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Family Law

We’ll be there when you need us

While renowned for personal injuries and class actions, Slater and Gordon have well-established practices in many others areas of law such as:

Personal legal services:

  • Family law
  • Estate planning and making wills
  • Will disputes
  • Criminal defence

Commercial legal services:

  • Disputes and litigation
  • General commercial law
  • Property Law

We’re here to help

The legal process can be confusing.

So we ensure that everything is as clear as possible and keep you informed every step of the way. Our team will make sure you don’t feel like you’re on your own.  

We focus on your best interests, make sure your legal rights are protected and help you pursue the best possible outcome for your circumstances.

Family Law

Family and Relationship Law

Arguments are rarely fair, so we prefer settlements.

The breakdown of a relationship or marriage can be stressful and traumatic. Our family law team can help.

  • We’ll give you advice about your rights, obligations and entitlements.
  • We can also advise you about the different options available to settle any matters where you and your partner disagree.
  • We offer fixed fee** arrangements which give you greater certainty in terms of cost. 


Case Study #1

Jim separated from his wife Amy about a year ago. They have 2 kids together. Amy had some trouble accepting the separation and unfortunately prevented Jim from seeing the kids. Jim didn’t want custody of the kids – he just wanted to see them regularly and remain involved in the day to day routine and activities. Jim tried mediation but Amy wouldn’t budge.

We assisted Jim by commencing a court case in the family law courts seeking orders for Jim to see his children regularly. Jim now sees his two children every second weekend from Friday after school and drops the kids to school on Monday morning. Jim also has dinner with the kids on Wednesdays and looks after the youngest child on his RDOs. 


Case Study #2

We helped Jenny formalise the agreement she had reached with her ex-partner Abdul regarding care arrangements for their three kids. The parties had been separated for 6 months and had a 50/50 week about arrangement in place for their two kids, Jasmine aged 10 and Oscar aged 8.

Jenny and Abdul lived close to each other, got along well and had flexible working arrangements. The agreement was formalised by way of consent order.

Estate Planning

Wills and Estate Planning

You can’t plan for everything but you can plan for the important things.

Estate Planning is not just about having a Will. It involves the review, management and control of your personal, family and business affairs while you are alive and when you pass away.

Our dedicated Will, Probate and Estate Litigation lawyers have a thorough knowledge of this potentially complex area. We can advise you on:

  • Completing and updating a Will
  • Preparing powers of attorney and enduring powers of guardianship
  • Administration of a deceased estate, including superannuation and death benefits and Will disputes.

Will Disputes

If you’re challenging a Will, we will stand with you.

When somebody becomes incapable of managing their own affairs, important legal steps must be taken to reduce the possibility of estate disputes by ensuring that their care, welfare and administration of their financial and legal affairs are managed in their best interests.

In our experience, most Will disputes can be settled at or before mediation, minimising the costs and strain on family relationships. 

Our lawyers appreciate the importance of maintaining family relationships and will attempt to resolve the dispute without the need to issue formal legal proceedings.

Criminal Law

We’ll help you know where you stand.

Being charged with an offence or finding out that you’re under investigation can be an intimidating prospect for many. Our criminal lawyers have a detailed knowledge of the law, current sentencing trends and useful referral support services. We have many years’ experience in a wide range of issues including:

  • Arrests
  • Driving offences
  • Theft and fraud
  • Sexual and other assaults

Property Law

Our experienced team of property lawyers will work with you to get the job done quickly and efficiently.

Any type of commercial property: industrial, warehouse, office and warehouse, office, retail shop, vacant land, Strata title and ‘off-the-plan’ requires expert legal assistance.

At Slater and Gordon, we offer you:

  • A comprehensive review of your purchase contract to ensure that it reflects the deal you’ve agreed with the sales agent and/or property developer.
  • We’ll also check that the contract includes any specific clauses you require to protect your position.

Call Us For A Confidential Discussion Today

To arrange a free consultation*, call us on 1800 870 813 or fill out your details below and we’ll contact you.

*Free Initial Consultation Conditions:

You’re entitled to a free initial consultation with a lawyer once you have told us your story and we think we can help you. There are specific categories of legal claims we will not be able to assist you with including: compensation claims relating to credit rating issues; incorrect advertising; defective motor vehicles or machinery; gambling related enquiries; internet/broadband access issues; defective speed cameras; billing issues with telephony/water/gas authorities, taxation matters, residential conveyancing and fencing disputes, employment law. Offer valid from 16thAugust 2017 – 30th September 2017. Free initial consultations may be face to face or via telephone . Timings will vary by case.

** Conditions apply. Does not include disbursements.  For more information about  fixed fee arrangements :