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 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.

We are also able to provide advice in English, French and some Malay, and we have in-house translators for Mandarin and Cantonese-speaking clients. 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

Who You’ll Work With

Richard Hamilton
Erin Trantino
Stacey Raphael

Topics We’ve Written About

Family law and the internet

Family law and the internet

Internet technologies have had a significant impact on the area of Family Law. The use of smartphones, social media platforms, and internet websites have expanded the types of evidence that parties seek to rely on in Family Law proceedings and the avenues in which...

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Family Law – News Update

Family Law – News Update

On 1 September 2021, the Family Court of Australia and Federal Circuit Court of Australia will join together as one Court. This merger will include the introduction of various new administrative and practical changes. In a recent media release the Court addressed the...

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Family Violence Intervention Orders – Fast Facts

Family Violence Intervention Orders – Fast Facts

A Family Violence Intervention Order protects a person from a family member who is allegedly perpetrating family violence. There are numerous forms of Family Violence that may provide grounds for an Intervention Order including: Emotional abuse (manipulation,...

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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