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Lachlan Jackson

Senior Associate –  Accredited Specialist Family Law

Lachlan is a Senior Associate at Edwards Family Lawyers having first joined the firm in 2018.  Lachlan is a Law Society Accredited Specialist in Family Law and has worked exclusively in the area of Family Law since 2011. In that time, he has accumulated a wealth of knowledge and appreciation for the expertise required in Family Law.

Accredited Family Law Specialist

Lachlan Jackson is an accredited Family Law Specialist. In the legal profession an Accredited Specialist is a practising solicitor who has demonstrated specialised competence in a particular area of law and has been conferred Specialist Accreditation by the Law Society under its Specialist Accreditation Scheme. Edwards Family Lawyers is a highly experienced specialist family law firm that has 3 accredited specialists working out of our offices in Sydney CBD and North Sydney.


Senior Associate

Law Society Accredited Specialist Family Law
Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Laws (Hons)
Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice
Masters of Applied Family Law (with distinction)
Practising since 30 May 2014

I consider my role as providing clear guidance in the context of tumultuous, and otherwise uncertain times in people’s lives.  I am here to facilitate a negotiated settlement where possible, with litigation being embarked upon as a last resort.  But if that avenue is necessary, the case will be presented in the most proficient and professional light.”

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Lachlan has successfully represented clients involved in all aspects of Family Law, including property settlements, separation and divorce, maintenance, de facto relationships, financial agreements (including pre-nuptial, cohabitation and separation agreements), parentage (paternity) disputes, acrimonious parenting matters, relocation, and child support.  He has a focus on achieving commercially sound results for his clients in a way that is both economical and cost-effective.

Lachlan has experience in complex property matters including those involving third parties, sham transactions, overseas assets, multiple expert witnesses and valuation disputes, corporate entities, trusts, cross collateralisation, liquidation, and taxation issues.

Where litigation is necessary, Lachlan has extensive experience preparing for and presenting cases to the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia.  He enjoys working with clients to draft comprehensive affidavit and court material which provides the foundation for a successful outcome.  He works with and instructs independent experts and counsel, and strongly advocates before the Judge to ensure each client’s case is presented at its highest.

Lachlan holds a Bachelor of Arts Bachelor and Bachelor of Laws (Hons), Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, and a Masters of Applied Family Law (with Distinction).  He was admitted as a Lawyer to the Supreme Court of NSW and as a Solicitor to the High Court of Australia in May 2014.

Lachlan understands that a family breakdown is a stressful and often overwhelming experience for his clients.  He takes pride in adopting an empathetic, friendly yet well-grounded approach to navigating clients through the Family Law process to achieve the best outcome available.

Lachlan considers his role is to facilitate a negotiated settlement where possible.  He advises on each case with objectivity and candour; breaking down complex factual scenarios to convey clear, precise advice that is tailored to the nuances of each matter.  Lachlan presents his clients with their options along the way, advising on the advantages and disadvantages of each, allowing them to make an informed decision as to how to move forward.  Lachlan is eager to analyse possible approaches and formulate innovative solutions to novel issues as they arise.

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Divorce & Separation

Experienced Divorce Lawyers in Sydney

When married couples separate, there is only one ground for the grant of a Divorce Order, and that is the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage. This is established by the parties being separated for a minimum of 12 months prior to Divorce. In some circumstances, parties can be living under the same roof and still be able to establish this ground.

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Property Settlement

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Edwards Moloney Family Lawyers can assist you and your spouse/partner to come to an agreement in relation to all financial matters and issues arising from the breakdown of a relationship, including the division of all assets and liabilities, spouse maintenance payments, superannuation splitting orders and child support departure Orders.

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Negotiation & Resolution

Expert negotiation and resolution lawyers

Opportunities for negotiation and settlement exist not only before proceedings are commenced, but also after proceedings have been commenced and right up until the time that the Court finally hears and determines the matter. Parties can settle a matter at any time.

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Parenting & Children

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The best interests of the children is the paramount consideration when determining the most appropriate and suitable arrangements for the children after a separation. At Edwards Moloney Family Lawyers, we encourage our clients to participate in the counselling or mediation services available to assist them to reach an agreement with their spouse/former partner

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Mediation Services

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Edwards Moloney Family Lawyers offer Mediation Services to assist parties to engage in effective dispute resolution. Our Principal, Frances Edwards, has extensive experience in negotiating settlements in both parenting and property matters, and is a National Accredited Mediator and member of LEADR and IAMA.

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De Facto

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De Facto couples (including same sex couples) who separate after 1 March 2009 have the same rights as married couples. The rights and obligations of couples upon the breakdown of a Marriage or De Facto relationship are now all governed by the Family Law Act 1975. De Facto couples who separated prior to 1 March 2009 are still covered by the old State legislation


We are a leading family law firm in Sydney with over 30 years of award-winning experience in matters relating to complex family law matters. We are a full-service family law firm with a rich history of helping clients with complex property settlements, divorce law, divorce negotiations, child custody and mediation services. Our law firm has a strong focus on providing expert specialist advice relating to Family Law following the breakdown of your marriage or de facto relationship.

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