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Family Lawyer Nowra


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Battling separation? We will guide you through

While there’s no doubt that our relationships can be a great source of joy and fulfilment, the breakdown of a close relationship can be a highly stressful time, presenting a set of unfamiliar challenges that require the help of a trained family law specialist to overcome.

Our experts on family law in Nowra are here to assist. 

As the longest established practice in the Shoalhaven for family law, we have many years of extensive experience in all family law-related matters. Our professional family law and divorce lawyers will expertly advise you on your rights and obligations and compassionately guide you through all aspects of your divorce or separation, including:

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If you need advice, assistance or representation in a family law matter, don’t delay — get in touch with our expert family lawyers in Nowra today. Our dedicated professionals have achieved successful outcomes for many clients, and we are committed to ensuring you receive the best possible outcome in your matter.

We offer fixed fee initial consultations for all new clients and legal aid services for approved clients.

We are highly experienced in supporting clients through complex and often emotional cases, and our in-depth knowledge ensures we can advise you efficiently and manage your case to a favourable resolution.

Our family law services are available to clients on the NSW South Coast including Bateman's Bay, Ulladulla, Nowra and the Shoalhaven, as well as Kiama, Shellharbour and Wollongong.

Family law matters we can help with

We can advise you on liabilities or entitlements, draft and assist in formalising agreements, or assist & represent you in challenging an assessment.

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We provide compassionate, expert advice and specialist legal representation throughout your divorce, to make the process as stress-free as possible.

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We can provide advice, assist you with arranging mediation & aid you in the negotiation and/or preparation of a Consent Order or a Parenting Plan.

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We can provide assistance with Financial Agreements prior to a marriage (Prenuptial Agreements), during a relationship, or after a separation.

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We offer expert advice, assistance with Parenting Plans or Consent Orders & can aid you in the application of Parenting Orders (Custody) & represent you in Court.

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We can assist you in the negotiation of asset division or represent you in property proceedings during a divorce settlement.

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Family law services FAQs

Family law is the area of law dealing with family relationship issues, such as relationship disputes and breakdowns. In Australia, family law is underpinned by the principles in the Family Law Act.

Family lawyers primarily deal with all aspects of divorce and separation. This includes assisting with divorce applications, property settlements, financial agreements, parenting arrangements, and family disputes.

Mediation — or family dispute resolution — is the first step to be taken when you cannot reach an agreement regarding the care of children. A registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner carries out mediation.

As with all law areas, family lawyers’ costs can vary. At Burbank & Brown, we provide an upfront estimate of expected costs and offer a fixed fee initial consultation.

The family court in Australia hears disputes relating to all family law matters, including divorce, separation, parenting and property matters.

In Australia, the family law system is designed to help parties resolve the legal side of family relationship issues, including relationship breakdowns. The system encourages parties to reach an agreement on issues without the need to go to court.

Reputable family law solicitors in Nowra, such as Burbank & Brown, help clients with all matters relating to family law, including preparing divorce applications, negotiating settlements and parenting arrangements, and providing court representation.


Wills & Estates

As experts in wills, estates and family law, we will enable you to create a comprehensive estate plan to achieve your goals.


We offer a range of conveyancing services including buying (including first home buying); selling; transferring and refinancing.


We can represent you in all criminal and traffic matters, ADVOs, assault charges and drug related matters in Court.

Melissa Vine, Burbank and Brown