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.


Victoria Blakeley

“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

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Working Flexibly – Juliette talks to Women Lawyers Association

Recently one of our Director's Juliette Ford was featured in the Women Lawyers Association ACT September Newsletter talking about Working Flexibly. With their permission, below we have extracted the WLA article. The September WLA Newsletter can
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Superannuation Death Benefits and Bankruptcy

In a recent Federal Court decision of Trustees of the Property of Morris (Bankrupt) v Morris (Bankrupt) [2016] FCA 846 the court gave some fresh guidance on the status of superannuation death benefits when received
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“Where There’s A Will”

SBS Insight  “Where There’s a Will” – Family Provision and Costs On Tuesday 2nd August SBS aired an episode of Insight titled “Where There’s a Will”. For those who are unfamiliar with the show, Insight, airs
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De facto Relationships and Property Rights

Once you have established that you are (or might be) in a de facto relationship (see What is a De Facto Relationship) the next question is: (more…)
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What is a de facto relationship?

The Family Law Act now provides essentially the same rights to de facto couples that married couples have in relation to division of property and spousal maintenance. So how do you know if you are
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Splitting invalidity pensions for military personnel and others

The Family Law Act gives a court power to split superannuation.  This power has been available since 2002.  The power to split superannuation operates whether the superannuation is still being accumulated or whether it is
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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