Nevett Ford is a long-established firm with a dedicated family law department. Originally founded in the 1850s, Nevett Ford Lawyers has history, certainty and knowledge. 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 us 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.

Call ( 03 9614 7111) or email ( us for prompt, informed advice on your situation.


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.


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.



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.


Read articles written by our lawyers on the latest developments in the law and how they affect you.

Read articles written by our lawyers on the latest developments in the law and how they affect you.

What do I need to do if I want to move interstate with my children? Communicate your intention, communicate your reasons, focus on the benefit to your children and get permission to relocate to avoid being dragged back interstate. Most importantly, speak to a good lawyer before you do anything.
What actually happens at Family Court? How should you prepare for the day? Will the Judge listen to what you have to say? Find out in this information video from our lawyer Richard Hamilton or call us for advice on your circumstances on 03 9614 7111




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