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Separation / Divorce

When a relationship breaks down, whether de-facto or marriage, family law issues arise and that is where we are able to help you.

Chomley Family Law

We believe the way your family law matter progress is dependent upon the solicitor you see at the commencement of your matter.



Time limits do apply for a property settlement. For married couples, an application must be made within 12 months after divorce

What You Need to Know

The Court has recently made a decision that prior to seeking an alteration of property interest the court must first make a determination if it is just and equitable to proceed with dividing the assets between the parties.



Children’s matters are dealt with under the Family Law Act. When parties separate, whether married or de-facto relationship.

When Parties Separate

whether married or de-facto relationship, the Court will apply the Family Law Act.


Spousal Maintenance

Often if one party has an obligation to continue to financially support a former partner after separation.

The Obligation is Known As...

Spousal maintenance or if you are in America it is known as alimony and applies to both married and de-facto relationships.



In the changing dynamics of today’s society we see many blended families, where parties may form new relationships......

Under the Family Law Act a defacto relationship exists

if you and your former partner have been living together on a genuine domestic basis. A defacto relationship can exists with same sex relationships as well as people of opposite sex in a relationship.


Grandparents Rights

We can assist grandparents in seeing their grandchildren.

The Family Law Act provides that any person that has a meaningful relationship can seek orders in relation to children.


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Who we are

When it comes to Family Law it is important to choose a team of dedicated Family Lawyer’s based here on the Sunshine Coast. Chomley Family Law specialises solely in Family Law. When you make that decision we are here to listen.

We get families, we too have families, and understand your need to protect your family during a separation. We provide you with practical advice in plain English, emotional support and answers to your questions so we can help you move forward to that next chapter of your life. Proudly servicing the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane.

We are passionate and committed to family law. We love what we do, and follow our passion by practicing exclusively in family law. We believe the road you take depends upon the solicitor you see from the outset.

We encourage our clients to stay out of court and explore options to resolve their matter through out of court dispute resolution alternatives. It is possible to separate in a respectful and civilised manner to reduce conflict, and reduce the emotional toll to your family unit. We encourage our clients to take a collaborative approach to their matter.

We listen, understand, and provide friendly, respectful, honest, cost effective upfront advice tailored to your situation. We aim to minimise the emotional cost to the family unit, preserve relationships and preserve your financial security.

At Chomley Family Law we offer all family law services including divorce, matrimonial / de-facto property settlements, parenting issues, domestic violence and Binding Financial Agreements.

We offer a better way to separate and divorce through collaborative law, mediation and arbitration.

We understand with family, distance, and work commitments it is sometimes hard to get to our various offices that is why we also offer phone and Skype appointments.

Contact us today to enquire further, or organise your appointment, with an experienced friendly family lawyer on 07 5438 8222 .

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I chose to contact “** law firm” after dealing with your colleague, Micaela Chomley during my property settlement with my ex-wife. I cannot speak highly enough of Micaela’s efforts, I’m sure you already realize what an asset she is to your company.
MF – Sunshine Coast
I would like to thank Micaela for her excellent work, kindness and understanding at a time when things were very stressful and anxious with my separation and property settlement.
I felt a sympathetic ear which is was what I needed.
I am happy that this situation was solved in a relatively quick period of time.
I would recommend Micaela to friends and family if legal services were required by them
SD - Sunshine Coast
I can’t recommend Micaela and her team more highly. They handled our matter with professionalism and care. Our financial matter was amicable, & we were initially reluctant to use solicitors for fear of being overcharged. Micaela’s team listened to my brief and were able to deliver a painless outcome all at a very reasonable price.
AM - Sunshine Coast