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Divorce law experts,
for when it’s time to
go separate ways.

Divorce law experts,
for when it’s time to
go separate ways.

Divorce Lawyers Melbourne

Guiding you through your divorce

A divorce is a difficult process for many. Not only are you dealing with the emotional stress of the breakdown of your relationship, but you’ve also got a lot of decisions that you need to make about yours and your family’s future.

From parenting and children’s matters to financial arrangements and property settlement, understanding the decisions you need to make and the factors you need to consider can be difficult.

But you don’t need to go through this alone. Our Melbourne divorce lawyers can work closely with you throughout the entire separation and divorce process. We’ve handled many different types of divorces and separations – from the simple and straight-forward to the extremely complex.

Our Melbourne family law firm offers services that are affordable and efficient. It’s our aim to provide you with the best solution to suit you as quickly as possible because we understand how uncertain divorce can make you feel about your future.

Navigate these uncertain times with a team that is experienced, compassionate, and understands. Call us today for a free consultation.

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Affordable family law services Melbourne

We know that engaging with a lawyer can be a large financial commitment. That’s why we provide you with flexible billing arrangements so you can choose the right model for you.

Our billing models include:

  • Event billing – opt to receive a bill whenever an agreed event occurs. We’ll work with you to make a plan of events.
  • Time interval billing – Based on the time we spend working on your legal issue. Usually, our time interval billing is based on an hourly rate.
  • Fixed-rate-fees – We’ll give you an upfront quote that’s the set fee, regardless of the time it takes to complete the task.

Divorce in Victoria and Australia

The Difference between Separation and Divorce

Divorce is the legal process which formally ends a marriage in Australia and follows a period of separation (which is not a legal process). Australian family law requires a couple to have been separated for at least one year before being able to divorce.

Separation looks different for every couple. For some people, staying in the same home together might be the best option due to parenting responsibilities or financial circumstances. Often, couples choose to live apart when they are separated. During the separation period, you and your spouse are still legally married.

However, you choose to separate, it is important to be able to prove the date of your separation. Our separation lawyers in Melbourne can guide you through the different ways you can do so.

Whether you decide to divorce after your separation period or you choose to stay legally married but separated, our divorce lawyers can help to make sure you’re protected and that the right government agencies are informed of your circumstances.

Talk to us about your separation and divorce options in Melbourne today.

Client Testimonials and Reviews

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    hai thai

    Unified Lawyers offered a great professional, efficient service. All the paperwork for our house purchase was taken care of with ease. I highly recommend them for your conveyancing needs.

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    Wa Tun

    We recently bought a new house and we really appreciated the efforts put in by Vincey and the team from Unified Lawyers ! Vincey went over and above in helping us through the whole process of buying a house making it very easy and convenient for us. We trust her in knowledge, compassion and accessibility which helped us through the process very time efficient and worry-free. Me and my partner can’t recommend Unified Lawyers enough for Conveyancing !!!

  • Susan May

    These are fantastic lawyers. They managed the conveyancing of my aunt’s house in Sydney, while I’m in Perth. They made everything easy and responded within the hour to any queries. Do not hesitate to use them. They offer 5 star service!

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    Peter Hanna

    Purchasing a home is a stressful experience in its own right. However, having Dominic Nguyen from Unified lawyers handling the conveyancing for my property was the best decision i could make as a buyer. The legal advice was clear, concise and to the point, with Dominic keeping me informed throughout the entire process. Thanks Dominic for making it simple and stress free!

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    Amanda Todd

    We recently engaged Unified Lawyers to do some conveyancing work for us. We were extremely satisfied by the quality of service provided by Ernest Tung. His diligence, attention to detail and responsiveness were outstanding.

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    Vikas Sharma

    The conveyancing team at Unified (Deama Merhi and Stephen Ooi) worked hard and made sure my home buying experience was smooth, stress-free and transparent. Deama is a highly competent and helpful legal professional. She truly cares about what you need and goes above and beyond to make sure the client receives all the information required to make the right decision. I would not hesitate to recommend Deama to anyone looking for a reliable, professional and honest service. You would be lucky to have her as your conveyancer.

  • Stephanie Kay

    Deama from Unified just completed the conveyancing on my first home purchase! Unified were amazing to deal with – prompt, professional and responsive – Deama took the time to listen to my questions, explain the process and give me pragmatic advice. I would recommend Unified to anyone looking for legal services!

  • Jane Au

    I was looking for conveyancing services and was pleasantly surprised at how easy it has been made for me from start to end. Dominic has been accommodating and patient throughout my first property purchase not to mention the amazing resilience to my stupid questions time and time again. I could not have asked for better service.

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    A huge thank you to Amira and the team for helping take the stress and complexities out of the conveyancing process, allowing for a smooth and efficient settlement. Would’ve been lost without your assistance in the matter.

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    Dianne Hill

    My family and I have been going to Unified Lawyers for different legal services for years now and we have always had a lovely experience with everyone there. They have conducted many conveyancing matters for us, assisted with business disputes and recently assisted with a family law matter. Their family lawyers in particular are very patient and understanding. I will never hesitate to recommend Unified lawyers to any family or colleagues that require legal assistance.

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    Engaged Unified for their conveyancing services. Amira did an exceptional job handling our complex property. Organised, efficient and very quick to respond. I highly recommend!

  • Michael McHugh

    Dominic and his team acted on a residential sale for us. It was not without its hiccups which was why I wanted a real solicitor acting and not a ‘conveyancing service’.
    As a client I was impressed with their service, focus on the outcome and competitive rates and as a lawyer, with their legal and negotiating expertise.
    I can highly recommend them.

Children's issues and parenting matters in Melbourne and Victoria

Child custody and child support arrangements can be one of the most difficult aspects of a divorce or separation. The best interests of the children are the focus and foundation of any custody and parenting arrangements.

Unified Lawyers Melbourne specialises in child custody and parenting matters and can help you understand your responsibilities when it comes to your children and assess the different options available to you.

Child custody matters can be extremely sensitive and difficult to deal with on your own. Work with a child custody lawyer who can help you today.

Child support arrangements in Australia

The Australian government provides many options for child support payments, including informal and formal arrangements.

We can work with you to find the best option for your situation. Options include:


If you and your former partner can agree on the circumstances you can take care of your child support arrangement privately without Government intervention. The terms of your child support arrangement can be outlined in a financial agreement.


The amount of child support you may need to pay or receive can be decided through a Government child support assessment. These assessments involve you and your former spouse providing information about your financial situations, including expenses relating to your children and your earnings.


A limited child support agreement is on that may end after three or more years, or it may end earlier if you both ask for it to finish. This agreement will be based on the government assessment.


A binding child support agreement is similar to a self-managed child support arrangement and involves the parents agreeing the amount of child support without a government assessment. While there is no government assessment, paperwork relating to the agreement will need to be submitted to the Government.


Child support or child management payments may be ordered by a court. This may happen in situations where an adult child (a child over the age of 18 years) is financially dependent because of disability.

Frequently Asked Questions

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