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FAMILY LAW

YOUR PARTNER IN FAMILY LAW 

Family law disputes can be overwhelming and highly emotional. It is often a time of confusion, vulnerability and frustration. At this time you need the right advice to navigate the legal issues as well as insight into the emotional journey that has begun.

At Small Myers Hughes Lawyers, we not only specialise in guiding and advising you through what is complex law but we also take the time to understand your personal circumstances so we can work together to create a strategy aimed to bring about the best solution for you and your family.

Sometimes despite best intentions an amicable outcome is unavailable and if in these times negotiations cannot be made, then you can be assured we will fight to achieve a favourable outcome.

Principal and Accredited Family Law Specialist, Michael Small, leads our team of proactive and dedicated family lawyers who have assisted numerous clients with their family and relationship matters. Further recognition of our team’s expert skills includes Principal, Craig Nicol’s co-authorship of national reference work, “The Family Law Book”, which provides advice and legal analysis to other family lawyers.

Due to the multi-disciplinary structure of our firm, we offer advice and solutions on a range of issues that are often overlooked by other family lawyers or are simply outside their area of expertise. Michael Small is a Chartered Tax Advisor who together with our tax team, led by Principal and Accredited Taxation Law Specialist David Hughes, provides taxation support for our family law clients ensuring a thorough and comprehensive outcome addressing family law, corporate and taxation issues.

Family Law Team

OUR SPECIALTY

 

We are an innovative and energetic team and some of us, including Principal, Michael Small, have our own personal experiences in this area. Our proactive and hands on approach enables us to recognise and assess the priority of your needs and objectives and agree upon an appropriate strategy, so together we can achieve positive outcomes.

To ensure you are receiving the most comprehensive solutions, servicing all aspects of your family law matter, our family law team work collectively with our tax law team to provide effective tax solutions into your overall family law strategy.

  • Pre-Separation Legal Advice and Strategy
  • Tax Effective Divorce
  • Pre-Nuptial and Financial Agreements
  • Family Dispute Resolution
  • Recovery of Abducted Children
  • Tax and Stamp Duty
  • Stucturing of Property Divisions
  • Superannuation
  • Child Maintenance Trusts

OUR SPECIALTY

 

We are an innovative and energetic team and some of us, including Principal, Michael Small, have our own personal experiences in this area. Our proactive and hands on approach enables us to recognise and assess the priority of your needs and objectives and agree upon an appropriate strategy, so together we can achieve positive outcomes.

To ensure you are receiving the most comprehensive solutions, servicing all aspects of your family law matter, our family law team work collectively with our tax law team to provide effective tax solutions into your overall family law strategy.

  • Pre-Separation Legal Advice and Strategy
  • Tax Effective Divorce
  • Pre-Nuptial and Financial Agreements
  • Family Dispute Resolution
  • Recovery of Abducted Children
  • Tax and Stamp Duty
  • Stucturing of Property Divisions
  • Superannuation
  • Child Maintenance Trusts

OUR SPECIALTY

 

We are an innovative and energetic team and some of us, including Principal, Michael Small, have our own personal experiences in this area. Our proactive and hands on approach enables us to recognise and assess the priority of your needs and objectives and agree upon an appropriate strategy, so together we can achieve positive outcomes.

To ensure you are receiving the most comprehensive solutions, servicing all aspects of your family law matter, our family law team work collectively with our tax law team to provide effective tax solutions into your overall family law strategy.

  • Pre-Separation Legal Advice and Strategy
  • Tax Effective Divorce
  • Pre-Nuptial and Financial Agreements
  • Family Dispute Resolution
  • Recovery of Abducted Children
  • Tax and Stamp Duty
  • Stucturing of Property Divisions
  • Superannuation
  • Child Maintenance Trusts
Asha Egan

 

 MEET THE TEAM

 

   Department Directors                 Michael Small

                                                         Craig Nicol

   Senior Associate                         Asha Egan

   Solicitor                                        Emily Child

 

 

 MEET THE TEAM

 

             Department Directors               Michael Small

                                                                 Craig Nicol

             Senior Associate                       Asha Egan

             Solicitor                                      Emily Child

 

Asha Egan

 

 MEET THE TEAM

Department Directors

 Michael Small

 Craig Nicol

Senior Associate

Asha Egan

Solicitor

Emily Child

 

Asha Egan

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How Can We Help You?

 Email or Call Us Today To Set Up An Appointment

 

+61 7 5552 6666

 

How Can We Help You?

 Email or Call Us Today To Set Up An Appointment

 

+61 7 5552 6666

 

How Can We Help You?

 Email or Call Us Today To Set Up An Appointment

 

+61 7 5552 6666

 

Testimonials

Take a look at what our clients say

Dr Jacqueline Kerr

"Michael is the consummate professional and he has the ability of getting straight to the issue, no matter how complex. He achieves timely results and has an in depth knowledge of the law which extends well beyond family law. Michael is compassionate and always has time to talk through an issue even when he is overseas or away on holidays he will respond to his clients. I can not recommend him highly enough to anyone who needs a man of probity who knows his law and puts his client first."

Annette Kontoleon

"I was facing the prospect of losing everything I had worked so hard for which was awful, I was at breaking point. Mitchell not only was a very good lawyer negotiating my financial security, he was also helpful, compassionate and caring. I felt like a human being and not just a number."

Peter, Civil Designer

"The service I received from SMH was great. Michael and Jessica were very professional and were always quick to get back to me and let me know what was happening with my matter."

Melissa Paul - Director, Strata Sphere

"I have worked with Jared Maher on various matters over the past few years. I have found SMH to be extremely efficient in all the dealings we have had with them. Jared’s experience in BSA and building defects issues is excellent and we have found the issues resolved in a timely manner. I have no hesitation in recommending this firm to any prospective clients."

Robert, Property Developer

"Col has been my go to lawyer for more than 20 years. He and his team have looked after many property developments for me over the years and they always do a great job helping me get through each development. I like that I can call any member of the team and get the legal advice I need at the time. I guess you could say that our relationship is more like a partnership than client and solicitor. "

Jan - Chairperson (San Delles)

"The advice and assistance that our Body Corporate has received from SMH Lawyers has been invaluable. Our Body Corporate has engaged them to assist us with formulating our onsite building managers schedule of duties, updates to our By-laws and they ensured the Body Corporates best interests were of utmost importance with three Deed of Assignments finalised over the past 10 years. I highly recommend SMH Lawyers and in particular Jarad Maher and Ben Ashworth. "

Michael Groves - Director, AM Strata

"As a Body Corporate Manager Company we work closely from time to time with Solicitors on wide and varied matters, so finding a company with efficient and knowledgeable staff is vital to our business. To that end we have used the services of Small Myers Hughes on many occasions, in particular with matters associated with property and body corporate legislation. We have always found their advice to be very sound and comprehensive, carried out in an efficient and timely manner and most importantly at reasonable rates. The staff that we have dealt with over the years always extend a courteous manner and tend to go beyond the brief, offering additional support if required. Based upon this experience that we have enjoyed we will continue to utilise the services of Small Myers Hughes into the future. We unreservedly recommend their services. "