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Sydney: (02) 9261 4555
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Brisbane: (07) 3229 4448
Canberra: (02) 6288 1100

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At Armstrong Legal, we have an approachable team of specialist family lawyers who are highly experienced in relation to property matters, child custody disputes, separation and divorce.

We deal with the process of separation on a daily basis and our divorce lawyers understand that separation can be a traumatic and uncertain time. It is not uncommon for you and your former partner to be at different emotional stages in terms of dealing with the separation.

We have seen first hand the benefits that a client receives (reduced anxiety and better quality evidence) when they have been properly informed of likely outcomes throughout their family law matter. For this reason we have decided to share this information with you.

Child support

Child Support: How much child support should you pay or receive? Who governs this and how is it calculated? Read more...

Child custody

Child Custody: In deciding whether to make a particular parenting order in relation to a child, a court must regard the best interests of the child as the paramount consideration. Read more...


Divorce: Armstrong Legal's divorce lawyers are Australian family law specialists. Armstrong Legal also provides related services including child custody, child residence and property division advice. Read more...


Separation: Separation in Family Law is defined as the bringing to an end of a marriage or de facto relationship. There is no need or ability to register a separation under Australian Family Law. Read more...

De facto relationships

De facto relationships: What are the laws relating to breakdown of defacto relations in terms of child custody, property settlement and spousal maintenance? Read more...

Domestic violence and Australian family law

Domestic Violence & Australian Family Law: Domestic violence in Australia is more widespread than is commonly perceived. It is thought that only a small proportion of domestic violence in Australia is actually reported. Read more...

Property settlement

Property Settlement: Division of property and other assets including superannuation are outlined in this article. Read more...

Spousal Maintenance

Spousal Maintenance: How much maintenance should you pay or receive? Who decides on this and how is it calculated? Read more...


Surrogacy is a form of assisted reproductive technology where a woman (the ‘surrogate’ or ‘birth mother’) carries a baby through pregnancy on behalf of another person or couple. When the surrogate gives birth, the baby is placed in the care of the intended parent(s). This process takes place by creating an embryo using and an egg and sperm produced by the intending parent(s), and then transferring that embryo into the surrogate’s uterus. Read more...

Financial Agreements

The Family Law Act 1975 now allows for formal agreements to be prepared between parties to marriages and de facto relationships as to how accumulated property will be divided. Such Agreements can be reached before the commencement of a de facto relationship, before marriage such as in a prenuptial agreements, during a relationship, after separation and after divorce. For more information on Financial Agreements please select the Financial Agreements heading on the left hand side of this page.

Splitting/Division of Assets

Splitting or dividing assets following a relationship breakdown can be a complex exercise, but with parties behaving sensibly and pragmatically, the issue can be resolved quite quickly and amicably. Read more...


Litigation is one of the options available in resolving a dispute in relation to family law issues. Although it may be seen as aggressive and some say it should only be used as a last resort, commencing litigation can often speed up negotiations that are stalling by putting deadlines in place which can ultimately save money and disharmony. Read more...

where to next?

Taking the next step and contacting a family lawyer can be scary. Our lawyers will make you feel comfortable so you can talk about your situation. But first, ask yourself, Do I really need a lawyer?

Why Choose Armstrong Legal?

Contact Armstrong Legal:
Sydney: (02) 9261 4555
Melbourne: (03) 9620 2777
Brisbane: (07) 3229 4448
Canberra: (02) 6288 1100

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