Family Lawyer Melbourne

“I have had the absolute pleasure of dealing with Richard Hamilton of Nevett Ford Lawyers for the past eight months during an incredibly stressful and painful separation. Richard was both knowledgeable and kind in his dealings with me, his advice was open and honest and I was directed to the best conclusion possible with calmness and consideration. He always made time to speak to me if I called and every email was answered promptly and respectfully. Richard is a first class lawyer, who is both compassionate and driven, achieving the best result possible in difficult circumstances.”

Our family law lawyers in Melbourne CBD have a wealth of experience assisting clients, dealing with a full range of simple to very complex property law matters, from parenting disputes and intervention orders to criminal charges.

Members of the team include Senior Lawyer Richard Hamilton, Lawyer Erin Trantino and paralegal Stacey Raphael.

As the top family law firm in Melbourne, our lawyers regularly, our lawyers regularly deal with helping people going through a separation to obtain an outcome that they are happy with both in relation to property and parenting matters. We deal with complex intermingled trust and company issues, but also help with working out how the family home and your superannuation can be best protected, or fairly apportioned between parties.

We often provide advice to clients at the beginning of relationships to help them achieve better asset protection structures, or to ensure that they have clarity about what would happen in the unlikely event of a separation. Often, we draft financial agreements, or ‘pre nups’ in these situations.

Our team also deals with all types of divorce, spousal maintenance, intervention order and breach of intervention order matters. We have an extensive network of referrers who can also assist you with taxation advice, further financial planning, or more complex criminal matters.

Nevett Ford’s team of family lawyers in Melbourne difference is that we genuinely believe in putting our client’s experience of the legal system and our service as a priority. This means we are open and transparent with you about the process, and the cost, of our service and the family law.

Contact the best family lawyers in Melbourne at Nevett Ford to get started today.

Our Family and relationship Services


Parenting Disputes

Amicable Resolution
(Consent Orders)

Property Separation


International Relocation


Intervention Orders

Family Violence


Same-Sex Relationships

Who You’ll Work With

Richard Hamilton
Erin Trantino
Stacey Raphael

Topics We’ve Written About

Service of Court Papers – The Ordinary and the Extraordinary

Service of Court Papers – The Ordinary and the Extraordinary

Recently, director and actor Olivia Wilde was handed an envelope while on stage when she was attending a trade show in the United States of America. As it turned out, the envelope apparently contained Court documents from her ex-partner regarding a parenting matter....

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Separation and Divorce – Top Tips (Part 6)

Separation and Divorce – Top Tips (Part 6)

“If you are moving out of the family home due to separation ensure you take copies of photos and personal identification documents (such as passports, birth certificates and citizenship/visa documents) with you so as to avoid them getting lost or held hostage by your...

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Separation and Divorce – Top Tips (Part 5)

Separation and Divorce – Top Tips (Part 5)

“Do not publish any details about Family Law proceedings.  It is a criminal offence to publish the names of parties and children involved in Court proceedings or make any reference to court officials, Judges, Lawyers or experts involved in the proceedings.” “Avoid...

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Separation and Divorce – Top Tips (Part 4)

Separation and Divorce – Top Tips (Part 4)

“If you are recently separated and in the midst of negotiating a property settlement avoid purchasing any property, business, shares or expensive possessions until after your property matters are resolved as these assets will likely be included in your joint asset...

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    Nevett Ford Melbourne Pty Ltd

    ABN: 144 697 790

    Level 16, South Tower, Rialto Building, 525 Collins Street
    Melbourne, VIC 3000