Family Law

The ALS Family Law Practice provides specialist family law services in matters involving children.

Phone 1800 733 233 for family matters.


Who can we help?

Where possible, we assist mums, dads, grandparents or other family members worried about what is going on for kids. When you come and see us, bring a family member, a community member or a friend for support.

Legal assistance is subject to means, merit and conflict tests, as well as the availability of ALS family lawyers.


How can we help?

Where possible, we encourage resolution of family law disputes by agreement between the parties. If necessary, we will represent people on contested hearings however this is subject to a means and merit test.

The ALS family law team can assist in:

●  Talking about what your options are
Finding solutions as an alternative to going to court
Providing referrals to other legal services that may be able to assist.
●  Helping with applications for financial assistance.
●  Arranging mediation 
Providing court representation in family law matters in courts based in Parramatta and Sydney


When can we help?

It is best to get legal advice as early as possible. Early action can avoid more serious disputes. Please talk to us as soon as possible. It means you will understand the system better and know where you stand.

Phone 1800 733 233 for family matters.



Watch this video to learn more about going to Family Court:

This film was an initiative of the Aboriginal Family Law Pathways Network as part of the Greater Sydney Family Law Pathways Network. The purpose of this film is to protect our children and to improve community understanding and access to the family law system. It dramatises the role of an Aboriginal health worker “Uncle Paul”. Uncle Paul assists Aboriginal community members to understand and use the family law system. He links family with legal services to help them protect children and keep children connected to family and culture. The film is written and directed by award winning indigenous filmmaker Larissa Behrendt AO.

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