Family Law Done efficiently

We are a family law firm dedicated to helping people resolve their matters with minimum wasted effort or expense. No two family law matters are the same, your matter is different and should be treated as such. What does not differ from matter to matter is the amount of time and effort which is put in to ensure that our clients are cared for, understood and listened to. We have set out to be different from your traditional family law firm and developed services aimed at providing more value for money to our clients.

We provide services in all areas of family law including but not limited to the following:

Separation & Divorce

Separation is when you and your partner stop living together in a domestic or marriage-like relationship. This can be a very stressful time for all parties involved. We provide compassionate and realistic expert advice to guide you through your decision making on all aspects of separation including but not limited divorce (the legal ending of a marriage).

Property Settlements

After you separate from your spouse, you will likely need to make arrangements to divide your property and separate your finances. We can assist you in the negotiation of asset division or represent you in property proceedings.

Parenting Arrangements

We offer expert advice, assistance with Parenting Plans or Consent Orders and can aid you in the application of Parenting Orders and represent you in Court.

Consent Orders & Financial Agreements

While it is not compulsory to formalise your agreement about property and/or children, it is recommended that you formalise your agreement by obtaining consent orders from the Family Court. We can provide you with advice on Consent Order and also help you in the preparation and filing of the same in the Court.

We are also able to assist with matters involving financial agreements (contract between the parties that can deal with how property will be divided if a relationship breaks down)

Spousal Maintenance

We can provide legal advice on your eligibility for Spousal Maintenance, assist you in negotiations or represent you in Court, where necessary.

Family & Domestic Violence (FVROs & VROs)

Domestic and family violence can take many forms, and be committed by a partner, carer or family member. It involves any behaviour that is intended to control, dominate or frighten, and includes assault (physical or sexual), psychological or emotional abuse, financial abuse, verbal abuse, intimidation, and harassment. It can also involve abuse of pets and damage to property.

Laws, processes and services are in place to help people subjected to violent and unacceptable behaviour and to protect you and your children, pets and property.

Whatever your circumstances, we can give you options and support if you are involved in a situation of domestic or family violence.

Legal Aid Services

We are recognised Legal Aid Panel Practitioners, and can represent grant approved clients on this basis.

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What Our Clients Say About Our Services
Craig Brodziak

Nelson is one of a rare breed of law professionals that actually genuinely cares about the welfare of his clients. I have been with Nelson for over 2 years and his advice and guidance have been invaluable for me during this difficult time. It was thanks to the way Nelson and his team handled my proceedings that put me in a strong position going into my trial and I am now expecting a positive decision from the magistrate. I would absolutely recommend Nelson to anyone who is need of quality legal representation.

Kerry Chatt

Nelson was absolutely an amazing lawyer. He fights for what you want and goes above and beyond to help those who really need it. I wouldn't go anywhere else for a lawyer! He was very respectful and actually cares about his clients, he is approachable and kept everything positive for us and explained things when we didn't know what they meant. Thank you Nelson and your fabulous firm you were an amazing help from 2016-2017! 10/10!

Rick Smith

Nelson was a calming influence for myself ,when going through an exasperating
property settlement.His insights ,looking at the situation from the outside, brought
a level of common sense to the table.
Nelson helped me keep my sanity through the process ,even though the other
party already had an exceptional deal before they called there lawyer.
i highly recommend him and his team

Jenny Tat

Nelson has been amazing through my separation and divorce. He is friendly , easy to approach, understanding through tough times , very efficient , very smart & professional. With the free 1hr consultation he explained everything very clearly with affordable rates. Highly recommended . Looking forward to continuing with you. Thanks you

Karen Hammersley

I dealt with Nelson Chibwe during a separation from my ex partner. I was also going though major surgery at that same time. It was very stressful, I hired Nelson to represent me and he was so helpful. He took all the stress out of my separation and I could just concentrate on getting my health better. He even came to my house so I could sign papers as I was unable to drive or walk far.
Nelson was very professional,compassionate and approachable. He explained everything to me step by step and I felt I could ask him anything and he would always return any emails or phone calls promptly. I'd highly recommend Nelson and his firm if you need legal representation. I also found compared to other law firms the cost was very competitive.
Karen Bunbury

Amanda Ewing

Nelson Chibwe was very approachable, friendly and most helpful!

Alla Smis

Thank you for consultation, Evgeny and quick timely response of your team. I hope you can help me to resolve my issue

Elena Edmunds

I am very grateful to Evgeniy for his competent advice on processing documents for a visa for my son. The result surpassed all our expectations. Contrary to the advice of other migration agents, my son received his visa. Thank you very much for your excellent work.

Yuliya Tsupryk

I would like to say thank you to EvgenyVasilyev for his help. I had a very difficult situation and nobody could help me instead of him. I highly recommend that company where you will get a real help and support.
Thank you

Tatiana Sidorova

Will definitely recommend their services to others. Thank you Evgeny for your time this week. Evgeny didn't waste time talking, was precise, prompt and competent.

Olga KR

I am happy I have got a professional consultation with Evgeny Vasilyev. My concerns about my matter have been heard and validated, I have got a clearer vision of court procedures. Hope to get Evgeny 's help in the future. Thank you, Evgeny!

Kelly Kassianos

I had the pleasure of dealing with Evgeny, Nelson and Anna for children's matters, and they were extremely professional, sincere, and very reliable. I would recommend them to anyone and everyone..

Lana Volski

Regardless of what situation you happen to be in - family or property dispute, the people working here will support you 24/7 with legal as well as psychological assistance.
All their advise is centered towards the most efficient outcome and quick conclusion as opposed to a long lasting process which would serve their own purpose. Thank you

Svetlana Vasileva

Thank you Evgeny for your consultation. I found it very helpful. There was a high level of competency and professionalism regarding all aspects of my issues.
Team work in this company is evident as organisation, professionalism and punсtuality are of a high standard.
Thank you for your help and your time.

Svitlana

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Fixed Fee Packages
We offer fixed fee packages on most of our services. Our fees are fixed and clear, you will not have to worry about escalated legal costs.
Initiating Application Package - Parenting Proceedings
$1,320
This package contains all the documents you require to initiate PARENTING proceedings in Court. Contains: Form 1 Initiating Application, Case Information Affidavit, Form 4 Notice (optional)
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Initiating Application Package - Property Proceedings
$1,650
This package contains all the documents you require to initiate PROPERTY proceedings in Court. Contains: Form 1 Initiating Application, Affidavit in Support of the Application, Form 13 Financial Statement
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Response Package - Parenting Proceedings
$1,320
This package contains all the documents you require to respond to an application involving PARENTING proceedings in Court. Contains: Form 1A Response to Initiating Application, Case Information Affidavit, Form 4 Notice (optional)
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Response Package - Parenting Proceedings
$1,650
This package contains all the documents you require to respond to an application involving PROPERTY proceedings in Court. Contains: Form 1A Response to Initiating Application, Affidavit in Support of the Application, Form 13 Financial Statement
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Application in a Case Package
$1,320
This package contains the documents you require to bring an application for specific orders once a case has already started. Contains: Form 2 Application in a Case, Affidavit in Support of the Application.
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Response to Application in a Case Package
$1,320
This package contains the documents you require to bring an application for specific orders once a case has already started. Contains: Form 2A Response to Application in a Case, Affidavit in Support of the Response.
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Divorce - Joint Application (includes Court attendance, if required)
$825
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Divorce - Joint Application - Separation under same roof (includes Court attendance)
$1,980
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Divorce - Sole Application (includes Court attendance)
$1,320
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Divorce - Sole Application - Separation under same roof (includes Court attendance)
$2,310
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Consent Orders Package - Parenting or Property
$2,750
This package contains all the forms you require to formalise the agreement you have reached regarding parenting or property matters. Contains: Form 11 Application for Consent Orders, Minute of Consent Orders, Jurisdiction Affidavit (if required)
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Consent Orders Package - Both Parenting and Property
$3,300
This package contains all the forms you require to formalise the agreement you have reached regarding both parenting and property matters. Contains: Form 11 Application for Consent Orders, Minute of Consent Orders, Jurisdiction Affidavit (if required)
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Clear Payment Plans
In addition to our fixed fees, we also offer clear payment plans to help you remain in control of your legal costs.
Initial deposit
$1,000
Instalments
$250 per week
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Initial deposit
$2,000
Instalments
$200 per week
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Meet Our Team
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Nadya
Kate
Gabrielo
Jess
Genevieve
Kath
Kellie
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Unbundled legal services
We are pioneers in providing unbundled family law services, where a lawyer provides legal services for part of your legal matter, gives you more control over your case and the cost associated with it, and allows you to save costs on those parts you can do yourself. You get the option of only paying for the services you require. If unbundling is not your thing and you want a legal professional handling your case from start to finish, we offer full family law services at low cost.
Form 1 - Initiating Application
$660
This is the Court’s main application form and is used to inform the Court of the Orders (interim or final) that a person wishes to seek.
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Form 1A - Response to Initiating Application
$660
This is the Court’s main response form and is used by a person named as a ‘Respondent’ (in a Form 1) to either oppose the Orders being sought (in a Form 1) or to inform the Court of the Orders (interim or final) that a person wishes to seek.
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Form 1B - Reply to Response to Initiating Application
$660
This form is used by a person (applicant) who has filed an Application for Final Orders (Form 1) to which the other party (respondent) has filed a Form 1A seeking orders about a new subject matter; and the applicant wishes to reply to those orders. For example, if the application is about children and the respondent files a Form 1A seeking property orders, this form would be used to respond to the claim for property orders.
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Form 2 - Application in a Case
$660
This form is used: to make an application for procedural orders; or to make an application for ancillary or incidental orders, for example, an injunction; or to make an application for interim orders once a case has been started by an Application for Final Orders (Form 1); or for specified applications under the Family Law Rules 2004, for example, an application for a recovery order.
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Form 2A - Response to Application in a Case
$660
This form is used by the respondent/s named in the Application in a Case (Form 2) who wishes to oppose the orders sought or asks the Court to make other orders.
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Form 3 - Application for Divorce
$660
This form is used to apply for divorce.
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Form 4 - Notice of Child Abuse or Family Violence (or Risk)
$660
This form is to be filed if a person alleges that there is family violence or a risk of family violence and/or that a child has been abused or is at risk of being abused.
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Form 7 - Affidavit of Service
$165
This form is completed and filed by a person serving documents after documents have been served to prove the documents have been served.
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Form 11 - Application for Consent Orders (excluding Minute of Consent Orders)
$1,320
This form can be used if you have reached agreement and you want to formalise that agreement and make it binding, you can apply to the Court for Consent Orders. You use this form to obtain Consent Orders about: the care, welfare and development of your children (known as parenting orders); the division of property or maintenance for a husband or wife or former husband or wife or defacto spouse or former defacto spouse (known as spouse maintenance). This form can also be used if you are applying for Consent Orders which vary or discharge existing Family Court orders.
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Form 13 - Financial Statement
$660
This form must be filed by a party to a financial case, such as property settlement, maintenance, child support or financial enforcement with the party’s Application or Response
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Form 14 - Subpoena
$275
This form is issued by the Court at the request of a party to a case. It compels a person to produce documents or give evidence at a hearing or trial. If a person refuses, or is unable of their own free will, to produce documents or give evidence at a hearing or trial a party may request the Court to issue a subpoena directed to that person.
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Form 18 - Application - Contravention
$660
This form is used if you want to seek an order from the Court imposing a punishment or another consequence on a person for the breach of a Court order.
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Conciliation Conference Particulars
$990
This is the document that is required to be prepared, filed and served prior to attending a Conciliation Conference as ordered by the Court.
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Case Information Affidavit
$990
This is an affidavit that accompanies all Initiating Applications (Form 1) and Response to Initiating Applications (Form 1A) in parenting matters.
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Affidavit
$150 per page
This is a written statement containing sworn written evidence provided to the Court to support an application.
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Minute of Consent Orders
$990
This is the agreement containing the terms that you with the Court to make into orders. This usually accompanies all Application for Consent Orders or filed during the course of proceedings.
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