Family Law

Family Lawyers Toowoomba & Brisbane

Our Brisbane & Toowoomba Family Lawyers pride ourselves on building relationships and understanding your needs.

With our extensive knowledge in different family law areas, we aim to assist you through each stage of the family law process and provide expert advice with the best outcomes in mind.

What Sets Family Lawyers Toowoomba & Brisbane Apart

At Murdoch Lawyers, we provide premium legal services within a timeframe that is acceptable to you and at a price that you feel delivers good value. 

At the outset of your matter, we make sure that we can provide the legal service you are seeking. Sometimes we may not be the firm best suited to your particular needs. If so, we will seek to refer you to other lawyers or experts who we believe could assist you.

Family Lawyers Toowoomba Law Experts

Our team of Brisbane & Toowoomba family lawyers are recognised experts in the field of family law and are guaranteed to deliver the best outcome for you.

Andrew Crooke
Andrew is a Director and an Accredited Specialist working with Murdoch Lawyers since 2004.

Yolanda Battisson
Yolanda is a Special Counsel working as a family relationships lawyer for over 13 years.

Dianna Beaumont
Dianna is an Associate in the Murdoch Lawyers Brisbane Family Law team.

Kaylah Vejle
Kayla is a Senior Associate in the Family Law team at Murdoch Lawyers.

Our speciality areas:

Arrangements for Children

It is a child’s right to have quality time with both parents unless there is a very good reason not to and that, put simply, is how we see it at Murdoch Lawyers. read more

Child Support

When parents separate, they both continue to have financial responsibility for their children. Child support is money paid by one parent to the other, to contribute towards the financial support of the children. The amount to be paid can be negotiated between the parents and can be calculated by the Child Support Agency. read more

De Facto Relationships

People in defacto relationships have the right to seek a property settlement upon the breakdown of their relationship. Generally speaking, a person who has been living with another person in a genuine domestic relationship for 2 years will be able to make a claim for property settlement. read more

Divorce & Separation

The Court is able to grant a divorce if there has been an irretrievable breakdown of marriage. This is established by a couple living apart for at least twelve months. A couple can be living apart but still under the one roof. A person cannot apply for divorce until the parties have been separated for twelve months. read more

Domestic Violence

If you have been a victim of family violence, it is important to ensure that you and your children are protected from this violence. Protection is available by way of an Intervention Order through the Magistrates’ Court, or a Family Violence Order through the Family Court. read more

Prenuptial and Financial Agreements

If a couple does not have a Binding Financial Agreement and they separate, their property will be divided in accordance with the principles in the Family Law Act, and this usually means that all of the property of the parties at that time is included. read more

Pre-Separation Advice

Often clients who are considering a separation are concerned about the state of their relationship and consult us for advice. In those confidential consultations, our role is to arm you with information and knowledge so that any decisions you make in relation to a separation are made from an informed basis. read more

Property Settlements

The Family Court is empowered to make any Order which it considers appropriate altering the interests of either the husband or the wife in any property owned by either or both of them. Set out below are some of the matters that the Court will consider. read more

Spousal Maintenance

Upon separation, one party (to a marriage or defacto relationship which ended after 1 March 2009) is liable to maintain the other to the extent that he or she is reasonably able to do so if, and only if, the other party is unable to support him or herself adequately. read more

Child Protection

The Department of Communities (Child Safety Services) (the department) is the organisation that investigates reports of harm or suspected child abuse against any child under 18. The department’s role is to investigate complaints made in respect of children and if necessary provide ongoing services to the child or any person that cares for the child. read more

Child Maintenance Trusts

A Child Maintenance Trust (CMT) is a tax effective way by which a parent can pay maintenance for a child or children as the result of a separation. read more

Family Dispute Resolution

Family Dispute Resolution is the term used to describe mediation or counselling to help parents and other people significant in a child’s life try to agree on arrangements for a child’s future care. read more

Collaborative Law

The Toowoomba Solicitors at Murdoch Lawyers family law team are part of the Collaborative Law Practice which is an alternative dispute resolution process used in family law matters where trained professionals attempt to resolve disputes amicably without going to Court (wherever possible). read more


We facilitate family law mediation for parenting, property, and parenting and property matters combined. Book your mediation via our online calendar today. read more

Contact Our Brisbane & Toowoomba Family Lawyers Today

We look forward to hearing from you. We have a quick turnaround time of responding to phone calls and email enquiries.  

Learn more about how our Toowoomba Family Law team can best assist you by visiting our Contact Us page.

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