Family Law

Family Law

Family law is a diverse and specialised area of the law, complicated both by the complex legal issues and the often emotionally charged environment in which it is practised. A high level of legal expertise and an understanding and empathetic approach to the needs of clients, whether a married or de facto partnership, is essential.

Family lawyers understand the difficult aspects of marriage and relationship breakdown which may involve children and parenting issues, as well as the financial aspects of such breakdowns. They are experienced in all aspects of family law including negotiation, alternative dispute resolution, mediation, and if all else fails, litigation. They will guide you through one of the most difficult times of your life, always aiming to achieve the best outcome possible in a cost effective and timely manner.

Family law and de facto relationships law encompasses more than just the breakdown of marriages and relationships. It is important to consider your options when entering into a relationship or marriage, and/or during a relationship or marriage. We are skilled in assisting our clients with protecting their assets in these circumstances – for example, protecting family wealth and assets from a claim by a de facto partner or spouse, and protecting assets and financial resources if you have been previously separated or divorced.

Depending on your needs, we can provide an integrated service with the assistance of other teams at the firm, including property, corporate and commercial, immigration and employment.


We provide expertise, advice and services regarding:

  • Asset Protection
  • Binding Financial Agreements
  • Child Support
  • Companies and Trusts
  • De facto & same sex relationships
  • Separation & Divorce
  • Family Dispute Resolution / Mediation
  • Family Violence and Intervention Order
  • Parenting arrangements & Children's arrangements
  • Property Settlements
  • Relocation matters
  • Spousal Maintenance