Sydney Divorce Lawyers

Our Specialist Family Lawyers have extensive knowledge regarding all aspects of relationship breakdown.

Stop feeling lost or helpless. Take control of your life and book an appointment with our Specialist Sydney Divorce Lawyers.

Sydney Family Law Divorce Lawyers

Our experienced Divorce Lawyers in Sydney bring considerable expertise to aid individuals navigating separation or contemplating it. They guide clients in comprehending and pursuing their rights concerning property division, parenting arrangements, post-separation financial access, and child support.

Exclusively focusing on Family Law, we specialize particularly in Separation and Divorce matters. Our adept team possesses extensive proficiency in all facets of Separation and Divorce law, committing themselves to securing optimal outcomes for our clients across every dimension of their separation journey.

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Sydney Divorce Lawyers

Navigating a relationship breakdown is difficult and making sure you take all the right steps at the right time can seem impossible.

Our Sydney Divorce Lawyers want you to make the very best start in this process; to get ahead of important decisions early on, in the right frame of mind and armed with expert advice.

After years of working with people experiencing divorce, we know how important it is to start the separation process in a strong, informed and clear-minded place.

Book Your Initial Smart Start Appointment

Book Your Initial Smart Start Appointment

Feel the empowerment of knowing where you stand at an early stage.

  • 90-minute appointment with a Specialist Family Divorce Lawyer
  • Get all your questions answered and understand applicable Family Law processes
  • Comprehensive on-the-spot legal advice tailored to your circumstances
  • Develop a plan to secure your best future
  • $350 Fixed Fee (incl GST)

100+ 5 Star Google Reviews

Rhys Hitchcock

Fantastic team and great advice received. Anna and her team are true professionals and made us feel very comfortable with a very difficult situation.

Birgitta West

Feel secure I am getting the best legal advice for my situation.

Sarah Jackson

From initial consult all the way to completion of my family law matter, Monique made me feel cared for, heard and ensured only the best for my situation.

“When picking someone to entrust with your own personal situation, you want to have someone that is in your corner, and that’s what I found with Monique and Jill. The entire process was made easy, and they handled everything with the utmost professionalism. I truly appreciated their personalised service, care and advice. I highly recommend them and the team at Delaney Roberts. Thank you again Monique and Jill, you have both made a hard and difficult situation less stressful.”


From my perspective you are light years ahead of the competition. It is so good to see a professional with such great customer service, who can communicate in a calm clear manner, especially when I am and usually a bit emotional.

“You were actually referred to me by one of your previous clients. Just goes to show how strong word of mouth is, especially in this town. There are now more people running around Newcastle saying what a terrific job you do. Keep up the good work, I look forward to continuing to work with you on my matter.”

Robyn Cameron

From the moment you step in the door, it’s like a warm hug. Everyone at Delaney Roberts makes you feel safe, at home and embraced. You feel completely supported, and you have hope.

Kathleen Maley

Honest, reliable, hard working, an amazing advocate, practical, supportive and really approachable.

I have been a long standing client with Clare for 5 years and can honestly say that she is an amazing lawyer who has got my little family through one of the hardest times in our lives and we are now living our best lives thanks to all Clare’s hard work. I cannot thank her enough. Cannot recommend her enough!

Pat Davis

I can’t thank the team at Delaney Roberts enough for everything they’ve done for our family.

Anna Roberts has been amazing going out of her way to help me also a big thankyou to Kylie for all her work and especially Tim who walked me through the entire process and made me feel at ease whilst achieving the best outcome I could have hoped for. Thankyou again guys.

Matthew Deen

I had the pleaser of have Clare McAteer as my Lawyer for my Divorce settlement. I found her very professional and very informative with the process and how legal system works.

Johanna Lilford

Anna made me feel like I was in control.

“Anna talked me through to procedures required, organized all the paperwork involved and made me feel like I was in control. She knew exactly what had to be done and kept in touch through the entire process. I found her to be very understanding and professional during this rather difficult time in my life.”

Romy Johnstone

I highly recommend Delaney Roberts to everybody in need of a family law solicitor.

The whole team make you feel welcome, listened to and supported through the entire process and afterwards as well. Tim was excellent and I couldn’t speak more highly of him. Kylie was also great and very helpful. They go above and beyond for their clients and make a tough time in your life much easier to get through.

Nadia Falzone

I highly recommend Linda Hackney from Delaney Roberts. She was extremely professional and provided me with expert advice.

Tim Papworth

I highly recommend Linsey Wilson for anyone looking for the best family specialist lawyer out there.

I cannot thank Linsey enough. Linsey and her team have been amazing through a pretty tough time and she truely is the best at what she does.


I like to thank you very much for your assistance and support during this period. Very much appreciate all you have done.

We have more Accredited Specialists in Family Law than 99% of all law firms in NSW.

We are highly-regarded Solicitors in Separation and Divorce.

We regularly advise people who have separated, or are thinking of separating, with the following:
  • How to plan for Separation
  • Protecting assets from early disposal
  • Dealing with expenses, including the mortgage, after Separation
  • Preventing your former spouse from making major acquisitions or sales of family assets
  • Accessing funds and finance after Separation
  • Excluding your former spouse from living in the home
  • Dealing with a Family Business
  • Recovery of children
  • Relocation of children
  • Application for Divorce
  • Property Division Applications
  • Parenting Arrangements
  • Assisting Military Personnel with specific issues around Separation

Family Law Smart Start Guide

Make your start in Family Law a Smart Start.

Our Smart Start Guide summarises all aspects of Family Law in Australia and includes practical case studies to help you understand how the legal processes will apply to you.

Smart Start Appointment eGuide

The smartest way to start your separation journey.

Developed after more than a decade of helping people, our Smart Start is the clearest, fastest and smartest way to start your Family Law separation journey.

Mediation eGuide

Be prepared to Mediate Property and Parenting disputes.

Our Mediation eGuide is an essential tool to understanding what Mediation is, when Mediation is necessary, how to prepare for your Mediation and how it can benefit you in your Family Law journey.

FAQs: Smart Start Appointment

What is a Smart Start appointment?

A Smart Start Appointment is:

  • A one-on-one appointment with a Specialist Divorce Lawyer who is an expert in dealing with legal separation and has helped many people just like you,
  • Where you will get on-the-spot specialist Family Law advice tailored to your circumstances,
  • Completely confidential,
  • 90-minute duration,
  • Once-off Fixed Fee of $350, and
  • No obligation.

Our Smart Start Appointment is a unique solution developed after more than a decade of helping people find clarity and direction in relation to the breakdown of an important relationship. We understand that this significant life transition, and its possible consequences, are stressful and the need to make important decisions during this time can be overwhelming.

Do I have to have a Smart Start appointment?

Our Smart Start Appointment is your initial appointment. In most cases it is required so that we can better understand your situation and ensure we are matching you with the best Solicitor and or service that you need to achieve your desired outcome.

Our Client Services Officer will be able to confirm if a Smart Start Appointment is your first step with Delaney Roberts.

How will I benefit from a Smart Start Appointment?

Our Smart Start Appointment is guaranteed to help you to reduce your stress, gain confidence and give you direction as it:

  • Gives you access to a one-on-one confidential appointment with a Specialist Family Lawyer,
  • Is an affordable and accessible solution offering great value at a reasonable fixed price,
  • Gives you on-the-spot legal advice tailored to your situation,
  • Allows you to address the issues that are concerning you right now,
  • Brings to your attention other issues that you may not have thought about,
  • Sets out a list of Next Steps for you to take so you leave the appointment with a plan,
  • Informs you about how to proceed with our firm if you wish to, and
  • Gives you an understanding of how we charge and the costs likely to arise for you.
How do I book a Smart Start Appointment?

You can arrange a Smart Start Appointment for yourself, or someone else, by:

Once you have contacted us, you will speak to our Client Services Officer who will talk to you about:

  • Your current situation and how we can help,
  • Our Specialist Family Divorce Lawyers who are available to meet with you and who might best suit your case (unless you would like to request a specific Family Lawyer),
  • The times and dates available for your Smart Start Appointment and what is suitable to you,
  • Whether you would like to meet your Specialist Family Lawyer in person (in one of our office conference rooms) or via video or teleconference,
  • The Smart Start Appointment fixed fee price,
  • How to pay the Smart Start Appointment fee,
  • Any concerns you may have about the Smart Start Appointment or about your circumstances generally,
  • How to find our office and parking options (if you are attending your Smart Start Appointment in-office), and
  • The name of your former partner, so that we can make sure that we have not acted for them in the past and to ensure we do not take their enquiry if they call us.

If you would like to proceed with making a Smart Start Appointment, our Client Services Officer will:

  • Take pre-payment of the $350 Smart Start Appointment fee,
  • Confirm the date, time and location of your Smart Start Appointment,
  • Confirm the name of your Specialist Family Lawyer and some information about them, and
  • Send you an email to confirm the details for your Smart Start Appointment, including details about the location of our office and nearby parking.
What information do I need to bring to my Smart Start Appointment?

Our Lawyers are experts in asking the right questions to get the information they need to properly advise you. All your Specialist Family Lawyer will really need is to hear you tell your story.

However, bringing some additional paperwork can be helpful and can assist to prompt your memory. If you have time to gather some papers, the documents that will most help your Specialist Family Lawyer are:

  • Any paperwork you have received from your ex or their Lawyer,
  • Any legal paperwork about your relationship such as a pre-nuptial agreement or Court Orders,
  • Details of the assets, debts and superannuation you and your ex had when you started your relationship,
  • Details of the assets, debts and superannuation you and your ex have now,
  • Details of any lump sum amounts received by you or your ex during the relationship and/or since separation such as gifts or financial assistance from parents, inheritances, redundancies, workers’ compensation payments, lottery winnings or similar, and
  • Details of current income for you and your ex.

Before your appointment, our staff will ask you to complete our Client Intake Form with the essential information that your Specialist Family Lawyer needs before starting your Smart Start Appointment.

Do you offer Fixed Fee services?

Yes! We offer many Fixed Fee services please click here for more information.

How will my lawyer communicate with me?

All communication with our lawyers will be over the phone and email. Important correspondence will be contained in letters as PDF attachments to emails. This includes invoices. It is essential that you take the time to read all correspondence received by your lawyer and contact your legal team should you have any questions, require clarification, or need further information in order to understand.