At Umbrella Family Law we do more than just provide you with legal advice, we help you start your new life.
At Umbrella Family Law we are dedicated and experienced lawyers working exclusively in family law and with problems that arise for families.
We believe your law firm should have integrity, empathy and personality.
We offer a range of legal services depending on your 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
- Discussing how to deal with your child being bullied at school
We offer a fresh approach to Family Law.
WHY WORK WITH US?
Separating doesn’t have to mean bitter courtroom battles and huge legal bills.
With over thirty years of combined family law experience, we believe that with the right people by your side, your family law matter can be resolved amicably.
Partner and founder
Having lived with her step-children full time for many years now, Jane personally understands the twists and turns of the post-separation journey and has watched children adapting to new arrangements.
Jane has a Graduate Diploma in Counselling and enjoys working empathically with her clients to help them start their new life, whether by collaborative practice, negotiation or litigation. She finds it very rewarding to support people through difficult times in their life.
Although she has spent her career working with people who are separating, Jane remains passionate about love, the colour red and all things heart-shaped.
Partner and founder
Eve is a mum of two very active boys and knows the demands that life can place on a family. Having children changed Eve’s approach to family law with Eve training as a Collaborative Family lawyer to provide her with the tools to empower her clients and provide them with a choice other than litigation. Having trained and practised as a lawyer in England for many years Eve then moved to Melbourne with her family, Eve knows all about starting a new life and is dual qualified in both English and Australian law.
Eve loves everything glitzy and glamorous. She believes there is always a place to sparkle.
Cat is an experienced family lawyer with a passion for innovation and thinking outside the box. Her approach is empathetic, practical and solutions driven. Understanding what is important to clients underpins Cat’s approach. Cat is interested in what motivates behaviour and finds that understanding this can help find common ground and resolve disputes.
Cat believes in empowering clients by enabling them to clearly understand their rights and options, and generating solutions that are specific to their circumstances.
Cat has worked in both private practice and the community legal sector. She has particular experience in family violence matters and can walk with you through any situation you are facing.
Cat grew up on the Mornington Peninsula and loves swimming in the ocean (even when it is cold!), her dog Milly, community and a good coffee.
Rose’s approach to all things is centred around compassion and kindness. She is passionate about empowering her clients with knowledge about the family law process and providing them with the tools to navigate what can be a very emotional time.
Rose looks for creative solutions and works with her clients to understand their goals and what is important to them. Rose is practical and direct and ensures her clients clearly understand their options.
Rose of course is interested in all aspect of family law and she has a particular interest in same sex relationships and their unique family arrangements.
Rose grew up in Brunswick East before it was trendy, in a loud and delightfully chaotic household with her 5 younger siblings. Rose’s happy place is a cup of tea in bed with a good book, and she enjoys visiting the beach in winter.
OUR FABULOUS SUPPORT CREW
Brittany keeps everything ticking at Umbrella Family Law.
She has a degree in social work, a passion for supporting children with diabetes by running camps in her spare time and a love for keeping us organised. She is also our resident green-thumb.
Geraldine is studying law and is our hands-on helper with document drafting. With a background in US college basketball, Geraldine keeps us all inspired with her daily sporting and healthy eating regime.