Family Law | Wills & Estates
Are you looking for a legal team with experience in family law and estate planning?
For 50 years, Barry.Nilsson. has provided advice and support to people going through a relationship breakdown or a change in their family circumstances.
Our Family Law and Wills & Estates team is made up of a group of extremely highly regarded practitioners. When working on your family law or wills and estates matter, we focus on identifying the key issues and then approach each one very strategically in order to get the best result for you.
We also understand that every case is different. We take a customised approach, especially when it comes to financial and property settlements relating to complex business structures, an area in which we specialise. We tailor our advice to your situation in order to achieve the best possible outcome.
We have particular expertise in assisting clients who live overseas but have familial disputes in Australia.
We understand that going through a family breakdown is tough and that you may need both support and understanding. At the same time, we’re honest and don’t sugar-coat advice: it is in your best interest to know exactly where you stand from a legal perspective.
How can we assist you?
We’re aware that changes in family relationships and/or having to address succession planning issues can be extremely stressful. For that reason, our lawyers not only ensure that the process runs as smoothly as possible, but also provide you with the support you need.
- Assist and advise you on your legal rights and obligations
- Identify alternatives to litigation
- Work with you to minimise the impact of legal disputes on children
- Liaise with other professionals where needed, such as counsellors and accountants, to provide advice that takes a holistic view of your situation
- Appear as your advocate in court
- Be available to provide you with advice in person or in writing, by phone, Skype or email, whenever you need it.
Did you know?
As a firm, Barry.Nilsson. has been consistently recognised as a leading Family & Divorce Law Firm in Doyle’s Guide 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
All five of our Family Law principals have been recognised in the 2017 Doyle’s Guide:
Geoff Sinclair | Don Leembruggen | Scott Wedgwood | James Steel | Jane Koelmeyer
Two of our family lawyers have been recognised in Best Lawyers 2017:
Geoff Sinclair | Scott Wedgwood
Ten of our family lawyers are Family Law or Succession Law Accredited Specialists; formal acknowledgement that they are leaders in their areas of expertise:
Don Leembruggen | Geoff Sinclair | Scott Wedgwood | Jane Koelmeyer | James Steel | Jarrad Mobbs | Allison Caputo | Kirstie Colls | Marie Dore | Will Stidston
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What our clients say
I know my clients will be looked after; well serviced; outstanding results and competence.
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Reputation is everything in this town and they stand out in this area; a stalwart for doing the right thing and leading initiatives.
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