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Michael Moloney


Accredited Family Law Specialist

Michael is a Law Society of NSW Accredited specialist in Family Law. This combined with his commercial litigation experience and completion of a Masters of Laws in Commercial Litigation, means he is well equipped to handle complex Family Law matters as he draws on experience in other jurisdictions which so often overlap with Family Law. Michael’s approach is strategic, systematic and highly detailed, bringing successful outcomes for his clients. Michael understands that for many people, their Family Law matter is their first experience with the legal system and it can be confusing and overwhelming. He earns trust by providing a supportive yet pragmatic approach to their individual situation.

Accredited Family Law Specialist

Michael is a Partner at Edwards Family Lawyers – having joined the firm in 2018. He brings with him a wealth of experience in Family Law having practised in a Family Law Firm for over 15 years. Michael holds a Bachelor of Laws/Arts. He was admitted as a Lawyer to the Supreme Court of NSW and as a Solicitor to the High Court of Australia in 2006.



NSW Law Society Accredited Specialist in Family Law
Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Arts
Master of Laws Commercial Litigation
Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice
Practising since 2006

“Years of experience has taught me that every case is unique so I tailor my service to my client’s needs and objectives. I am dedicated to resolving matters as amicably as possible but offer a robust approach to court litigation when required.”

Michael is not in the business of making sales. He recognises that Family Law is an area where people can, sometimes, lose perspective of what they are truly seeking. He considers he has an important role to ensure his clients understand all the benefits and risks involved in any Family Law matter so they can consider their options regarding how to proceed in the future from a realistic and informed perspective. He strives to understand the particular circumstances of each client and is always interested in engaging in creative problem solving when called for to help resolve a matter.

Michael has successfully represented clients in a range of Family Law matters including complex property settlements, separation and divorce, de facto relationships, high conflict parenting disputes, relocation matters and child support. He is committed to settling disputes in the most constructive, non-confrontational and cost-effective manner possible and is skilled in negotiation and has represented countless clients in mediation. He believes the best settlements are achieved as a result of grounded preparation with his clients to allow him to negotiate from a position of strength and common sense.



In instances where court proceedings are inevitable, Michael is a highly skilled litigator and has extensive experience appearing before the Family Court and the Federal Circuit Court, and will ably guide his clients through that often very stressful process. Michael knows that thorough preparation of cases is what leads to successful outcomes. Where required he works effectively with forensic accountants and other expert witnesses to present to the court a logical proposed outcome that has been carefully worked towards together with his clients.

Michael has previously operated a legal practice in partnership for 9 years and his role prior to joining Edwards Family Lawyers was as a senior family lawyer in a national firm where he was responsible for supervising and mentoring junior family lawyers across New South Wales and Victoria.

Our Family Law Services

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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

Expert property settlement lawyers

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

Parenting and Children Family Lawyers

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

Mediation Lawyers

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

De Facto Lawyers

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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