Expert Family Lawyers Melbourne

Blackwood Family Lawyers is a specialist family law firm in Melbourne, with a client focused approach.

Our skilled and caring team of family lawyers provide high quality legal advice, guidance and legal representation in all aspects of family law, including separations, divorce, parenting arrangements and property and financial settlements.

We understand the stress of a relationship breakdown. We’ll help you move forward by providing you with clear advice about your legal rights and entitlements and by assisting you to identify your goals and priorities. We’ll empower you to make informed decisions about your future, and use our experience to ensure you obtain the best possible outcome.

Our team of dedicated family lawyers includes 5 Accredited Family Law Specialists with over 80 years of combined expertise.

  • We understand what is important
  • We focus on timely, cost effective resolutions
  • We explain how it all works
  • We give practical advice and options
  • We provide expert legal representation

Law Institute of Victoria - Accredited Specialist & Law Institute of Victoria - Accredited Specialist

Melbourne Family Law Specialists

As expert problem solvers, we’ll work to resolve your family law issues in a straightforward and practical way, even where those issues are very complex.

We want a great future for you, and if you have children, for them too. This means that in most instances we can help you reach a fair and just outcome with your former partner by agreement, and if you are amicable, achieve this in a way that minimises conflict and maintains a respectful relationship between you.

If an agreement with your former partner isn’t possible, and Court proceedings are necessary, our experienced and tenacious family lawyers will advocate strongly for you in Court. What sets us apart from other family lawyers? Well, we are proactive, not reactive, anticipating issues before they arise and heading them off when we can. We are direct and honest. We take the time to listen to you and understand your priorities. We will tell you what is achievable and what is not, so you can focus your energy, time and money on what really matters – you and your family.

We communicate clearly and directly, in plain language without all the usual legal jargon. We provide practical guidance and realistic advice – even when that is sometimes hard to hear. We are commercial and upfront and clear about legal costs. And above all else, we genuinely care.

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Our Family Law Practice Areas

Our experienced family lawyers can assist with matters across all areas of family law including:

  • Separation
    If you have separated, or are thinking about separating, we’ll provide you with practical and expert advice about your legal rights and entitlements in family law.
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  • Children and parenting
    Every family is different. Our family lawyers will advise and support you to achieve the best outcomes for your children, whether in relation to care arrangements (custody, access and contact) a proposed relocation, concerns about risks of harm to your children or discrete issues such as schooling.
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  • Property and financial settlements
    Your property settlement might be straightforward, or complex and involve businesses, trusts, multiple parties and self-managed superannuation funds. Either way, we can look after you. It’s important that you obtain advice before agreeing to anything.
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  • Spousal maintenance
    Spousal maintenance is not an automatic entitlement. We’ll advise whether you might have a claim for spousal maintenance or might need to defend a claim for spousal maintenance, based on your particular situation.
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  • Divorce
    Applying for a divorce starts time limits which might impact on your claims for property settlement and spousal maintenance. We’ll explain how everything works and fits together.
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  • Child support and child maintenance
    Child Support can be confusing. Our family lawyers will help you understand what child support is payable for your children and what your options are, including whether you should enter into a Binding Child Support Agreement to change the assessed rate of child support payable.
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  • Intervention orders and family violence
    Our lawyers understand the complexity associated with family violence in family law matters. We’ll represent and support you if you are applying for or defending an Intervention Order and explain how these issues interact with parenting applications and financial settlements in family law.
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Meet the team at Blackwood Family Lawyers

Our team of dedicated and professional family lawyers in Melbourne includes 5 Accredited Family Law Specialists with combined legal experience of over 80 years.
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