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Why Us – Expertise and Experience

Our Credentials

Mathews Family Law & Mediation Specialists have a reputation  for expertise and experience in divorce, family law and mediation service delivery.

Our specialist family lawyers are widely recognised experts in their field. In addition to our many accreditations and awards, our mediation services have a strong reputation across the industry.

Best Possible Outcomes

We’re passionate about helping clients achieve their best possible outcome – promptly, cost-effectively and, if appropriate, without resorting to court proceedings that can prolong matters.

By working closely with you, we take your changing needs and goals into account and will step you through your options at each stage of the process.

The many testimonials provided by clients attest to our expertise, dedication and results achieved.

Tailored Family Law Advice

Family law is the singular focus of our practice. Our specialist lawyers are uniquely qualified to handle every aspect of your family law case, including parenting, property, financial agreements, child support and third-party disputes.

Whether your matter requires preliminary advice, negotiation, mediation, document preparation or litigation, you can confidently expect the best possible service and advice.

Superior Specialist Mediation

Mathews Family Law & Mediation Specialists is  one of the few firms in Melbourne and the Byron Bay area offering a full suite of pre-court and during-court mediation services to our clients, including family dispute resolution, mediation and parenting coordination. We pride ourselves on providing priority access and strong outcomes at the earliest opportunity

Our Credentials

Mathews Family Law & Mediation Specialists have a reputation  for expertise and experience in divorce, family law and mediation service delivery.

Our specialist family lawyers are widely recognised experts in their field. In addition to our many accreditations and awards, our mediation services have a strong reputation across the industry.

Best Possible Outcomes

We’re passionate about helping clients achieve their best possible outcome – promptly, cost-effectively and, if appropriate, without resorting to court proceedings that can prolong matters.

By working closely with you, we take your changing needs and goals into account and will step you through your options at each stage of the process. 

The many testimonials provided by clients attest to our expertise, dedication and results achieved.

Tailored Family Law Advice

Family law is the singular focus of our practice. Our specialist lawyers are uniquely qualified to handle every aspect of your family law case, including parenting, property, financial agreements, child support and third-party disputes. 

Whether your matter requires preliminary advice, negotiation, mediation, document preparation or litigation, you can confidently expect the best possible service and advice.

Superior Specialist Mediation

Mathews Family Law & Mediation Specialists is  one of the few firms in Melbourne and the Byron Bay area offering a full suite of pre-court and during-court mediation services to our clients, including family dispute resolution, mediation and parenting coordination. We pride ourselves on providing priority access and strong outcomes at the earliest opportunity

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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.

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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