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, LGBTIQA+ 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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The Lighthouse Project

A beacon in the darkness for beleaguered families. With the last year spent in mixed states of lockdown across Australia, the continuing need for modernisation and specialisation when dealing with the risks of family violence has been more critical than ever. Changes are coming to the...

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Child Protection: In What Circumstances can a Child be Removed from Parental Care?

The Department of Health and Human Services (‘DHHS’) employs a standard whereby a child should only be removed from the care of his or her parent if there is an unacceptable risk of harm to the child. Unfortunately, there is no definition of ‘unacceptable risk of harm’ in the relevant legisl...

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  • Sally infuses herself and her warmth, wisdom and compassion into everything. She weaves these traits, and treads the path of this arduous and at times very much invasive road with you, and thereby the intolerable becomes achievable.- Jacquie

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