We help shelter you during difficult times.

When relationships break down you need someone on your side. Umbrella Family Law family lawyers will be there to take you from chaos to order.

Your Trusted Family Lawyers Melbourne

At Umbrella Family Law, we help clients deal with all of their post-separation issues – practical, legal and emotional.

We have extensive experience in all areas of family law and can help you with the big picture including:

  • Property settlement;
  • Children’s matters;
  • Relocation including internationally;
  • Collaboration;
  • Litigation;
  • Family violence;
  • Child support;
  • Divorce;
  • Same-sex relationships

With our network of trusted colleagues, we can also help you with the day to day issues: Where will you live; how will you manage your money; who will you talk to when times are tough…?


We know your children are important to you.
Help us understand their needs and we will help you negotiate a child focused parenting plan or court orders.
We can also discuss how to best ensure the children are financially supported.


Whether you have reached agreement re your children, property settlement or both we will help you reality check it and then document it for you.


Fallen in love? Moving in with, or marrying, your partner?
We can sensitively help you develop an agreement to protect your assets in the event your relationship breaks down.


Talk to us about your life goals, explain your asset pool to us and we will help you generate options for property settlement. Once we have agreement, we will generate a legally binding document.


If you are separating amicably, collaborative practice may be right for you. We will work with you and your spouse/partner and their lawyer as a team, with a psychologist and financial if need be, around the table to help understand your interests and goals.


We understand that no two families are the same and no two separations are the same. We know family law, and you know your family.

Together we will help you create a new life that suits you and your family as it grows from one household to two.

Contact us to arrange your fixed-fee initial consultation and we will talk to you about options for moving forward.

We’ll let you know what you need to think about and what information to gather and then create a path that works for you, leading towards a binding outcome with your spouse or partner.


We offer a range of legal services depending on the client’s needs, which might include:

Providing guidance so you can have direct discussion with your partner

Supporting you while you work with a mediator

Negotiating with your spouse/partner or their lawyer by letter or around the table

Collaborative practice

Preparing and running a matter in court


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