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Our firm specialises in out of court solutions for family law, and offer a number of ways resolve your matter in a way that is cost effective and avoids Court. Led by directors Stephen Doorey and Nora Michael, the team’s expertise is in complex property settlement cases, sensitive and high conflict parenting matters, child support disputes, Hague Convention cases and other international family law issues.

We are based in the Sydney CBD at Suite 5.01, 2 Bligh St, Sydney. Give us a call on 02 9045 2600.

Nora Michael, Director FGD

Nora Michael

Director – Family Lawyer Sydney

A fearless and resilient lawyer with the heart of a lion, Nora is committed to achieving the greatest result for her clients. Nora’s experience includes a vast array of complex family law matters including property division, sensitive and high conflict parenting matters, child support disputes and international family law issues. Nora has the ability to identify the best possible strategy in each case to maximise the advantage to her client.

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Stephen Doorey, Director FGD

Stephen Doorey

Director – Family Lawyer Sydney

Stephen’s expertise is in complex property settlement cases, involving intricate financial structures, valuation and business issues and high net worth individuals. Stephen is an experienced litigator and regularly appears in property settlement, parenting and Estate matters in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia, the Family Court of Australia and the Equity Division of the Supreme Court of NSW.

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Amanda Hynes, Director FGD

Amanda Hynes

Director – Family Lawyer Sydney

Amanda has practiced exclusively in the area of family law all of her career in both leading and specialist family law firms. Amanda joined us with over 12 years experience behind her, with particular skills in high conflict, complex and difficult parenting matters as well as having the expertise in acting for clients with significant net wealth property matters.

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Marc Dowdle, Associate Director FGD

Marc Dowdle

Senior Family Law Solicitor Sydney

Marc has significant experience in all aspects of family law, including divorce, high net worth and complex property and financial matters, parenting matters, spouse maintenance applications and child support issues. Marc also assists clients with criminal and ADVO matters arising from domestic violence related offences and other summary criminal offences.

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Declan Williams, Senior Solicitor FGD

Declan Williams

Senior Family Law Solicitor Sydney

Declan joined the firm in 2017 and has worked exclusively in the area of family law since 2010 after having developed a keen interest in parenting matters and complex financial structures. He regularly appears on both an interim and final basis in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia and the Family Court of Australia.

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Chantel Athanasakis, Solicitor FGD

Chantel Athanasakis

Family Law Solicitor Sydney

Chantel embarked on obtaining her Juris Doctor after developing a passion for Family Law stemming from her long history working with children and families. Chantel has been exposed to a variety of family law matters assisting solicitors achieve swift and practical resolutions to their clients matters, whether that be through alternative dispute resolutions or litigation.

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