Family Law

When you are facing contentious family issues, we understand the stakes are high and how important it is to have the best family lawyer on your side. You are going through one of life’s toughest fights; what you need is considered legal action by a family lawyer who knows that your children and home are the most important things to you.

We are of the view that no two cases are the same and are dedicated to listening to your needs, assessing your personal situation, setting goals and formulating a strategy to best achieve those goals in the most affordable way.

With a strong emphasis on dispute resolution and negotiation, Attwood Marshall Lawyers is one of the few family law firms that can provide clients with dispute resolution options without resorting to litigation, which can be financially and emotionally draining for everyone involved.

In some cases, court intervention is the only option, and we are always ready to support you through the court process. Our reputation for successfully conducting complex cases in Family Law Courts, the State Magistrates and Local Court is highly regarded in the industry. 

Family situations can be greatly exacerbated in cases involving children, family violence, jointly owned property or businesses, and jointly-owned debts.

Ironically, separated spouses or partners are required to make the most important decisions regarding children, property and related matters at the most difficult and vulnerable time in their lives. Let us help you resolve your matter so you and your family can move on with your life and put this difficult time behind you.

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Our specialty areas include:


We can assist you with preparing and lodging, or responding to, an Application for Divorce.

Property Disputes & Spousal Maintenance

If your relationship ends and you need to divide shared property, it’s important to obtain the right advice to ensure the division is fair to both parties and that you formalise your agreement in a legally binding way.

Parenting Disputes

Children's matters are one of the most sensitive areas of family law, especially if there are disputes regarding children's living arrangements. We understand the difficulties of these situations and our focus is to help you negotiate with your former partner and reach an agreement about what is the best arrangement for your children.

Financial Agreements

There are different types of financial agreements available to couples to provide peace of mind in the event of a relationship breakdown. Family law property disputes can be extremely costly, so if you can establish an understanding early on, it can save you a lot of stress and money in the long run. You can enter a financial agreement either before a marriage or de facto relationship commences, during the relationship, or after separation or divorce.

Child Support

After separation, both parents are expected to continue to financially support their children. Child support is expected to cover a child's daily costs of living, education fees, medical expenses and the costs associated with taking part in sports or extra-curricular activities.

Domestic & Family Violence

Attwood Marshall Lawyers can provide swift assistance with completing and submitting Application for Protection Orders or Apprehended Violence Orders. We provide advice you can trust on all domestic and family violence related matters and are here to support you in your time of need.

The importance of having an expert family law team behind you

Our difference is that unlike other generalist law firms, we have a dedicated team who practice exclusively in family law. The team combines the expert knowledge of Family Law Special Counsel, Michael Twohill – a fierce courtroom advocate with over 40 years’ experience, and Senior Associate Hayley Condon, who has over 16 years’ extensive experience in all aspects of Family Law, with a particular interest in dealing with challenging cases involving entrenched property disputes.

Supported by a department of passionate and driven family lawyers and paralegals, we guarantee you will get all our time, attention, and expertise to back you up when you need it most.

When you are dealing with family law matters, you often have other overlapping issues you may need to consider. 

Our family law team are supported by our other specialist departments who can also assist you with related matters outside of family law, such as reviewing your Will, Power of Attorney or estate plan following a separation, estate disputes, as well as assistance with purchasing or selling a business or property.

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