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ABOUT EDWARDS FAMILY LAWYERS

About Us

Edwards Moloney Family Law, previously Edwards Family Lawyers, is a specialist Family Law Firm centrally located in North Sydney. Our focus is on Negotiation, Resolution and Settlement, however, the team also has extensive experience in Family Law litigation, including parenting and financial matters.

The Firm was founded by Frances Edwards, a Law Society of NSW Accredited Family Law Specialist with over 35 years’ experience in all aspects of Family Law matters. Michael Moloney, a Law Society of NSW Accredited Family Law Specialist with over 15 years’ experience, has since joined Frances in partnership. Edwards Family Lawyers specialise exclusively in Family Law and related disputes.

Edwards Moloney Family Lawyers is committed to providing expert advice on all Family Law matters and to ensure that our clients understand their rights and obligations following the breakdown of a marriage or de facto relationship.

Our services extend to all areas including the North Shore, Sydney CBD, the Eastern Suburbs, Western Sydney and South Sydney.

Edwards Family Lawyers are Specialist Family Lawyers who are dedicated to providing specialised legal advice and services exclusively in the area of Family Law. Our lawyers are dedicated to providing clients with professional Family Law advice and assistance in all aspects of Family Law (including married, de facto and same sex couples) including separation and divorce, property settlements, financial agreements after separation, parenting arrangements, consent orders, child support, child abduction, exclusive occupation issues, injunctions, anti-suit injunctions and spouse maintenance.

At Edwards Family Lawyers, we recognise that the breakdown of a relationship or marriage is a difficult, stressful and often painful time. In addition to providing expert legal advice, we ensure that every client receives friendly, understanding and highly professional service from our caring and experienced team. Edwards Family Lawyers provide advice in plain language; our lawyers and staff are dedicated to providing a cost effective and efficient service.

In every case, our approach is to endeavour to resolve the Family Law dispute for our clients in the most efficient, practical, amicable and cost effective manner and, if possible, without the need for Court proceedings. We keep our clients fully informed throughout the process and work towards achieving the best possible outcome for all of our clients, no matter how simple or complex their issues may be.

Accredited Family Law Specialist

Members of our senior legal team are accredited Family Law Specialists. 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.

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.