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family law legal services.

We offer the full range of family law services arising after family breakdown, including property, children, divorce and child support, but it is the way we help resolve these issues that is different.

 

At Donaldson Law, our focus is not on the expensive legal fight but about working with couples, other lawyers and professionals to reach a solution that a couple can live with.

collaborative law.

At Donaldson Law, we can assist you to resolve all issues respectfully and without court intervention.

Collaborative Law Services

first steps.

Are you recently separated and need help setting ground rules for how children and finances will be managed?

First Steps Services

formalise & finalise.

We can help you and your partner formalise agreements you have already reached, cost-effectively and efficiently.

Formalise & Finalise Services

mediation & FDR.

At Donaldson Law, we offer mediation and family dispute resolution services, including the issuing of 60I certificates.

Mediation & FDR Services

financial agreements.

Commonly known as pre-nups, these agreements can be useful at any stage of a marriage or de facto relationship.

one size does not fit all.

There is no ‘one size fits all’ legal process to deal with the issues involved in bringing your marriage or long-term relationship to an end.

Every family is unique, and every dissolution of a marriage should be customised to suit the individual couple and their circumstances. That’s why at Donaldson Law we offer a range of alternatives to resolve the issues facing your family.

Our goal is for our approach to be the circuit breaker that helps families avoid the emotional and financial expense of the Family Court and leaves the family in a position where they are ready to move on to the next phase of their lives.

What makes us different from most family law practices is that while we offer a range of options, they are all informed by our approach to working co-operatively, with couples, other solicitors and our network of support professionals, to reach a solution that everyone can live with and treats everyone involved with respect.

Whatever your family’s circumstances and issues our family law team can help you map out and implement a plan that is right for your family.

initial consultation.

We offer the full range of family law services arising after family breakdown, including property, children, divorce and child support, but it is the way we help resolve these issues that is different.

The simplest and most cost-effective way for us to help you plan the best way forward for your family is for you to meet with one of our solicitors. Only by meeting with you and discussing this in detail can we recommend the right plan for you and your family.

One of our Family Law solicitors will meet with either you as a couple or by yourself. This meeting is usually face to face in our office, but we know sometimes this is not possible and we can organise Skype or telephone meetings as well.

By the end of every initial consultation you will either have an action plan, created specifically for you and your situation, or specific legal advice relating to your current individual circumstances.

costs.

The cost of the initial consultation is $350 + GST.

We will discuss costs in detail with you and give you an estimate as part of the initial consultation. We offer Fixed Fees for many of our Family Law services and may be able to offer Deferred Payment on some matters.

talk to a member of our family law team.

Contact us