Canberra Family Lawyers 2017-11-13T13:11:17+00:00

Lawyers in Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne & Newcastle | Farrar Gesini Dunn

We’re not like the others

We’re lawyers, but we do things differently. We are a family law and estates law firm with offices in Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne and Newcastle. We give our clients the best advice and guidance going. 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. Call us today to find out how we can help you.

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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.

“Thanks Sarah Keenan for everything you have achieved for me, especially, of course, today which was truly stunning given the catastrophes that filled my mind… You and … made a brilliant and powerful team. I am deeply impressed with … and wish to thank you for securing his services. Please let him know that I am forever grateful for his total professionalism and authoritative personal manner. A remarkable result. FGD is an extraordinarily talented company.”

The team, Frank, Millie etc were kind, gentle and humane. They treated me with respect and care the whole way through my family court case. I owe them so much. I feel like they are part of the family rather than my lawyers. Can’t say how much we appreciate everything you have done for us!

Lawyers Canberra Melbourne

We see time differently

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

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We Collaborate

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

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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.

Lawyers Melbourne

We’re top dogs

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

Lawyers Canberra

Family Law Myths (for the under 30’s…)

Family Law Myths (for the under 30’s…)

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5 Legal Impacts of Same-Sex Marriage (from an Inheritance Law Perspective)

5 Legal Impacts of Same-Sex Marriage (from an Inheritance Law Perspective)

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Capital Gains Tax – how is it counted in a property settlement?

Capital Gains Tax – how is it counted in a property settlement?

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Marketing – and why it matters to us!

Marketing – and why it matters to us!

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Mortgages and Separation

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A Valid Will versus an Estate Plan

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Our New Office – Newcastle!

Our New Office – Newcastle!

We are excited to announce that Farrar Gesini Dunn is opening an office in Newcastle, NSW. With its beautiful beaches, revitalised city plans and growing population (not to mention proximity to the Hunter Valley), we
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Canberra

Level 1, 10 Rudd Street
Canberra ACT 2601
02 6257 6477
02 6257 4382

Melbourne

Level 5, 466-468 Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
03 8376 7000
03 8376 7099

Sydney

203/377 New South Head Road
Double Bay NSW 2028
02 9045 2600
02 9045 2699