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Boughton Legal

  • We specialise in Family Law

  • Jo Boughton - Principal

About Boughton Legal

Boughton Legal is a boutique law firm in Maroochydore which assists and advises clients in relation to Family Law issues.

Boughton Legal prides itself on being compassionate with sensitive matters and provides legal advice, services and court representation in regards to Family Law. We understand that facing a relationship breakdown can be very stressful to deal with and as a firm dealing specifically in this area of law, we offer not only a profound understanding of your situation but the expertise and sensitivity to help you get through it.

Boughton Legal can provide expert advice in any Family Law matter from Divorce and Property Settlements to Binding Financial Agreements and Dispute Resolution. We also encourage and advise clients to consider dispute resolution alternatives such as arbitration and mediation.

Family Law

Boughton Legal prides itself on the high level of service provided to clients in what can be one of life’s most stressful events. We understand the stress and emotions that can be involved during any areas of family law. The more common areas of Family Law include Divorce, Property Settlements and children’s matters.

Divorce is a fairly straight forward process, however there are a few requirements to be aware of. If a couple has been validly married, they are able to apply for a divorce after they have been separated for a minimum of 12 months. If there are any children involved the couple has to have made appropriate arrangements for the care of these children.

Property Settlement is a process of the division of property, assets and liabilities that have come from the relationship. If the parties involved are not amicable in their decision, an application can be to the Court in order for the Court to determine the division.

Children’s Matters – Unfortunately when a relationship breaks down, children tend to suffer the most. When parents cannot come to an agreement as to the living arrangements of the children, an application can be made to the Court for a decision as to the best arrangements for the children involved. The Court can also make decisions in relation to spouse maintenance.

Other areas of Family Law we can assist you with are:

- Pre-Nuptial Agreements
- Binding Financial Agreements
- De Facto Relationships
- Same Sex Relationships
- Representation in Mediations and Settlement Conferences
- Court proceedings

Boughton Legal

1 Duporth Ave
Maroochydore, QLD 4558
Phone: 07 5313 4999
Fax: 07 5479 3258



Professional Service:

Areas of Law

  • Family Law
  • Binding Finan Agreements
  • Child Protection
  • Child Support
  • Children - Overseas abduction
  • Children - Relocation
  • Conflict resolution
  • De facto Law
  • Grandparents Rights
  • Parenting Arrangements
  • Pre-Nup Agreements
  • Property Settlements - Complex
  • Same Sex Couples
  • Spousal Maintenance

Special Qualities

  • Competitive Rates
  • Female Lawyer


Jo Boughton was admitted as a solicitor in February 1994 and has been helping clients with legal advice and assistance in Family Law matters since admission. Each client is important to Boughton Legal, and each client has a unique set of circumstances. In family law clients are assisted by Jo Boughton's knowledge of experts and professionals such as counsellors, mediators, valuers, psychologists etc who can assist and support clients.
Jo is a member of the following organisations:
  • Member of Child Protection Practitioners Association of Queensland 
  • Member of the Family Law Section Law Council of Australia 
  • Member of Family Law Practitioner’s Association Queensland 
  • Member of Queensland Law Society Family Law Committee

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