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Family Law


If you're ready to schedule a free consultation with one of our Family Lawyers, call our Gold Coast office on (07) 55 921 921
You may also email any enquiries to enquiries@ramsdenlaw.com.au

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Ramsden Family Lawyers Gold Coast / Sydney

Since 2003, Ramsden Lawyers has established itself as the premier law firm in the Gold Coast and has one of the largest teams of Family Lawyers practicing exclusively in Family Law. Ramsden Lawyers have also recently launched a family law division in Sydney with a full time staffed office in the CBD. We are conscious that each client has individual needs and that proceeding with a separation or domestic violence matter is often highly emotional.

A great deal of trust is required between a Family Lawyer and their client. As a result of the size of our Family Law team, and the diversity in expertise and specialisations of each of our legal practitioners, we have the luxury of ‘marrying’ a lawyer to each individual so that each client feels comfortable with and supported by their legal practitioner.

Our Family Lawyers focus solely on Family Law matters (and Family Law related matters) every day. We are experts in the field and our team includes a Queensland Law Society Accredited Family Law Specialist, which ensures that we deliver an exceptionally high standard of work. Specialising in Family Law means that we can advise on even the most complex Family Law related matters, and can provide family law advice in regards to one, or a combination of the following:

1. Divorce applications and representation at divorce hearings;

2. Child custody and parental arrangements for children within Australia (including custody and parenting arrangements for grandchildren);

3. International parental disputes (including those involving Hague Convention), international child abduction;

4. Child Support;

5. De facto and marital property settlements (including property settlements involving international assets);

6. De facto and marital spousal maintenance agreements;

7. Drafting parenting orders, consent orders, and various financial settlement documents;

8. The drafting of pre-nuptial agreements and cohabitation agreements (if you and your de facto partner have not separated and do not intend to separate but wish to agree on terms in the event of future separation);

9. Domestic violence disputes, including:

(a) defending an application;

(b) lodging an application; and

(c) representation at the hearing of a domestic violence protection order application at the Specialist Domestic and Family Violence Courts.

Accredited Specialist and Doyle's Guide leading lawyer

Alice Drummond is a family law Accredited Specialist, practicing exclusively in the area of family law for over ten years and is on the Doyle’s Guide as a leading family lawyer and recommended lawyer for parenting & child matters.

Ramsden Lawyers is also on the 2019 list of leading Family & Divorce Law Firms practicing within the areas of family law, spousal maintenance, matrimonial, parenting and property matters.


Alice Drummond - Family Law Accredited SpecialistRamsden Lawyers - Doyles Guide for Family Lawyers

Support from our other legal practice groups

Family Law matters typically require a high level of integration with other areas of law. Ramsden Lawyers’ Family Law team works closely with the other divisions of the firm (Property, Business, Commercial and Litigation). In doing so, we can ensure that all Family Law clients receive the benefit of experts in all aspects of their case. We can provide all the advice you need under one roof which avoids the necessity to engage with several different law firms. By way of example, if the breakdown of your marriage or de facto relationship means that you require a business or trust to be restructured, a property to be sold, shares to be transferred, or a will or Power of Attorney document to be drafted or revoked, we have specialised legal practitioners who can provide that advice to you. Having a specialist team with expertise in multiple areas of law, you will save considerably in costs by not having to engage independent legal professionals externally.

Being able to rely on our Property, Business, Commercial and Litigation teams means that our Family Law department can have full carriage of your matter from the outset to full and final settlement (including assisting with the implementation of Orders once they are finalised).

Contact a Family lawyer

We understand that taking the first step to talk to a Family Lawyer after separation can be daunting. However, it is invaluable to arm yourself with knowledge moving forward.

Our initial consultations are confidential and can be discussed over the phone or in person at our conveniently located offices at the Corporate Centre One in Bundall, Gold Coast or in the Capita Centre in Sydney CBD.

If you would like to schedule a free consultation with one of our Gold Coast or Sydney Family Lawyers, please call our office on 1300 749 709 or fill out out online enquiry form.

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