or years. In places where you suffer damages because there was a negligent party, you have a chance to claim damages. For optimal compensation, you better seek the services of a quality criminal injury lawyer to advocate on your behalf. So what are the best qualities you should look for before hiring a legal solicitor? Here are some crucial ones:

Track record and solid settlements

A quality criminal injury lawyer must present a track record of solid settlements and judgements that favored their past clients. This will boost confidence in new clients that their cases will be handled with due regard. If you ask to see their testimonials, they should be impressive and have no lost cases or minimal for that matter. They should be eager to share these testimonials with their prospective clients and give them an opportunity to interrogate their references for clarification and to further back up their claims for a good track record. If a criminal injury law firm is reluctant in sharing its track record and list of solid settlements, there must be a problem, move on and continue the search. It is ideal to appreciate the fact that not all legal firms operate under the same level of standards. The red flag that you should be wary of is; if a law firm accepts a low insurance offer that doesn’t even cater for medical bills. Look for attorneys who give personalized attention to each client and are patient enough to assertively negotiate for higher payout for their clients. Although ratings and reviews can be deceiving, they paint a picture of the kind of services you are going to receive. Rogue firms buy badges to improve their images but their services could be wanting.


When seeking a criminal injury lawyer, look for a firm of solicitors who specializes in the area you are looking for. Some lawyers can multi-perform on tasks and jobs at stake, but those who specialize are known to perform much better. Specialization gives lawyers more expertise and understanding in their area of jurisdiction. Even within an area of specialization, there is still specialization for example; accidents, assaults, dog bites, nursing abuse, medical malpractice, toxic tort, product liability and the list goes on.

Empathetic and truly understanding

Remember, clients coming to criminal injury lawyers are already in deep pain, and it is one of their challenging times. Lawyers must be empathetic and understanding to their clients and do everything humanly possible to ensure that their clients go home smiling with hefty or rightful compensation. It might not take away the pain, but provide a sigh of relief to them. They should articulate fluently your issues with a passion to counterparts in the courts.

Only pay when they win

When searching for an injury lawyer, the bottom line is; that they should accept to work with you without needing a dime. You only pay them when you win the case. Their cut only exists when they win the case for you.

Macrossan & Amiet Solicitors specialise in criminal law. Turn to them when you find yourself in a difficult legal situation.

Tips for Selecting Mediation Lawyers
Tips for Selecting Mediation Lawyers

If you have a serious issue that needs to be solved with the help of mediation lawyers, you need to make sure that you have the best mediation lawyer who can handle the matter professionally. Although many mediation lawyers will market themselves advertising their services, finding the right mediation lawyers can be a hectic task. It can be difficult for you to select a mediation lawyer without help. This is why you need to have some information to help you have an easier time selecting mediation lawyers for your case.

Tops tips for selecting mediation 

If you are selecting mediation lawyers, make use of the following tips;

  • Be well-versed with your case

Knowing the type of case helps you select the right legal representation. When you understand the type of case you have, you will be able to select a mediation lawyer that understands the type of mediating case at hand. It is important to know that all mediation lawyers have different areas of specialisation, and the law is also subdivided into so many categories. Therefore, to select the right mediation lawyers, you need to research your case properly.

  • Consider the area of specialisation of the  lawyers

As mentioned earlier, mediation lawyers have different areas of specialisation, which means that they can handle different types of mediation cases. You need to select suitable mediation lawyers for your mediation case depending on the type of case and their area of specialisation. For instance, if you need mediation during a divorce case, you have to select mediation lawyers who handle mediation during divorce cases.

  •  Ask for recommendation

Whenever you hire lawyers, including mediation lawyers, it is always advisable for you to ask for recommendations from friends, relatives, neighbours and workmates who have hired migration lawyers in the past. This makes the search for mediation lawyers easier since you will have a list of mediation lawyers you can contact for your mediation cave. Asking for recommendations also helps you select mediation lawyers who have been reliable in the past.

  •  Find out it’s the lawyer is licensed

 It is always important for you to work with licensed professionals, including lawyers. This is why it will be important for you to make sure that you find out whether the mediation lawyers you come across are licensed or not. Always hire a licensed mediation lawyer who seems to assure you that they’re offering their services legally.

  • Check for certification and  important credentials

 These are among the things that most people tend to check for when hiring a lawyer for mediation cases. However,  hiring certified mediation lawyers who have all the credentials required for them to practice law is very crucial. 

  •  Look for online reviews

 Clients will always write reviews about the services offered by the mediation lawyers they hired during their mediation cases. Take time to read online reviews to have a clear understanding of the mediation lawyers you have on your list. The reviews will tell you whether you should hire mediation lawyers or not. They also give you the expectation you should have when hiring these lawyers.

Hiring the right mediation lawyers is always important for your mediation case’s success. In case you’re looking forward to working with the best mediation lawyers during a mediation case, consider using the above tips. Stradbroke Resolution and Dispute Centre is a trustworthy and reputable company that could help you out.

Hiring a lawyer to handle will disputes
Hiring a lawyer to handle will disputes

Individuals usually hire estate planning attorneys to draft a will. The will is a legally binding contract which is created by an individual so that their property can be distributed after their death. The person who make the will is known as the testator. The will contains instructions on how the property and the Assets of the testator would be distributed after their death. It is usually known as the last will and Testament and includes important information regarding the property and how it is to be divided among the descendants. It also contains the time frame of when the Assets and the property are to be distributed and to whom these are to be distributed. Usually a lawyer is hired so as to minimize the risk of a will dispute however a dispute can occur when any individual challenges the provision contained within the will.

The grounds for disputing a will

It is the right of any individual to dispute or challenge the contents in a will. The person challenging the will is often the beneficiary. However it can also be distributed by an individual who has not been named as a beneficiary. However if they believe that they are entitled to a person of the decedent state they can contest the will at any time.

The following are some of the grounds for disputing a will

  • If an individual thinks that the Asset or the property which they have received in the will is not what they were entitled to
  • If a beneficiary dies during the probate process
  • If one or more items which consists of the property or the assets of the decedent does not exist at the time of their death.

When a dispute cannot be resolved informally during the prepared proceedings it would then be required to be resolved in court. The probate proceedings can be initiated anytime after the death of the testator. However such proceedings can take several months or even years. All this depends upon the size of the estate or the creditor would be making a claim against the estate. A will can be a complex piece of legal document and it contains certain provisions or phrases which might not be comprehended by a live person. In case of a dispute for more than one provision in the well it is important to consult an attorney stop these lawyers are also known as estate lawyers of probate lawyers. They can assist you by explaining to the probate process and read the will in a way which would be able to understand it with ease.

Your lawyer would guide you as to what rights and options you have. However it is important that you hire an experienced lawyer to represent you. They would make sure that they are able to settle the matter outside the court. However if that is not possible they might have to take the case to court and go along with all the legal proceedings. It should be kept in mind that there are times when it might take years for the dispute to be resolved. This is why it is essential to hire the right person for the job.

Talk with the lawyers at Hinton Law in Hervey Bay if you need expert assistance at contesting a will.