Nicholes Family Lawyers is a leading specialist provider of Family Law services based in Melbourne’s CBD with clients throughout Australia and Internationally.

Our team of family and divorce lawyers, many of whom are accredited specialists in Family Law, are dedicated to achieving the best possible outcome for you and your family.

They are experienced in a broad range of specialist family law services which include not only family, divorce and de facto relationship law but also specialist children’s matters, complex property settlements, GLBTI and same sex relationship matters and international family law.

We handle small matters through to the biggest and most complex disputes in the Family Court and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia and although our family lawyers are extremely experienced in litigation, we have a firm commitment to avoid court where it is in our clients’ best interest to do so. All our lawyers are trained in alternate dispute resolution methods and we have specialists qualified in collaborative law and participating regularly in mediation.


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Children’s Views in Abduction Cases

The Full Court of the Family Court of Australia decision of Colak & Viduka [2016] FamCAFC 79 reviewed the issues relating to not returning a child to their overseas home following parental abduction where the child expresses a view against returning. The family had lived in Croatia since 2006 wh...

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The increasing trend of ‘bird’s nest parenting’

Increasingly some separated parents are adopting a ‘birds nest parenting’ approach following separation whereby their children remain in the family home and the parents take turns moving in and out. This arrangement is often a short or interim solution geared towards providing children with stab...

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  • Testimonial from WIRE

    I just want to take the opportunity to thank everyone at  Nicholes Law firm.  A vision shared is a vision that becomes reality .    WIRE’s vision is for a society where women are safe, respected valued and empowered to make genuine choices .  Like us you work every day to  make that vision  reality. Thank you to  Sally and all the staff that have donated their time and money to WIRE . It makes a difference.- Julie, WIRE

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