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Melbourne’s Leading Family Litigation Lawyers

When family law issues arise, our dedicated team of lawyers do the utmost to assist you in finding the best possible outcome for your situation. Oftentimes, this can be achieved through avenues outside of the courtroom; these include settlement discussions, mediation, and other alternative dispute resolution options including arbitration.

However, in certain cases it is in a party’s best interests for a dispute to be settled in Court. Our family law litigation lawyers will guide you through the process from day one and have the vast experience necessary to comprehensively advocate for your case in the family court system.

Do you need a lawyer for family court?

It is not compulsory for you to have a lawyer in order to initiate or defend a case or claim in the family courts. Given the sensitive and complex nature of family law cases however, it is always recommended for you to engage a family law litigation expert to represent your interests, as well as those of your children and dependents.

Perhaps more so than any other area of law, family law cases bring about outcomes that have particularly personal and long-lasting implications on the various parties involved. Aside from the advantages of obtaining expert legal advice and guidance, a family law litigation expert can ensure that all the formalities of your legal suit are adhered to, from providing targeted, strategic affidavits, financial statements and disclosure; navigating all the various timeframes for each stage; and taking the correct strategy and knowing ‘where to dig’.

The family law services we offer

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

At Nevett Ford, our expert team regularly deal with helping people going through a separation to obtain the best outcome they can 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.

Our Services

Separation & Divorce 

De Facto Relationships

Declaring Nullity

Negotiating Property

Protection of Assets

Binding Financial
Agreements (BFA)

Intervention Orders (Family Violence)

Why Choose
Nevett Ford

Decades of Experience

Our team is backed by leading expertise and years of experience in family law and litigation matters, with hundreds advised upon each year.


Personalised Service

Our lawyers will accommodate to your needs, instead of a one-size-fits-all approach. 

High Success Rate

We strive to provide a positive resolution and outcome for all parties involved. 

Standard Of Care

Our lawyers show genuine interest, empathy and care for our clients, resulting in strong and meaningful relationships.


Fast Response

We pride ourselves on being accessible, responsive to calls and emails.

Initial Fixed Cost Consultations

Our team is dedicated to providing transparent and affordable fees, so clients know what the process will look like ahead of time. 

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“Firstly, I can’t begin to thank you enough Nevett ford lawyers, you have all done such a great job with my case, I personally want to thank Stacey and Richard Hamilton for all the hard work that you have done. You have changed my life and every dollar spent was well worth it.  You are very professional, responsive and compassionate. From the first day when I walked in, Richard gave me complete confidence unlike previous lawyers and with this, he was able to go above and beyond to help me and get fantastic results. Thank you Richard, and thank you to your whole team. I will definitely recommend you to everyone who needs your services.”


“The last 3 years I been liaising with Nevett Ford and I can finally say it’s all over I could have hoped for. To Richard Hamilton and the entire team at Nevett Ford I can’t thank you enough for your professionalism, hard work and dedication.”


our family & relationship experts

Richard Hamilton
Erin Trantino
Stacey Raphael


for a free 10 min obligation-free consultation

Nevett Ford Melbourne Pty Ltd

ABN: 80 144 697 790

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