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Do you feel overwhelmed and uncertain about the future? Since 2010, our law firm has been helping people through the challenging landscape of family law - with compassion, dedication and transparent prices.

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About Us

We're a boutique law firm based in Sydney. Founded by Melanie and Jeffrey Tonazzi in 2010, it's our mission to provide outstanding family legal services with a personal approach. You can expect attention, care, compassion and the best advice for your specific needs. Our office is in Macquarie Park, but we offer phone and video consultations too.

What our clients say

"Melanie, thanks again for yesterday. It was easily the best outcome I could have expected. Even today I'm so relaxed knowing there is a next step. While draining, it wasn't stressful, and I owe that to you. Once again I want to say thanks because it's good to have the reminder that it's under control and I'm in safe hands."

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What areas of family law does Sydney Law Group specialise in?

At Sydney Law Group, we cover a comprehensive range of family law areas, including but not limited to divorce proceedings, child custody and support, property settlements, spousal maintenance, and binding financial agreements (pre-nuptial agreements).

How do I get a divorce in Sydney?

To initiate a divorce in Sydney, you must first ensure you meet certain criteria, including being separated for at least 12 months. It's best to consult with one of our experienced family lawyers at Sydney Law Group to guide you through the application process and ensure all legal requirements are met.

How long does the divorce process usually take?

The length of the divorce process can vary based on individual circumstances. However, after filing, there's a minimum mandatory waiting period of one month and one day in Australia before a divorce is granted.

How is child custody determined?

Child custody is determined based on the best interests of the child. Factors considered include the child's relationship with each parent, the ability of each parent to provide for the child, and the child's wishes, among others. Sydney Law Group can assist in negotiating custody arrangements and, if necessary, represent you in court.

How are assets divided in a divorce?

In Australia, the division of assets during a divorce is based on contributions made by each party and future needs. It's not always a 50/50 split. It can be complex, considering both financial and non-financial contributions, which is why it's beneficial to seek our expert advice.

What is spousal maintenance?

Spousal maintenance is financial support given by one party to their former spouse after separation or divorce. Whether spousal maintenance is granted depends on a party's need and the other party's capacity to pay.

Can we avoid going to court?

Yes, many family disputes can be resolved through alternative dispute resolution methods like mediation or collaborative law. At Sydney Law Group, we always aim to help our clients reach amicable solutions without resorting to court, but we're fully prepared to represent you in court if necessary.

Do you offer a free initial consultation?

At Sydney Law Group, we understand the importance of finding the right legal representation. We offer a 15-minute free initial conversation to discuss your needs and provide initial guidance.

What are your fees?

Our fees vary based on the complexity of the case and the services required. At Sydney Law Group, we prioritise transparency and will provide a clear fee structure during our initial consultation.

Why choose Sydney Law Group?

With years of experience in family law, our team is committed to providing bespoke, compassionate, and effective legal solutions. We understand the intricacies of family matters and are dedicated to guiding you every step of the way.