Best Family Lawyers in Brisbane

Best Family Lawyers in Brisbane
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Below is a list of the top and leading Family Lawyers in Brisbane. To help you find the best Family Lawyers located near you in Brisbane, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.

Brisbane’s Best Family Lawyers:

The top rated Family Lawyers in Brisbane are:

  • Tony Phillips – Phillips Family Law
  • Penelope Stevens – Emerson Family Law
  • Clarissa Rayward – Brisbane Family Law Centre

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Tony Phillips – Phillips Family Law

Tony Phillips - Phillips Family Law
Tony Phillips – Phillips Family Law

Tony Phillips – With over 35 years’ experience, Tony is recognised as a pre-eminent family lawyer in Queensland and as a Leading Family Lawyer in Australia by his peers for consecutive years since 2012 in the Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession.

Tony assists people experiencing relationship breakdown or those seeking advice prior to or during a relationship to achieve commercially focused, “big picture”, and effective solutions, which meet their individual objectives.

With specialist experience in property / asset division, particularly in intricate trust and corporate structuring, large rural properties, farming ventures and businesses and acting for third parties, Tony’s niche is advising in complex and net high worth property divisions. Known for adopting a commercial, pragmatic approach, Tony and his team collaborate with estate planning lawyers and financial planners to ensure optimal asset protection strategies are put in place for the people he considers himself fortunate to assist.

Tony’s approach and enthusiasm for family law work is captured by the stream of referrals from satisfied clients and fellow lawyers, confident to place the requirements of family and friends in times of need in the hands of such a trusted and dedicated advisor. Tony’s clients often comment on his measured, level headed and calm approach and his ability to empathise and grasp the sensitivities, whilst managing the legal complexities of their cases with skill and precision.

Highly regarded by peers as a thought leader in family law, until August 2017 Tony sat on the Family Law Committee of the Queensland Law Society (QLS), which represents its members practising in family law and provides commentary and input on policy in relation to family law issues.

Products/Services:

Separation and Divorce, Parenting Arrangements, Financial Settlement, Pre Nuptial and Financial Agreements, De Facto Relationships and Same Sex Relationships, Advising Third Parties, International Clients, Relocation, Child Support, Second Opinions

LOCATION:

Address: King George Central, 145, level 2 Ann St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
Phone: (07) 3007 9898
Website: www.phillipsfamilylaw.com.au

REVIEWS:

“I’ve been with a number of other law firms and Phillips Family Law is the first firm who really sat down, took care of me and answered all my questions. They were able to help me tie up the loose ends after my divorce and reach a satisfying conlusion. Without them, I do not know where I would be. Thank you.” – Cathy Radcliff

Penelope Stevens – Emerson Family Law

Penelope Stevens - Emerson Family Law
Penelope Stevens – Emerson Family Law

Penelope Stevens has over 25 years of experience in practice and is a QLD Law Society Accredited Family Law Specialist.

Following a two year contract as a Registrar of the Family Court, Penelope returned to practice and joined the Legal Aid panel of Independent Children’s lawyers in 2011. She is committed to providing clear, practical and resolution-focused advice and ensuring your “legal dollar” is applied effectively.

Products/Services:

Divorce & Separation Law, Children’s Matters, Property Settlements, International Family Law, Collaborative And Mediation Law, Migration Law, Property Law, Town Agency Services

LOCATION:

Address: 8/231 N Quay, Brisbane City QLD 4000
Phone: (07) 3211 4920
Website: www.emfl.com.au

REVIEWS:

“Emerson Family Law Specialist and colleagues were phenomenal. I was guided from start to finish without false expectations. The firm was outstanding, clear, concise and punctual throughout the whole process. The firm was striking in court being able to obtain the necessary family orders to make a life with my son in the not too distant future. I highly recommend the firm to anyone going through family court proceedings.” – Luke Rickards

Clarissa Rayward – Brisbane Family Law Centre

Clarissa Rayward - Brisbane Family Law Centre
Clarissa Rayward – Brisbane Family Law Centre

Clarissa Rayward heads up BFLC and is an Accredited Specialist in Family Law. Clarissa has practiced exclusively in the area of family law since her admission to the profession in 2003. Clarissa brings to the firm a wealth of experience in all aspects of family and relationship law. With training in mediation and collaborative law, Clarissa offers a unique approach to family law matters focusing on out of Court resolution.

Clarissa also has extensive experience in appearing in both the Federal Circuit Court and Family Court in both children’s and property proceedings. Clarissa is also an Independent Children’s Lawyer and Separate Representative, representing children in complex Family Law and Child Protection Proceedings before the Courts. Clarissa has a deep passion for business and has grown BFLC from its inception in 2008 as a single practitioner firm to the multidisciplinary practice it is today.

Her knowledge of business has led to Clarissa assisting a large number of small business professionals during separation. Her unique understanding of the needs of small business owners and operators enables Clarissa to tailor solutions in property matters to suit the unique needs of her clients.

In 2014 and 2015 Clarissa was also named among the leading Family Lawyers in Queensland by the Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession.

Products/Services:

Family and Parenting Matters, Child Protection, Property Matters

LOCATION:

Address: 10 Albion Rd, Albion QLD 4010
Phone: (07) 3862 1955
Website: www.bflc.com.au

REVIEWS:

“Calm sound advice at a very reasonable price.” – Michael West