Your now is not your forever. 


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The breakdown of a relationship doesn’t need to be viewed as a personal failure. It can be embraced as a new beginning.

But that doesn’t mean it will be easy. 

Going through a separation and the breakdown of your relationship,  marriage or family unit can be one of the most emotionally, financially and spiritually draining experiences of your life.

The thought of reaching out for help can feel overwhelming but it doesn’t need to be.  It is important to surround yourself with the right professionals who can support you and guide you through the process.

At Coastal Lawyers, we offer a judgment-free and confidential space where you can discuss your unique situation.  We will guide you through the process with empathy and understanding.

We are passionate about encouraging negotiations, preserving the co-parenting relationship and avoiding court where possible.

We offer 2 appointment types to get started. A free 15 minute chat or a 1 hour Strategy Session with a family lawyer for $330.  

Appointment Options 


Book a free 15 minute discovery call

Speak with a lawyer and find out how we can help.


Book a Strategy Session

Book a 1-hour strategy session- $330. 

areas of family law 

Coastal Lawyers can assist you with all areas of family law including Divorce, Property Settlement, Parenting Matters and Legally Assisted Mediation.

Legally Assisted Mediation

Coastal Lawyers  believes that mediation it is one of the most powerful and less adversarial tools in the family law system.

A successful mediation can significantly reduce legal fees and preserve co-parenting relationships.

Coastal Lawyers can assist you with preparing for mediation and also advocate on your behalf in your mediation.



Coastal Lawyers are passionate about avoiding court and assisting our clients to negotiate with their former partner to come to workable agreements that provide parties with certainty about their property interests and entitlements.

It is important to remember that time limits apply to bring a property settlement.  




We can help you with all aspects of parenting arrangements post separation including drafting parenting plans, negotiating consent orders or applying to the court for ‘parenting orders’ where required. 

Coastal Lawyers are passionate about assisting you to preserve your co-parenting relationship and reducing any conflict for your children. 

Fixed Fee Divorce

Applying for a divorce is sometimes similar to updating your will, you tend to put it off.

You can lodge an ‘Application for Divorce’ 12 months after the date of separation. 

At Coastal Lawyers, we offer a a fixed fee divorce package starting at $1,100 (plus court filing fee). 


Domestic Violence

Our principal lawyer Kristal is a former criminal prosecutor with extensive knowledge and understanding of Apprehended Domestic Violence Orders (ADVO) and domestic violence generally.

Coastal Lawyers can provide you with legal advice and representation not only in your family law matter but any associated ADVO proceedings.

Kristal is on the Legal Aid domestic violence panel.



Coastal Lawyers can negotiate on your behalf in all aspects of Family Law.

Many clients find it easier to have a lawyer negotiate with their former partner on their behalf. 

Negotiation can take the place in the form of legally assisted mediation, correspondence with your former partner or assisting you with advice ‘behind the scenes’. 

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How It Works


Book appointment online

Book a video call or face to face call with a family lawyer in complete confidence.


Complete our detailed Family Law Questionnaire. 

Strategy session

Find out your legal rights, responsibilities and have your questions answered in a 1 hour conference for $330 (including GST).
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Free 15 minute discovery Call!

If you are still not sure then book in a free 15 minute chat with our office to find out how we can assist.  

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