Portuguese Family and Divorce Lawyers

For when it’s time to go separate ways

Sydney’s Best Family Lawyers, Fluent in Portuguese

At Unified Lawyers, we take pride in our ability to:

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

It’s a big deal to claim we’re the best family lawyers in Sydney, but we stand by it. Why? Because we are dedicated to providing exceptional service and have a deep understanding of our clients’ needs. We excel in clear, regular, and honest communication, always prioritising your best interests.

Navigating family law issues can be particularly challenging when cultural and language differences are involved. Our team of Portuguese-speaking lawyers in Sydney is committed to guiding you through the Australian legal system with clarity and compassion. We offer personalised legal services that respect and address the unique cultural needs of the Portuguese and Brazilian communities.

Whether you need assistance with divorce, child custody, or property settlements, our experienced team is ready to provide expert advice and support. We understand the significance of extended family networks, the importance of cultural traditions, and the role of community support in Portuguese culture. We’re here to ensure you understand your options and can move forward with your life.

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What You Can Expect from Our Portuguese Family Lawyers

When you choose Unified Lawyers, our mission is to:

  • Listen carefully to understand your unique situation
  • Support you in regaining stability
  • Assist you in moving forward with your life
  • Resolve your matter efficiently and cost-effectively

Most importantly, we will:

  • Provide clear and timely advice
  • Help you understand the legal issues at hand
  • Give you the information needed to make the best decisions
  • Offer detailed information about our processes, fees, and what you can expect
  • Uphold your right to confidentiality

Our Portuguese family lawyers in Sydney are not only fluent in Portuguese – ensuring that language is no barrier – but they are also highly skilled family law professionals who provide you with the best legal advice and representation. We deeply understand the cultural nuances and values that are important to you, such as the significance of extended family networks, respect for traditions, and the importance of religious customs.

We also know that legal issues can be stressful and disruptive, particularly when they involve sensitive family matters. That’s why choosing the right family lawyer is such an important decision. It’s essential to find someone who not only has the expertise but also understands your cultural background and values. To make this process easier for you, we offer a free initial consultation to all new clients, giving you the opportunity to discuss your situation, ask questions, and get a feel for how we can help you navigate your family law issues.

Our team also includes lawyers fluent in Nepali, Greek, Hindi, Spanish, and Vietnamese, ensuring we cater to diverse cultural needs.

Client Testimonials and Reviews

450+ 5 Star

  • 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • How much does it cost to engage a family lawyer at Unified Lawyers?

    The cost of a family lawyer at Unified Lawyers ranges from $300 to $500 plus GST per hour, depending on the lawyer’s experience. We understand that legal fees can be a source of stress. Once we understand your situation and legal needs, we will provide a detailed cost estimate and keep you informed of costs throughout your matter. We also offer flexible payment plans to accommodate your financial situation, ensuring you receive the support you need without added financial pressure.

  • How do I choose the right family lawyer for my case?

    Choosing a family lawyer involves considering their experience, communication style, and cultural understanding. Our lawyers are fluent in Portuguese and deeply familiar with Portuguese and Brazilian cultural values. It’s essential to choose a solicitor who makes you feel comfortable and confident in their ability to represent you effectively. We recommend meeting with your potential lawyer to discuss your case and ensure they understand your cultural background and specific needs.

  • What should I bring to my first consultation with a family lawyer?

    For your first consultation, bring relevant documents such as marriage certificates, financial statements, and any legal documents you have received. Additionally, prepare a list of questions and be ready to discuss your situation openly. If you prefer, you can bring a trusted family member or friend to assist with translation and support. This helps ensure you feel comfortable and supported during your consultation.

  • How does the Australian legal system handle child custody in a divorce?

    In Australia, child custody decisions are made based on the best interests of the child. This includes considering the child’s relationship with each parent, the parents’ ability to provide for the child’s needs, and any cultural needs the child may have. We ensure that your cultural values and preferences are considered in custody arrangements, and we advocate for solutions that respect the importance of family unity and cultural heritage.

  • How long will it take to finalise my family law matter?

    The time it takes to finalise a family law matter is dependent on a number of factors, including the cooperation of the people involved and the complexity of the matter. Sometimes it can take only a few months, other times, it can take longer – it’s our aim to ensure you receive not on the best outcome but one that doesn’t take longer than it needs to nor disrupts your life too much.

  • What is the process for getting a divorce in Australia?

    In Australia, the divorce process involves filing an application for divorce, serving the application on your spouse, and attending a court hearing if necessary. To be eligible for a divorce, you must have been separated for at least 12 months. We guide you through each step, ensuring all documents are accurately completed and filed, and provide support throughout the process.

  • How can Unified Lawyers help with mediation and conflict resolution?

    Mediation is an effective tool for resolving disputes amicably without going to court. Our lawyers can provide support during the mediation process, from advice to negotiating on your behalf, we’re here to find a mutually agreeable solution between you and your former partner.

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