“Our Family Law team is very conscious of the need to attempt to resolve disputes in Family Law by negotiation and mediation, before taking the step to litigation.”

At Watkins Tapsell we strive to achieve the best possible results for our clients in their family law matter. These results can be achieved through different methods, including negotiation, mediation, arbitration, collaboration or ultimately litigation.

Family Law Fixed Fees

We understand that the costs associated with a family law matter are often a concern for those going through a family separation.

To help ease this concern, Watkins Tapsell now offers fixed prices for certain Family Law matters.

Family Law Services

At Watkins Tapsell our family law team specialises in the following areas of practice:

  • Asset Protection and Binding Financial Agreements (including pre-nuptial agreements)
  • Child relocation or abduction including disputes involving international issues
  • Child support (including paternity matters)
  • Complex financial and trust disputes
  • Custody disputes, Parenting Plans and Consent arrangements
  • Divorce and separation
  • Mediation
  • Property and financial matters and settlements for married, de facto and same sex couples
  • Spousal maintenance
  • Superannuation splits (including SMSF’s)


Some cases cannot be resolved by agreement, no matter the effort expended or the skill of the lawyers involved. Usually these kinds of cases involve one or possibly both parties being unable and/or unwilling to negotiate. Sometimes the matter involves the custody of children and settlement is not an option.

If entrusted with the litigation of a matter, our family law team leaves no stone unturned in its zealous representation of our clients. With access to an array of the finest expert witnesses and counsel, our family law team excels in all areas of litigation. We have many years experience preparing matters for trial. Our team has specialised training in in-court advocacy and we possess wide-ranging trial experience.

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