We’re not like the others

We’re lawyers, but we do things differently. We are a family law firm with offices in Canberra and Melbourne and we give our clients the best advice and guidance going around. We deal with divorce and all other family matters whether using the Family Court or Collaborative Law. We also specialise in wills, will disputes, estate planning, litigation and superannuation.


Please accept my sincere thanks for your professional handling of my recent family law matter. You provided a very focused, ethical and decisive service. I am happy with the Orders we achieved, they allow for children to have both parents in their lives with the least disruption to their school lives. It is a win for them! I am stronger person for having completed the process I believed in. Thank you for helping me achieve this.

To Ann and the wonderful team, Thanks to you all for the effort you all put in during my Family Law matter. It was comforting to me to have such a competent and professional team acting on my behalf. Thanks.

I have been extremely fortunate to have experienced professional and supportive lawyers handling my case. Its been a very emotional journey and I couldn’t have done it without the professional staff at FGD especially Kasey Fox.

You truly have an amazing firm, one in which I have recommended people to go to. Something I’ll continue to do. And in saying that, you really do have the best staff member, in Lucy, that you could possibly find.


We see time differently

At Farrar Gesini Dunn, our Lawyers offer you the choice of how your lawyer charges.


We Collaborate

Control the outcome of your family law, estate, or superannuation matter and avoid Court using Collaborative Law.


We find solutions that fit

We listen to what you need and provide advice customised for your individual circumstances. We focus on the outcome and the process that is best for you.


We’re top dogs

When it comes to your legal matter, you need the best advice and the best lawyers.


denis farrar

Prenuptial Agreements – Do They Stand Up?

I am often asked whether Prenuptial Agreements are binding. Given that the Family Law Act was amended over 15 years ago to enable parties to enter into Binding Financial Agreements including Prenuptial Agreements, it is
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tim morton

No Will, No Say – No Way [what if I die without a valid Will?]

It is an oft-repeated statistic that approximately 50% of people will die without a valid Will in place. (more…)
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Thank you for supporting #TeeOffForTara

We wanted to write to thank everyone who supported the 2016 FGD Tara Costigan Foundation Golf Day (more…)
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daniel myers

Preserving the Peace – from a Melbourne Family Lawyer

When I tell people that I’m a family lawyer, the first thing I’m often asked is "oh I bet you must hear some interesting stories, does it get really nasty?" (more…)
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paul salinas

Superannuation Changes – Implications for Family Law Superannuation Splits

In an earlier blog I wrote about how the proposed changes to superannuation will impact on estate planning.  Now let’s see how they may apply to Family Law superannuation splits. (more…)
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A Donor Egg and a same sex relationship. Am I a parent?

Consider this scenario: Two women are in a relationship. Let’s call them Kylie and Rachel. Kylie and Rachel decide that they want to have a child together and want to use donor sperm to conceive.
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lucas mccallum

The Guilt Factor

The “guilt factor” is a term that refers to the extent to which someone is willing to compromise because they feel responsible for their separation.  (more…)
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Tash Preistly

What is a barrister and why do I need one?

Tash Priestly explains the differences between solicitors and barristers, and why you might need one or both of them for your matter. (more…)
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iveta blog

Child Support & the Child Support Agency -what if we agree?

The Child Support Agency can make an assessment about how much each parent should pay to financially support their children. It uses a formula based on taxable income and the number of nights that the
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” We’re tough. We’re expert. We’re experienced. But most of all we treat you as an individual. “

” Our lawyers will listen to your needs and help you find the process and outcome that suits you. “

Contact Us


Level 1, 10 Rudd Street
Canberra ACT 2601

02 6257 6477
02 6257 4382


Level 5, 466-468 Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

03 8376 7000
03 8376 7099

Albert Park

11 Victoria Ave
Albert Park 
Vic 3206
03 8376 7070
03 8376 7080