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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Partner Bec Dahl and Chicks Talking Footy awarded the Globe Networking Media Excellence Award 2019

A recent Tweet from the website of the popular radio program on JOY94.9, Chicks Talking Footy, reads: We won the @globenetworking Media Excellence Award 2019! Thank you to @joy949 for the opportunity to give @AFL and @aflwomens a voice to our LGBTIQA+ Community. We are delighted to do what we love. ...

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Developments on Backdating Child Support Applications

There has been a recent development in case law following the child support case of Calafiore v Netia [2019] Fam CAFC 132 (2 August 2019).   The two parties gave birth to a child after separating from each other, however no paternity declaration was made at birth. A paternity declaration is a volun...

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