Need a Family Lawyer in Prahran? Contact Matthies Lawyers Today!

When it comes to family law matters, having the right legal representation is crucial.

If you live in Prahran or the surrounding areas, Matthies Lawyers is here to help.

With years of experience in handling a wide range of family law cases, we have the expertise and resources to help you navigate even the most complex legal issues.

Family & Divorce Law

Wills & Estates

Property Conveyancing

Estate Disputes

Animal Law


Why Choose Us?

  • First and foremost, we offer experienced and dedicated legal representation.
  • We pride ourselves on offering personalised attention and support from start to finish.
  • Clear and honest communication is also at the heart of what we do.
  • Our commitment is to achieving the best possible outcome for you and your family.
  • We understand the importance of these legal matters, and we are here to guide you every step of the way.

Choose Matthies Lawyers for exceptional legal services and support.

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Client Testimonials

Hear what our clients have to say about us

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!

Compassionate and Understanding Lawyers

Our team of highly experienced family lawyers works closely with clients to gain an in-depth understanding of their specific circumstances and objectives, in order to provide them with personalised legal advice and representation.

We believe that every family law case is unique, and therefore requires a customised approach.

We understand that family law matters can be highly emotional and stressful. That’s why we strive to provide our clients with compassionate and empathetic support throughout the legal process, while always keeping their best interests at heart.

Our Lawyers

We provide knowledgeable and practical advice across a range of legal areas related to Family Law, Wills and Estate Planning, and claims for further provision.

Our team has extensive experience in Property Conveyancing and Animal Law, and we offer empathetic and supportive guidance to our clients.

James Matthies

James Matthies

Family Law and Estate Planning

Chiara Nicolaci

Chiara Nicolaci

Family Law and Estate Planning

Comprehensive Family Law Services

We offer a range of family law services, including divorce and separation, child custody and support, property settlement, spousal maintenance, and more.

Our team of family lawyers will work with you to understand your unique situation and provide tailored legal advice and representation.

1. Family & Divorce Law

Our skilled lawyers offer advice on all aspects of family and relationship law, including divorce, property issues, child support, spousal maintenance, parenting arrangements, binding financial agreements, de facto relationships, and family violence.

We prioritise alternative dispute resolution methods like negotiation and mediation and provide our clients with empathetic, transparent services.

2. Estate Planning

Our team of professionals is experienced in drafting wills, letters of administration, and powers of attorney for financial and medical purposes.

We also handle estate administration, testamentary trusts, and testators’ family maintenance claims.

We can offer solutions to prevent will disputes, such as memorandums of wishes.

3. Probate and Deceased Estates

We offer guidance on obtaining grants of probate, letters of administration, and lodging a caveat to stop a grant of probate.

Regardless of whether you have a will or not, our team can help you navigate the legal process.

4. Will Disputes

Our lawyers can provide assistance with various issues related to will disputes, including claims for further provision, proving that a will was not valid, removing an executor who was not acting in the best interest of an estate, obtaining financial documents relating to the estate, and interpreting informal wills.

5. Property Conveyancing

Our experienced lawyers can assist you with property transactions, including reviewing contracts, performing local council searches, dealing with regulatory authorities, transferring funds, and resolving disputes that may arise during the process.

We can also help with land transfers, residential and commercial conveyancing, and lodging of caveats.

6. Animal Law

Our legal services extend to animal law, and we can represent clients in cases involving veterinary negligence and dog-related offenses.

Contact Us Today for a Free Consultation

If you need a family lawyer in Prahran, contact Matthies Lawyers today to schedule a consultation.

We will listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and provide you with the legal advice and representation you need to navigate the complex world of family law.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does a family lawyer do?

A family lawyer provides legal advice and representation in matters related to family law, such as divorce, child custody, property settlements, spousal maintenance, and domestic violence.

They assist clients in resolving disputes, negotiating agreements, and representing them in court if necessary.

How do I choose a family lawyer in Prahran?

When choosing a family lawyer, you should look for someone who has experience in family law, understands your situation, and can provide you with practical and realistic advice.

You may also want to consider their communication style, availability, and fees.

It’s important to feel comfortable with your lawyer, as family law matters can be emotional and stressful.

What types of cases does a family lawyer handle?

Family lawyers handle a wide range of legal issues related to families and relationships, including divorce, child custody, child support, property settlements, spousal maintenance, adoption, and family violence intervention orders.

Family lawyers can also assist with dispute resolution processes such as mediation, negotiation, and collaborative law.

What are the steps involved in a divorce?

The steps involved in a divorce may vary depending on your specific circumstances, but generally, they include filing a divorce application, serving the application on your spouse, attending court hearings (if required), negotiating a property settlement and/or parenting arrangements, and obtaining a divorce order from the court.

How is child custody determined?

Child custody is determined based on the best interests of the child, taking into account factors such as their relationship with each parent, their preferences (if they are of sufficient age and maturity), and their safety and welfare.

Custody arrangements may involve sole or joint custody, shared parenting, or other arrangements that are in the child’s best interests.

How long does it take to resolve a family law matter?

The time it takes to resolve a family law matter depends on the complexity of the case and the parties’ willingness to negotiate and cooperate.

Some matters can be resolved quickly through negotiation or mediation, while others may take months or even years to resolve, particularly if they involve court proceedings.