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about us

When it comes to family law matters, trust between a client and their family lawyer is paramount.

At Ramsden Family Law, we understand the importance of this trust and strive to provide our clients with the best possible representation during some of the most challenging times of their lives.

Our unwavering commitment to expertise, attention to detail, and client-focused approach ensures that you receive personalised and compassionate service that is second to none.

Ramsden Family Law is one of the leading family law firms in Sydney, Brisbane and the Gold Coast that practices exclusively in family and divorce law, including divorce applications, property settlements, and parenting child custody disputes.

Let us be your legal guide in these challenging times — our promise is to stand with you, offering clarity, support, and resolutions that reflect your needs and values.

 

how we can help

If you are looking for the right legal experts to represent you in your family law matter, look no further.

Our experienced family law team are dedicated to helping you achieve the best possible outcome in your case, whether that involves negotiating a private settlement or going to court.

All of our Sydney family lawyers are highly specialised in this area of law and are equipped with the skills, knowledge, and resources to tackle even the most complex legal issues that you may encounter.

As one of the top family law firms, we have on our team accredited family law specialists, who are dedicated to providing expert guidance and support, ensuring that your rights are protected, and your best interests are served throughout the legal process.

Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and let us help you take the first step towards resolving your family law matter.

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OUR FAMILY LAW SERVICES

At Ramsden Family Law, we offer legal services for a range of complex family law matters, including:

  • Child custody & child support
  • Court representation
  • De facto relationships
  • Divorce matters
  • Domestic violence cases
  • Family dispute resolution/mediation
  • Parenting arrangements and disputes
  • Property settlement disputes
  • Same-sex relationships
  • Spousal maintenance
  • Prenuptial agreements
  • Binding financial agreements
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Fixed Fee Divorce Applications

Divorce is a stressful and difficultchallenging experience for you and your family. We aim to make the divorce process as simple as possible by offering fixed fee applications from $800 plus GST, to reduce stress, expense and time. Our divorce lawyers are highly experienced in divorce applications, both sole and joint and can offer quick turnaround times.
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Parenting Disputes

If you and your ex-partner cannot agree on the care arrangements for children, it is crucial that a decision is a decision must be made quickly and with the best interests of the children as the paramount consideration. At our family law firm, our representatives are highly experienced in some of the more complex parenting issues, such as contravention of orders, international parenting, grandparent rights and, relocation and travel.
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Property Settlements

If you are separating or thinking about separating it is importantcrucial to obtain legal advice regarding the division of your assets and liabilities including superannuation. It is important to remember that there is no one standard approach to property settlements. Each case is unique, and our lawyers can guide you through understanding your rights and entitlements.
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Dispute Resolution & Mediation

Usually, the first resort in family law matters, dispute resolution and mediation, allows parties to discuss the ins and outs of their separation with the guidance of a trained professional. It is usually a more productive and amicable process than litigation. Our lawyers will explore whether this option is suitable for you to help you reach a swift and cost-effective resolution.

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Family Court Representation

Going to court is a last resort. However, if parties cannot come to a decision parenting matters, divorce or financial matters, a Judge may step in and make those decisions for the parties. If you need assistance with court representation, our lawyers are highly experienced and skilled in this setting and are dedicated to getting you results.

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Domestic Violence

Unfortunately, domestic and family violence remains a prevalent issue in today’s society. If you suspect that you and/or your children may be victims of such violence, we are here to offer immediate advice and assistance aimed at reducing the risk and safeguarding you and your family. Our team of compassionate professionals is committed to providing you with the resources and support you need to navigate this difficult situation and take decisive action to protect your well-being and security.

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FROM OUR CLIENTS

At Ramsden Family Law, we believe in a transparent and supportive legal process that empowers our clients every step of the way.

Here’s how we guide you from conflict to closure:

  1. Initial Consultation: Your journey begins with a free 30-minute consult where we listen to your story, understand your situation, and outline possible legal paths.
  2. Strategic Planning: We tailor a legal strategy that aligns with your goals, considering all available avenues from mediation to court representation.
  3. Representation & Support: Our dedicated team will represent and support you through every legal proceeding, ensuring your voice is heard and your rights are protected.
  4. Resolution & Closure: We strive for a resolution that serves your best interests, aiming for outcomes that provide closure and a foundation for your future.

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Our free initial consultations are confidential and can be discussed over the telephone, web or in person at our conveniently located offices.


RAMSDEN FAMILY LAW: YOUR FAMILY’S LEGAL ADVOCATE

At Ramsden Family Law, we know that behind every family law case is a story filled with emotions and challenges. We’re here to listen, support, and navigate these complexities together.

Our commitment to excellence, compassionate approach, and unparalleled expertise make us the preferred choice for family law services in Sydney, Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

Ready to take the next step? Contact us today to book your free 30-minute consultation.

Let our specialist family lawyers guide you to the resolution you deserve.

Helpful Videos

A Guide to Child Support in Australia

The fundamental aim of Child Support is to ensure that both parents contribute financially to the raising of their child or children after separation or divorce. In this video, Reece Ramsden (Director) discusses the various options how parents can claim child support and in the event of non-payment, how to enforce child support payments in Australia.

3:03 MIN

Understanding Pet Custody Disputes

In this informative video, Reece Ramsden (Director), discusses an increasingly common issue faced by pet owners going through a separation: pet custody disputes. Depending on the parties relationship status, pet custody disputes can be resolved through the family law jurisdiction and pathways, or through the civil law jurisdiction.

2:20 MIN

Understanding Wastage in Family Law

Senior Associate, Sophie Goossen’s dives into the concept of “wastage” in family law matters. A common issue in family law matters is when a party negatively contributes to the relationship financially. Sophie explains how and when this may come into play in a family law matter and what to do.

3:17 MIN

 

Splitting Assets After a De Facto Breakup

Special Counsel, Daniel Rod sheds light on the often complicated and emotional process of splitting assets after a de facto break up.  With a de facto relationship there are specific statutory criteria and timeframes to be aware of that apply differently to a marriage. Watch this video to learn more.

4:15 MIN

The Ultimate Guide to Sole Divorce in Australia

Are you considering filing for divorce in Australia? If so, you may be wondering about the differences between Joint Applications and Sole Applications. In this video, Family Lawyer, Natalie Stenzel will be discussing the latter in detail, including the requirements of service and how to obtain orders for substituted or dispensation of service.

2:38 MIN

5 Things Lawyers Can Do That Work at Mediation

Accredited Family Law Specialist, Mediator and Arbitrator, Matthew Shepherd explains five things lawyers can do that work at mediation (and in negotiations). Often lawyers have different mediation styles, but from Matthews experience in the area, he has narrowed down on what he believes is best and how to help clients resolve their family law matters.

5:24 MIN

 

Navigating Inheritance Disputes in Family Law

In this this video, Senior Associate, Sophie Goossen’s explores the various factors the court considers when determining whether an inheritance should be included in the net property pool. Things such as when the inheritance was received may play a large part of how it is dealt with. Watch this video to learn more.

2:37 MIN

In this insightful video, Ramsden Family Law expert, Matthew Shepherd discusses the options available to clients when a property mediation results in partial agreements. He highlights the potential of arbitration as a complementary process to mediation, helping parties maintain the momentum of their hard work and to create a final outcome.

5:07 MIN

Are you going through a relationship breakdown and wondering how your superannuation will be treated under the family law jurisdiction? In this informative video, Senior Associate Daniel Rod shares his expertise on the treatment of superannuation as an asset and the process of splitting superannuation in the context of a relationship breakdown.

2:47 MIN

In this informative video, Mathew Shepherd, Accredited Family Law Specialist, Mediator, and Arbitrator, shares his senior expertise on getting a family law property arbitration underway. Arbitration is an effective option for parties to avoid going to Trial before a Judge, but still can receive a final outcome.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT SETS US APART FROM OTHER FAMILY LAW FIRMS? WHAT SETS US APART FROM OTHER FAMILY LAW FIRMS?

Ramsden Family Law is uniquely dedicated to family and divorce law, offering specialised expertise, personalised service, and a compassionate approach that prioritises your wellbeing.

HOW LONG DOES THE DIVORCE PROCESS TAKE? HOW LONG DOES THE DIVORCE PROCESS TAKE?

The duration of the divorce process can vary based on the complexity of your case and whether it is contested. Most are resolved within 3 to 6 months. Our aim is to provide a swift and efficient resolution, with a fixed-fee divorce application starting from $800 plus GST.

CAN I RESOLVE MY FAMILY LAW ISSUE WITHOUT GOING TO COURT? CAN I RESOLVE MY FAMILY LAW ISSUE WITHOUT GOING TO COURT?

COURT?
Yes, many family law matters can be resolved through alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation. Our team is skilled in negotiating agreements that avoid the need for court intervention, saving you time, stress, and expense.

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I’M FACING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE? WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I’M FACING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE?

If you are in immediate danger, dial 000. For legal support and advice on protecting yourself and your children from domestic violence, we offer urgent assistance and guidance to ensure your safety and security.
If you’re in Queensland and experiencing domestic violence, contact DVConnect on their 24/7 hotline at 1800 811 811 for confidential support and assistance. In New South Wales, for immediate help and resources, you can reach out to the Domestic Violence NSW Line at 1800 656 463 or 1800RESPECT at 1800 737 732, both providing 24/7 support.

HOW ARE PROPERTY AND ASSETS DIVIDED IN A DIVORCE? HOW ARE PROPERTY AND ASSETS DIVIDED IN A DIVORCE?

Property division is determined based on a range of factors, including the contributions of each party such as financial and non-financial and each parties future needs. The process is typically known as the ‘4 step process’. Our lawyers can provide personalised advice to help you understand your rights and entitlements, aiming for a fair and equitable settlement.

DO RAMSDEN FAMILY LAW OFFER ‘PAY AT THE END’? DO RAMSDEN FAMILY LAW OFFER ‘PAY AT THE END’?

Ramsden Family Law are an accredited partners with Australia’s only family law finance firm called JustFund who can assess your suitability. JustFund will pay your legal fees as you go and wait to be paid from your settlement at the end. This ensures you can have access to quality legal representation, regardless of your their financial situation.

Why Choose Us

Specialist Team

Specialist Team

Our team of 10 family lawyers only practice family and divorce law so we know what we are doing.

Our <br>Fees

Our
Fees

We can offer fixed fees for certain work, payment plans and are up front with our fee estimates.

Quick Turnaround

Quick Turnaround

Our extensive support team ensures each lawyer’s file load does not compromise their efficiency.

Resolution Focused

Resolution Focused

Our experienced lawyers will explore all options to resolve your case without court intervention if possible.