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We are the law firm with capital city expertise and a regional heart; servicing commercial and private clients for the past 85 years. We have the expertise to service the largest and most complex organisations across all sectors, and the personal touch to deliver exceptional private client services which help individuals navigate the legal challenges of everyday life.

We are deeply entrenched in the Greater Geelong region, with a strong emphasis on giving back to our community. We build strong partnerships with a commitment to understanding our clients’ situation, objectives and environment, to ensure they always feel in control.

Our purpose is to assist and empower the businesses and people of Geelong and surrounds to prosper and achieve stability, carrying the region into a new era of economic success.

Client-centred service is ingrained in the culture of Coulter Legal. Our people are committed to excellence in the provision of legal services whilst remaining cost-effective and focused on meeting the needs of our clients. Exceptional client communication is at the core of our service model, and we pride ourselves on building a responsive and collegiate relationship with our clients so that they know they can contact us and receive timely, expert assistance.

We operate from five locations in Victoria, including Geelong, Torquay and Melbourne, making it easier for us to connect with our clients. As part of our business partnering model, we are also available to work in locations where convenient for our clients.



Established in 1922 our rich heritage and experience is the cornerstone of our core commitment to client representation.

We understand you need a lawyer to listen, advise you of your options and guide you through the difficult maze of separation so that you know where you stand. We take on the difficult negotiations to provide clear legal solutions.

Our principals Leanne Abela and Joe Schepis have each been practicing in Family Law for over 35 years. Our team of Family Lawyers have decades of Family Law experience.

Our team approach provides you with access to experienced lawyers and paralegals. This means you get expert advice and support tailored to your circumstances.



Large enough to provide legal expertise for a broad range of legal matters, yet small enough to provide personalised client service, our large team of Geelong-based lawyers and paralegals can assist with:

  • Business Law
  • Wills & Estates
  • Property Law & Conveyancing
  • Family Law
  • Dispute Resolution & Litigation
  • Insolvency

In addition, for the benefit of our clients, we have developed close working relationships with accountants, financial planners and Melbourne lawyers with expertise in taxation and superannuation to further our services.

Our reputation for comprehensive yet compassionate service has led us to become one of Geelong’s best law firms. Contact us for experienced lawyers who offer legal services for Geelong, Bellarine Peninsula, Surf Coast and surrounding regions.



Our family law team understand the impact of separation on families, businesses and third parties. Each matter is unique and requires consideration of multiple options to achieve an ideal resolution, which is tailored to our clients’ circumstances.

We regularly resolve disputes through conciliation and mediation to provide our clients with a cost-effective and timely resolution for family disputes. In the event that these avenues are unsuccessful, our practitioners appear in State and Federal Courts in both Melbourne and Geelong to obtain a judicial determination of our clients’ claims. We can also appear in interstate matters, should the need arise.

Our team has a wide breadth of experience in areas of parenting and property disputes, child support, family violence, intervention orders and child protection. Their knowledge and sensitivity will help you address any concerns, identify the issues and inform you of your options while supporting you in resolving disputes in a manner that provides clarity and certainty to yourself and your family.



Trapski Family Law are a boutique family law firm previously based in Point Cook, and now located in Williams Landing and Geelong.

Our friendly team of professional and supportive lawyers offer clear and practical advice on your family law matters, including finalising parenting arrangements, division of property and divorce.

We are experienced at dealing with matters involving family violence issues, and are specialists in children’s matters and our principal lawyer has a substantial practice as an Independent Children’s Lawyer.

Dealing with family law matters can be a stressful time for you and your family, and we try to keep matters out of court where possible. Where court cannot be avoided, our team of lawyers are solicitor advocates, and can often appear in interim matters in court on your behalf without needing to brief a barrister.

We offer a no-obligation free 30 minute initial consultation to help you know your options, the process, and an estimate of the costs involved – but also offer ways to help reduce your costs.

Accredited as specialists by the Law Institute of Victoria, we offer frank and pragmatic advice to assist with your family law matter.



Van Beveren & Associates is a Geelong-based boutique law firm with a compassionate approach towards our clients who can be dealing with some of the most challenging situations life can serve up. Every day, we help families from Geelong and the Surf Coast navigate relationship change, planning a will or estate, buying or selling a home, negotiating a mortgage, or appearing in court. Our team are here to help you with sound legal advice to ensure you to find your way through successfully.



At Cahill & Rowe Family Law, we believe we have the solution:

We offer expert legal services in all areas of Family Law. Our team of professional family law solicitors are available to represent clients throughout Australia in all areas of family law.

Highly trained and experienced in this constantly changing area of the law, enabling us to answer all of those questions which arise, including those which are difficult and, sometimes, hard to ask. We provide answers, advice and representation in a manner which is professional, yet friendly and easy to understand.

A lawyer with this level of expertise and skill is hard to find. Even harder to find is a lawyer who, in addition to having the necessary level of legal knowledge and skill, can explain the law in a way you will understand whilst at the same time demonstrating genuine care and compassion for your particular situation.

We give a detailed understanding of each particular client’s wishes and needs and suggests strategies for best attaining them.

Separation gives rise to all kinds of legal questions, not to mention emotional stresses. The Family Law system can be frustrating and confusing. Choosing a family lawyer to assist you can be difficult. This is a complex and ever-changing area of the law which requires expert legal knowledge and skills.

We take tremendous pride in the fact that most of our clients at any given time are people who have been referred to us by other satisfied clients. In our view, there is no higher compliment.



We are an independent Community Legal Service that is funded by the State and Federal Governments to provide free legal information, advice, and casework to members of our local community. A key part of our work is community education and awareness and contributing to law reform, as well as providing direct legal assistance.

Established in 1986 as the Geelong Community Legal Service, our service now supports the legal needs of the Greater Geelong, Bellarine Peninsula, Surf Coast and Colac Otway communities.

We are one of more than 200 Community Legal Centres across Australia. These centres all focus on social justice and working with marginalised and disadvantaged people.



We are Family Law specialists who always try to resolve your matter before it proceeds to litigation. Family Law issues are hard enough without the costly burden of going to court.

Our Family Law practice is diverse. We deal with all aspects of Family Law including:

  • Parenting
  • Property
  • Separation and Divorce
  • Child Support
  • Binding Financial Agreements
  • Mediation

Sometimes we find that Intervention Order (IVO) proceedings exist alongside Family Law matters. You will be pleased to know we regularly act on behalf of Applicants and Respondents in the IVO jurisdiction.



Cornish Lawyers Pty Ltd was established in 2011 by Jaz Cornish in response to the growing family law needs of the Torquay and greater Surf Coast area. Cornish Lawyers Pty Ltd now has offices in Geelong, Torquay and Hoppers Crossing. Our lawyers are also available to meet with clients in Melbourne CBD.

Cornish Lawyers Pty Ltd is a boutique legal practice practising solely in the area of family law and intervention order matters.

Cornish Lawyers Pty Ltd prides itself on offering high-quality and highly personalised service in all areas of family law. From the simplest to the most complex of matters Cornish Lawyers Pty Ltd can handle any and all family law matters.

Cornish Lawyers Pty Ltd is particularly thrilled to have acquired the services of Mr Richard Hogan, one of Australia’s most experienced family law practitioners, to their team.

Cornish Lawyers Pty Ltd offers only experienced and skilled family lawyers to assist you with your family law matters. Divorces, complex property settlements, farming matters, parenting matters, relocation and Hague proceedings, and Appeals in the Family Court of Australia, Cornish Lawyers Pty Ltd are available to assist with all of your family law needs


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Frequently Asked Questions

What is domestic violence and how is it addressed in Geelong?

Domestic violence in Geelong refers to any form of physical, emotional, sexual or financial abuse that occurs within a domestic or family setting. Victims of domestic violence can seek protection through a Domestic Violence Order or by applying for a restraining order in the court.

How do I obtain legal representation for a family law matter in Geelong?

You can obtain legal representation for a family law matter in Geelong by hiring a private solicitor or by contacting a legal aid organisation. It is important to choose a lawyer who has experience in the specific area of family law that you are dealing with.

What is spousal maintenance in Geelong?

Spousal maintenance in Geelong refers to financial support that one spouse may be ordered to pay to the other spouse after a divorce. This can include ongoing payments for living expenses or a lump sum payment to help the receiving spouse become financially independent.

Can I change my child’s surname in Geelong?

In Geelong, you can change your child’s surname by obtaining the consent of the other parent or by applying to the court for a change of name order. The court will consider the best interests of the child when making a decision.