Family Law

When relationships breakdown many important decisions need to be made involving children of the relationship, living arrangements and division of property. Our family lawyers understand the emotional and financial difficulties of separation; we focus on your legal rights and obligations allowing you to separate amicably and to focus on the needs of your family. 


We offer expert advice, advocacy and professional support in matters concerning care and contact arrangements for children, child support, complex property settlements and spousal maintenance. We have extensive experience in advising, representing, negotiating and advocating on behalf of parties involved in cases before the Family Court of Australia and Federal Magistrates Court of Australia.


Our services are available regardless of whether parties have ever married or lived together, whether parties were in a de facto relationship or whether there are children involved.


Rankin Ellison accepts instructions in relation to matters concerning:


·  Children

·  Child Support

·  Divorce

·  Separation

·  Prenuptial Agreements

·  Property Settlement


Rankin Ellison also provides advice in relation to family succession planning, including the preparation of Wills, Powers of Attorney and Enduring Guardian AppointmentsOur lawyers also accept instructions in relation to proceedings under the Family Provision Act (where family and household members have been excluded from a Will).

Contact Troy Dobinson in our Newcastle office on 02 4929 9333 for assistance. 

Sydney: 02 8297 5900 Newcastle: 02 4929 9333  

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