Family Lawyers Grafton

Facing a legal challenge? Get solid and fair advice.

Get in touch to arrange a free 15-minute consultation.

Your respected and professional family lawyers in Grafton

At Gallaghers, our specialised family lawyers understand the sensitive nature of family proceedings and that some of these decisions will be made at highly emotional, and at times vulnerable, stages of your life. Our trusted team in Grafton provides a non-confrontational approach when trying to resolve legal matters. We offer calm, objective, and expert legal advice during what can be a confusing time and motion for solutions that reduce the strain on all those involved.

Providing confidential advice with effective representation, we want to resolve your matter as quickly and cost-effectively as possible. Wherever feasible, we like to encourage resolutions out of court rather than litigation, however, we are fully equipped to advise on court proceedings if they present the most sensible way of achieving the desired outcome. For further information contact our team today. 

What our family lawyers can help with

We will always try to avoid ‘the battle’.

Some of the most difficult disputes and issues relate to children and child arrangements – whether between parents following the breakdown of their relationship (often divorce or de facto relationships) or in relation to care proceedings and support. In these difficult circumstances, we encourage both sides to put the interests of their children ahead of the hurt and emotional trauma that inevitably follows a separation and can help mediate communication proceedings if you need or want to.

Another complex area that needs to be addressed when a relationship breaks down is finances. Sorting out finances requires your family lawyer to adopt a positive and constructive approach, aimed at minimising emotional and monetary burdens, but also taking the steps to defend and protect your best interests. At Gallaghers, we work closely with financial advisors, accountants, and any other professional service provider required to sustain a solution that will appropriately provide for your future.

If you are involved in domestic abuse and would like advice on how to proceed, please get in touch with our team for a confidential discussion.

Our Grafton family solicitors ensure protection and clarity at all times.

Our method is simple and straightforward when delivering our family law services – offering valuable advice for a reasonable fee. We can also regularly help our clients negotiate, draft, and review agreements, and provide an unbiased opinion about how matters should be dealt with. Our wealth of experience and strong reputation as family law solicitors in Grafton means we provide clear guidance in this most sensitive area of law and will keep you informed throughout your case. If we feel that factors have arisen that will affect how things progress, we will be in touch straight away.

If you’re going through a divorce, dissolution of a civil partnership, or dealing with matters concerning children or any other family provision, we know our detailed and considerate legal advice can help you reach a satisfactory conclusion.

Frequently asked questions

In most circumstances, we can work around what is more convenient for you. We are generally able to work with clients over the phone, via email, or zoom, but if you’d like to meet in person, we can set that up too. Obviously, if there is paperwork to sign we will work with you to arrange an accessible location.

During this 15 minute consultation, we will typically discuss your legal matter and why it is you’ve come to us. We can outline a suggested approach, associated costs to move forward, and the next steps should you choose to continue with our services.

Without meeting or understanding the complexity of your situation, it’s difficult to provide an unmitigated cost. After discussions, once we understand the circumstances of your legal matter, we will be able to give you an estimate of the range of costs you may incur.

We do offer fee arrangements (such as instalments) and can discuss these with you once we establish a way forward. We are always prepared to work with you to come up with a mutually acceptable arrangement.

No, we do not bill in six-minute intervals. We can usually provide a fixed fee quote once we establish the associated works involved in your matter.

We will always be upfront with how long processes take and aim to work as quickly as possible, particularly when you are working to a tight timeframe.

Just remember that some steps in the timeline are out of our hands, so be sure to take that into account.

To prepare for your first appointment, we’ll ask you to send us any documents relating to your matter, as well as any notes that might help us to understand the background a little better.

By the end of your appointment, both of us should know whether or not we can help in your particular matter and the pathway forward. We can also discuss any fees and/or charges to expect to resolve your issue.

Our flat fee for basic general conveyancing is $1,500+GST, plus any disbursements that might come up in that particular matter. Complicated matters may incur a higher fee. Again, we will always be upfront with the charges you can expect.

A Will is an important legal document that outlines your wishes, including how you want your assets distributed, when you die. A well drafted Will may prevent potential family disagreements and reduce the risk of claims against your estate. They can also provide instruction for the appointment of guardians for children under 18 years old, so it’s important your document is up to date and reviewed every couple of years.

Yes, bring your marriage certificate to your meeting. Know that before applying for a divorce, you need to be separated for at least 12 months, but importantly, you do not need to be divorced to obtain a property settlement. We can guide you through that process.

Yes, we can witness your documents by prior appointment.

Any other questions? Just ask!

Get In Touch
Have an enquiry?
Want to ask us a question in relation to this service? Please fill out the form and one of our team members will be in touch.
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Our Location
Head Office
When faced with a legal challenge that calls for solid and fair advice, arrange a free 15-minute consultation. If we can help, we will.
Our Resources

Share This

Select your desired option below to share a direct link to this page.
Your friends or family will thank you later.