Cranston McEachern Lawyers

Family Law

Our family and relationship lawyers are highly regarded equally for their technical expertise and high emotional intelligence and ability to achieve the best possible outcome for clients.

We pride ourselves on a conciliatory and respectful approach to resolving family law matters, where possible, without the need for expensive, litigation proceedings. We regularly recommend and engage in mediation and other forms of dispute resolution, to achieve outcomes in a timely and cost-efficient manner, particularly in relation to children’s matters.

We are also sought after by high-net-wealth individuals, who value our empathic, yet commercial approach to resolving family law matters.

Our areas of advice cover the full spectrum of family and relationship law matters.

Practice Areas

  • Divorce and relationship breakdown - including court and non-court based alternative dispute resolution, de facto relationships, spousal maintenance, domestic violence, and international disputes;

  • Property settlements - including advising high-net-wealth individuals and those with trusts, family businesses and corporate entities;

  • Alternative conflict resolution - particularly in relation to children's matters, including collaborative law, arbitration and mediation;

  • Financial agreements - including prenuptial agreements, cohabitation agreements and private child support agreements;

  • Children's issues - including parenting agreements, child support and grandparents' rights, location and recovery Orders, interstate and international relocation and Hague Convention cases; and

  • International matters - including assisting foreign nationals living in Australia, and Australian expatriates living abroad, with property and children's matters, and liaising with international family law practices in most jurisdictions with whom we have established relationships.
  • Our extensive range of services for financial institutions are performed at both commercial and retail banking levels.

  • Our experience varies from advising on corporate structuring, commercial transactions, and commercialisation of intellectual property through to corporate governance and trade practices compliance.

  • Our knowledge and experience is drawn from a wide range of clients.

  • Our areas of advice cover the full spectrum of family and relationship law matters.

  • Cranston McEachern assists clients in identifying and protecting their valuable intellectual property assets.

  • We have extensive experience in accident compensation law.