Family and Divorce Legal Services

The breakdown of a relationship can be one of the most stressful and traumatic times in a person’s life. Shelly Legal is highly experienced in Family Law matters and we understand your situation. We can offer the expertise and sensitivity to help you with your matter.

Shelly Legal’s Family law solicitors can provide assistance for a range of matters relating to Family Law, Same Sex and De Facto relationships.

Shelly Legal are family lawyers in Sydney that handle a broad range of legal issues related to marriage, same-sex marriage, de facto relationships and divorce. From prenuptial agreements and divorce to child custody issues and child support, your choice of legal representation will have a huge impact on the outcome of your case. We have decades of expertise in divorce and family law and will fight for you to achieve your desired outcome.

Marriage, De Facto and Divorce Law

Never assume that you have limited options or that you can’t afford legal representation. At Shelly Legal, you have access to top divorce lawyers in Sydney who genuinely want to help you. We offer legal guidance on a broad range of family law and divorce matters. If mediation is an option, you can reach a resolution faster and at a lower cost. If your case goes to court, you’ll want experienced family law and divorce lawyers by your side who will fight to get you justice. Read below a full list of our marriage, de facto and divorce law services:

  • Prenuptial Agreements.
  • Divorce in Australia including preparing and serving divorce papers Overseas.
  • Legal separation issues.
  • Spousal maintenance.
  • Property settlements.
  • Binding Financial Agreements.
  • Domestic and Family violence and apprehended violence orders (AVOs).
  • Family Mediation.
  • Legal representation at The Family Court of Australia or Federa; Circuit Court of Australia.

Children’s issues

When children are involved in a legal dispute, it is always a delicate issue. We help families with matters of guardianship, adoption, custody, visitation, child support, and other children’s interests related to divorce and post separation parenting. We can help you if you are going through a separation or divorce or revisiting your parental agreement. We always consider what is in your child’s best interests, as well as your rights under the law. n. At Shelly Legal, we are experienced in all of the following children’s issues:

  • Child support and Enforcement of payments.
  • Parenting plans for child custody and visitation.
  • Parental rights, Father’s rights and Grandparent’s rights.
  • Guardianship of children.
  • Adoption.
  • Children’s Court matters.


What does a family and divorce lawyer do?

People might seek out family lawyers in Parramatta for a broad range of services. The need for legal representation in Western Sydney often includes services for wills, probate and estates. Family law also includes divorce and other separation-related family matters.

Shelly Legal offers superior services to anyone requiring a family lawyer in Parramatta, NSW. Shelly Legal also represents clients across Australia with respect to their parenting and property dispute.

How long does it take to get divorced in Australia?

To obtain a Divorce in Australia, you do not have to prove that a party is at fault. The first step is a legal separation of at least 12 months. Our family law lawyers in Parramatta can guide you in obtaining a Divorce quickly and efficiently.

Does it matter which partner is responsible for the divorce?

Australia has no-fault divorce, meaning it doesn’t matter why you decided to end your marriage. The only ground for divorce is the irretrievable breakdown of the relationship. This is why it is required to go through 12 months of separation. You can file for a Divorce with a family lawyer in Sydney, Australia, regardless of the reasons behind your decision.

When is mediation an option?

In most divorce or de facto cases, mediation can help you resolve the financial dispute. Our divorce lawyers in Sydney can provide mediation services if mediation is appropriate in your case.

Is there any difference in the process for same-sex couples getting divorced than with a heterosexual one?

The same requirements apply to same-sex divorce as heterosexual couples. For same-sex couples seeking to hire a divorce lawyer in Sydney, Australia, with experience handling same-sex divorce cases, the Shelly Legal team is the one to contact.

Are parenting arrangements included in a divorce?

No. Divorce is the process of terminating your marriage. Parenting arrangements is a separate process. You can rely on our divorce and family lawyers in Sydney to help you and your ex-partner reach an agreement that is in the best interest of your children.

How do I find the best divorce and family lawyers near me?

If you need a family lawyer in Western Sydney, contact Shelly Legal today. We will defend your rights and help you get the legal representation you deserve. Whether you are looking for a family lawyer to handle your divorce or someone who can also represent you in criminal court, we will fight to get justice for you.

Do I need to wait 12 months to resolve parental arrangement and property disputes?

Arrangements about property and parenting issues can be made at any stage following separation. This means you do not need to wait 12 months before you resolve your parenting or property relationship with your ex-partner. For divorce, however, the 12 month-period applies.

Contact us about your specific legal needs.

Contact us to arrange a consultation with one of our experienced Parramatta Family Lawyers.

(02) 8854 0267