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Family Lawyers
for dads,
for when it's time to go separate ways.

Family Law

Lawyers for Dads

Leading Family Law Firm for Men and Dads

The end of your marriage or de facto relationship is a stressful time. We can help. Why? Because we’ll meet you where you are, to help get you where you want to be.

As a dad, you want to make sure that your rights are protected and that you can keep seeing your children. You might worry that the family law courts are biased against men, that you’ll be falsely accused of child or domestic abuse or be labelled as an unfit parent.

We’ll listen to your fears.

We’ll help you plan your strategy.

And we’ll communicate with you every step of the way.

If you need us to liaise with your ex on your behalf, we will do that too. It’s all about reducing conflict and finding a productive way forward.

Our communication skills are second to none. We put our clients at the centre of what we do, supporting you even through the hardest times. That’s why we’ve been rated as one of Sydney’s top three family lawyers for the past four years running.

We offer a free first consultation so you can explain your situation and we can help you understand your options moving forward. We want to make sure that we work with you to make the best possible plan in facing your separation.

We have been rated top three best Family Lawyers for 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.

Source: Threebestrated.com.au
Top 3 Family Lawyers in Sydney 2018 Award by Three Best Rated
Top 3 Family Lawyers in Sydney 2019 Award by Three Best Rated
Top 3 Family Lawyers in Sydney 2020 Award by Three Best Rated

Reviews from Happy Clients

I recommend Unified Lawyers for any Family or Domestic violence or issues; I have received excellent consultation when I called them first time in regards to an issue related to my neighbour. They first listen to issue and explained what would be potential ways to deal with the issue from lawful perspective and also send an follow up email to confirmed what was discussed. I was very worried with the particular issue but after talking to them I sensed hope and clear understanding what to do next. I give them a five star.read more
muntashir mamun
muntashir mamun
06:41 17 May 21
I contacted Unified Lawyers after having a very negative experience with another firm. My initial phone consultation was with Antoinette who was ever so attentive and helpful. She took the time to listen to my concerns and was very quick to follow up with any questions I had. My experience with Unified Lawyers was extremely positive and it is clear by the way I was treated that they have true professionals working in their firm. It's 5 Stars from me.read more
Katherine Arias
Katherine Arias
23:19 02 May 21
I knew I made the right decision by choosing Unified Lawyers from the day one . Frances was so helpful , very professional, supportive and fought until the end to get a great result in my matter. Both Frances and Taylor were very cooperative, they always replied to my enquirers straight away, I felt that I’m in good hands all the way . I highly recommend Unified Lawyers to anyone who has to settle family issues, as their hard work is always coming to a great result, as it happen in my case. I can’t thank you enough, Frances and Taylor, with your help , I’ll finally be able to start a life again with my sons.Regards, Ala Lo Surdoread more
Ala Gherta
Ala Gherta
07:15 15 Apr 21
Hugh Dang and the team at Unified Lawyers guided us through the purchase of a unit in Feb-Mar 2021. They were great! They are knowledgeable and negotiated through a heavily adapted contract from the vendor to our benefit. There were a number of complications as well and having Hugh's advice at our fingertips was a real plus. Hugh was also readily approachable and accessible whenever needed. Highly recommended.read more
Peter Delangre
Peter Delangre
21:00 04 Apr 21
Tania is professional and greatly helpful. She always picks up the phone and replies by email promptly. She gives professional advise in details. I really appreciate how the things has been sorted out quickly.read more
xiaoxue shi
xiaoxue shi
05:46 17 Mar 21
I spoke to a few other law firms before calling the team at Unified lawyers , it was very evident those firms were more about money than the distress I was experiencing at the time. I remember vividly my conversation with Donna on that Monday morning, she was calm and caring which made me feel so appreciated . I got an appointment that arvo with Alex and he was so caring and professional, it was very evident then that I found the right lawyers to represent me in my family law case. Through the entire process they kept me informed on everything. I can't thank Donna, Alex for all they have done for me during this process. I appreciate you both so much, and thanks so much for being genuine people who really care. I will always recommend Unified lawyers to anyone I know in need of great family lawyers. God bless you both richly !!read more
Dion Robinson
Dion Robinson
21:28 21 Feb 21
The team at Unified Lawyers are great. They have already taken care of a residential sale for me in Victoria and a commercial purchase on the way in Sydney. Dominic appointed one of the better suited lawyers in the team to ensure we were looked after.Nothing is difficult for them when it comes to property law! The have a thorough understanding what what exactly needs to be done and ensure everything proceeds super smooth.I highly recommend their services.Thanks Dominic & the teamread more
Terry Masoudi
Terry Masoudi
02:56 20 Feb 21
Tania is professional, enthusiasm and greatly helpful. She follows up constantly, replies promptly, provides professional advice with detailed explanation and give options at the same time. My case has been handled very well, the results came better than what I originally expected. Well done and thank you!read more
M Hosein
M Hosein
10:32 16 Feb 21
I had lost my marriage certificate, after 10 years living separately I was not able to apply for divorce, one of my family friend introduced me to Unified Lawyers. They could get my divorce in just a few months with unbelievable low price they got my divorce order. Having a very good experience with their friendly, approachable, understanding and hard work attitude I feel whenever I need any legal advices i can approach and asked for their help.When I am dealing with unified lawyers, I am sure I have left my issue to the professional team that their goal is getting my satisfaction as their client.Well done for your great service.read more
Melinda Younan
Melinda Younan
08:13 16 Feb 21
I had a fantastic and smooth experience with Unified Lawyers from beginning to end. Stanley was there every step of the way to assist with my first home purchase. He was also available to answer my calls and emails (I had plenty given it was my first purchase!), communication was never an issue. Highly recommend Unified Lawyers for anyone that needs professional legal advice/service.read more
Jenny Fang
Jenny Fang
20:24 13 Dec 20
I am so happy with the service I have received from Taylor , she was very helpful and understanding.And all the lawyers in unified treat their clients with much care unlike other law farms where I have received generic answers Unified really listen to the client and work with the client to solve the issueread more
Sumiaya Akter
Sumiaya Akter
21:06 10 Dec 20
Alex, Frances and their team are representing my family Law matter. I have found them to be extremely considerate, detail oriented and focused. When dealing with a highly emotional matter such as Family Law it is important to feel as though your Legal team has taken the time to really understand your case and has your families best interest at heart and this has been my experience of Unified Lawyers. Highly recommended.read more
Samantha Brodie
Samantha Brodie
06:15 03 Dec 20

Family Law for Dads

So why do you need a law firm that specialises in family law for dads? Well, theoretically, you don’t. However, engaging a family law firm like ours that has extensive experience with family law matters acting for dads and males as clients ensures that you are being represented by lawyers with the right expertise and knowledge to best assist you with your family law matter.

Below are some common concerns that fathers usually have about the family law system.

Can my ex stop my children from spending time with me?

Deciding how you and your ex will parent your children is the hardest part of any relationship split.

If you and your ex-partner are able to negotiate an agreement without going to court, then this will be the best outcome for you and your children. A drawn-out Court battle for parenting matters can be an expensive, time consuming and emotionally draining exercise that can provide no certainty as to the final result.

We’ll provide you with support and advice to help you negotiate with your ex-partner to find a solution that works for everyone and most importantly, your children.

If you and your ex-partner can’t agree, then we can approach a Court to decide. They’ll look at:

  • Who has been the primary carer until now
  • Your child’s relationship with you, family and friends
  • The child’s connection to their school, home and community
  • Any evidence or allegations of family violence (against you, your ex or any new partners who are on the scene).

In deciding what time the child should spend with either parent, the Court will make their primary consideration the child’s best interest. Usually, it is in the child’s best interest to spend time with both parents, unless one parent poses a risk of harm to the child.

Avoiding conflict with your ex will help your parenting matter. However, it is not always easy. That’s why we’re here to help guide you through this process and liaise with your ex-partner on your behalf.

If you are unable to reach an agreement, we will help you lay the groundwork to put forward your strongest case in Court.

What do Parenting Orders cover?

How well your Parenting Orders are drafted can mean the difference between a positive co-parenting relationship and ongoing conflict between you and your ex.

We’ll help you come to an agreement and help draft Parenting Orders which addresses important matters such as:

  • Who will be able to determine long term decisions for the child, including their medical needs, relocation or schooling
  • Where you send your children to school (and who pays for it if it’s private)
  • What time the children should spend with either parent over the school holidays?
  • Can the kids ring or message you when they’re with your ex?

What if my ex-partner wants to move away with the children?

When a parent with primary care wants to move away with the kids, this is known as relocation.

You don’t have to agree to the move. If you don’t consent, your ex may try and get a court order, but this is not an easy application make. The court recognises that it is important for both parents to have an active role in raising children, so they won’t just ‘rubber stamp’ a move.

They’ll look at:

  • How much time the kids spend with each of the parents now;
  • How far away your ex wants to move;
  • The relationship between your children and other family members;
  • Whether the relocation provides better opportunities for the children;

If your ex is proposing a move and you don’t want her to take the kids, get in touch with us as soon as possible.

We’ll help you build a case to oppose it and give you the best advice on how to deal with the Family Courts.

If there is a risk of your ex moving the children overseas, you will need to take urgent action. We can help put your children on the Airport Watch List and alert officials. If your children are taken overseas without your consent, you may need a recovery order.

Don’t be tempted to take your children overseas without the consent of their mother. It will severely hurt your chance of gaining custody or access in the longer term.

How much child support will I have to pay?

You and your ex-partner can agree on an amount of child support on an informal basis. Otherwise, you can choose to have child support administered through Services Australia.

Services Australia uses a set formula to calculate child support payments that takes into account income, percentage of time spent with each parent and the number of children you have.

For advice on how much you’re likely to pay, and what to do if you can’t pay that much, get in touch with us. We can help you negotiate an agreement that works for everyone.

Child support and parenting arrangements are separate issues. If the parent who pays child support doesn’t pay it, the other parent can’t withhold access to the children.

You can’t stop paying child support because you haven’t been able to see your children. If their mother is denying access, keep paying child support and contact us at Unified Lawyers for help.

For more information on how we can help you find the best solution for your future, click here or get in contact with us for a Free Family Law Consultation Today.