Family Lawyers Sydney

After years of working with people separating, we know how important it is to start the separation process in a strong, informed and clear-minded place – we call this making a Smart Start.

Best Family Lawyers in Sydney CBD. Your first step with one of our Specialist Family Lawyers is to book an Initial Smart Start Appointment.

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Sydney CBD Divorce Lawyers | Experts in Separation & Divorce | Family Lawyers Near Me

We have a team of expert Family Lawyers in our family law firm office near you in the heart of Sydney CBD.

Our Family Lawyers in Sydney provide expert family law advice with a focus on separation and divorce cases. With considerable experience, our family lawyers, located near you, assist individuals navigating separation or contemplating it, offering guidance on property division entitlements, parenting arrangements, accessing funds post-separation, and child support matters.

Devoted exclusively to Family Law, our practice specialises in the field of Separation and Divorce. Our highly skilled team is committed to securing optimal outcomes for our clients across every dimension of their separation. If you’re seeking dedicated family practice lawyers near you in Sydney CBD, our team is here to support you.

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Easy CBD Location | Your Family Solicitor Close By | Online or In person Appointments

As your local Family lawyer in Sydney our office is conveniently located in the heart of Sydney CBD on Pitt Street. Near Haymarket, World Square, Museum train station and Chinatown Light Rail stop, our office provides lawyers near you for divorce, separation planning, parenting arrangements, property settlements and more.

Our office, in its central position provides Family Lawyers close to your home or office. Offering appointments both online or in person there is flexibility available to suit your needs so that you can have access to the best family lawyers near you.

Book Your Initial Smart Start Appointment

Book Your Initial Smart Start Appointment with Specialist Family Lawyers Sydney

Get the support and confidence you need to take control of your life and make a fresh start.

  • 90-minute appointment with a Specialist Family 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)

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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.

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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.

Specialist Family Lawyers Sydney - Specialist Family Law Advice - Experts in Separation & Divorce

We are specialist Family Law Solicitors in Sydney.

We regularly advise people who have separated, or are thinking of separation, with the following:
  • Developing a strategy for Separation planning
  • Safeguarding assets to prevent premature disposal
  • Managing post-Separation expenses, including mortgage considerations
  • Preventing significant acquisitions or sales of family assets by your former spouse
  • Securing access to funds and financial resources after Separation
  • Implementing measures to exclude your former spouse from residing in the home
  • Addressing issues related to a Family Business during the separation process
  • Pursuing the recovery of children in separation cases
  • Navigating the relocation of children post-Separation
  • Initiating an Application for Divorce when necessary
  • Handling Property Division Applications in separation proceedings
  • Establishing Parenting Arrangements that suit the family's needs
  • Providing specialized assistance to military personnel dealing with unique challenges in 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.

FAQs: Smart Start Appointment

What is a Smart Start appointment?

A Smart Start Appointment is:

  • A one-on-one appointment with a Specialist Family 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,
  • The Specialist Family 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.