Testimonials

Jill, 26/04/2017

It would have been tough getting through 2016 without Kuppy and Vanessa! When I first met with Vanessa at MFL my immediate impression was of a sensible, smart, no nonsense and compassionate person who listened. For me this was an epiphany! The previous firm I’d dealt with were the exact opposite and had left me feeling more dismissed, isolated and vulnerable than the behaviour of a controlling spouse. I was something of a wreck and finally someone listened and said ‘I can help you figure this out’. Since that first meeting, Vanessa and Kuppy have been incredible with their skill, experience, professionalism, unflappable calm and compassion. With their help, I’ve navigated my way through a divorce that ended up having to go to court because of the other party’s refusal to be reasonable. Throughout the process they have given me considered opinions and told me what the potential outcomes, risks and costs might be. When the matter had to go to court-appointed mediation in Canberra, Kuppy made arrangements for representation but ensured that the person was just as excellent and understood the situation. That level of consideration and care made all the difference. With their help I was able to calmly reach a fair and equitable financial settlement and move on with my life. I feel so much lighter now that this has been sorted out. Thanks Kuppy, Vanessa and team!

Yvonne, 11/07/2016

“No one should underestimate how stressful, debilitating and emotional it is to go through a divorce, especially when there are children involved. Kuppy Nambiar’s experience and knowledge of family law and the court system was invaluable. She worked tirelessly to not only provide me with her expertise, but also to provide sensible advice in which she delivered with compassion and empathy.
I have no hesitation in recommending Kuppy. I could not have gotten through this difficult experience without her.”

Mary, 01/06/2016

“My future husband and I had ‘been around the block’ and wanted a pre-nup that protected our individual assets. It was perfectly amicable but I was impressed with Vanessa’s conscientiousness and thoroughness in making sure that my interests were protected. I would absolutely recommend her, and, in fact, have just done so!”

Julia, 02/06/2016

“I sought Vanessa’s help with my separation after starting the process with another solicitor. Switching to Vanessa was the best decision I made. Vanessa took care of all the legal aspects for me and did so with compassion and empathy. Her help allowed me to focus on my own well being throughout a difficult stage in my life. Thank you Vanessa.”

David, 03/06/2016

“My experience with Mathews Family Law has been highly professional and supportive. A difficult, sensitive and stressful situation was handled with care and dignity. Diplomacy and strength, balanced with caution and forthrightness allowed for a resolution satisfactory to both parties. The reassurance, professional knowledge and personable approach, together with a willingness to listen to my needs and concerns, gave me a confidence and calmness necessary to proceed. I would highly recommend this family law firm.”

Vic, Sue and Katrina, 03/06/2016

“We would like to thank you very much for your quick, friendly and professional service you provided to us. We only made the appointment with you at short notice, and you were able to accommodate us. In addition, we also needed a very quick turn around on some documents, and again you were able to oblige us, and managed within the same day by working into your evening to deliver all required items. Also, we thought the network you had with other lawyers working in a similar area was fantastic.”

“We really appreciated the excellent service Kuppy and Jeremy provided to us, and the fact that their work was of high quality, and they went about it in such a friendly and professional manner. We would definitely use Mathews Family Law again, and recommend the firm to anyone requiring a lawyer in family law matters.”

Catherine, 03/06/2016

“I was shocked to discover how debilitating the emotional turmoil of separation and divorce can be, and am very glad that I turned to Mathews Family Law to assist me through this period. Kuppy Nambiar provided me with sound, sensible and clear advice, which she delivered with understanding, sensitivity and an acute sense of perspective that was always reassuring. Kuppy’s knowledge and experience were invaluable, and she worked tirelessly to protect my interests in the face of the often aggressive tactics of my former partner. I found Kuppy and the team at Mathews Family Law to be ethical, honest and effective in facilitating a fair resolution of my family law matter, and have no hesitation in recommending them to others.”

Jason, 04/06/2016

“Thanks a lot for great helps from Kuppy and Jeremy with my divorce case. They were really helpful and with attention to small details. They kept contacting with me while I was overseas all the time. They prepared all the documents and got them done before I arrived. They considered my situation and then gave me reasonable and BEST suggestions with their experiences. In addition, they always encouraged me and gave me positive supports that made me recovered from divorce expression quicker. I do appreciated their helps.”

Grant, 04/06/2016

“Vanessa helped me through my financial settlement. She was very understanding of my situation and caring throughout the process. The advice she offered was very useful and easy to understand. Vanessa and her team were very professional and a pleasure to deal with, I would definitely recommend them.”

John, 04/06/2016

“I needed to find a boutique professional firm who could provide commercially astute advice and deal with my matter in a sensitive manner whilst at all time maintaining strict confidentiality. MFL was able to deliver this with the benefit of access to its professional team and Director.”

Louise, 04/06/2016

“I came to MFL when the solicitor I had been using appeared to be reluctant to take action and seemed to be intimidated by my ex-wife’s council. Kuppy Nambiar has recommended and then taken clear steps to sorting out my awkward family and financial situation. I would recommend Kuppy to anyone looking for a competent family lawyer.”

Grant, 05/06/2016

“Kuppy, I have been thoroughly satisfied with my experience with Mathews Family Law (MFL). Kuppy has been a delight to deal with. She is personable and supportive whilst remaining very professional in her approach. My case has been technically complex, and MFL has relied on its networks and experience to work through the issues. I have recommended several friends to MFL and they have been very satisfied with the outcomes achieved. I will continue to recommend MFL over and above any other firm I have dealt with in this area of law.”

Suzanne, 05/06/2016

“Kuppy, thank you again for steering me through these troubled waters. I would be happy to recommend you to any of my friends. Thank you to Jeremy as well for his assistance on what was a very stressful and complicated settlement day.”

William, 06/06/2016

“From the beginning – when I was feeling incredibly apprehensive about the whole process – Vanessa was kind, calm and reassuring. She explained each step as we took it and gave me a professional perspective on what was happening and the potential outcomes. I ended up with a great result ! She made a stressful and emotionally difficult time much easier.”

James, 06/06/2016

“MFL made a really stressful time in my life bearable. Vanessa was professional at all times, listening to my needs and acting on them. She certainly made things happen and kept the ball rolling resulting in an outcome that I was happy with.”

Chris, 06/06/2016

“I would highly recommend working with MFL. During what is easily one of the most stressful events in my life, they continually provided sound, well thought through, ethical advice and demonstrated a willingness to be available when required.”

Fiona, 07/06/2016

“Vanessa, I would like to express a few words of appreciation and gratitude to you and your wonderful colleagues for the outcomes you managed to achieve for our daughter in respect of financial and parental issues regarding her separation from her husband. You had to battle against a obstinate, obstructive and uncaring selfish man who dumped his wife back to his parents when she was unwell and needed him most. It took over two years of constant legal letters and court proceedings until finally he was forced to accept total settlements.”

Max, 07/06/2016

“My family law issues covered custody and international relocation. With issues so sensitive and emotional, I needed a legal representative to advise and guide me through the long legal process. Vanessa Mathews honestly prepared me for all possible outcomes each step of the way, ultimately helping me achieve my goal of relocating with my children to my country of origin. I could not have achieved my objective without Mathews Family Law.”

Matt, 07/06/2016

“At a most harrowing time of life I was able to rely on my lawyer to shoulder the burden of stress with me. Vanessa treated my case as though it were the most significant event in my life. She acted with the urgency that I was feeling to achieve the closure that i needed. She fought for me and to protect me, with true conviction. Thank-you for allowing me the freedom to move on.”

Cassandra, 07/06/2016

“Vanessa Mathews was excellent in providing legal service. Compassionate, thoughtful and empathetic, humanising the difficult legal situation with numerous hurdles, with un-cooperative opposing lawyers, stagnating what should have been a straightforward process, involving both financial and custody settlements. It was a protracted process, yet Vanessa was extremely tenacious in achieving the best positive outcome, ensuring my child and family received a fair settlement. Vanessa has ensured my family has a secure and positive future. I would recommend Vanessa Family Law to anyone needing such a professional and excellent service with a humanistic approach.”

Ian, 08/06/2016

“I found both Vanessa and Kuppy to be sound voices of reason and support when I engaged them to assist me in a pre-marital agreement. What was an emotional and stressful time was alleviated by their calm approach and expertise in family law advice. I have and would highly recommend this law firm to people who need assistance in family law matters.”

Callan, 08/06/2016

“Vanessa, I would like to formally place on record my sincere and heartfelt thanks for all you have done for me during my case. You have given me a great deal of confidence to go forward in this “battle” and I know I could not have done it without your help and caring attitude. Thank you so much for all your efforts on my behalf. You really were a pleasure to work with.”

Emily, 08/06/2016

“Kuppy, I am extremely happy with the way everything has turned out – I have a roof over my head without a mortgage. That is the best scenario that I could have hoped for! The boys and I are very happy here and I will have money to spare on other little luxuries. I would like to thank you so much for all the support, guidance and very valuable work you have completed on my behalf.I had been to see several other lawyers before I came to see you and you were the only one that I felt had my best interests at heart and that I could put my trust in. For that I thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

Graeme, 08/06/2016

“On behalf of my children and I…. I would like to express my gratitude and appreciation to Vanessa and her staff at MFL for been there helping me through the worst 14 months of my life. My family law issues covered property settlement and Vanessa help me achieve the best outcome I could have hopped for. Her professional advice was excellent not to mention her compassion for my situation. I can honestly say that I highly recommend MFL services to anyone that has a sticky situation as I had with a very narrow minded husband, Vanessa truly had her work cut out for her but she came shining through been the professional she is. I would also like to thank Jeremy, Kuppy and Michelle for the support not to mention the great job My barrister Daniel Matta did towards the end….Thank you all!!.. you are a great professional team!”Thank you again for steering me through these troubled waters. I would be happy to recommend you to any of my friends. Thank you to Jeremy as well for his assistance on what was a very stressful and complicated settlement day.”

Kate, 08/06/2016

“I was shocked to discover how debilitating the emotional turmoil of separation and divorce can be, and am very glad that I turned to Mathews Family Law to assist me through this period.  Kuppy Nambiar provided me with sound, sensible and clear advice, which she delivered with understanding, sensitivity and an acute sense of perspective that was always reassuring.  Kuppy’s knowledge and experience were invaluable, and she worked tirelessly to protect my interests in the face of the often aggressive tactics of my former partner. I found Kuppy and the team at Mathews Family Law to be ethical, honest and effective in facilitating a fair resolution of my family law matter, and have no hesitation in recommending them to others.”

Daniel, 09/06/2016

“I would highly recommend working with MFL. During what is easily one of the most stressful events in my life, they continually provided sound, well thought through, ethical advice and demonstrated a willingness to be available when required.”

Kate, 09/06/2016

“MFL made a really stressful time in my life bearable. Vanessa was professional at all times, listening to my needs and acting on them. She certainly made things happen and kept the ball rolling resulting in an outcome that I was happy with.”

Sally, 09/06/2016

“From the beginning – when I was feeling incredibly apprehensive about the whole process – Vanessa was kind, calm and reassuring. She explained each step as we took it and gave me a  professional perspective on what was happening and the potential outcomes. I ended up with a great result ! She made a stressful and emotionally difficult time much easier.”

Andrew, 10/06/2016

“On behalf of my daughter and grandson, I would like to express a few words of appreciation and gratitude to Vanessa and her wonderful colleagues for the outcomes they managed to achieve in respect of financial and parental issues following. Vanessa had to battle against an obstinate, obstructive, uncaring selfish man who dumped his wife back to his parents when she was unwell and needed him most. It took over two years of constant legal letters and court proceedings until finally he was forced to accept total settlements. Once again, my wife and I wish to thank Vanessa very much for her understanding, compassion and the professional excellence she displayed during very complex and difficult legal proceedings that seemed to us would never end.”

Caroline, 10/06/2016

“My family law issues covered custody and international relocation. With issues so sensitive and emotional, I needed a legal representative to advise and guide me through the long legal process. Vanessa Mathews honestly prepared me for all possible outcomes each step of the way, ultimately helping me achieve my goal of relocating with my children to my country of origin. I could not have achieved my objective without Mathews Family Law.”

Rod, 10/06/2016

“I would like to thank Jeremy and the staff at Mathews Family Law for the excellent service they provided. Jeremy was not only happy to help me with advice but kept me informed every step of the way on how things were proceeding. I highly recommend their service.”

Brigid, 11/06/2016

“My experience with Mathews Family Law: At a most harrowing time of life i was able to rely on my lawyer to shoulder the burden of stress with me. Vanessa treated my case as though it were the most significant event in my life. She acted with the urgency that I was feeling to achieve the closure that i needed. She fought for me and to protect me, with true conviction. Thank-you for allowing me the freedom to move on.”

Shannon, 11/06/2016

“My partner dropped a well planned, premeditated property settlement claim on me within about three weeks of a surprise separation. I needed  a smart, astute, switched on lawyer who was sharp and focused to respond to their ridiculous and greedy claim for family assets.  A friend in the legal field recommended I ring a specialist like Kuppy Nambiar at Mathews Family Law(MFL) and it was evident from our first conversation that  they were the people to use and would take a lot of the stress out of what is a very stressful event and period in your life.

At the initial meeting Kuppy reinforced they would work very efficiently and productively for me to obtain the best commercial property settlement outcome.  My ex-partner received much less than they were advised and anticipated and in fact had to pay some settlement. I like to work with punctual  and professional people who are well organised and pay attention to detail operating with honesty and integrity and ensure that the opposition do not get away with incorrect ambit claims and figures. I certainly found what I was looking for and like and even more with a cool, calm  and collected approach in mediation and dealing with the opposing law firm.

I could not have wished for a better or more professional legal representative and I have no hesitation in thoroughly recommending them. I have already  passed MFL details onto friends and family in  similar circumstances.

I was very appreciative of Kuppy’s emotional support. I was impressed with the prompt responses I received, always with clear directions giving me good guidance. I also appreciated their good understanding of clients, especially immigrant clients. The firm also seemed to have a strong connection with great barristers.”

George, 12/06/2016

“I am the CEO of a large International Company and currently I both live and work outside of Australia whilst my family continue to reside within Australia. In late 2012 I contacted Mathews Family Lawyers to handle my divorce proceedings. The process from the initial email to conclusion in receiving the Divorce Certificate was extremely fluid, professionally conducted and confidentially handled. Whilst separation and divorce is in no way a pleasant set of circumstances the professionalism of Mathews Family Lawyers assisted in removing the administrative stress associated with the divorce.”

Nick, 12/06/2016

“MFL consistently provided me with expert advice and guidance through a particularly difficult divorce. Vanessa displayed genuine concern for my welfare and worked hard to ensure that my rights were protected. Things were done in an ethical and professional way and the firm has earned my trust and respect.”

Justin, 13/06/2016

“Thanks a lot for great help from Kuppy and Jeremy with my divorce case. They were really helpful and paid attention to even the small details. They kept contacting with me while I was overseas in China, all the time. They prepared all the documents and got them done before I arrived back in Australia. They considered my situation and then gave me reasonable and BEST suggestions based on their experience. In addition, they always encouraged me and gave me positive support that helped me to recover from the divorce experience quicker. I appreciated their help.”

Nicole, 13/06/2016

“I found Vanessa after talking to 6 other accredited family law firms. Vanessa helped to guide me through all of the issues relating to my family law matter. She helped me save costs by doing some of the work myself. Both Vanessa and Kuppy stayed focused on the desired outcome, and worked hard to achieve that end.”

Wendy, 14/06/2016

“I have been thoroughly satisfied with my experience with Mathews Family Law (MFL). Kuppy has been a delight to deal with. She is personable and supportive whilst remaining very professional in her approach. My case has been technically complex, and MFL has relied on its networks and experience to work through the issues. I have recommended several friends to MFL and they have been very satisfied with the outcomes achieved. I will continue to recommend MFL over and above any other firm I have dealt with in this area of law.”

Hilary, 15/06/2016

“I came to MFL when the solicitor I had been using appeared to be reluctant to take action and seemed to be intimidated by my ex-wife’s counsel. Kuppy Nambiar has recommended and then taken clear steps to sorting out my awkward family and financial situation. I would recommend Kuppy to anyone looking for a competent family lawyer.”

George, 16/06/2016

“Divorce is difficult enough; however, my case was further complicated by the fact that I lived in America. I was lucky to find Vanessa Mathews online: her compassion, intelligence and integrity were a blessing to me. Mathews Family Law attended to my case in a prompt and professional manner. They prioritised my case and worked tirelessly to file an emergency case that was presented before a judge in the Family Law Courts of Melbourne within 3 days. I could not have asked for better representation.”

Bernie, 17/06/2016

“Dear Vanessa, We would like to thank you very much for your quick, friendly and professional service you provided to us. We only made the appointment with you at short notice, and you were able to accommodate us. In addition, we also needed a very quick turn around on some documents, and again you were able to oblige us, and managed within the same day by working into your evening to deliver all required items. Also, we thought the network you had with other lawyers working in a similar area was fantastic. We really appreciated the excellent service you and Jeremy provided to us, and the fact that your work was of high quality, and you went about it in such a friendly and professional manner.”

Malcolm, 17/06/2016

“Vanessa Mathews’ guidance and support was invaluable to me. I know Mathews Family Law to be prompt, professional and responsive. Vanessa Mathews eased me through a difficult period with her honest and realistic approach. I recommend Mathews Family Law as a firm to be relied on to reach a favourable outcome with professionalism and grace.”

Tim, 18/06/2016

“Vanessa Mathews and her team provide a level of care, commitment and expert advice that was one of the few areas of stability when my family life collapsed around me. Most people I know are cynical about calling in the lawyers, but, over more than eight years of family crisis, Vanessa has provided a reference point of continuity and care. I would recommend Vanessa without hesitation.”

Jennifer, 18/06/2016

“The care, thoughtfulness, sensitivity and commonsense approach Vanessa Mathews brought to my family law matter provided a resolution to a long-standing issue that had reached an impasse. I will always be grateful to Vanessa who came through when others had made grand promises that never materialised. I know she is to be totally trusted and tells it like it is, not just what you want to hear at the time. Most of all she has been the one to provide the outcome that will allow us to move forward with life after divorce, and for this I cannot recommend her highly enough.”

Amanda, 18/06/2016

“I know it sounds unusual, but it has been such a pleasure dealing with Vanessa Mathews and the entire team at Mathews Family Law during this indescribably stressful time in my life. I found that Vanessa was able to represent me with both strength & professionalism whilst also taking into account my, at times, fragile state of mind. Her respect & compassion made me feel supported and safe during a process that I really knew very little about. I would have no hesitation in recommending Matthews Family Law to anyone in need of family law assistance.”

Jacqueline, 18/06/2016

“Vanessa helped me through my financial settlement. She was very understanding of my situation and caring throughout the process. The advice she offered was very useful and easy to understand. Vanessa and her team were very professional and a pleasure to deal with, I would definitely recommend them.”

Tracey, 18/06/2016

“I needed to find a boutique professional firm who could provide commercially astute advice, deal with my matter in a sensitive manner whilst at all time maintaining strict confidentiality. MFL was able to deliver this with the benefit of access to its professional team and Director.”