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.


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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Superannuation Changes – implications for estate planning

The government has released exposure drafts of the suite of their proposed legislative changes to superannuation.  While they are just draft and subject to changes both before they are tabled into parliament and after any
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Child Maintenance Trusts

Anyone with children will tell you they are expensive and that expense only increases following separation where there is now the added burden of managing two separate households.  Yet it is particularly following separation that
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Divorce proofing the Family Farm

When a family who owns a farm, or rural property, experiences a relationship separation, things can get very complicated (and costly) particularly if you end up in Court. However, there are options to protect the farm,
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Mediation in parenting matters

Family law mediation, also known as Family Dispute Resolution, is a process option available to parents to try to negotiate post separation parenting arrangements that are in the best interest of their children. It also encourages
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Superannuation – The Government has doffed the cap

The Federal Government announced recently that they have changed part of their superannuation cap policy which they took to the election.  This change was likely partly to sooth backbenchers who since the proposed changes were
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“Alimony” in Australia?

Firstly, “alimony” is not a term used in Australian family law. The term is an American one that many of us may have heard on TV or movies. In Australia, the entitlement one spouse may
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“Ink On the Wedding Dress” – Rushing into a Pre-Nup Before Your Wedding

Pre-Nups (or “pre-nuptual agreements”) are generally the colloquial or American term for “Financial Agreements”.  Under Australian family law, couples can enter into these types or agreement which are meant to cover in a binding way
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Tee Off For Tara

Farrar Gesini Dunn is proudly supporting the Tara Costigan Foundation by hosting Tee off for Tara as an annual event that is used to raise funds for the foundations “angels” who are long term support
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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