Patrick Howman has been an accredited Law Institute Specialist in Family Law since 1990. Patrick and our team are able to assist you regardless of the situation, so whether your enquiry relates to divorce matters, separation, spousal maintenance, settlements, financial agreement, custody and children or anything in between our team is here to help guide you through the process. We help our clients through every step of the process, from separation agreements, mediation and/or court
If you find yourself in the situaiton of being charged with a criminal or traffic offence it can be difficult to know where to turn, our experienced team specialise in criminal law and understand that the situation you may be facing could alter the course of your life - so it makes sense to seek the best counsel available to you.
We can help you understand your rights and prepare you for your Court appearance, giving you an overview of the court process ahead of time to help put you at ease.
We know that it can sometimes be difficult to come to terms with the fact that at some point you will have to leave your business, assets and wealth, either through sale, retirement or for health reasons. One of the most powerful things you can do is have a succession plan in place that ensures a smooth tranistion not only for yourself but also for your family and anyone else that may be affected. The team at HBH Legal can help you understand the best way to structure your will to ensure that your desired outcome is achieved.
Probates & Estates
Dealing with a deceased estate can be a challenging time in anyone's life, trying to understand the terminology at an already difficult time can be nothing short of frustrating and in some situations the added pressure of family disputes can become too much. These nuances are the last thing you want to be dealing with during such a stressful time.
If you want to sit and talk with someone that can help you make sense of the situaiton and simplify this challenging time in your life, the team at HBH Legal can help.
The purchase or sale of property can be both one of the most exciting and stressful times in your life, hence it is recommended that both parties obtain legal advice prior to any transaction taking place, just to ease your mind.
HBH Legal is Pexa accredited and can make your conveyancing experience as easy and efficient as possible. At HBH Legal we have an experienced conveyancing team that can help with all matters related to purchasing or selling property in Victoria.
Enduring Powers of Attorney and Medical Treatment Decision Makers
Enduring Powers of Attorney and Medical Treatment Decision Makers can be put in place at multiple levels and depending on the situation, without the right advice it can be difficult to know which one is applicable to your unique situation.
Enduring Powers of Attorney and Medical Treatment Decision Makers can be complex legal documents and we recommend that you meet with one of our skilled team members to better understand your situation to ensure you are making the best decision for your future.
Family Violence and Intervention Orders
If you need an Intervention Order or are the Respondent in an Intervention Order, HBH Legal is here to help. We understand that the family violence and personal safety Intervention Order process can be emotional and complicated, and we pride ourselves in helping navigate this process.
Choosing the right entity and its structure especially for operating a business or farm can have far reaching effect tax wise and for other financial and personal reason. HBH Legal can provide the best guidance and advice.
Trusts either inter vivos (during life) or through Wills and estates can be a very important legal area that provides a way to structure legal affairs for the best outcome for you. HBH Legal can help in this sometimes-complex area.
We offer Legal Aid on eligible criminal, family and Intervention Order matters.