In response to the COVID-19 restrictions announced on 27 May 2021, Nicholes Family Lawyers wishes to reassure our clients and broader community that our services will remain fully operational while we work remotely during this time. If you are experiencing family violence, please be advised that this is a permitted legal reason to leave your home during lockdown. In an emergency, please call the Police on 000.

For new clients, to find out more about how we can be of assistance to you during this time, please make a start here.


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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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