Our Family Law team is empathetic, supportive and approachable.
We understand that Family law issues can be overwhelming and complex, and we don’t underestimate the emotional impact on our clients and on those who care about them. We treat our clients with respect, and we listen, which helps us to get the heart of the issues and provide comprehensive and relatable legal advice. As a full-service Law Firm, we have access to professionals within our firm practising in other areas which regularly impact on family law matters including business law, trusts, taxation, bankruptcy, migration and Wills & Estates. We also have a wide range of services we outsource to the best in their fields, such as forensic investigators who can help uncover hidden assets. Our dedicated Family Law Team has experience and expertise in all aspects of divorce and separation 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 provide a free 30-minute no-obligation consultation to discuss your matter and a strategy for moving forward.
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    • Family Violence
      Domestic Violence

      Aitken Partners has a team of lawyers with experience in both defending and…

    • Divorce

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

    • Property

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

    • Parenting

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

    • Financial Agreements
      Financial Agreements

      Our team specialises in the preparation of binding financial agreements, which…

    • Child Support
      Child Support

      When they are searching for a leading team of child support lawyers, Melbourne…

    why choose us
    Why choose us

    We aspire to deliver true value for money for our clients. Our overriding philosophy is to build long-term sustainable relationships, and we do this by concentrating on the things that are important to our clients.

    • Expertise with both private and business clients
    • A number of LIV Accredited Specialists including Family Law, Commercial Law, Wills & Estates, Litigation, Property Law, Tax Law, Migration
    • Several practitioners recognised for their skills by publications like Doyles Guide
    • A real commitment to constant improvement
    • We build long term relationships with clients
    • We understand our clients and their differing needs
    • Access to legal and business networks in Australia and Internationally
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    Family Law Specialists Melbourne
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      Financial disputes and property settlements

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      Child Support

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      Multi-party disputes

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      Injunctions and restraining orders

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      De facto law

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      International family law matters

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      Hague Convention

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      Binding Financial Agreements

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      Consent orders

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      Parenting Arrangements and children’s matters

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      Relocation applications and child abduction

    • Paternity


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      Same sex/GLBTIQ+

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      Family Violence and Intervention Orders

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      Asset protection within extended families and family owned businesses

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    Meet our Team

    A new level of understanding

    Our team includes principal lawyers who are either independently rated for their expertise or are accredited specialists in Aged Care & Health, Estates & Succession Law, Elder Care and Dispute Resolution. In addition, we have the numerous experts from within the MSI Global Alliance and through other partnerships on whom we can call as needed.

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    • We are proud of longstanding client relationships where we are the sole or primary provider of legal services.
    • Operating since 1920
    • Our Team is well placed to meet the legal requirements of both private clients and business
    • We have nine principals and 25 other professional staff, many of whom are Accredited Specialists in their fields.
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