Family Law Lawyers Melbourne

We understand that whether you are married, in a de facto relationship, raising children, separated or thinking about separating, relationships can be complicated and the end of a relationship is difficult for all involved. Any person in this period of transition is dealing with a level of uncertainty about their and their family’s future. That is why our team of experienced family lawyers can provide you with comprehensive legal advice and help guide you through this difficult time, and put you in a position where you can make informed decisions.

Goldsmiths Lawyers can help understand your position and advise you on how to best proceed with your case. We practise in all aspects of family and de facto relationship law, including same-sex relationships and have extensive experience in a broad range of family law matters, from the simple to the complex, including Victorian and interstate matters.

Experienced Family Lawyers Helping You

Goldsmiths Lawyers has a team of highly experienced family lawyers who have helped many families in Victoria and interstate to navigate complex family law matters. Our expertise includes divorce, intervention orders, parenting orders, and property settlements. We understand that family law matters can be emotionally challenging and stressful for all involved, and are committed to providing compassionate and expert legal guidance to our clients throughout the process.

Goldsmiths Lawyers can assist you with the below areas in Family and Relationship Law:

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Divorce can be a difficult and emotional process, and Goldsmiths Lawyers' family lawyers work closely with clients to guide them through the legal process of separation and divorce. We provide the following services around divorce:

  • Legal severance of marriage.
  • Applying for a divorce, both joint and sole applications and preparing the necessary court documents.
  • Responding to divorce applications.
  • Assistance with complex divorce issues such as when the other party cannot be located or international service or substituted service.
  • Representing you in court.
Property Settlement and Spousal Maintenance

Asset settlement is another important area of family law where Goldsmiths Lawyers provides legal guidance, support, and representation. We help clients navigate complex property settlement and spousal maintenance issues and provide expert advice on the legal and financial implications of property settlements, such as: 

  • Advice relating to marriage and de facto relationships, including same-sex couples.
  • Negotiating property settlements and dividing property so that you can financially move on with your life.
  • Assisting with property settlements that involve complex business, company and trust structures, including acting for a number of rural and farming families.
  • Assisting with property settlements that involve assets held in Australia and overseas.
  • Representation to negotiate and achieve out-of-court settlements including where required, participation in mediations/dispute resolution.
  • Initiating or responding to court proceedings involving property settlement matters and spousal maintenance.
  • Issuing urgent applications with the court, including seeking urgent injunctions.
  • Issuing or defending proceedings in relation to the setting aside of financial agreements.
  • Spousal Maintenance in circumstances where financial assistance is required.
  • Representing you in court.
Parenting arrangements

Parenting orders are another area where Goldsmiths Lawyers' family lawyers provide expert legal representation. We work closely with clients to negotiate and draft parenting plans, ensuring that your children's best interests are the primary focus. We provide the following services around parenting arrangements:

  • Developing and implementing workable parenting arrangements through negotiation.
  • Dispute resolution.
  • Issuing or responding to proceedings involving children and parenting arrangements.
  • Complex child proceedings involving issues of abuse, family violence, child identity, parental capacity, risk factors, and supervised parenting arrangements.
  • Breaches of parenting orders, including issuing contravention applications.
  • Child relocation matters both interstate and international.
  • Child support and seeking departure orders from the court.
Financial Arrangements

Goldsmiths Lawyers provide legal representation around financial agreements, both pre-relationship or marriage, during relationship or marriage and after separation. We can provide:

  • Advice on new and existing financial agreements.
  • Protection of assets.
  • Issuing or defending proceedings in relation to the setting aside of financial agreements.
Intervention Orders

Intervention orders, also known as restraining orders, are used to protect individuals from harm or threats of harm by family members or other parties. Goldsmiths Lawyers' family lawyers have extensive experience in obtaining and defending intervention orders, both in Victoria and interstate. Our client’s safety and well-being is of paramount concern to us. 

We have experience in family violence matters involving: physical abuse, sexual abuse, mental and emotional abuse, financial abuse, and stalking. We can provide legal support in family violence situations and can provide the following services:

  • Putting measures in place to ensure the protection and safety of you and your children.
  • Applying for an intervention order.
  • Defending an intervention order application.
  • Assistance with advice and representation in criminal matters involving family violence and associated criminal charges arising out of family violence allegations and breaches of interim and final intervention orders.

Our Approach to Family Law

Highly Experienced

We have extensive experience in achieving beneficial outcomes for our clients, whether via negotiation and out-of-court settlements or, if necessary, through the court system.

Family law is an emotionally nuanced area of legal practice, and our family lawyers approach each situation with a deep sense of empathy and a solid understanding of your rights and responsibilities within the Australian legal framework. Our initial goal is to encourage and work towards out-of-court settlements.

Client Focused

Goldsmiths Lawyers has a team of highly experienced family lawyers who provide compassionate and expert legal guidance to families facing complex family law matters.

We work closely with our clients to understand their needs and goals, and provide tailored legal solutions to help them achieve their objectives. With a dedication to client satisfaction and a track record of success, Goldsmiths Lawyers has earned a reputation as a trusted and dependable partner for families facing difficult family law issues.

Better Outcomes

At Goldsmiths Lawyers, we prioritise developing strong and productive relationships with our clients.

We base our approach to family law on a client-focused philosophy of empathy and understanding. Our team offers clear and useful strategies by considering the objectives of our clients and the legal framework in Australia. 

Our Family Law Team

We care about you.
We care about your business.

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What does a family lawyer do?

Lawyers in family law are legal professionals who specialise in issues pertaining to family matters such as divorce, property settlements, financial agreements, child custody, adoption, and domestic violence. These lawyers have a deep understanding of family law and are dedicated to helping clients through sensitive and often emotionally charged situations. Their role is to provide legal advice, guidance, and representation to individuals and families who are facing complex legal issues within the family. 

At Goldsmiths Lawyers, our team of family lawyers work diligently to ensure that our clients' rights and interests are protected and advocate for our clients both in and out of court. We employ a professional and empathetic approach when handling these delicate cases, prioritising the well-being of our clients and their families above all else.

My case is complicated & difficult. How can Goldsmiths help me?

At Goldsmiths Lawyers, we understand that family law matters can be complicated and emotionally challenging. Our team of highly experienced family lawyers has helped many families navigate complex family law matters, and we have the expertise and knowledge to provide effective legal solutions for even the most difficult cases.

Our team of family lawyers have extensive experience in complex family law matters, such as divorces, property settlements, financial agreements, intervention orders, parenting orders. We understand that each case is nuanced, and we take the time to listen to our clients' concerns and provide individualised legal solutions that meet their specific needs. Our priority is to find a solution that ensures your and your family’s safety and protects your rights. 

If you have a complicated and difficult family law matter, we are here to help. Our team of experienced family lawyers has the knowledge and expertise to provide effective legal solutions for even the most complex cases both in Victoria and interstate. We are dedicated to achieving the best possible outcome for our clients, and we will work tirelessly to protect their interests and achieve their goals. 

Will I need to go to court with my family law matter?

No matter what the issue, going to court for a family law matter can be an intimidating experience. However, it is important to understand that not all family law matters require a court appearance. In some cases, issues may be settled through mediation, negotiation or alternative dispute resolution methods without going to court. These methods can often be faster, less expensive, and less stressful than going to court. However, if an agreement cannot be reached out of court, then it is likely that the case will proceed to court. In some complex family law cases, going to court may be necessary. 

Goldsmiths Lawyers can guide you through the process and advise you on the best course of action for your specific situation. Together we can work towards a resolution that meets your needs and minimises the need to appear in court.

If you are facing a family law matter, we encourage you to seek legal advice. Our team of experienced family lawyers can provide expert legal guidance and representation. We are dedicated to protecting your interests, whether through negotiation, alternative dispute resolution, or court proceedings. We believe in open communication, transparency, and a commitment to achieving the best possible outcome for our clients. Get in touch with our team to learn more about how we can help you. 

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Goldsmiths Lawyers is conveniently located close to Melbourne's Court precinct at:
52-54 Rosslyn Street,
West Melbourne VIC 3003