Brisbane Family Lawyer

How Can You Tell Which Law Firm Is Best For Your Circumstances?

If you’re seeking a Brisbane family lawyer, chances are you’re facing some pretty challenging, emotional times. You need to find a lawyer who will represent you and understand your unique, complicated situation. The Collective Family Law Group team has helped hundreds of people through all kinds of family law issues, so we’re here to give you some advice on finding a family law firm in Brisbane that meet your needs.


Choose Someone With Plenty Of Experience In Family Law

You’ll want to enlist the services of expert family law specialists in Brisbane, so make sure they understand family law inside and out.

  • Avoid lawyers with multiple specialisations. A solicitor who practices in several areas of law may be an excellent lawyer, but they may not have the in-depth knowledge of a lawyer who practices solely in family law. The Collective Family Law Group team practice exclusively in family law. Several members of our team have decades of experience working in separation, divorce, property settlement, child custody, domestic violence, and binding financial agreements. Book your free consultation, and we’ll place you with a family lawyer in Brisbane whose expertise best fits your unique situation.
  • Do you need someone with a unique specialisation? If you have a very niche issue, you might want to seek out a lawyer who specialises in that exact area of law. When it comes to family law in Brisbane, there’s not much the team at Collective Family Law Group can’t handle.
    • Divorce and separation: Caralee Fontenele, Danielle Young, Danielle Karlos, Wilhelmina Hill, Matt Stimpson, Amy Walsh, Hannah Marchmont
    • Complex property disputes: Caralee Fontenele, Jenni Spencer, Danielle Young, Danielle Karlos, Wilhelmina Hill, Matt Stimpson, Amy Walsh, Hannah Marchmont
    • Children’s matters: Caralee Fontenele, Jenni Spencer, Danielle Young, Danielle Karlos, Matt Stimpson
    • Parenting orders: Caralee Fontenele, Jenni Spencer, Danielle Young, Danielle Karlos, Wilhelmina Hill, Matt Stimpson, Amy Walsh, Hannah Marchmont
    • Same-sex relationships: Caralee Fontenele, Danielle Young, Wilhelmina Hill, Matt Stimpson, Amy Walsh, Hannah Marchmont
    • Dispute resolution: Caralee Fontenele, Wilhelmina Hill, Amy Walsh, Hannah Marchmont
    • Domestic violence: Caralee Fontenele, Jenni Spencer, Danielle Young, Wilhelmina Hill, Matt Stimpson, Amy Walsh, Hannah Marchmont
    • Defacto relationships: Danielle Young, Wilhelmina Hill, Matt Stimpson, Amy Walsh, Hannah Marchmont
    • Mediation: Danielle Young
  • Ask plenty of questions. A Brisbane family lawyer should be ready to answer any number of questions you might have, so make sure to bring some to your consultation. No matter how intricate your situation, your lawyer should be able to provide you with sound legal advice and answer your questions.

Don’t Let Cost Be The Only Factor You Consider

Too often, people look at a law firm’s fees and decide the solicitors aren’t right for them. Whether they perceive quality based on affordability or the firm charges too much, something about the fees deters them. However, the cost isn’t the only factor you should consider when choosing the right family law solicitors in Brisbane.

  • Make sure you’re personally compatible. It’s vital that you trust your lawyer and feel comfortable confiding in them. If you think your lawyer doesn’t respect you or isn’t listening to you, it’ll add stress to your already stressful situation.
  • What are their values? Some lawyers have a bold, cut-throat approach to their cases, whereas others encourage collaborative negotiation. You need to find a lawyer whose values and approach align with your own. At Collaborative Family Law Group, our family lawyers in Brisbane come from all walks of life with one thing in common; family law is our speciality and passion. We can match you with a solicitor who understands your needs from the very beginning.
  • How accessible are they? How often will you be able to communicate with your lawyer? If you live nearby to their office, will you see them often? Or will you receive regular emails and Zoom calls instead? Before you hire a solicitor, ask them what their preferred method of communication is and how often you can expect to hear from them with updates.

Listen To What People Are Saying

At Collective Family Law Group, we measure our success based on our clients’ satisfaction. If our clients walk away having achieved their goals, that’s the best-case result for us. So if you’re looking for genuine opinions on the firms you’re researching, check their reviews.

  • Look at the ratio of good to bad reviews. Obviously, you’ll want to choose family law lawyers in Brisbane with plenty of five-star reviews, but make sure the positive reviews aren’t matched by negative ones!
  • Ask around. Word of mouth is a powerful marketing tool, and if a family lawyer in Brisbane is good at what they do, word will get around pretty quickly. Ask friends, family for their opinions, but also ask other professionals such as accountants and psychologists. They often work with family lawyers, and they may be able to refer you to the right solicitor for your situation.
  • Does your lawyer promise you outcomes? If your solicitor attempts to promise results or specific outcomes, be very wary and listen to what they’re saying. No one can ever predict the outcome of legal matters, especially in the unpredictable world of family law. Your lawyer might give you their opinion on the outcome or tell you your chances of success, but they should never promise a win.

If You Need A Brisbane Family Lawyer, Contact Collective Family Law Group

At Collective Family Law Group, our practice focuses exclusively on family law matters. We’re industry experts in all matters of family law, including but not limited to matters of separation, property settlement, domestic violence, financial agreements, divorce, and child support. We strive to provide quality legal services with a resolution-focused approach to our clients’ needs, and our team offer practical legal advice and solutions in a professional, approachable manner. If you’re looking for a Brisbane family lawyer, contact Collective Family Law Group today.


We are committed to the efficient and prompt resolution of family law matters, in the most cost effective manner possible.

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These guys have been absolutely amazing with helping me with my case as it has been tough but they have helped me get through it. Honestly the team have been so amazing and have helped me with been able to get the courage to get through this situation and they have been so supportive. The service has been fantastic as they have checked up on me and my family constantly to see how we have been going through out the process. I would highly recommend Collective Family Law Group to any one seeking assistance in a family law matter. Yours Faithfully, Mark.

I cannot speak highly enough about the team at Collective Family Law. I was going though a very hard time emotionally and financially and received nothing but compassion and support. If you need a family lawyer please look no further than this group of high knowledgeable and skilled people, you’ll be glad you did. Yours faithfull Brendan.

If any interaction with a business deserve 5 stars this law firm does. When I left I felt like I had been problem solving with a trusted friend over coffee, beware the choc chip cookie jar in the kitchen area

The whole team at Collective Family Law have been so helpful. They have helped me through such a hard time and went above and beyond to make sure my every need was met, and to such a high standard. Couldn’t recommend them enough!!!

The team at Collective Family Law Group helped me navigate through a very difficult time in my life. I appreciated their honest, straight forward approach and would recommend them to anyone needing family law work done.

Amazing firm and staff! Couldn’t recommend enough.

Fantastic experience. I was skeptical of the whole free first consultation thing but how wrong I was. Jenny was awesome, answered all of my questions and advised clearly on my situation with knowledge, understanding and a lovely manner. Would recommend to anyone who asks.
My first (and hopefully last) experience with a family law service, so I have nothing to compare to. I don’t know what fees are like generally with other family law services, but it was a costly experience. You do get what you pay for though, I always had a prompt and professional response to all of my concerns.

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