Experienced Family Law Services for Albert Park Families

Matthies Lawyers is your local expert in specialised family law services for Albert Park, offering tailored legal solutions that cater to the unique needs of our community.

With a focus on clarity, compassion, and excellence, we provide thorough legal advice and representation to guide you through complex family law matters with unparalleled professionalism and dedicated care.

Family & Divorce Law

Wills & Estates

Property Conveyancing

Estate Disputes

Animal Law


Why Choose Matthies Lawyers?

Matthies Lawyers combines expertise with a personal touch to guide you effectively through your legal matters.

  • Customised Solutions: We tailor our legal services to your unique needs.
  • Transparency & Trust: Clear communication and client involvement are our core values.
  • Empowering Clients: We keep you informed and involved, ensuring confidence throughout your legal journey.

Take the first step towards resolving your legal challenges with confidence. Reach out to Matthies Lawyers where your legal success is our commitment.

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Contact Matthies Lawyers for a confidential discussion about how we can help you.

Client Testimonials

Based on 43 reviews
Robert Lyon
Robert Lyon
September 25, 2023
I recently needed some help with documents from offshore. Mathies fitted me in at short notice. They were courteous and knowledgeable and I highly recommend them to anyone else. R.G.(Bob) Lyon OF
Martin Ginnane
Martin Ginnane
September 3, 2023
A brilliant experience from our first appearance.
Sebastian Kowaleczko
Sebastian Kowaleczko
September 3, 2023
We engaged Matthies Lawyers to assist us with Probate, both James and Kate were really helpful and made the process seamless during a very difficult time.
Phillip Ince
Phillip Ince
July 20, 2023
We were referred to Matthies Lawyers for Estate planning as we came near to retirement. Since then we've used James & his team for another matter. His focus was always with our best interest at the forefront. Highly recommend Matthies Lawyers
Simon Norcott
Simon Norcott
June 23, 2023
If you are looking for a responsive, transparent and experienced legal group as you move through conveyancing - then I recommend a call to James and team. Legal process can be a guessing game at times, but James and team make sure you are informed at all times and get the outcome you are after. Can’t wait to connect when the next project is underway.
Seonaid Alexander
Seonaid Alexander
June 23, 2023
Very efficient and quick to respond to my queries.
Frances Kalff
Frances Kalff
May 19, 2023
Prompt professional attention and action for an urgent matter A pleasure to deal with Matthies Lawyers. I highly recommend Matthies Lawyers and will continue to consult with them as needed.
Estella Qing
Estella Qing
March 20, 2023
I had a great experience with Matthies Lawyers. From beginning to end, Chiara and James were a pleasure to communicate with and made for a smooth and streamlined process overall. I would highly recommend!

Our Commitment

Understanding the deeply personal nature of family law, Matthies Lawyers is committed to providing Albert Park residents with comprehensive legal support and strong advocacy.

With integrity, compassion, and proficiency, we ensure your rights and interests are protected throughout every phase of the legal process.

Our Team

The team at Matthies Lawyers stands ready to support you with Family Law, Estate Planning, and beyond.

Our expertise extends to Property Conveyancing and Animal Law, ensuring a broad spectrum of legal services designed to address your specific challenges.

James Matthies

James Matthies

Family Law and Estate Planning

Kate Scolyer

Kate Scolyer

Family Law and Estate Planning

Explore Our Legal Services

We offer a wide range of tailored legal solutions in family law and more. Our services include:

  • Family & Divorce Law: Expert guidance on divorce, child support, and asset division.
  • Estate Planning: Craft your legacy with wills and trusts designed by our specialists.
  • Probate & Estates: Efficient probate handling, asset distribution, and obligation settlement.
  • Will Disputes: Dignified mediation for will and estate disputes, ensuring fair resolutions.
  • Property Conveyancing: Comprehensive support for property transactions, safeguarding your interests.
  • Animal Law: Legal advocacy for pet and animal-related issues, from Council prosecutions to ownership disputes.

Ready to Discuss your Legal Needs?

Matthies Lawyers are dedicated to providing you with reliable legal advice and support, helping you confidently navigate your path forward.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to go to court for a family law matter?

Not always. Often, alternative dispute resolution methods like mediation or negotiation can help you reach a mutually agreeable settlement outside of court.

These methods can save you time, money, and emotional stress.

However, if complex issues or disagreements persist, going to court may be necessary to protect your rights.

How much will my family law case cost?

The cost of a family law case varies depending on factors like the complexity of the issues, whether you and your former partner can reach agreements, and if court proceedings are needed.

After an initial consultation, we’ll provide a clearer cost estimate.

Can I get legal help if I'm experiencing family violence?

Yes! Your safety and well-being are our primary concern. We understand that family violence situations are extremely sensitive.

We can help you obtain protection orders, guide you through the legal process, advise you on safe housing options, and connect you with essential support services.

Will my family law case become a public record?

Generally, court filings within family law matters do become part of the public record. However, if there are sensitive details or concerns about privacy, we can explore options for sealing specific information to protect you and your family.

I'm going through a separation and also need to sell a property. Can a family lawyer help with both?

Absolutely! Our conveyancing services are designed to make any property transaction as smooth and stress-free as possible.

We’ll handle the legal complexities, including drafting contracts, reviewing documents, and ensuring all legal requirements are met to protect your interests.

Is mediation a good option for resolving family law disputes?

Often, yes! Mediation can be a cost-effective and less adversarial way to reach agreements with your former partner.

Mediation can be especially helpful for issues like parenting arrangements and property division.

What's the difference between a lawyer and a mediator?

A family lawyer is your advocate. They provide legal advice, represent your interests, and fight to protect your rights throughout the legal process.

A mediator is a neutral third party who helps facilitate discussions and guide you and your former partner toward a mutually agreeable solution. They don’t give legal advice or represent either side.

How do I find the right family lawyer?

Finding the right fit is crucial. Look for:

  • Experience: Seek a lawyer with experience in the specific areas of family law relevant to your situation.
  • Positive Reviews: Check for positive client testimonials and recommendations.
  • Communication: Choose a lawyer with a communication style that makes you feel comfortable, heard, and informed.