Family Law

Our Family Law Team will listen to you, understand the things that concern you and provide sensible advice and a strategic plan to achieve the best solution for you. They will represent you in a way that implements your strategic plan and achieves your goals in the best possible way.

Areas of Expertise

  • Assessing a client’s situation and advising the best legal options
  • Suggesting expedient and cost-effective solutions in order to minimise emotional and financial stress
  • Negotiating and drafting Binding Financial Agreements applicable to domestic (de-facto) and/or same sex relationships
  • Negotiating fair and sensible outcomes for property division and children’s arrangements following the breakdown of marriages and relationships
  • Representing clients in mediations and other dispute resolution processes
  • Obtaining valuations of matrimonial assets, including complex business interests and corporate structures
  • Tracing of assets/income streams and obtaining forensic accounting advice if appropriate
  • Representing clients in contested court proceedings relating to property division, spousal maintenance claims, and/or urgent proceedings involving restraints and injunctions, e.g. sole use of former matrimonial home
  • Representing clients in contested court proceedings relating to arrangements for children, including:
    • parental responsibility
    • who a child is to live with
    • arrangements for a child to spend time with and communicate with a parent
    • relocation issues (including the unlawful removal of children from the jurisdiction)
    • passport disputes, and other specific issues
  • Representing clients in child support and adult child maintenance disputes and negotiating and drafting private Child Support AgreementsLaw institute of victoria accredited specialists
  • Negotiating and drafting superannuation splitting orders and agreements
  • Preparing and appearing in Divorce Applications
  • Representing clients in Intervention Order Applications

Our team includes lawyers who are Law Institute of Victoria Accredited Specialists.

Recent Work 

  • Assisting a client with negotiating and implementing an enterprise agreement while navigating threatened protected industrial action by union bargaining representative.
  • Successfully defending a client against a discrimination claim on the basis of sex and age in VCAT (Perekrestov v Ward [2019] VCAT 115).
  • Assisting clients in numerous other disputes in the Fair Work Commission, State and Federal Courts that have settled prior to trial.
  • Advising clients on workplace policies relating to the Coronavirus outbreak.

Free 30 Minute Legal Consultation 

For further information, please contact our Family Law team on +61 3 8540 0200 or fill in the form below.