A leading team advising on all aspects of Family Law
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    Domestic Violence

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  • Divorce

    At Aitken Partners we understand that divorces and partner separations are…

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  • Property

    Once you have separated from your partner you will require legal advice in relation…

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  • Parenting

    One of the most pressing matters faced by separating parties, relates…

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  • Financial Agreements
    Financial Agreements

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    Family Law

    Family law is often overwhelming and complex for people who find themselves needing advice. At Aitken Partners we are among the most respected and trusted family law firms in Melbourne, providing a comprehensive and relatable legal service to our valued clients.

    Our dedicated Family Law Team has experience and expertise in all aspects of property and children’s matters for same-sex, de facto and married couples, including:

    Our goal is to provide our clients with common sense and clear advice to achieve the best outcomes in a cost-effective manner.

    We have access to professionals within our firm practising in other areas which regularly impact on family law matters including commercial, trusts, taxation, bankruptcy, migration and Wills & Estates

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    Our team is empathetic, skilled and responsive. We do not underestimate the emotional impact on our clients and on those who care about them. It is important that our clients feel confident that we listen to and respect them.

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    Please call our advice line on 03 8600 6016

    Experienced Family Lawyers in Melbourne

    When it comes to finding a family lawyer, Melbourne residents need to know they are working with a passionate and experienced professional who is committed to providing the very best outcome for their case. That is why they know to turn to the law firm that represents the values and voices of local families. That’s Aitken Partners.

    We do not underestimate the emotional impact family law proceedings can have on our clients or on those who care about them, with the Aitken Partners staff providing a strong and dependable base of support throughout the legal process.

    Our team is empathetic, compassionate and approachable. We protect our clients’ privacy, although, if our clients wish us to, we are also happy to involve family members and keep them informed. It is important that our clients feel confident that we listen to and respect them. We aim to work with our clients to ensure that their case makes sense to them and allows them to plan their future.

    Our Family Law team is able to provide a free no-obligation meeting on your particular situation, up to a maximum of 30 minutes. We also offer a range of flexible billing arrangements suited to your needs.

    Our Family Law team are members of the Melbourne Divorce Network.

    Family Law Specialists Melbourne

    At Aiken Partners we understand that many clients believe that they are better off representing themselves in matters relating to family law. They think that because they are so closely connected to the situation, and have a basic understanding of the legislation, that they have a strong chance of a positive outcome.

    However, this is rarely the case, with many individuals often finding that they are in a worse legal situation than when they began and are burdened with the majority of the necessary fees and expenses of the case.

    By hiring a team of family law specialists, Melbourne clients are making an investment in high-quality and personalised representation and ensuring that you are not caught out by sudden twists and turns in the case.

    Our expertise includes:

    • Divorce and Separation
    • Financial disputes and property settlements
    • Superannuation splitting
    • Maintenance
    • Child Support
    • Multi-party disputes
    • Injunctions and restraining orders
    • De facto law
    • International family law matters
    • Hague Convention matters
    • Binding Financial Agreements
    • Consent orders
    • Parenting Arrangements and children’s matters
    • Relocation applications and child abduction
    • Paternity
    • Same sex/GLBTIQ+ issues
    • Asset protection within extended families and family owned businesses
    • Family Violence and Intervention Orders
    • Mediation

    The Aitken Partners staff also specialise in child custody dispute resolution, immigration consultancy and business law matters for clients based both in Australia and overseas. When clients want to work with a team of legal specialists who care about their case and are always in their corner, they know there is simply no one better than the staff at Aitken Partners.

    Family Law Firm & Solicitors Melbourne

    For close to 100 years, Aitken Partners has been the family law firm that Melbourne residents trust to deliver uncompromising and professional services for all cases.

    For clients wanting to separate from their spouse or partner, our divorce attorneys are available to guide you through the process, providing a dignified and common-sense approach that aims to deliver an outcome that is beneficial to all parties concerned.

    For more information on the services offered by our divorce lawyers or family law solicitors, clients can call Aitken Partners today.

    Proven and Professional Family Law Services

    For qualified and attentive family law services, clients across Melbourne know they can trust the understanding and skilled staff here at Aitken Partners.

    We understand how personal family law matters are to clients, and how difficult it can be for them to separate themselves from the proceedings. Our staff offer an objective and clear view of the given case, and are always there to provide our clients with complete support.

    To learn more about the services provided by our experienced team of family lawyers, make sure to contact the Aitken Partners offices today.

    Find Representation from the Family Law Specialists

    The solicitors at Aitken Partners are proud to be among the most sought-after family law specialists throughout Melbourne. We are passionate about delivering comprehensive and attentive legal services to each of our clients, and work to assist them through what is often a very difficult and confusing time.

    For more information on the advantages of working with a specialist family law firm, simply call Aitken Partners today on +61 3 8600 6080.

    Meet our Team

    A new level of understanding

    Our team includes lawyers who are either independently rated for their expertise or are accredited specialists in Aged Care & Health, Commercial Law, Commercial Litigation, Corporate/Governance Practice, Corporate Law, Labour and Employment Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Migration Law, Real Property Law, Wealth Management/Succession Planning Practice and Wills & Estates.

    • Eric L

      Susan Ilias and Karen Urquhart have been working on my complex family law case for three years. Yesterday, we finally signed the final parenting orders and I couldn’t be more relieved and excited. The dedication Karen and Susan put into my case was astonishing, and even though they had 50 other matters running at the same time, I always felt like I was their only client. These two truly are the dream team. Susan is incredibly empathetic to the pain and stress this case has caused, and even though she spent most of the three years trying to calm me down she still never hesitated to tell me when something was a ‘bad decision’ and offered her ‘strong advice’ to take a breath and we would deal with it tomorrow. You can’t sneak anything past Karen. She is on top of every filing, every motion, every detail, every copy of an email, everything. I would have been so in the dark if it weren’t for Karen and her constant and clear communication. Susan told me very early on that ‘no one is ever happy with the outcome of a family law case’. That may be true. I may not have got a perfect outcome, but I got the outcome that was perfect for me and my son. The dream team truly are life changers, and worth the investment of time, money and most importantly, trust. Please, if you need family law representation, call Susan… To quote from our first meeting together, “Eric, I’m your armour now”. I truly believe that without Susan and Karen, I would still not have had the incredible outcome I got yesterday. Thank you so much Dream Team, you’ll never know the impact of what you have done.

    • LW

      I was highly impressed with Aitken Partners.  Their advice was well placed, diligent and persistently excellent. They kept me well informed and updated every step of the way.

      My team was more than adequate to handle a very difficult situation and after a long hard journey we reached a satisfactory conclusion with Justice being served.

      Aitken’s are a powerful firm with expert advice and I confidently recommend them. 

    • JS & SW

      We located Lizia Lim via STEP.  From the first moment we made contact and explained the urgency of our estate situation, Lizia immediately came to our aid and provided exceptional advice and support throughout each stage of the process.  Lizia’s technical expertise, attention to detail and personal commitment were outstanding.

      We are truly grateful and highly recommend Lizia for estate litigation matters in Victoria.

    • Jennifer

      Aitken Partners has been my choice of firm for my business for over 6 years now. They have helped me with many aspects of business including; writing employee contracts, franchise agreements, termination of contracts, etc. Sarah Ward and her team are patient, understanding and very thorough.

    • Loren

      Excellent service provided for resolving financial fraud case. Charged under $10K for me to receive over $100K. Highly recommended.

    • Jeremy

      Extremely helpful, used a few firms prior to Aitken. Easy to deal with, prompt replies, very reasonable charges. Would recommend to anyone.

    • Michael

      We have been a client of Aitken Partners for over 10 years and have found the level of service and advice to be of the highest professional standard. We highly recommend the firm.

    • Peter

      I have worked for and have had Aitken Partners work for me for many years and have found their service goes the extra mile, they are not afraid to tackle difficult issues and have a wide depth of knowledge that has assisted me and my clients to some excellent results, I can highly recommend them.

    • Issa

      Thanks Aitken Partners team for helping us with this hard situation of compulsory land acquisition. Very comfortable to deal with Andrew Blogg.

    • Mary

      Aitken Partners is the only family law lawyers I will trust, after having the misfortune of seeking help from other lawyers who without conscience, robbed me blind and did more harm than good for my family law case by doing a really bad job. [They] did a great job getting me almost everything I was seeking for. Very thorough and professional, their tactical approach left myself and my partner impressed that we only recommend them to our friends who need family law help because we know they will be in good competent hands.

    • Richard

      I have had the opportunity to work with several practitioners across the firm and I am always amazed at the way they treat people – I have always left with a plan of action and with them giving me a commercial outcome. Some law firms I have used in 27 years in business, make you feel like they see dollar signs not clients, these people don’t. There is a chap there Andrew Blogg, who is ultra commercial and tells you if he thinks you are wasting your time. Sensible fellow!!

    • Ching

      Robert Bradley and his team have helped my family with a property enquiry couple years ago. They are now helping us with a very complicated property matter (concerning compulsory acquisition, overlay and tenants in common dispute). They have shown a tremendous amount of care and diligence in their advice and approach to our problem, and have made more progress in the last 6 months than a previous law firm (refered by accountant) did the two years prior. We know we’re in good hands, and would not hesitate to recommend their services.

    • Victoria

      When I first contacted Aitken Partners in relation to a family law matter, I was extremely fragile and scared. The two solicitors who worked on my file were professional, empathetic and kind throughout the whole process. They were very patient with me when I was confused or hesitant and never ever made me feel like a dill when I didn’t understand something. Thanks to them both, I have now settled and can get on with my life.

    • Richard

      The first set of family lawyers who treated me like they cared and that I wasn’t just a file… the advice was patient and he took the time to understand my issue.

      Particularly important for me was that I would not be laughed at for my religious beliefs. In every other firm I could sense a smirk when I spoke about it. When I spoke with David he listened and respectfully told me why it wasn’t relevant. He also explained things in a way that made perfect sense. Although my matter is probably a small one he was friendly and courteous and his assistant was efficient and polite.

      I highly appreciate and recommend

    • Michael

      I am writing to thank you and your team, who were involved in the compulsory acquisition of my mother’s property. Like most laypersons I was not aware of the requirements, nor procedures of this type of action by the Government.

      Certainly the work performed in respect to the acquisition was always clearly related to me and any questions were promptly answered. You and your team were always patient and friendly to deal with and were understanding of the fact that I had the death and Probate of my mother’s will to deal with at the same time.

      Thank you for your assistance.

    • David

      ‘Linda Hart was very helpful and gave me the best possible legal advice in the time we met. I would definitely recommend her services to anyone.’

    • Sharon & Ted

      Linda Hart at Aitken Partners was recommended to us by a friend and we weren’t disappointed. She was attentive, very professional and answered all of our questions in a concise and thoughtful manner. She made the process of making our wills straightforward and stress-free. Most importantly, Linda made us feel completely at ease about our decisions.

    • Monika

      My experience with Linda at Aitken Partners has been seamless, from booking meeting times through to signing of the completed will and powers of attorney. Linda helped make the creation of these documents simple and easy, with no stress or complication. Thank you for your professionalism and courtesy that helped put me at ease with what was a daunting task for me.

    • Samantha

      I just want to express my appreciation for the smooth, efficient and professional way you handled the task of Giles’ and my Wills. I am particular grateful that you were empathetic to the fact that we at imminent travel plans at the time, and worked tirelessly with Shona to achieve an expedited completion of tasks, prior to our overseas trip. You were attentive to our particular needs, and this was reflected in all the correspondence between us.

      I plan to work with you again, to develop my mother’s will and medical power of attorney in the near future.

    • Jen Flack

      Your service was exceptional. In a time where I felt completely lost after the passing of my father, you and the team at Aitken Partners were courteous, respectful and professional. You were clear and concise with all information and always kept me in the loop to alleviate any concerns I may have had. Despite me leaving the country my matter was still processed in a timely manner. I would recommend your services to anyone who may be seeking legal advice and thank you dearly for your professionalism and understanding.