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Brisbane Family Lawyer

Considering a divorce or a separation? Our expertise is your gain.

We are Family Law Solicitors in Brisbane, specialising in all aspects of Family Law and are one of the largest Specialist Family Law firms in Queensland with over 20 years professional experience. We are dedicated to achieving the best outcome for your unique situation! We protect your rights, offer focused advice and ensure full confidentiality!

Your first consultation is a fixed price. If you are concerned about what to do in your situation and need a Brisbane divorce lawyer, make an appointment and let us answer your questions (07) 3221 4300.

Family Law News – browse for practical tips and advice on all issues that come with separation and divorce – financial, parenting, social and emotional matters, as well as any changes and updates in Family Law.

We hope you find our website useful, please contact our team should you have any questions, or would like to get in touch regarding your unique situation.

Family Law News

Navigating international family law issues
12 February 2019|

As the world becomes smaller and smaller each day and technology brings us closer together, it is common for family law issues to arise across different countries and jurisdictions. It also means that people have [...]

Step parent adoptions in Queensland
1 February 2019|

Parents with a blended family sometimes seek advice about a step parent adopting a child of the other parent. We are fortunate in that one of our Directors, Amy Honan, has done many of these [...]

Read all about it?
1 February 2019|

Where documents are provided to the court by a third party, for example by a spouse's employer, as part of family law proceedings, a party cannot release or distribute the information contained in those documents [...]

A loan or a gift? It matters alot
1 February 2019|

When separation occurs it is necessary to do a property settlement and that means calculate the value of the property pool. In doing that it is essential to know if there is a loan outstanding. [...]

Married overseas; can I divorce in Australia?
1 February 2019|

With the ease of international travel, it seems the world is getting smaller all the time. So it is that many clients we see who are living in Australia have been married overseas. So, when [...]

Child support and school fees
29 January 2019|

The Department of Human Services, (formerly known as the Child Support Agency (CSA)) formula assessment is based on children attending a State school, not a private school. How do school fees affect child support? If parents have [...]

How to survive separation
17 January 2019|

I have just separated. What should I do now? 1. Stay Calm There is life after separation. The decisions you make now may have important consequences later. Try not to make decisions in the [...]

Your child’s education – who gets to decide? Some tips for separated parents
15 January 2019|

Issues regarding school enrolment and getting children ready for school can often ignite disagreement and disputes between parents who are separated or divorced. Where the channels of communication have broken down, it is commonly [...]

Children’s passports – getting one and stopping one issue
8 January 2019|

The issuing of passports sometimes comes up when a separated couple are trying to work out parenting arrangements, but more often than not it comes up unexpectedly and urgently. The challenges can be complicated and [...]

Siblings to stay together
8 January 2019|

From time to time we will speak to someone about arrangements for their children and they will propose that one child live with them and the other child with the other parent. These suggestions are [...]

Can I stop my child seeing the other parent?
8 January 2019|

There is an expectation that parties to a court order will do as it says. A person infringes an order by acting illegally by breaching the order intentionally, or the person has made no reasonable [...]

Divorce and the Family Farm
30 December 2018|

Severing the emotional and financial dependence on another person is a crucial yet often difficult part of a family law property settlement, particularly in matters involving a family farm. In these matters the physical, financial [...]

How To Get Custody of a Child
28 December 2018|

Just separated? Experiencing difficulties with parenting arrangements? It is important you get advice about what will happen with custody of your children. There are a lot of myths regarding people wanting full custody of you [...]

Can I change a court order?
18 December 2018|

If you have a final court order for your child’s care arrangements and you are wanting to change it, you have some obstacles to overcome. The largest obstacle is known by lawyers as the rule [...]

Why the time with my children needs to be supervised?
11 December 2018|

It is not uncommon for a parent’s time with a child to be supervised if there are allegations of abuse and the judge determines the child is at an unacceptable risk of harm.  Supervision allows [...]

What does child support cover?
4 December 2018|

Parents in Australia have a legal obligation to provide financial support for their children, which continues following separation until the child turns 18 (and on occasion, beyond). So, what does this payment actually cover? What [...]

What’s required to be ‘separated under one roof’?
4 December 2018|

It is a common misconception that separation occurs only once you start physically living separately. In fact, many couples spend at least a short period separated under the one roof. So, what is that? Reasons [...]

Child taken overseas – what can you do?
3 December 2018|

If your child has been taken overseas without your consent then you need to act quickly. Here are some quick practical tips on what you should consider in the event that your child is abducted: [...]

Client Testimonials

Your team’s communication with me was exceptional, I knew exactly what was happening.
A.A., Eatons Hill
The professionalism and reliability delivered by Amy Honan was fantastic. I had an urgent matter around my property sale and Amy offered to provide assistance over a weekend if I required it – that’s above and beyond!
E.F., Nundah
So pleased to have had a good, sound and knowledgeable firm.
C.W., Brookfield
I really liked the personable service by Michael, the simple plain language he adopts and his patience.
A.O., Kedron
Amy, thanks very much to you and your team. Throughout my dealings with MLFL I have been continually impressed with your level of professionalism and, in particular, your understanding of circumstances and the articulate way you conduct yourself. I was completely satisfied with today’s outcome and without your experience and expertise in family law I doubt that the result would have been achieved.
M.R., West End
I always felt that the service provided by Michael Lynch Family Lawyers was of a high standard. Each time, after appointments I came away feeling secure. Keep doing what you are and maintain the ‘family feel’ that permeates your services.
C.W., Brookfield
Amy’s work was extremely professional but above all she has a manner and wisdom in dealing with people under stress. I will be recommending your firm to anyone that requires assistance.
K.H., Augustine Heights
Michael Lynch Family Lawyers always gave me competent and knowledgeable advice. I was consistently kept up to date. The meetings and phone calls were kept business-like, yet caring and thoughtful of my emotional state at the time. Thank you.
J.S., Holland Park
Your newsletters are great, I appreciate them.
K.B., Carina
I liked my solicitor keeping things as simple as possible.
S.M., Clayfield
My lawyer acted with professionalism in all her dealings with me and with the lawyer on the other side. I was always kept in the loop. I liked her approach. Thanks.
D.S., Coorparoo
Michael Lynch Family Lawyers have really listened to me. I felt confident my case was handled well. The law has changed recently, and I did not feel that a previous law practice I spoke to was suitably up-to-date.
P.B., Carindale
Michael is a good listener. My documentation maintained the high moral ground.
S.S., Hamilton
Thank you for providing me with a professional yet empathetic approach to gain the best outcome for me. My solicitor was excellent in explaining the processes and in representing me in Court. You have great customer service!
T.V., Everton Park
I appreciate you being upfront with fee estimates. You also have a fantastic website and the seminars REALLY helped to get me focussed.
T.C., Tarragindi
You guys provide extraordinary service.
A.O., North Brisbane
I was impressed by my solicitor’s attention to detail and her concern for me, and that the process was explained to me and that I understood it at all times.
B.W., Chapel Hill
The staff at Michael Lynch Family Lawyers were great. Everyone was fantastic, professional, understanding, caring and always communicated with me. I knew I was in good hands.
A.A., Eatons Hill
I appreciate my lawyer’s professional approach and her being on top of my situation.
N.S., Mt Gravatt
Amy, thank you. You have been diligent, accurate and pro-active for the entire duration of my matter. I appreciate it.
R.P., Cleveland
Michael knew what he was talking about.
R.M., Warwick
I really appreciated the happiness of your secretarial staff.
G.C., Clayfield
Thank you, you placed my needs first, you were aware of the need to reach a final result and not get caught up in the personal issues of the other party.
S.L., Moranbah
I like your friendly service and the ability to speak to my solicitor directly.
R.G., Wishart
Your team is professional, warm, friendly and real.
N.R., Crows Nest
I was also always confident that I was getting the very best advice.
T.S., Flinders
May I take this opportunity to express my gratitude to you and your staff for the excellent professional services I received. In a word, priceless.
D.H., Hendra
Michael Lynch Family Lawyers are easy to deal with and their systems are good.
D.T., Ferny Grove
I was very impressed with the first initial interview. Everything was well explained and the advice was honest about what I should expect.
C.M., Morningside
Your staff is knowledgeable, professional and very calm.
A.C., Helensvale
My family lawyer was very helpful in assisting me to combat a very ugly situation without stooping to the low levels that the other solicitor attempted to take us.
M.J., Manly
If I need a family lawyer in the future I’ll be heading to Michael Lynch Family Lawyers again.
C.W., Brookfield
I’m very glad Michael is my lawyer and not the other side’s solicitor.
S.S., Hamilton
Thank you, you kept me sane in a difficult situation and gave me the encouragement and the confidence to keep going. You made me feel extremely comfortable.
A.M., Chambers Flat
At Michael Lynch Family Lawyers I got professional and no nonsense advice, costs were within quoted amounts and my matter was resolved quickly – well done!
L.R., Ascot
Many thanks for your assistance – life is now great – I’m moving on.
J.K., Mansfield
My solicitor provided a personalised service, prompt and quick responses and cost information prior to my commitment.
G.C., Southport
I like that my lawyer treated me like a friend and kept jargon to a minimum. She was easy to contact and kept me informed.
L.R., Samford
Thank you for your ongoing conciliatory approach in this matter and as always I appreciate your level headed advice. I certainly feel that I ended up with the right Solicitor.
S.C., Nundah
A personalised and professional service. Information has been clear and provided timely to assist my decision-making.
S.S., Hamilton
Lovely to deal with and provides a balanced view in what are very difficult circumstances.
A.C., Morningside
Thank you for the outstanding legal advice you have provided and professionalism in which you conduct yourself. I am truly thankful that it was you who represented me.
M.T., Stafford
Michael is very personable and very good at covering the material and explaining the strategy.
J.O., Hawthorne
Michael was the most knowledgeable of all lawyers I spoke to when looking for a lawyer. He showed professionalism.
R.R., Brighton
Thank you for being very personable, professional and always providing me with the most appropriate advice in my times of difficulty. The other party’s lawyers were extremely aggressive, while Michael Lynch Family Lawyers remained calm and professional.
S.D., Parkinson
Amy, thank you for all that you have done during this matter. You impressed me with your professionalism from our initial meeting, and you have proven beyond doubt, to have had the skills and knowledge required. You are a credit to the company, and I would highly recommend you to anyone in a similar situation.
R.P., Cleveland
Thank you for the great newsletter. Your article on “Coping with Christmas” is brilliant – clear, caring and helpful. Thanks again!
C.T., Bribie Island
I have appreciated the way that you and the staff at your firm have handled my situation. I would especially like to mention the professional and caring way my lawyer conducted my case, I am deeply grateful and extremely happy with the results. I will be referring others to your service.
J.H., Wellington Point
Thank you for helping me through this difficult time. You have been caring, compassionate and efficient. Some of my divorcing friends have not been so fortunate. In my mind you are the best family lawyer in Brisbane. If anyone I know needs a good family lawyer, I will tell them to speak to you. Thanks again.
B.T., Clayfield
I was guided through a really difficult time with expertise of Michael Lynch Family Lawyers. I am more than happy with the outcome of mediation.
J.H., Windaroo
Michael, thank you again for your presence here yesterday. We really appreciated the clarity and accessibility of your presentation. It is a rare thing to find somebody who not only has expertise, but also has a skill in communicating it.
J.S., Brisbane
I just wanted to get in touch to say thanks for helping me get through my custody and settlement. Thanks again to you and your staff. You have had a significant positive impact in my kids’ lives!
B.S., Brisbane
Thank you Debra and Helen for all the work you did for me, you both made the process manageable and brought sense to the chaos.
R.B., Toowong