How we help
We are bringing our trusted family law and divorce services to Geelong and the Bellarine.
We look forward to serving the people of Geelong from our new premises at 343 Pakington Street, Newtown.
Trusted expertise in family law and divorce
At Nicholes Family Lawyers, we believe the best support is trusted expertise with a human touch.
Our firm has experience across all areas of family law, including relationship breakdown, divorce and separation, custody, property settlements, financial agreements, and child support. We are also comfortable handling matters involving fertility, child protection, international family law, and LGBTIQA+ matters.
Whatever your needs, you can call us or walk through the door at our Melbourne or Geelong offices and have confidence that your matters will be handled with knowledge and sensitivity.
Several members of our team have specialised experience dealing with large, complex property matters.
Schools and child care centres can get caught up in family law disputes. Nicholes Family Lawyers has significant experience advising these institutions in relation to family law issues.
Our team has experience advising potential adoptive families about the process they must follow to add a new member to their family.
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is the name given to the process of resolving disputes without resorting to the Court system. ADR has a number of benefits when compared to Courts.
Binding Financial Agreements (BFAs or “prenuptial agreements”) are agreements that people in a relationship enter into before, during or after a relationship which cover issues such as property settlement and financial obligations.
Parents have an obligation to continue providing financial support to their children following separation, regardless of who the child lives with and where the parties are based.
Children’s matters encompass parenting arrangements, relocation, special medical procedures, children’s court matters and state intervention. Nichols Family Lawyers is also unique in our focus, skills and expertise regarding the Hague Convention.
Child protection matters are some of the most difficult and complex in all of family law. Nicholes Family Lawyers staff are qualified to provide guidance and representation across many areas of child protection.
Family violence refers to several different forms of violent behaviour (which includes threatening, coercive or controlling behaviour) perpetrated within a family or relationship.
Following the breakdown of a relationship, people often find it difficult to support themselves financially.
LGBTIQA+ couples have an increasing number of options for starting families. Nicholes Family Lawyers can provide advice regarding these and other family issues affecting LGBTIQA+ people.
Our team can advise and represent parties in matters involving parental relocation and can also provide assistance in cases where children have been abducted from Australia or brought to Australia following an abduction.
Our team often advises expat and international clients about matters relating to Australian family law. In the past we have advised clients based in dozens of different jurisdictions.
The team at Nicholes Family Lawyers has years of experience in guiding clients through every stage of the separation and divorce process.
Certain medical procedures, such as treatment for Gender Identity Dysphoria and Disorders of Sexual Development, fall outside of parental responsibility to consent to treatment on behalf of a child.
Our team has experience advising local sporting clubs on the development of Child Protection Policies. We also advise professional athletes on issues such as relocation, parenting, and asset protection following a relationship breakdown.