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The team at Smith Family Law has over 30 years of family law and probate/estate litigation experience. We are experts in our field with the technical skills and foresight to provide practical and outcome focused advice to our clients from the outset.

We listen to your needs and provide clear advice so that we can resolve matters in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Smith Family Law services clients across Victoria in family law, probate and estate litigation, with offices in Melbourne, Yarraville and Sunshine.

We focus on negotiating settlements and resolving issues quickly and amicably with the aim to keep both costs and stress to a minimum. We help empower our clients through one of the most stressful times in their lives while acknowledging that agreement will not always be reached. If that happens in your case, we provide expert representation and guidance at court.

Providing a high level of service, empathy and understanding for our clients is at the core of what we do.

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We're here to help deliver a clear path forward to secure your family's future. Getting professional advice early is a great step.

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A guide to family law property settlement

A guide to family law property settlement

When couples separate, they usually need to divide up the property between them. This is known as property settlement in family law. Contrary to urban myth, there is no presumption at law that property will be distributed equally. That is, it’s not simply a 50:50 split.
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What is the difference between child support and adult child maintenance?

What is the difference between child support and adult child maintenance?

We look at the difference between child support and adult child maintenance and how they are calculated. In a nutshell, child support is paid by one parent to another for children under 18 years old, while adult child maintenance is paid for children over 18.
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Visibility of superannuation assets during family law property settlement

Visibility of superannuation assets during family law property settlement

It’s important to consider the superannuation held by both parties as part of any property settlement negotiations. But what if a party does not disclose, or under-discloses, their superannuation interests?
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Significant changes to the Family Law Act effective from May 2024

Significant changes to the Family Law Act effective from May 2024

In October 2023, the Australian Parliament passed major changes to how parenting matters are dealt with in family law. These changes come into effect from May 2024. Importantly, they are NOT retrospective. Learn more about how these changes may impact parenting matters.
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