Family Law

Divorce | Property | Children

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Family breakdown can be a very stressful and emotionally-draining situation for all people involved. Whether you need legal advice and support on divorce settlement, property division, child custody or any other family law issue, Neal Collin Lawyers gives you confidence and peace of mind that only comes from handling many hundreds of family law matters over five decades.


Divorce in eight weeks after one year of separation is what we achieve in most cases.

When filing for divorce, achieving an efficient and fair outcome for you is our top priority. Even if your spouse does not agree to the divorce, we can help you dissolve your marriage and secure your assets. Separation can be under one roof in some cases.

Legal Costs of Divorce Application

Professional costs $750.00 (+ GST)

Court fees $865.00 (+ GST) (reduced to $290.00 + GST with concession)


With judges weighing up a number of factors before deciding on property division (there is no rule stating how property should be split), you need the expertise of a highly experienced property lawyer to ensure you receive what you deserve. We have successfully settled hundreds of cases out of court, saving our clients further duress and financial impost from the potential of their case being unnecessarily dragged out.

We will prepare the best case possible for your unique needs and work hard to achieve an amicable resolution and the best outcome for you. In most cases, agreement is reached with a Consent Order of the Court or a Binding Financial Agreement.

If an amicable resolution is not possible, we will then present your case to the court based on:

  • the financial contributions you made to the marriage or de-facto relationship
  • the non-financial contributions you made to the marriage or de-facto relationship
  • your future needs (e.g. earning capacity, health) and the needs of any dependents.



We can negotiate and draw up the following agreements:

  • Consent Orders of Court
  • Binding Financial Agreements
  • Prenuptial Agreements


The welfare of children is paramount and shared responsibility is the desirable result in most cases.

With this in mind, we are determined to achieve a fair outcome and will rigorously negotiate on your behalf for a settlement. Satisfactory parenting orders should be negotiated and, if necessary, incorporated into Consent Orders of the court. If this cannot be achieved, then court action will be taken.

To achieve the appropriate Consent Order and ensure the division of assets is fair, our family law lawyers can assist you with:

  • consent orders of the court
  • parenting disputes
  • relocation and child abduction issues



We can negotiate and draw up the following agreements:

  • Binding Child Support Agreements
  • Parenting Agreements


Legal Costs

As each family law matter is unique, we will provide you with a quotation. A fixed fee may be possible.