DIRECTORY OF SERVICES
We offer advice on all areas of family law matters, including:
* Financial settlements including maintenance
* Parenting matters
We understand that the breakdown of a family unit is one of the most difficult times for adults and children alike. We believe, where possible, in taking a conciliatory approach to help mediate an appropriate outcome to any property and parenting issues between the parties, to help families transition through this difficult time quickly and with minimal expense.
As a small law firm we pride ourselves on providing a personal service in which the client deals directly with the solicitor with carriage of the matter.
Our experienced team of Family Law practitioners deliver support to clients facing relationship difficulties and guidance in dealing with the often complex issues involved in family law.
Hansons Family Law clients can expect personalised attention and direct contact with their lawyer throughout the progress of their matter. We use our extensive knowledge and expertise to clarify what you want to accomplish (under the circumstances) to provide for your personal circumstances.
Should you need to go to Court, our team will leverage the strengths and weaknesses of traditional processes when it comes to family law matters. All Hansons Family Law professionals have extensive experience at all Court levels.
Hansons also finds creative, non-adversarial solutions like informal settlement conferences or mediation, can often serve our clients’ needs better, leading to sensible and sustainable outcomes.
The Family and Relationship Law services Hansons offers are broad, spanning lifetimes of clients births, deaths, marriages, as well as everything in between. We advise and represent clients seeking sustainable solutions for:
Caring for relatives
Children’s Court and care proceedings
Contact (formerly known as “access”)
De facto relationships
Division of property and assets
Divorce and separation
Domestic violence issues
Family Court matters
Same sex relationships
Superannuation advice and splitting
Family law can be complex and daunting with decisions taken that have far reaching and unforeseen consequences. Seeking experienced, professional advice from a Family Law practitioner you are comfortable with is essential to ensure better and informed decisionmaking.
If you would like to discuss a family law or relationship matter, please get in touch with Hansons Lawyers.
headspace Wollongong Youth Health Centre is a place where young people can come and speak to someone if they have concerns about their physical or mental wellbeing. For the times when things aren’t going so great in your life, you can get help from a team of people who care about and are sensitive to your needs. Not only is the team at headspace Wollongong friendly, but they are also experts in their field!
The headspace Wollongong team
At headspace Wollongong, young people can speak with youth workers, generalist counsellors, doctors, psychologists, clinical psychologists, mental health nurses, family therapists and vocational workers about what is happening for them. Where possible, headspace Wollongong will also link young people in with groups and services that focus on improving their sense of wellbeing.
headspace Wollongong is a free and confidential service for young people aged 12-25 years. Many young people access headpace Wollongong for the following concerns:
- Physical health problems.
- Sexual health issues/ check-ups.
- Feeling anxious or depressed.
- Feeling stressed.
- Drinking or drug use.
- Body image concerns.
- Concerns about work or study.
- Conflict with friends or family.
- Relationship break-ups.
- Other – sometimes the problem might not be clear.
Making an appointment
If you want to make an appointment or inquire further about headspace Wollongong services, please contact (02) 42 207660 and speak with a friendly member of our team.
Cost: All services are free with a Medicare card or Medicare number.
We are a full service legal firm offering all aspects of family law including matrimonial, defacto, same sex, children, property, Financial agreements, estate planning, blended family law.
Finding it difficult to cope, but don’t know where to turn?
Call the Illawarra Family Referral Service.
• We can help you access useful services in your local area.
• We offer face to face meetings and telephone referrals.
• We refer Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families to culturally sensitive services wherever possible.
We provide telephone and face to face services, and we also arrange to meet you at your home or somewhere else convenient for you.
If you live in the Illawarra, Shoalhaven or Wingecarribee regions, call us on 1800 663 863 to find out how we can help.
Illawarra Family Referral Service is operated by Barnardos Australia.
8:00 am – 6:00pm Monday to Friday (except public holidays).
John Dawson & Associates represents clients in family law and care and protection matters. Applications for grants of legal aid are accepted. We also have a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner authorised to provide mediation services in parenting matters and issue section 60I certificates.
We provide individual, couple and family counselling and psychotherapy including services to children and adolescents. We have over 20 years experience and utilise a range of evidence based interventions. Areas of interest include working with families experiencing domestic violence as well as trauma. We take a biopsychosocial approach where we firmly believe that there are many contributing factors to how a person may feel at any given time and without taking a holistic approach we are simply just treating the symptoms.
Realationship breakdowns are stressful and complicated situations that have a major impact on you, your children, your personal finances and assets. The experienced Kells family law team, led by a Law Society Accredited Specialist in Family Law, empathise with our clients and will guide you through this very difficult time.
De facto relationships
Residence and contact for children
Children’s issues and care orders
Mediation and counselling referrals
Macarthur Legal Centre is a not-for-profit organisation that provides free legal advice, referrals and assistance to people living in the Macarthur region. We firmly believe that professional legal services should be available to ALL members of our community, regardless of social, cultural or economic background.
We provide advice, referrals and assistance in the following areas of law:
– Family Law
– Child Support
– Credit and Debt Problems
– Wills, Power of Attorney and Guardianship
– Traffic and minor offences
– Fines and SDRO Matters
– Neighbourhood Disputes
– Employment Law
– Consumer Complaints
– Care and Protection
– Centrelink Issues
– Youth Law
– Victims of Crime
– Civil Law – Miscellaneous
Our solicitors run legal advice sessions twice weekly:
– Tuesday evening 6:00pm – 8:00pm
– Thursday afternoon 2:30pm – 5:00pm
You can call our office on (02) 4628 2042 during these times for telephone advice. If you would prefer a face-to-face session, you will need to call in advance to book an appointment.
Michael Davies is our Family Law Director. Michael has practiced in family law for 28 years. With that length of experience his knowledge of family law in property and/or children’s issues is unsurpassed. He obtained accreditation as a family law Specialist in 1993. For the past 15 years he has held the position of Independent Children’s Lawyer. This role entails the representation of children in custody disputes. Our co-family lawyer is Natasha Pearson. Natasha is a member of the legal aid family law panel. She has completed her Independent Children’s Lawyer training. The combined experience of Michael and Natasha, means they are able to provide professional advice and assistance for problems consequent to a separation, albeit property or the future living arrangements of children.
Jamila Maxwell is a nationally accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner and mediator.
McNamara & Associates Lawyers & Conveyancers is situated in Nowra. The firm practises in the following areas of law:- Family Law, Dispute Resolution, Mediation, Criminal Law, Conveyancing, Business Law, Wills and Estates, Litigation
MDV Family Lawyers is the biggest law firm in the Shoalhaven and Illawarra operating solely in the area of family law.
MDV Family Lawyers can assist you from two convenient locations in Nowra and Oak Flats near Shellharbour, servicing clients from as far south as Moruya and Ulladulla to as far north as Wollongong.
We offer a fixed fee initial consult for only $200.00. Book your first appointment through our website or by phone.
Our dedication to this area of the law ensures our clients receive expert advice from, and are represented by, experienced family lawyers with a great deal of expertise in navigating family law processes and guiding clients to a successful resolution.
Medi8 is a national network of Independent Professional Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners who offer Family Dispute Resolution Services.
- Assistance to develop Parenting Plans post separation
- Assistance to develop Parenting Plans suitable to be submitted for Consent Orders
- Assistance to re-negotiate Parenting Plans when children outgrow the plan
- Assistance to reach an interim financial agreement post separation
- Assistance to reach Financial Agreements suitable to be submitted for Consent Orders
- Assisting parents and grandparents to reach agreements regarding time spent with children
- Any other relevant dispute resolution services
Service Delivery Model
Medi8 works through a network of independent family dispute resolution practitioners to offer high quality, fee for service Family Dispute Resolution in a timely and effective manner. Our focus is on maximizing each parties ability to negotiate in a collaborative and interests based way to reach agreements that provide the best outcomes possible for their children and themselves.
- Services are delivered locally where face to face mediation is preferred
- Video Mediation where face to face is impractical or not suitable due to concerns about violence
Medi8 are specialists at facilitating meaningful conflict resolution via Video Mediation with a team of highly trained FDR Practitioners available on call to begin your dispute resolution process.
Mediation NSW provided mediation, property settlement and dispute resolution services to families, corporate, community, workplace and sporting and community organisations.
We specialise in workplace mediations (bullying), property settlements, family mediations and contract disputes.
Mediation NSW can provide an after hours service and offers online and mediations via Skype for those times when it may not be convienent to attend one of our offices in person or during normal business hours.
Mediation NSW also conducts seminars on how to avoid conflict in the workplace
We offer legal advice and representation on the full range of Family Law issues, including but not limited to Separation and Children and Property Issues, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Apprehended Domestic Violence Orders, Financial Agreements and Child Support Issues.
The Community Justice Centre (CJC) assists to prevent, manage and resolve disputes.
CJC can assist in a wide variety of dispute types such as:
– Parenting (Family dispute Resolution)
….just to name a few
CJC provides services which are:
– In your local area
– Sensitive to your needs and goals
– At a time when you are ready
CJC provides mediation in a wide variety of situations. These include disputes about property following separation and disputes between extended family members, as well as disputes involving neighbours, debts, associations and workplaces. The service is free of charge and there is no waiting list. Mediation sessions are arranged at locations convenient to the parties. CJC also offers mediation by telephone when parties are located in different areas. CJC can provide Family Dispute Resolution in some cases – please contact us to inquire.
The Family Law Pathways Network Service Directory aims to provide access to accurate and up-to-date information about various support services throughout the Illawarra and Southern Highlands Regions. The directory will support members to make informed decisions regarding appropriate referral pathways to assist organisations operating as part of or alongside the family law system.
To include your service information in this directory please fill in the online application form.
The Directory lists services who have identified themselves as working with families in crisis. Please note that the ISHFLPN does not personally endorse or recommend any specific service listed on this site and/or the Directory of Services. Any user must make an informed decision as to the engagement of any of the services listed in this Directory of their own accord.
The Directory is also available through our free phone application on both Android and iOS mobile phones so that you may access the Directory when you are away from your computer. You do not need to be connected to the internet to access the Directory through your phone application. To download the phone application, simply search for “Southern Pathways NSW” and install.