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        • Socials:

        • We also speak:

          • Chinese
          • Nepali
          • Vietnamese
          • arabic icon Arabic
          • Hindi
          • Sinhala
          • Greek
          • assyrian icon Assyrian
          • portuguese-icon Portuguese

Leading Family Law Firm in Sydney

The Best Family Lawyers in Sydney to assist you in all areas of family law

It’s a big deal to claim we’re the best family lawyers in Sydney, but we stand by it. Why? Because we’re proud of our family law team and the services we provide.

You see, we believe being the best requires a whole range of things. It’s not only about our family law experience, although we’ve got plenty. It’s about our abilities to:

  • Listen to you
  • Problem-solve the issues
  • Plan the strategies
  • Reduce conflict
  • Anticipate how your former partner may respond

And, most importantly, were great at communicating. Regularly. Clearly. Honestly. With your best interests as our top priority.

We have lawyers who are also fluent in Arabic, Greek, Lebanese, Mandarin, Spanish and Vietnamese. Language is no barrier to providing you with top family law legal services.

Need more proof? We’ve been rated in the Top Three Best Sydney Family Lawyers for 8 consecutive years.

“Unified Lawyers rated top three best Sydney family lawyers for 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024.”

Source: Threebestrated.com.au


What you can expect from
our Sydney family lawyers

When you engage Unified Lawyers as
your family law solicitors, we'll make it our mission to:

  • Take the time to listen and understand your situation
  • Help you get back on your feet
  • Assist you to move on with your life
  • Resolve your matter efficiently and cost-effectively

Most importantly, we’ll communicate. We will:

  • Give you clear advice, when you need it
  • Help you understand the legal issues
  • Provide the information you need to make the best decisions
  • Give you written information about how we work, including our fees, and what you’re entitled to expect from us
  • Respect your rights to confidentiality

But that’s not all.

Instructing a family lawyer is a big commitment. You want to make sure you’re getting the best possible representation. You want to know you’re getting value for your hard-earned money. And its important you feel confident that you’ve picked the family lawyer who’s right for you.

We get it.

It’s why we offer a free first consultation to all new clients. You can use this time to ask some general questions, work out whether your family law specialist understands your situation and get a feel for how best to resolve your family law issues.

Client Testimonials and Reviews

  • Sarah Taylor

    During 2021 I had the pleasure of meeting and working with Antoinette Marie Gauci from Unified Family Lawyers.

    After meeting and consulting with more than one firm I choose to work with Antoinette as I navigated my separation and property settlement. From the initial appointment to final settlement I found Antoinette to be informative, supportive and fair in the advise she offered . I always felt as though my best interests were being highlighted and all of my communications were answered promptly.

    Apart from offering exceptional service I also felt that UFA was very reasonably priced.

    I would highly recommend working with Unified Family Lawyers.

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    Kat T

    I’m so thankful for the service provided by Unified Family Lawyers in regards to my family matter. Frances and Tania were exceptional in all areas – from being highly professional, empathetic, approachable and responsive to all my legal needs. Together they obtained the optimal outcome for me and now I have my life in order. I highly recommend.

  • Luci-Anne Kreller

    Would highly recommend Unified Lawyers. They were highly professional and compassionate, addressing challenging issues and working to resolve them. They were always available to assist and clarified complex processes.

  • J

    Alex and Donna are unparalleled professionals and experts in their fields. If you are going through a difficult divorce, it can be really hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Alex and Donna have helped make this emotionally stressful time as easy as I think it can be with their down to earth and diligent communication. They take a lot of pride in their work and they are extremely talented and experienced. I genuinely feel like I am in very capable and caring hands. I can’t be any more grateful to them and the whole Unified Family Lawyers team. If you want someone on your side, you need to speak to Alex and Donna!

  • Kristenn Wong

    Navigating separation and divorce can typically be an emotionally, mentally and financially onerous undertaking.

    However, engaging Unified Lawyers and entrusting my matter to the highly capable and consistently responsive team of Alex Bourne and Chris Kissoglou has certainly alleviated my stress, knowing that they were acting in my best interests with their sensible and pragmatic advice. With their skilled assistance, I was able to finalise my parenting plan and property settlement via mediation with a pleasing outcome that obviated the protracted costs of litigation.

  • Shreya

    Highly recommend Unified Lawyers and a special mention to the lawyer who assisted me with my case – Donna Nguyen. She was thoroughly professional since the day I contacted her, always on top of asking for information, filing the case on time and ensuring communication was top notch every step of the way. Most importantly very upfront around fees structure and was very informative around any hidden fees throughout the process. If every lawyer was like her, there wouldn’t ever be a single person left in doubt around laws and court procedures. She’s an absolute rockstar!

  • Geetha De Silva

    When looking for a family lawyer, a firm in the city asked for a large sum upfront to start with. With unified lawyers, upfront fee was reasonable and affordable for someone going through a difficult period in their life. I was invoiced monthly as I went, which was helpful. Taylor Reardon was my lawyer and she was very friendly and easy to communicate with. She did a great job guiding me through the process and supporting me through the asset split after separation. I highly recommend unified lawyers for family law matters.

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    jun luo

    Tania and her team have done fantastic job for my case. They take my case from my previous lawyer and get everything organised in a short notice. Thanks for their help, I am able to get my property settlement and other devorce matter solved within 2 months. I highly recommend Tania for family law matters.

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    Sheilah Janarthanan

    I am so glad finally it came to an end!!. Thank you so much Taylor! you have advised me accordingly as to where I stand in my situation, and resolved my problem amicably. I was advised by many to how solicitors over charging their clients, unfortunately, it was not with Unified Family Lawyers. They are so reasonable in terms of charges and understand their clients well. I did the right choice by engaging the right firm.

  • muntashir mamun

    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.

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    Laura Sereno

    I cannot thank you enough for all your hard work, you have been absolutely amazing in helping me to finalise this colossal journey. Your support went above and beyond and I will continue our partnership well into the future. I highly recommend your services and can assure you have chosen the right path with Dominic.

  • Dale Anderson

    I was supported by Unified Lawyers when I failed to appear at a family court matter. I was very pleased that they were able to get my situation undercontrol. I was informed of the procedure and also given excellent advise that resulted with us getting a balanced control back of my situation. We are only getting things started in my matter.I have every indiation and faith that that I am going to have a positive experience.
    Thank you very much Alex and Marryanne your knowledge is awesome. I look forward to the case that Marryanne is going to put forward at my next hearing.

Divorce Requirements

Before you can get a divorce, you must be able to show the marriage has broken down with no chance of reconciliation. You must also show that you've been legally separated for at least 12 months.

Getting a divorce in NSW with a family lawyer

If you’re getting divorced, you’ll need an experienced family law specialist to make sure the process is as quick as possible, with the least cost and with the best result. That’s where our Sydney family lawyers come in.

Same-Sex Divorce in Australia

On 9 December 2017, same-sex marriage became legal in Australia. This change in the law now means that same-sex married couples can legally divorce. If you and your same-sex spouse are divorcing, we can help. Our gay and lesbian divorce lawyers have extensive experience in family law issues involving same-sex relationships.

Property and financial issues

Working out how to split property and money can be one of the most complex family law matters that arises from separation and divorce.

How We Can Help

  • Outlining the steps involved in resolving property and financial disputes during your free consultation.
  • Providing you with straightforward expert advice to protect you and your loved ones.
  • Representing you during these tough times and ensuring you receive what you are entitled to.
  • Talking you through the entire process and keeping you updated throughout the entire journey.

De Facto Relationships and Property Rights

De facto relationship rights under Australian family law are different from the rights of married couples. When you and your de facto partner separate, your property rights depend on the length of your relationship, whether you have any children together and other factors.

Spousal Maintenance

Spousal support is often a crucial issue for separating or divorcing couples, especially if there’s a big gap between incomes and the future earning abilities of the parties. If spousal maintenance is an issue in your separation or divorce, get help from the top family lawyers Sydney. That’s us.

Property Settlement Mediations

Mediation for property settlements can help you and your former partner work out how to divide your property without the expense of going to court. We’ll help you work out what’s right for your situation and we’ll do our best to make sure you get a great result.

Parenting and Children

Parenting issues are a big part of family law and negotiating arrangements for your children can be more stressful than any other aspect of the family legal system. We'll provide you with the best support and the right advice.

Consent Orders and Financial Agreements

Sometimes, separated couples can agree on how their children should divide their time. When this happens, it’s useful to ask a court to make orders, called consent orders, so the agreement becomes legally enforceable. There are also binding financial agreements. We’ll give you advice on the financial agreement which best suits you.

Child Support

The Child Support Agency usually assesses child support payments, but not all assessments are appropriate. If you think your assessment is unfair, we can help you sort it out.

Grandparent’s Rights

The rights of grandparents is an increasingly common family law issue, especially when grandparents are prevented from visiting grandchildren. We’ll help you sort out your grand parenting issues. Our family solicitors will answer all your questions, in simple and clear language.

Our Family Lawyers Sydney CBD Office


  • Level 5, 299 Elizabeth Street, Sydney NSW 2000

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Office Hours

  • Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5:30pm
    Available by phone 24/7
  • Saturday – Sunday By appointment

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