While Stage 4 Restrictions have been implemented across Metropolitan Melbourne, Nicholes Family Lawyers remains committed to our clients and their Family Law needs. We have implemented proactive measures in response to the recent Victorian government directive to ensure that our people remain safe, whilst providing our Family Law services in an adaptive and responsive manner.

Our business continuity and commitment to you

Importantly, we remain fully operational and continue to provide our services to clients online and virtually. We will continue to work closely with our clients to provide timely advice and support, and we are available by phone, email, Zoom, and other platforms to ensure continuity of service.

The Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia continue to operate and have transitioned to virtual hearings and electronic conferences. For more information related to the operation of the Courts please follow this link here.

Our resources and information available to you

As part of our response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic we have developed a series of informative podcasts to provide useful resources to those who may be in need during this difficult time. Our podcasts address the challenges and complex issues that have arisen due to social isolation and lockdown measures including cyber safety, financial hardship and estate planning. Our entire podcast series is available at, and we are constantly updating our series with new informative episodes as the developments with respect to COVID-19 continue to unfold.

As well as the Nicholes Family Lawyers podcast series, you can also find a range of free resources here, and also via our social media channels: TwitterLinkedInFacebook and Instagram.

Other Family Law services available to those in need

A reminder that, although Stage 4 restrictions are currently being enforced, it is justifiable to leave your home for emergency purposes such as escaping harm or risk of family violence. You will not be fined in accordance with these restrictions if you are leaving a dangerous situation. For more information, please refer to the DHHS directive available here.

The health and safety of our people, their families, our clients, our colleagues and the community, is our priority. If you have any questions regarding our operation during the current Stage 4 Lockdown, or any Family Law services during this time, please do not hesitate to contact us via telephone on 9670 4122, or email at