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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. With dedicated offices and a team of experienced family lawyers in Sydney and the Gold Coast, Ramsden Family Law is a leading law firm that practices exclusively in family and divorce law, including divorce applications, property settlements, and parenting disputes. The Sydney Family Law team is highly specialised in this area of law and is equipped with the skills, knowledge, and resources to tackle even the most complex legal issues that you may encounter

how we can help

If you are looking for the best family lawyers in Sydney to represent you in your family law matter, look no further than Ramsden Family Law. Our experienced team is dedicated to helping you achieve the best possible outcome in your case, whether that involves negotiating a private settlement or going to court. 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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Evolve Legal - Fixed Fee Divorce Applications

Fixed Fee Divorce Applications

Divorce is a stressful and difficult 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 lawyers are highly experienced in divorce applications 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 made quickly and with the best interests of the children as the paramount consideration. Our lawyers 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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Evolve Legal - Property Settlements

Property Settlements

If you are separating or thinking about separating it is important to obtain legal advice regarding the division of your assets and liabilities. 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 and our lawyers will explore whether or not 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 on 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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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.

8:13 MIN

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


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.