Nevett Ford is a long-established Melbourne based firm with a dedicated family law department. We have a team of experienced family lawyers with a wide experience in complex property disputes, parenting matters and grand-parenting litigation, as well a considerate and understanding approach to probate and estate law. Speaking to our lawyers on the phone is commitment-free - call on 03 9614 7111.
Our approach is practical and strategic, and we provide advice to our clients with integrity and understanding. Our lawyers have appeared in hundreds of Court cases, mediations, procedural hearings and on Intervention Order hearings.
We provide confident, expert assistance with property, parenting, spousal maintenance, child support, international recovery and travel applications, domestic violence and divorce cases.
We understand that the breakdown of a relationship is a difficult and stressful time for those involved. Nevett Ford Lawyers provides you with the reassurance of a full service firm with dedicated property, commercial and immigration departments additional to our family law group. We work to resolve your family law issues through negotiation but strongly represent you in court if necessary.
CLEAR, PREDICTABLE COSTS
Your legal fees in your family law matter should not be another source of stress. We provide a clear breakdown of our costs, upfront, along with a total costs estimate in plain, readable English.
Our lawyers are always available to discuss how your fees are being charged, and how we can tailor and trim our service to fit the contours of your case, instead of being one-size-fits-all. Flexible payment arrangements are always considered. Can't do up front payments? We don't want you to miss out on justice. We do consider pay at end arrangements.
OUR LAWYERS KNOW A THING OR TWO ABOUT DIVORCE
Richard Hamilton, Juris Doctor, B.A., B.Sc., GDLP - Senior Lawyer
Richard leads the Family Law Practice group and provides practical and efficient legal advice for private clients in all matters related to family law. He has particular expertise with a wide range of property and asset protection matters. He appears in trials, mediations and procedural hearings regularly in the Federal Circuit Court and Family Court of Australia to represent clients in respect of their family law matters on both financial and child related issues. He also appears regularly in Intervention Order hearings at the Magistrates Court.
Mei Ngo, LLB, GDLP - Lawyer
Mei has a depth of experience in family law, and significant experience with binding financial agreements (“prenups”), parenting matters, probate and estate issues. Her background is in a fast and efficient practice managing among the most challenging and complex parenting matters that confront the Family Law Courts of Australia. In addition, she has a history of volunteer work with the Women's Legal Service and continues to main a particular interest in ensuring that clients obtain the best results for their children and grandchildren. She is currently volunteering at Southport Community Legal Service.
CARON EASTON, LLB, B.A.Sc., Dip.Ed., GDLP - Lawyer
Caron is a "later in life" lawyer and was admitted to Legal Practice in September 2016. She has worked in the family law industry for many years in a number of major firms and has significant experience with litigation and family issues. Caron has a thorough understanding of processes and the ‘tips and tricks’ to getting the best outcome. Prior to commencing her legal career, Caron ran her own business. She has a background in physical/outdoor education, also enjoying training and has accompanied groups of overseas adventures including to Kokoda and Mt Kilimanjaro. She has four adult children and a supportive husband.
NEWS AND BLOGS
- Jun 25, 2019 Family Law and the Bank of Mum and Dad
- April 2019
- January 2019
- September 2018
- May 10, 2018 Is your Recovery Order Application warranted?
- April 2018
- January 2018
- December 2017
- Nov 3, 2017 The Importance of Making a Will after Separation
- Oct 10, 2017 To Appeal or Not to Appeal, That is the Question
- Jul 18, 2017 Myths of Child Support
- June 2017
- May 2017
- April 2017
- Mar 7, 2017 How long does a defacto relationship have to be?
- Feb 6, 2017 Binding Financial Agreements
- January 2017
- Dec 7, 2016 Protect Your Family’s Investment
- Nov 4, 2016 What is urgency for parenting cases?
- October 2016
- September 2016
- Aug 2, 2016 Two asset pools might not be better than one
- July 2016
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- May 2016
- Mar 30, 2016 The Internet, Titillation and the Family Court