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Family Lawyers Geelong

Your Trusted Geelong Family Lawyers

Whether you’re facing divorce or separation, navigating discussions related to parenting, resolving property conflicts, or reaching financial agreements, our Geelong family lawyers are ready to assist you through the difficult moments.

Book your first appointment free today to get started on resolving your family law matter.

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We’ve been helping our clients to reach resolutions that align with their best interests for over 100 years. We are dedicated to providing expert counsel and solid legal support during your family law journey.

Reach A Fair Outcome

If you’re encountering a relationship breakdown, our highly skilled Family Lawyers are prepared to assist you in effectively resolving your issue, facilitating a just and equitable resolution for all parties involved.

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Take the initial step in understanding your rights, responsibilities, and entitlements by arranging a free initial consultation with our team. It’s a no-obligation opportunity to gain clarity regarding your unique situation.

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Navigate Your Family Law Matters With Geelong’s Pearsons Lawyers

The complex nature of family law matters can make it challenging to move forward after a relationship ends without legal assistance. Family disputes or family violence can make reaching an agreement even harder.

Emotions will usually be high already because the Family Law Act governs matters close to our heart – marriages, long-term relationships, children’s matters and our financial future. We understand the hurdles you may encounter and are committed to guiding you through the intricate legal system.

Our team at Pearsons Lawyers are adept negotiators and will support you at every stage, striving to achieve an outcome that has your best interests in mind.


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With over 35 years of experience, our Geelong family lawyers are highly skilled and knowledgeable. We pride ourselves on remaining calm, courageous, and focused, especially during crisis situations. Our top priority is always our clients’ needs.

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Client Reviews & Testimonials

Professional. Helpful and very easy to deal with.
Luisa Modesti
Luisa M.
21:26 15 Feb 24
I was recommended to go to Pearsons Lawyers and speak to Leanne Abela about my family law matter. I was told that Leanne and her team will win your case! From my initial meeting to my very last court hearing Pearson’s Lawyers have provided exceptional professionalism and the highest level of compassion during one of the most challenging times in my life. Louis Horsley was appointed my solicitor and his expertise, knowledge and genuine care for me and my two young boys was unbelievable. We had a complex legal case and nothing thrown his way was left defeated. Louis is extremely committed he ensured I got the best outcome and kept me grounded and focused through the whole process. To come away with the win was an unbelievable feeling and to be able to trust a team of people who were fighting my battle with me, was truly remarkable! Thank you Louis, Kenny, Karen, Christine, and Leanne! You are amazing people to do the work you do and deal with the stress of your clients with such respect and grace! I am forever grateful! Louis you are an absolute legend and I wish you all the success in your career, you are amazing!
Dahnielle Fox
Dahnielle F.
12:16 06 Feb 24
I dealt with a difficult case where goal posts changed and an inconsistent and nasty approach from the other side dragged proceedings on for a long time. Kenny with great support from Joe lead me through the details and assured me of the process. Amanda was great closing out with a completely unexpected win for my children and I.The team at Glenroy as a whole is warm, welcoming, supportive and professional, I wasn't mislead in any way and prepped well for whatever situation we were facing, I applaud the team as they really do go along the journey with you.I hope anyone reading this doesn't face the same as I did but if you're looking for a good all round professional and experienced team, look no further than Pearson's Glenroy. Stay patient and listen to their advise.Thanks to Kenny, Joe, Amanda, Loriene, Jayne, Christine, Sam, Andrew, Venus and anyone else remotely associated with my case, life changing and appreciated.Regards,Nick E
Nicholas Eilers
Nicholas E.
00:04 07 Sep 23
Venus PhamI uldlike to express my most sincere thanks for the most professional representation. You have stuck by me through thos months in dealing with this very stressful case. I admire your composure, work ethic and most of all excellent representation, and I know that you will be on my side until the very end. And thanks Leanne for her unforgettable support.❤️
Edivania De Oliveira
Edivania De O.
23:50 26 Jul 23
I met with Jacqui Spry. She was the most down to earth and up front person I’ve ever come across. She never gave up on me. Jacqui always let me know what was happening and what could happen along the way. She kept the fees down as much as she could under the circumstances. It was the most traumatic time I’ve ever had in my whole life (a horrible domestic violence situation), although she helped me keep it together. She helped me to do what I thought was the undoable. Jacqui was fantastic and I’m so glad I had her to represent me. 😊
Leanne Beattie
Leanne B.
06:39 27 Jun 23
Thank you to Leanne and Louis and the team at Pearsons (Glenroy). The Pearsons team secured a great result for me and I am very grateful for their assistance and professionalism throughout our engagement. Thanks again
Iman G
Iman G
11:31 26 Apr 23
Very informative
Dobbie Porter
Dobbie P.
11:25 18 Apr 23
Exceptional service, guidance and professionalism. Highly recommended
meagan evans
meagan E.
05:37 06 Feb 23
Leanne, Anne and Deborah have been remarkable! These professional women are transparent, honest, hardworking and most importantly they remain child focused at all times without a doubt. They have gone well above and beyond expectations and they are respectful, understanding and empathetic. They were recommended to me by a highly regarded criminal Lawyer as being extremely well respected Lawyers within the Family Court system - this is accurate on every level as they have conducted themselves with professionalism. Anne, Deborah and Leanne are extremely knowledgable, most certainly ethical and absolutely fearless!I have experienced first hand that practising Family Law is not simply just a job for Anne, Deborah and Leanne, but rather a passion for enhancing family peace and security.
Sarah Halloran
Sarah H.
05:46 11 Nov 22
Joe your a gun, i cant thank you enough for your assistance. Considering the last min notice you and your team came through for me, i can only imagine what you could of accomplished on a much larger time frame. Straight to the point no bs i only wish I knew about you sooner. Family law specialist see Joe at Pearsons you wont be disappointed. I look forward to working with you in the future and once again i can't express my gratitude enough , better to have him on side than against thats for sure.🙏🙏 thank you, thank you! I'll definitely be recommending your firm and your services. 🙂
Elizabeth Zourkas
Elizabeth Z.
05:41 13 Oct 22
My Father recommended Pearsons Lawyers to me years ago Then recently another trusted referral. From Solicitors Leanne, Brenda, Vertiy, Karen at Reception. The team are fantastic. Understanding. Sincerely interested in protecting your welfare and have your best interests at heart. I feel safe with Pearsons Lawyers looking after me. Thankyou Pearsons Lawyers.
Birute Ohlmann
Birute O.
02:27 26 Sep 22
Cannot recommend Helen Le at pearsons lawyers enough! From the start til very end Helen was extremely helpful and put up with my constant calls annoying her with all the silly questions and worrying. Helen always listened to me and actually helped me come out with a lot better outcome then I expected. Once again can not recommend Helen enough!!
Aaron Tomkinson
Aaron T.
02:24 18 Jul 22
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Resolving Family, Divorce, Parenting & Property Disputes

How Can Our Family Law Team Help You?

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Mediation for Families & Resolving Family Disputes

Family Mediation offers remarkably efficient alternatives to avoid the complexities of the Family Court system. While specific conflicts may eventually necessitate court intervention, the majority of our clients discover that these approaches offer a swifter and more constructive route to negotiate and settle issues.

These methods not only alleviate stress but also markedly diminish legal expenses tied to divorce, separations, and other family legal matters. It’s an approach that emphasises cooperation and addresses the needs of both parties, with everyone’s well-being as the top priority.

Collaborative Law Services

Our dedicated Collaborative Law services can help you to address family law matters such as parenting matters and property settlement. This method underscores the importance of collaboration and transparent communication to promote harmonious resolutions. We put cooperation at the forefront, partnering with you to navigate the intricacies of family law. We ensure that your circumstances are considered as we pursue equitable and mutually advantageous resolutions.

Intervention Orders

If you or your children have been affected by domestic or family violence, we can assist with applying for Family Violence Intervention Orders for your safety and well-being. We can also assist if you feel a Domestic Violence order has been unfairly or unreasonably taken out against you.

Child Protection & Matters of Child Safety

Prioritising the safety and welfare of your child or children is of utmost importance. Our legal team can offer support in child protection cases involving family members, relatives, or entities such as the Department of Families Fairness and Housing (previously known as DOCS), foster care, or any other concerns related to the well-being of children.

We are committed to safeguarding the best interests of your child, and our legal experts can provide advice and representation to ensure the security and welfare of your child. This assistance may encompass negotiations, legal proceedings, or intervention orders, as necessary.

De Facto Relationship Breakdown

Comprehending your rights and obligations after a de facto relationship ends is paramount. Our legal professionals provide invaluable counsel on financial and property concerns, guaranteeing the safeguarding of your interests. If you are concluding a de facto relationship, our team can lead you through the legal intricacies, helping you to secure your financial well-being and address any potential disputes with transparency and equity.

LGBTIQ+ & Same-Sex Relationships

Pearsons Lawyers delivers extensive legal support and advice specifically designed for same-sex couples. We tackle various concerns, including property rights, parenting arrangements, and financial agreements customised to the dynamics of same-sex partnerships. Our knowledgeable team of family lawyers is dedicated to protecting your rights and interests, offering essential legal assistance to guide you through these matters with ease.

Property & Financial Settlements

Efficient and impartial allocation of property and assets during separation is our area of expertise. We work to ensure that you obtain a just settlement, taking into account your financial welfare and stability. Our team diligently evaluates and divides assets, encompassing real estate, investments, and personal belongings, to aid you in securing your economic well-being while addressing potential disputes.

We can also offer assistance with more intricate property settlement issues, such as corporate and trust structures, the division of self-managed superannuation funds, or the overturning of previous financial agreements.

Binding Financial Agreements

Binding Financial Agreements following a divorce or relationship dissolution can often be resolved without courtroom involvement. However, it is essential to seek expert guidance before making any commitments.

Our adept and exceptionally skilled family lawyers can assist you in planning your financial future, enabling you to progress by arranging and formalising legally sound, binding financial agreements.

Pearsons Family Lawyers

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Get all your questions answered, discuss your options, understand your entitlements & know what your divorce will cost.

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You’ll get the advice you need to move on with your life and find the happiness you deserve whilst getting a fair and equitable split.
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During your initial free consultation we will:

  • Discuss your circumstances.
  • Answer any questions about the divorce process.
  • Discuss your options.
  • Advise you of your entitlements.
  • Provide you with information about the cost of a divorce and separation.

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