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Alex Mandry Legal Group have a combined experience of 70 years in the legal field. Our practice has developed a reputation for delivering reliable advice and practical solutions to clients throughout South Australia. Our lawyers have breadth and depth of expertise across a broad range of practice areas including Family Law, Wills & Estate Law, Business Law, Criminal Law, Mediation and Personal Injury Law.

Our first consultation will give you the opportunity to:

  • Meet with one of our lawyers to discuss your matter in general
  • Receive initial advice
  • Allow you the chance to decide if we meet your expectations
  • Give you the confidence to instruct us in relation to your matter
  • Enable us to give you a more accurate guide as to future costs if you decide to proceed further
Our Mission

Our mission is to provide our clients with a high level of representation and legal assistance. We value our clients and we work hard to ensure that they receive reliable legal advice and practical solutions.

Our Values

Trust, integrity and commitment to our clients and their best interests. We stand by our professionalism and our professional conduct at all times.

Our Clients

Our clients range from young people to elderly people, from families to individuals, from small businesses to large corporations. Many of our corporate and commercial clients have been engaging with us for several decades.

We value all of our client relationships.

Your issue can be major or minor, though the efficiency of legal assistance received from us is the same each time. Our team diligently works with you until the desired result is achieved. We will help you find out where you stand, what you need to do and how to protect your rights at a cost-effective price. We focus on reducing legal costs wherever possible to give you value for money.



Trianon Law is a reputable Queensland firm based in Maroochydore, first established in 2018. We provide resolute representation in a variety of practice areas, including criminal matters, dispute resolution and family law. Whether you come to us for conveyancing services or help with traffic charges, our dedicated lawyers can guide you through every step. You are our main priority, and we want to help ensure you are looked after to the best of our ability.

Our team offer services throughout the Sunshine Coast, helping clients in Caboolture, Maroochydore, Caloundra and surrounds. We’re well-established in the local community and regularly volunteer with community groups, schools and charities. Our goal is to provide simple-to-understand legal assistance and effective representation for all members of the community. We can even assist financially disadvantaged people to apply for a grant of legal aid to help pay for legal fees. When you need advice from an independent law firm that cares, don’t hesitate to contact us at Trianon Law.



The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service (Qld) LTD, is a non-profit, community based organisation funded through a single national mechanism managed by the Queensland Government – Department of Justice and Attorney General to to provide criminal, civil and family law services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians and their families in Queensland.

After a 50-year long commitment to funding ATSILS though the Indigenous Legal Assistance Program (ILAP) through the Commonwealth Attorney General’s Department, the federal government announced that from July 1 – 2020 the ILAP model of funding would be mainstreamed into a single national mechanism managed through State Governments.

In addition to legal assistance and representation ATSILS is also funded to provide services in the following program areas:

  • Law Reform (especially that aimed at prevention and early intervention);
  • Community Legal Education; and
  • Coronial and Public Sector Monitoring

Through the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (PMC – Community Safety Branch) ATSILS is also funded to provide services in the following program area:

  • Throughcare Program

With a team of 200+ staff across the State, ATSILS (QLD) brings together a wealth of experience in the fields of Criminal, Civil and Family Law. Growth in the areas of Law Reform, Community Legal Education and Throughcare Support in recent years has also allowed us to provide a more diverse range of related services to members of our communities across the State.




When you, your children and your finances are at risk, our team of dedicated family law professionals will advocate strenuously on your behalf to protect your rights and interests.

Freedom Law is a team of highly-skilled Family Law Specialists dedicated to smart, assertive and strategic advocacy to achieve the best outcome for you, your children and your finances. We practice in all areas of family law including parenting plans and parenting orders, property settlements, financial agreements, spousal maintenance, child support, domestic violence orders and divorce.

Our Practice Director is Suzanne Stannett. Suzanne completed her law degree (1991) and practical legal training course (1992) before being admitted into practice in 1992. Since then she has attained additional qualifications (Practice Management, Mediator, Barrister’s Practice, Accredited Specialist Family Law) and experience (commercial law, property law, personal injuries law, estate law, and exclusively family law since 2004).


The family law professionals at Freedom Law pride themselves in ensuring that every avenue of preparation and analysis is undertaken to ensure your rights and interests are protected and you obtain the best possible result. Often as a result of this preparation your matters can be resolved without the need for a Trial.

The team at Freedom Family Law have helped many clients through their separation. Our long history in practicing exclusively in family law, together with our practical knowledge to help you get through, provides great results for our clients.

We measure our results on feedback from our clients and their happiness and satisfaction at the end of their matter. If we help our clients to achieve their goals we consider this the best result.


Family law is an expansive and always evolving area of law. Our expertise and knowledge in family law enables us to identify issues and potential strategies in your case.


Our family law professionals are 100% committed to providing you with support every step of the way and it is our mission to ensure that all of your phone calls, emails or texts get returned within 1 business day.

At Freedom Law, we find out what matters most to our clients to create an individual, customised resolution program to MINIMISE time and cost and MAXIMISE effect and outcome. Our compassion for your situation is second only to our desire to obtain the best possible result for you.


Our team of family law professionals all have different strengths and backgrounds and we collaborate to work together to get the results you are looking for in your case.


We understand that being in a family law crisis can be extremely stressful and impact you in every element of yours and your family’s life. We pride ourselves on treating our clients with professionalism, courtesy and compassion.


Every Family Law Court Registry and every Federal Circuit Court Registry has its own way of doing things. The family law professionals at Freedom Law have represented clients in these Registries throughout Australia.



Are you going through a divorce or separation? Do you have child custody issues or want a pre-nuptial agreement drawn up?

Whatever your family law needs, Power and Cartwright can provide you with the expert advice and assistance to ensure you and your family’s legal interests are protected.

We have been serving clients across the Gympie region since 1875. We have the knowledge and experience to help you, and we are committed to resolving matters efficiently and affordably.

Where possible, we attempt to settle disputes outside of court. Our lawyers are experienced negotiators who will always work for your best interests. When a dispute must go to court, you can be guaranteed dedicated, tough representation. Above all, we understand how difficult a family or relationship breakdown can be – we treat you with the empathy and respect you deserve.

Our lawyers are specialists in family law, including in:

  • Divorce and nullity proceedings
  • Pre-nuptial and separation agreements
  • Spousal maintenance
  • Property and financial settlements
  • Adoption
  • Paternity/parentage issues
  • Domestic and family violence and Apprehended Violence Orders (AVOs)
  • Family mediation
  • Child support and enforcement of payments
  • Parenting plans for child custody and visitation
  • Guardianship of children
  • Same sex relationships
  • De facto relationships

To find out how we can help you, contact us today for a confidential discussion with one of our friendly family lawyers in Gympie.



Lucy Wood (LL.B) Hons, Acc. Spec. (Fam) – Principal Lawyer

Lucy Wood has practiced family law for over 15 years. Her career began in the UK where she practised before being admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor in New Zealand in 2009. Since 2011, she has been very fortunate to call the Sunshine Coast home and has been admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland and High Court of Australia. In 2015, she proudly advanced her expertise, becoming a Queensland Law Society Accredited Specialist in Family Law.

Lucy prides herself on being someone who’ll truly understand your circumstances, while providing you with comprehensive, professional legal advice tailored specifically to your individual needs.

The advice provided by Lucy is clear, focussed and practical regarding all aspects of family law such as property and financial matters, parenting and children’s issues, spousal maintenance, child support, domestic violence and de facto relationships.



We’re not just professionals, but locals; real people, delivering real solutions for your legal and accounting needs.

In the ever changing world we live in, legal and accounting requirements are becoming increasingly more complex in all undertakings, no matter how big or small. Here at Greenhalgh Pickard Solicitors and Accountants, our Sunshine Coast teams believe that it makes sense to provide integrated solutions and services across both legal and accounting sectors, in turn, saving our clients’ time and money.

Greenhalgh Pickard Solicitors and Accountants employ experienced professionals who are experts in most areas of legal and accounting work . If our Sunshine Coast accountants and solicitors can’t help you, we guarantee that we can refer you to someone we trust, who can. For the benefit or our legal and accounting clients we are constantly improving our legal and accounting services, and developing our extensive network of other professional specialists in wider inter-related fields.

We are doing our part to reduce environmental impact with our paperless firm initiative by using modern technology and ensuring client data and documentation is quicker to access and more secure. Consequently, we are reducing paper waste and encourage clients to correspond using fax and email – also increasing communication speed with everything available at the click of a button.

Understanding our clients’ circumstances allows our solicitors and accountants in Sunshine Coast to develop lifelong relationships with them. We have developed trusting and strong relationships with many of our clients. They engage us as their legal and business advisors and guides. We want to be completely transparent with our services and fees. We take the time to understand your expectations and budget. We calculate the time and cost of each component of your matter so you can see where your money will be spent.



Family Law, as the name suggests is the area of law the which deals with family, domestic or personal relationships and regulations of the breakdown of those relationships. The law is quite broad and applies in a multitude of different ways on an ad-hoc basis. The matters that you might most commonly find associated with the Family Law are as follows:

  • Binding Financial Agreement
  • Consent Orders
  • Family Court Trial
  • Orders Involving Children

A range of professional skills are often needed to manage the resolution of legal matters arising from Family Law matters. Our Firm’s practitioners have a combined 25 years experience practicing in Family Law. This level of experience makes our practitioners well equipped to handle the most challenging of matters.



With offices in Noosa, Brisbane’s North and our head office on the Sunshine Coast, we have a reputation of excellence as one of the best in family law, proven by winning multiple awards. We strive for high customer satisfaction and have highly satisfied customers.

When it comes to divorce, separation, children or any other aspect of family law it is important to choose a highly experienced specialised team. Combined our team has 53 years’ experience dealing in Family Law. We are passionate and committed. We love what we do and practice exclusively in family law. We believe the road you take depends upon the solicitor you see from the outset.

We will provide you with practical advice in plain English, emotional support and answer all your questions to reach an outcome for your family in a cost-efficient timely matter. This will help you move forward to that next chapter of your life.

We understand families, we too have families, and understand your need to protect your family during a separation. When you make that decision, we are here to listen.

Our Head office is based at Buddina is right in the heart of the Sunshine Coast, between Caloundra and Maroochydore.



Going through a separation, considering a divorce or need assistance with a child custody matter? The family law specialists at Bennett Carroll Solicitors are here to help.

Family law matters are a difficult time for everyone involved, especially children, but it is possible to make this difficult time easier for all of you, starting by receiving expert legal advice that empowers you to understand where you stand and the options available to you.

As family law specialists, we recognise that this is a very complex and emotional area of law that must be handled with compassion and care. All of our family law team at Bennett Carroll Solicitors in Brisbane, the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast are legal professionals with real experience who understand your problems and are here to help you.

Our family law solicitors will listen to you, assess your problems, explain the relevant law and outline your options, including family law mediation. We will give you time to think about your options, without any pressure, and help you make an informed decision before proceeding.


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Frequently Asked Questions

What is family law and what does it cover?

Family law covers legal issues that pertain to family relationships, including marriage, divorce, child custody, and property division.

What is a parenting plan and do I need one in Sunshine Coast?

A parenting plan is a document that outlines the arrangements for the care of children after separation. It is not legally required in Sunshine Coast, but it can be helpful in resolving disputes and ensuring that the best interests of the child are met.

Where can I find more information about family law in Sunshine Coast?

You can find more information about family law in Sunshine Coast by visiting the website of the Family Court of Australia or the Federal Circuit Court, or by consulting with a lawyer who specialises in family law.

How is child custody determined in Sunshine Coast?

Child custody is determined in Sunshine Coast based on the best interests of the child. This includes considering the child’s needs, the relationship with each parent, and any other relevant factors.