Nicholes Family Lawyers in Melbourne

How we help

Nicholes Family Lawyers has demonstrated experience and success in all areas of family law and long-standing expertise in emerging areas such as international family law, fertility law, adoption, and LGBTIQA+ matters.

Located on Lonsdale Street, our head office is in the heart of Melbourne’s well-known Courts District.

Trusted expertise in all areas of family law

We know that relationship breakdown, family separation and other areas of family law can be extremely difficult for all parties. That is why at Nicholes Family Lawyers, we believe in offering trusted expertise with a human touch.

We have significant experience across all domains of family law, including relationship breakdown, divorce and separation, custody, property settlements, financial agreements, and maintenance and child support. We also handle matters involving fertility law such as adoption, surrogacy, donor agreements, as well as child protection, complex property, international family law, and LGBTIQA+ matters.

Whatever your needs or circumstances, you can contact us with confidence that your matters will be attended to with knowledge and sensitivity.

Complex Property & Trusts

Several members of our team have specialised experience dealing with large, complex property matters.

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Family Business & Asset Protection

Managing family businesses requires the ability to understand complex commercial structures while also recognising the sensitivities involved.

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Schools & Child Care Centres

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.

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Our team has experience advising potential adoptive families about the process they must follow to add a new member to their family.

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Alternative Dispute Resolution

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.

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Binding Financial Agreements

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.

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Child Support

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.

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Children’s Matters

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.

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Child Protection

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.

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Family Violence & Intervention Orders

Family violence refers to several different forms of violent behaviour (which includes threatening, coercive or controlling behaviour) perpetrated within a family or relationship.

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Financial Matters

Following the breakdown of a relationship, people often find it difficult to support themselves financially.

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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.

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International Child Abduction & Relocation

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.

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International Family Law Matters

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.

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Separation & Divorce

The team at Nicholes Family Lawyers has years of experience in guiding clients through every stage of the separation and divorce process.

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Special Medical Procedures

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.

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Sports Clubs

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.

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At Nicholes Family Lawyers, we have lots of experience advising clients about their rights, responsibilities and entitlements regarding surrogacy arrangements both in Australia and overseas.

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Our expert family law team in Melbourne

Our staff dedicate themselves to understanding your situation and helping you achieve the best possible outcome. Our Melbourne team has unrivalled knowledge of all areas of family law including separation and relationship breakdown, divorce, complex property arrangements, binding financial agreements, custody, children’s matters including child support and child protection, adoption, surrogacy, LGBTIQA+ matters, and international family law.

  • How to find our Lonsdale Street office in Melbourne

    Our office is nestled in the heart of Melbourne’s Courts District. We’re just a stone’s throw from the Supreme Court of Victoria, the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court and the Court of Appeal.

    Phone: +61 3 9670 4122
    Fax: +61 3 9670 5122

    Visit Us in Melbourne
    Level 12, 460 Lonsdale Street
    Melbourne Victoria 3000
    DX294, Melbourne

    Closest train stations

    • Flagstaff Station
    • Melbourne Central Station
    • Flinders Street Station

    Closest tram lines

    • Elizabeth St – 19, 57, 59
    • Swanston St – 1, 3, 5, 6, 16, 64, 67, 72
    • Bourke St – 86, 96
    • LaTrobe St – 30

    Closest available carpark
    Secure Parking, 460 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne