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Tilly Herbert-Smith

Associate Lawyer – Family Lawyer

Tilly is a motivated family lawyer whose experience includes practising in a Family Law team within a national law firm as well as boutique specialist Family Law firms.


Associate Lawyer

Bachelor of Laws (Hons)
Law Society of New South Wales (Member)
Practising Since 2019

Family Lawyer Sydney

Tilly has experience in negotiation, mediation and litigation in a broad range of Family Law matters, ranging from complex property proceedings involving litigation in multiple jurisdictions to financial agreements with an international component, high-conflict parenting matters, international relocation, recovery orders and domestic violence proceedings.

Tilly has guided many of her clients to successful out-of-court resolutions through her collaborative approach and is committed to providing her clients with expert legal advice and compassion that will reduce time, legal expenses and the emotional toll of separation.



Tilly’s firm commitment is to resolve matters expeditiously, cost-effectively and without unnecessarily resorting to litigation. Tilly’s passion for Family Law arises from her keen sense of empathy and her desire to help people achieve a solutions-driven outcome during a difficult period of their lives.

Tilly holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the Australian National University. Tilly has practised in Family Law as a paralegal since May 2018 and was admitted as a solicitor in 2019; she is a member of the Law Society of New South Wales and the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia.

Our Services

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Divorce & Separation

Expert divorce lawyers

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. 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 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 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 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

Our Family Lawyers are here to help

We navigate legal issues for our clients with empathy and a deep understanding of the associated stresses and implications. We can help you, like we have helped many clients in Sydney.

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Edwards Family Lawyers is committed to providing expert advice on all areas of Family Law following the breakdown of your marriage or de facto relationship, including same-sex relationships.