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A Fresh Approach to Family Law

Family law can be complex, challenging and sometimes emotional. Our job is to guide you through the legal process, so you can achieve the best possible outcomes given your individual circumstances.  As a specialist Family law firm, we offer a range of services across family and relationship law, assisting you with financial matters, spousal maintenance, defacto relationships, same sex relationships, relocating with children, child abduction (Hague Convention), and family violence. We can also help you plan for your family’s future. We also assist our client’s to plan for the family’s future, including Rural and Residential Conveyancing; Estate Planning; Property Matters; Leases and Family Provision Claims.

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How We Can Help


Resolution Pathways

Resolution pathways are key to our practice. Our Principal Solicitor, Emalene is an Accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner and Nationally Accredited Mediator. When a family breaks down Court is not the only option. Most separated families can reach agreement without filing Court proceedings. We assist in this process.

Parenting Matters

Parenting arrangements can be delicate and emotional. We not only help with parenting agreements, we also have expertise in more complex matters and can help clients with child safety and domestic violence issues; live with/spend time with arrangements, relocating with children, child abduction issues (Hague Convention); and surrogacy and donor agreements.

Financial Matters

On the financial front we help our clients with: property settlements involving corporate structures, businesses and trusts; prepare financial agreements and asset protection including estate planning; child support and spousal maintenance; negotiating property settlements and financial arrangements.

Planning Your Family’s Future

We also assist our clients with planning for their family’s future. Our services include: family succession planning; rural and residential conveyancing; wills and estates; and probate matters.

Where do I begin?

Book your first appointment with us today

Unsure about where to begin? We recommend that an initial consultation with one of our practitioners is your best starting point.

Our 45-minute initial consultation for a fixed fee of $300 plus GST will provide you with answers to your questions and a clear understanding of what is involved in your individual circumstances. 

You can then choose to retain us as your lawyer, if and when you are ready to do so. There is no obligation to continue using our services.

When preparing for your initial consultation, we suggest the following simple steps:

  • Prepare a timeline of your relationship or matter, detailing important dates and events.
  • Create a list to help prompt your thoughts when we meet. For example, in financial and property matters, create a list of the assets and liabilities; for parenting matters, think about your points of concern; and, for family estate or succession planning, prepare a list of what assets you are aware of and how you may like to distribute these.
  • Think about any points or questions you might have and write them down to bring to our first meeting.

If you can’t easily collate the information above, don’t worry, our approachable and understanding staff can assist you with the answers when we welcome you to our office.
And remember to breathe. Exploring our website is the first step. We are here to help.

What our clients have said.

Uralla, NSW

To Christine and the team at Emalene Gemmell Family Law, thank you for your professional yet personal approach to my conveyance. I was purchasing interstate and you made the transaction go smoothly and explained each step of the process – thank you

Stephen Cox
Armidale, NSW

I would like to say that Emalene Gemmell Family Law has been very supportive and professional in handling my appearance in the Family Court. In the little time that Emalene had to prepare my case, she handled it extremely well, achieving excellent results on my behalf. I would like to recommend Emalene Gemmell Family Law.

Alex Connal
Murrurundi, NSW

I really need your team to understand you have performed a service that has improved and changed the life of my entire family forever.
Your professionalism was, without question, a marvel to witness.
I am indebted to your firm and will advertise your expertise to any that would care to listen.

Coffs Harbour, NSW

I have been involved with Emalene Gemmell and her staff since 2016. They have always been very approachable and Emalene is a very thorough lawyer who worked tirelessly for my child and I throughout proceedings. It was a very long and exhausting case for me, but Emalene ensured that no stone went unturned in achieving the outcome that I felt was best for my family.

Anne King
Moree, NSW

The professional yet caring and empathetic nature of Emalene and her staff members makes a stressful situation much easier to deal with. I would recommend Emalene Gemmell Family Law for any family law matter

Bruce Longmore
Gulf Creek, NSW

Words do not describe the esteem and gratitude I have for Emalene and her staff. It is Emalene`s name on the door, not a corporation, so she is working for you, not shareholders.