“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 our Family Lawyers 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.

At Watkins Tapsell our Family Lawyers specialise in the following areas of practice:

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

We also 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 matters.


Jamie Roche
Jamie Roche

Kristy Durrant
Kristy Durrant
Special Counsel