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

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: [...]

Coping with Christmas – timely tips for separated mums and dads
27 November 2018|

For most of us, Christmas is a happy time, a time when families and friends get together to swap presents and stories, share meals and homes and generally enjoy each other’s company. However, for families [...]

“Is travelling overseas with my child OK?”
6 November 2018|

Separated parents are often faced with a situation where the other parent wishes to travel overseas with the child for the purposes of a holiday or visiting extended family. This can make the non-travelling parent [...]

Property settlement – not an accounting exercise
26 October 2018|

In a recent case in the Federal Circuit Court, the Judge was critical of the husband who was trying to claim that certain contributions during the relationship should be precisely accounted for in the final [...]

What is ‘parental responsibility’?
26 October 2018|

What is "parental responsibility"? The purpose of “parental responsibility” is to allow the child to achieve their full potential as a person by the involvement of both of the children’s parents in the child’s [...]

Can you oppose a divorce if there might be a reconciliation?
26 October 2018|

From time to time one party to a marriage does not accept the relationship has ended. It was this scenario which occurred in a case before the court in Sydney, recently. The wife filed for [...]

We’ve got an amicable agreement – what do we do now?
26 October 2018|

Having been told by a client that an amicable agreement has been reached for a property settlement, we sometimes find that problems arise and the "agreement" is not what it seemed. So that you are [...]

Divorce and superannuation
23 October 2018|

For separated couples, the Family Law Act sets out how property should be divided. A Common Family Law Myth One of the most common Family Law myths is the belief that superannuation is not included in this division of property.  [...]

Is the court interested in NAPLAN?
5 October 2018|

When NAPLAN is happening, it's topical everywhere, even in court. So what does the court think about it? The court has considered NAPLAN in the context of a choice of school at an interim hearing. [...]

We’re separated but can we still run a business together?
5 October 2018|

When finalising a property division, the Family Law Act is quite clear, that there should be finality. This means a ‘clean (financial) break’ between spouses with no ongoing financial connection. But what if there is [...]

What is a family law arbitration?
5 October 2018|

Are you involved in efforts to achieve a property settlement through negotiations or court proceedings? Is it taking a long time and not making a lot of headway? If so, arbitration may be an option. [...]

Conference or Professional Development Day? Need A Speaker?
5 October 2018|

If you are looking for a speaker on Family Law for your next Conference or Professional Development day, please give us a call. Our Principal, Michael Lynch, presents many seminars each year to accounting, financial [...]

A psychologist objects to file being subpoenaed
5 October 2018|

In a recent case the children's psychologist had his file subpoenaed for production in court. He "objected" to the parents' viewing his file notes. The court agreed with his request, with some conditions. Background: The [...]

Parenting, DV and property infosheets
5 October 2018|

NEW FAMILY LAW INFOSHEETS We have just released more new infosheets. The latest (3) easy-to-understand visual guides are on: child support, domestic violence and property settlement. Most noteworthy is that the infosheets simplify Family [...]

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