Family Law in Port Stephens

Your local family law team in Port Stephens is here to help you through this stressful time

Looking for a family lawyer in the Port Stephens area? Our team can help

For many people with a family law matter, it will mark the beginning of one of the most stressful and daunting times in their lives. It can mean a change in living arrangements and property ownership, division of assets and debts, and negotiating care arrangements for your children.

If you have experienced family breakdown, it is a good idea to get some legal advice early on. 

We have an Accredited Specialist in Family Law who lives in the Port Stephens area and is available by appointment at a location near you.

Kasey Stewart awarded specialist accreditation in family law

Place yourself in the best position by getting the right information from the beginning

Property matters can be complicated. The assets people own these days are often more varied and complicated than just the family home. They may include investment properties with rental income, shares, businesses, trusts etc. Our family lawyers in the Nelson Bay area will provide you with tailored advice to help you and your children find your way forward.

Parenting cases are dynamic and diverse and require personalised advice and attention. Our Port Stephens family law team will provide you with tailored advice each step of the way so you can prepare yourself for each stage of litigation.

With sensitive, sensible and pragmatic advice, our family lawyers in Port Stephens will help you achieve the best results possible, for you and your children


Here’s how our family lawyers in Port Stephens can help you make a New Start!

Fixed Fee Getting Started


For new clients seeking comprehensive legal advice
in property or parenting matters

  • Includes an initial 1-2 hour meeting with a family lawyer who will explain the family law process, answer questions and map out the next step
  • We provide a letter confirming our advice

Fixed Fee Divorce


Separated for a period of 12 months?
You can make an application for divorce

  • We prepare your application for Divorce
  • We provide you with an itemised quote for all disbursements
  • We will keep you informed every step of the way

Let our team help you with your family law matter

Kasey Stewart

Kasey Stewart

Senior Family Lawyer

Kasey is an Accredited Specialist in Family Law. She leads the family law team and treats those going through family law matters with care and respect.

Nicole Dykes

Nicole Richer

Family Lawyer

Nicole has been working in the family law area for over 15 years and is here to support families facing a range of issues.

Navigating family law in Port Stephens

We have an accredited specialist in family law who is based in the Bay and is available by apointment at a location convenient to you.

Did you know that 50% of family law cases don’t end up in court? Our aim is to assist you to reach an agreement with your former partner quickly and cost effectively, so that you can get on with enjoying your life with your children.

If you have a workable relationship with your former partner, we will provide you with helpful advice to assist you to negotiate amicable agreements going forward.

In the alternative, we can negotiate on your behalf, or represent you at Family Dispute Resolution (mediation).

Will I have to go to court?

Why choose our family law team?

Family law cases are dynamic and diverse, and require personalised advice and attention. Our family lawyers will provide you with tailored advice each step of the way.

Our family lawyers in Port Stephens have dealt with a wide variety of complex family law issues, including matters involving:-

  • Separation where one or both parties owned a business
  • Family violence, including coercive and controlling abuse, sexual abuse, and emotional abuse
  • Large property pools with complex assets
  • Hair follicle, urinalysis, and blood testing, for drugs of abuse, excessive alcohol consumption, and performance enhancing drugs such as steroids
  • Parenting after separation and behaviour change courses
  • DNA testing for parentage
  • Recovery orders
  • Separation where the parties have significantly different earning capacities.
  • Relocation, within Australia and abroad
  • Grandparents and non-parent carers
  • Children and parents with special needs and/or mental health issues

Contact us to talk to one of our friendly Port Stephens family lawyers today.

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