Inner West Divorce Lawyer

Divorce and Separation

Filing for divorce and experiencing a separation are stressful and emotionally painful enough without having to manage the legal battle that inevitably stems from it.

However, hiring an experienced divorce lawyer or separation lawyer who’s resolved all types of legal challenges can significantly reduce this weight on your shoulders.

Speak to an Inner West Divorce Lawyer today!

Need help now? Contact us for a complimentary 15-minute consultation with one of our Family Law Experts.

Divorce and the Family Law Act

Minors Family Law are professionals exclusively practising family law and continuously updating their knowledge on everything concerning the process of getting a divorce in Australia.

Australian marriages and separation agreements are generally smooth procedures depending on the circumstances. Some aspects can complicate proceeding further such as dependent children being involved in the separation, or if the couple were married overseas for example.

Working with our Inner West Divorce Lawyers

Why you shouldn’t postpone your separation


Further complications

Due to the complex nature of getting a divorce or separating from your de facto partner, a large number of couples simply choose not to divorce in fear of the process financially and emotionally damaging everyone involved, including their families. Following separation, this is almost always never the option, as remaining in an unhappy relationship poses an even higher risk to further breakdown and complications amongst families and relationships.


Best possible outcome

We recommend making an appointment with us as soon as you’re comfortable with taking the steps. Obtaining information regarding your entitlements and ways to protect yourself during a separation can empower you to make informed decisions and help you achieve a positive outcome in the future.


Future challenges

Remember that the decisions made throughout divorce proceedings, children’s matters and other family law areas can affect your future in many ways. Let us prepare you for any possible challenges ahead relating to settlements, parenting or financial arrangements like debt and taxes, as these attributes of any family law case can be difficult to negotiate.

Applying with a Divorce Lawyer

Things to know

If you haven’t been married for at least two years, you and your spouse are legally required to undergo a series of counselling and mediation. The purpose of this is for you to make what is considered by the courts as a reasonable attempt to re-establish the marriage before proceeding to a hearing.

Divorces don’t always become final at the initial hearing, therefore plans to remarry or other means regarding finances should not be put into motion until your current marriage has been officially finalised.

Noting down important events that occur relating to your separation could significantly work in your favour as evidence. Having specific dates to establish a true timeline can help process a divorce matter more efficiently.

If your spouse managed your relationship’s finances, it’s important to work out how they were dealt with to decide how you’d like to handle, or even protect them in possible future relationships.

What you can expect from us

Quality legal advice without the hefty fees

We’re a smaller family law firm with the expertise of a large one meaning you receive the same quality legal advice without the hefty fees, commissions and hourly rates.

People helping people

At Minors Family Law, we’re essentially people helping people. When we commit to you as a client, we’re right by your side until your case is finalised and we achieve a result.

Professional, personalised approach

Our professionals pride themselves on working in their client’s best interests whilst evaluating and advising them with a more personal and individualistic approach.


We’ll be working with you to achieve a mutual goal providing you with full transparency and understanding every step of the way – we’ll never ask you to follow through with suggestions that you aren’t 100% comfortable with.


We like to discuss issues with our clients with an upfront and succinct approach while establishing a plan of resolution. 

High Success Rate

We boast a particularly high success rate when it comes to dispute resolution seeing clients in a much more improved position than they were prior to our services. 

Louise Longhurst
Louise Longhurst
Minors Family Law guided an elderly family member through an arduous property settlement. The team acted with professionalism, honesty and integrity throughout. They provided succinct legal advice, executed efficiently, and with calmness and kindness. We recommend unreservedly.
Neale Kant
Neale Kant
Ashleigh has been wonderful throughout a very long and arduous journey. Supported me all the way through with thoughtful and insightful advice. Very caring and extremely hard working. Highly recommend MFL to anyone.
Oscar Campos
Oscar Campos
I have the opportunity to be assisted by both Jacqueline and Ashleigh at Minors Family Law. I am really grateful for their support and services, I can tell that they care for their clients and do the best they can do to advise and come up with plans in the best interest of your kids. Going through court is not an easy process, but if you have the right people by your side it will definitely make a huge difference throughout the process. Thank you again.
Gareth Williams
Gareth Williams
I would highly recommend Minors Family Law to anybody. Jacqueline's profession yet compassionate nature helped me through one of the most difficult times of my life with a minimum of stress and expense. I can't thank her enough for amazing service.
Kathy Powell
Kathy Powell
Jacqueline was brilliant at guiding us through a very difficult and emotionally draining process. Her help, advice and knowledge of the legal and court system was fantastic. I highly recommend Minors Family Law to everyone.
claire renshaw
claire renshaw
I found Jacqueline, to be very professional, honest and proactive in my dealings with her. I would highly recommend Jacqueline to anyone looking to engage a family lawyer.
My family highly recommend Minors Family Law. The firm is our family representative. The principal lawyer, Jacqueline, is highly commendable with her professionalism, her understanding of our needs and most of all her insight for the best interest of children. This firm is insightful, understanding and work well with us. We have our peace of mind for leaving important matter with them.
Joyce Baillie
Joyce Baillie
I would highly recommend Jacqueline and Minors Family Law. Jacqueline had my best interest at heart both in terms of outcome and the challenges that could present. She provided clear and concise advice which was executed promptly and as instructed. I experienced a very calm and considered settlement process which took the stress out of an otherwise very emotionally charged situation. I am incredibly grateful that I engaged Minors Family Law.

Speak to an Inner West Divorce Lawyer

Arrange a complimentary 15-minute discovery call and take control of your situation today

At Minors Family Law, we consider your goals to be ours. We are focussed on delivering compassionate legal services as dedicated professionals providing expert advice towards a better future. If you are looking for an Inner West based divorce lawyer, schedule in your initial consultation today and let us start assisting you.

Suite C1, 15/52 Lyons Road, Drummoyne NSW 2047
(02) 8591 9702
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ABN: 22 519 334 496