Family Law

The team at CDQ understands that a relationship or family breakdown is one of the most stressful events in your life.  Taking the first step towards reaching a resolution and calling a lawyer can be difficult, however our experienced team will be there to support and assist you at every step of the way.

We can work with you to achieve a successful outcome and ensure that your case is resolved fairly, and in the quickest possible timeframe. We will ensure that you receive high quality, practical and realistic advice on your rights and obligations, as well as providing guidance for you and your family through this difficult time.

It is important to note that not all matters have to go to the family law courts. Our experienced family law solicitors will explain and discuss a wide range of alternatives with you, including mediation which allows couples to resolve their differences outside the courts.  We will make every effort to negotiate a fair settlement for you so that you don’t have to bear the emotional and financial cost of court proceedings.  We can advise you, participate in and represent you at the settlement discussions, or we can recommend organisations where you and the other party can attend without family lawyers present if preferred.

Our Services

At CDQ we can help you with the full range of family law services, including:

  • Divorce and separation
  • Property and financial settlements
  • Parenting plans/orders and consent orders
  • Spouse maintenance and child support
  • Financial and pre-nuptial agreements
  • Mediation and Family Court proceedings

Regardless of your circumstances, the friendly and supportive team at CDQ can guide you through the separation process with the utmost discretion and professionalism.  We will ensure that your best interests are taken into account at all times and will work with you to achieve the best possible outcome in your family law matter. 


Your Initial Consultation

Your initial consultation with CDQ is the most critical.  When you meet with our family lawyer, we will discuss your personal circumstances with you, identify the main issues and advise you on the options available to you and your family.

We will then provide an overview of how we think you should proceed and what you can expect from the process.  We will also provide an estimate of the likely costs involved.  This information will allow you to make an informed decision about how you would like to proceed, and whether you would like to appoint a CDQ lawyer to act on your behalf.


Quality Advice

The high quality advice provided by CDQ's team of experienced lawyers is based on our experience and results over more than 60 years.

We have successfully represented thousands of clients since the practice was formed and we use this knowledge and experience to prepare your case for a successful outcome.  Most importantly, the majority of cases we undertake are resolved quickly and effectively without ever having to go to court, therefore reducing the time taken to finalise a particular matter and the stress on our clients.  However, should the need arise, we have the experience, strength and expertise necessary to successfully represent you in court and ensure you get the best result.

When you appoint CDQ as your legal representatives, you can be assured that we will act in your best interests at all times.  We will represent you professionally, ethically and responsibly throughout the duration of your case and we will keep you informed every step of the way.

If you are experiencing a relationship breakdown and would like advice regarding your rights and obligations, call CDQ today.  One of our team members would be happy to discuss your individual situation, in confidence, and provide advice on how best to move forward.

Call us on: 02 8566 2400