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Ramsden Family Lawyers & Solicitors Gold Coast, Brisbane & Sydney

Brisbane, Gold Coast & Sydney

Since 2003, Ramsden Lawyers has established itself as the premier family law firm in the Gold Coast & Brisbane and has one of the largest teams of Family Lawyers practicing exclusively in Family Law. Ramsden Lawyers also have a family law division in Sydney with a full time staffed office in the Sydney 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 Gold Coast Family Lawyers, Brisbane Family Lawyers and their clients. As a result of the size of our Family Law teams in Gold Coast & Brisbane, 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 Provide Advice on All Family Law Matters

Our Gold Coast Family Lawyers and Brisbane Family Lawyers focus solely on Family Law matters every day. We are experts in the field and our teams include Queensland Law Society Accredited Family Law Specialists and New South Wales 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 Gold Coast Family Law and Brisbane Family Law related matters, and can provide advice in regards to one, or a combination of the following:

  • Divorce applications and representation at divorce hearings;
  • Child custody and parental arrangements for children within Australia (including custody and parenting arrangements for grandchildren);
  • International parental disputes (including those involving Hague Convention), international child abduction;
  • Child Support;
  • De facto and marital property settlements (including property settlements involving international assets)
  • De facto and marital spousal maintenance agreements
  • Drafting parenting orders, consent orders, and various financial settlement documents
  • 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)
  • Domestic violence disputes, including:
    • defending an application
    • lodging an application
    • representation at the hearing of a domestic violence protection order application at the Specialist Domestic and Family Violence Courts
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Doyle’s Guide Family Lawyers

Ramsden Lawyers is also on the 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023 list of leading Gold Coast & Brisbane Family & Divorce Law Firms practicing within the areas of family law, spousal maintenance, matrimonial, parenting and property matters.



Ramsden Family Lawyers’ Work With Our Other Legal Practice Groups

Family Law matters typically require a high level of integration with other areas of law. Ramsden Lawyers’ Gold Coast Family Lawyers and Brisbane Family Lawyers work closely with the other divisions of the firm (Property, Business, Commercial and Litigation). In doing so, we can ensure that all 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 Gold Coast Family Law and Brisbane Family Law departments 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).

Ramsden Lawyers Have Been Providing Family Law Services for Over 20 Years

At Ramsden Lawyers, we have a team of experienced Gold Coast family lawyers, Brisbane family lawyers, and Sydney family lawyers providing legal services to clients in Sydney, Brisbane, and Gold Coast for over 20 years. Our team has vast experience in all fields of family law, including divorce, separation, property settlement, child custody and support and domestic violence.

We recognise that family law issues can be difficult and emotional, and we are here to guide you through the process. We find immense value in providing our clients with high-quality, compassionate, and cost-effective services, and we have a proven track record of achieving successful outcomes for our clients.

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Find The Right Family Lawyer for Your Needs

At Ramsden Lawyers, we offer unrivalled full-service support to our clients. We recognise that family law issues can be complicated, and we are committed to providing our clients with the support they require to navigate the legal system.

Our team of Gold Coast family lawyers and Brisbane family lawyers can assist you with all aspects of family law with the understanding that every client is unique, which is why we customise our services to meet the specific needs of each client. We work diligently with our clients to develop a strategy that best suits their needs and provide regular updates throughout the process.

Why Choose Ramsden Lawyers For Family Law

Family law matters can be some of the most challenging and emotional experiences that anyone can go through. At Ramsden Lawyers, we understand that these issues can be challenging, and we’re here to help you understand and guide you through the complexities of the legal system. We’ve been providing Gold Coast family law services and Brisbane family law services for over 20 years and have established ourselves as a leading family law firm in Sydney, Brisbane, and the Gold Coast.

Our team of experienced family law specialists are committed to providing our clients with high-quality, compassionate, cost-effective services. We understand the importance of listening to our clients, understanding their unique circumstances, and providing them with personalised legal advice and support.

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Contact Our Family Lawyers for Your Free 30 Minute Consultation

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 free, confidential and can be discussed over the phone or in person at our conveniently located offices in Bundall, Gold Coast or Milton, Brisbane, or in the Sydney CBD.

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

Family Lawyer FAQs

At Ramsden Lawyers, we understand that family law can be a complex area of law, so we have collated a list of frequently asked questions to help our clients better understand family law and their legal rights.

In a divorce, the property is divided according to the Family Law Act. The court will consider various factors, including the duration of the marriage, the financial contributions of each party and the future needs of each party.

Child custody refers to a child’s legal and physical care, and child support refers to the financial support provided for the child. Child custody and support can be agreed upon by the parties or decided by the court if the parties cannot reach an agreement.

Pre-separation advice is legal advice provided to couples who are considering separation or divorce to help them understand their legal rights and obligations. This advice can help couples make informed decisions about their separation or divorce and help them avoid costly and time-consuming legal disputes.

Initial contributions refer to the assets that each party brought into the relationship, while post-separation contributions refer to the contributions made by each party after the separation. Initial and post-separation contributions are essential because they can affect the property division between the parties.

Domestic violence is any behaviour used to control or intimidate a partner or family member, including physical, emotional, psychological, or financial abuse. If you are experiencing domestic violence, we urge you to seek help from a support service or call our team on 1300 749 709 to receive advice and assistance.

Estate planning is the process of making plans to transfer your assets after you die. This helps ensure your assets are distributed according to your wishes and can help minimise the tax consequences for your beneficiaries.

Hidden or unknown assets are assets that one party has not disclosed during a family law matter. If you suspect your partner has hidden assets, you should seek legal advice from our team, who can help you investigate and recover any hidden assets.

Child support is financial support provided for a child’s care and support.  Child support is evaluated based on the income of both parents and the amount of time the child spends with each parent.

A de facto relationship involves two people who are not married but reside together as a couple. De facto couples have many of the same legal rights and obligations as married couples, including property division, child support and spousal maintenance.

Same-sex couples have many of the same legal rights and obligations as opposite-sex couples, including property division, child support, and spousal maintenance.

Yes, grandparents can apply to the court for parenting orders concerning their grandchildren if they have a significant relationship with the child.

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What Our Clients Say

"After many years as a client with Ramsden Lawyers, our family find them very professional at what they do. All the staff are very friendly and are committed in their work."

- Adrian Z. | Gold Coast

"We highly recommend Ramsden Lawyers for all Litigation, Construction or Property Services. They have assisted our company in reviewing Multi Million Dollar Construction Contracts as well as navigate through legal discussions with ease, professionalism and execution. We look forward to continuing our professional relationship with the team at Ramsden for years to come."

- G. C. Projects | Gold Coast

"Their professionalism was EXCELLENT. Made the whole property purchase paperwork a delight...not the stress filled minefield I was expecting. Clear, clever, succinct and a delight to deal with. Will definitely refer to all. Thanks Ramsden."

- Ellen G. | Gold Coast

"Excellent! Highly recommend. Received great service from family law team. They were very helpful, informative and professional."

- Karen M. | Sydney

"Amazing professionalism, attention to detail and compassion when working in the sensitive area of family law. I would highly recommend Ramsden Lawyers for any legal service."

- Mary B. | Gold Coast

"Anna, you’ve made this hard battle much easier for me because of the way you actually cared about what I was going through. Always very professional and patient. I'm really glad I’ve chosen you to fight the battle of my life and even gladder to say: WE WON! Thank you very much for everything."

- Gustavo D. | Gold Coast