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Slide No matter what changes your family is facing, we’re here to provide the right advice. No matter what changes your family is facing, we provide the right advice.
Slide Quality representation in all aspects of family law, providing innovative and practical solutions. Quality family law representation with innovative & practical solutions.

Slide Helping you understand your rights and entitlements
is key to achieving optimal outcomes.
Highly awarded experts, our success is
supported by great client referrals
Slide Valuable advice with a focus on solution-driven mediation, giving you control of the outcome.
Gain control through valuable advice
focusing on solution-driven mediation

Slide Helping families facilitate outcomes in the best interests of the child – that’s the heart of our practice. Helping families facilitate outcomes in the best interests of the child
Slide Specialised , professional advice across all types
of asset protection.
Specialised, professional instruction
across all types of asset protection

Mathews Family Law

Specialist Family Lawyers & Mediators

Practising exclusively in family law, our family law specialists have extensive experience, heartfelt testimonials and multiple awards that recognise our service.

No matter how complex the issues, our highly skilled team of lawyers possess the expertise to help you successfully and calmly navigate some of life’s biggest challenges.

Our success comes from a balance of expertise, up-to-date knowledge, clear and simple communication, attention to detail and, importantly, compassion.

With offices in Melbourne and Byron Bay, and a proven capacity to provide remote service delivery, we work with clients across Australia and internationally.

Transparency & Trust

We're In Your Corner

We understand every client has unique needs, and there’s no ‘one size fits all’ in family law.
We offer a highly personalised experience – our family lawyers make themselves accessible to clients, provide prompt responses and updates, and offer transparency in fee management so you’re never left wondering or worrying.

Our flexibility allows us to work with each client in the manner that best suits their needs, be it as a simple sounding board on an issue of concern, or a leading role in managing their litigation.

This two-way relationship begins with a free no-obligation telephone consultation or an in-depth conference with one of our lawyers, where we’ll provide you with our initial insights about your situation and discuss your options, and you can experience what it’s like to work with us.
Our online calculators, resource hub and vlog provide you with easy access to useful family law information.

Expert Advice

Decades Of Experience

As the name suggests, at Mathews Family Law & Mediation Specialists our approach is specialised, conciliatory and settlement-focused.
We aim to deliver the best outcome for you as efficiently as possible, whether you require advice about separation, divorce, parenting or property settlement.
Our team’s client-centric approach means our recommendations will always be realistic and take into account commercial considerations, even when this may be challenging to hear.
At every stage of the process, we will support you to understand the reasons for our advice and review your options with you, providing certainty and peace of mind.

Where to Start

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Resource Hub

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Support, Asset Divison & More

Everything You Need To Know

Your Questions  Answered

Where to Start

Lets Talk

Calculators

Numbers Tool

Resource Hub

Articles

Your Rights

Video/Vlog

Where to Start

Lets Talk

Calculators

Numbers Tool

Resource Hub

Articles

Your Rights

Video/Vlog

Resource Hub Top Reads

Vanessa Mathews
Managing Director FDRP and Mediator
BCOMM BSW LLB

Accredited Family Law Specialist, FDRP,
Mediator and Parenting Coordinator

Vanessa Mathews is the founder and managing director of Mathews Family Law & Mediation Specialists, and has the rare combination of social work qualifications and experience, combined with nearly 20 years’ experience as a lawyer and mediator; it makes her approach to resolving legal relationship issues both sensible and sensitive.

She is a fully accredited family law specialist, mediator, family dispute resolution practitioner and parenting coordinator with a commerce degree – adding a financially astute aspect to her practice.

Vanessa has extensive experience in complex issues that arise from relationship breakdown, and works in partnership with her clients,
who regularly describe her as empathetic

Vanessa is an active member of the family law profession and
a member of the:

  •  Law Institute of Victoria, Family Law Section
  •  Law Council of Australia, Family Law Section
  •  Resolution Institute
  •  Australian Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators
  • National Mediation Accreditation System
  •  Relationships Australia Family Lawyers Panel
  • Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers
  •  Relationships Australia / Federal Circuit Court ‘Access Resolve’ Mediation Service
  • Relationships Australia ‘Property Mediation’ Service

Vanessa and Mathews Family Law & Mediation Specialists
are regularly recognised as a ‘Leading Victorian Family
Lawyer’, ‘Recommended Family Law Mediator’ and a
‘Leading Victorian Family Law Firm’ by Doyle’s Guide to
the Australian Legal Profession.

Get Started With Vanessa

Book A Free Consult

Vanessa Mathews
Managing Director FDRP and Mediator
BCOMM BSW LLB

Accredited Family Law Specialist, FDRP,
Mediator and Parenting Coordinator

Vanessa Mathews is the founder and managing director of Mathews Family Law & Mediation Specialists, and has the rare combination of social work qualifications and experience, combined with nearly 20 years’ experience as a lawyer and mediator; it makes her approach to resolving legal relationship issues both sensible and sensitive.

She is a fully accredited family law specialist, mediator, family dispute resolution practitioner and parenting coordinator with a commerce degree – adding a financially astute aspect to her practice.

Vanessa has extensive experience in complex issues that arise from relationship breakdown, and works in partnership with her clients,
who regularly describe her as empathetic

Vanessa is an active member of the family law profession and
a member of the:

  •  Law Institute of Victoria, Family Law Section
  •  Law Council of Australia, Family Law Section
  •  Resolution Institute
  •  Australian Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators
  • National Mediation Accreditation System
  •  Relationships Australia Family Lawyers Panel
  • Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers
  •  Relationships Australia / Federal Circuit Court ‘Access Resolve’ Mediation Service
  • Relationships Australia ‘Property Mediation’ Service

Vanessa and Mathews Family Law & Mediation Specialists
are regularly recognised as a ‘Leading Victorian Family
Lawyer’, ‘Recommended Family Law Mediator’ and a
‘Leading Victorian Family Law Firm’ by Doyle’s Guide to
the Australian Legal Profession.

Get Started With Vanessa

Book A Free Consult