Phone:03 8376 7000

Level 5, 466 Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

Melbourne Family Lawyers & Accountants

Our Melbourne family lawyers are specialists in divorce, property, financial agreements, children’s matters and international family law cases.

Farrar Gesini Dunn Melbourne was the second presence for FGD specialising in family law and estates law.

Led by directors Sarah Keenan and Frank Chila our Melbourne team are our go-to team for difficult questions of law.

The Melbournians are passionate about getting outcomes that work, and believe that families do not belong in the Courtroom. The team are experts in helping clients reach agreement but will fight hard for you in court if that is what is needed.

The team always has an eye on the big picture and works with what matters to clients. The team often runs high conflict parenting and property matters that require composure, strategic planning and the ability to not be reactive, but rather, proactive.

As a firm, we are passionate about collaborative law. Although we have honed and refined technical legal skills, we’ve seen time and time again that collaborative law is a better process that delivers better outcomes for clients no matter what the issues are or how difficult it seems. For our Melbourne team, collaborating isn’t about being soft, but it’s about being clever.

Melbourne are specialists in:

  • High conflict parenting matters
  • Child support disputes
  • High net worth individuals
  • Property division
  • International family law cases
  • Binding Financial Agreements (BFA / prenups)
  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • Collaborative law
  • Wills, probate and estates
  • Accounting & business advisory
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The ANU Family Law Course ran over the winter break. FGD were pleased to partner with ANU to assist students with understanding how litigation works from a family law perspective. To begin FGD Director and ANU Alum, Haydn Marsh, presented a workshop to the students on advocacy. He taught the…

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Will A Family Trust Protect Assets In A Divorce Property Settlement?

Are trust assets up for grabs when it comes to family law property settlements? It has long been established that the answer to this question depends on the facts and circumstances of each case. The outcome of a leading High Court case in 2008 (Kennon v Spry [2008] HCA 56)…

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FGD Welcomes Julie Nessworthy and Kate Kensell from Hamish Cumming Family Lawyers

From 1 July 2022, Hamish Cumming Family Lawyers will be joining the Farrar Gesini Dunn team at their Sydney office located at 2 Bligh Street Sydney.  We are excited about this next chapter and the benefits this will provide all of our clients. Kate Kensell and Julie Nessworthy have made…

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We all know someone who has been through a separation, many of us have experienced it ourselves. Separation from a significant partner can be lifechanging. It is an incredibly challenging period and comes with strong emotions, grief and loss, fear, worry, never ending questions and, often, conflict with the ex-partner….

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