Family Lawyers in Melbourne

Prior Law can assist you with all your family law needs.


  • Separation – it often helps to get legal advice before a separation to understand your options. During the process, we can guide you through the process of asset division, custody and child support decisions, as well as negotiations over property.
  • Disputes over assets and property –If you feel a proposed property division is unfair, we can help you negotiate with your partner and represent you in the Family Law Courts if necessary.
  • Disputes over children – We can assist you and your partner in finding a co-operative parenting solution through mediation and dispute resolution. If a result is not possible by this method, we can represent you in the Family Law Courts.
  • Financial agreements – If you’re concerned about your assets, protect them with a financial agreement. Financial agreements can be entered into before, during or after a relationship or marriage. Sometimes known as pre-nuptial agreements, Prior Law will ensure that your financial agreement is completed under the strict legal requirements, which will stand up in courts when needed.
  • De facto law – De facto relationships have the same legal rights as married couples in terms of property distribution and child custody. We can help you reach a settlement in the event of relationship breakdown.
  • Divorce – We’ll help you file the papers, divide assets and decide on matters of child custody, handling your case with sensitivity at what can be an extremely stressful time.
  • Spousal maintenance – Applications for spousal maintenance can be complicated, and will often need to be considered as part of an overall settlement of property matters. Our family lawyers can help you navigate your way through the process.
  • Intervention orders – As these involve a court hearing, it’s recommended that legal advice is sought first, especially if there are children involved and you think the defendant will oppose the order. We have the expertise and knowledge to give you the best advice.


The Family Law team at Prior Law is overseen by Stephen Prior, Partner:

Stephen Prior 
Madeline Prior

If you would like to discuss your Family Law matter please be in contact for a free half an hour first appointment.

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    219 McKinnon Road, McKinnon VIC 3204
    701 Centre Road, East Bentleigh VIC 3165
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    PO Box 219, Bentleigh VIC 3204
    DX 37504, Bentleigh VIC
    Phone. 03 9557 6831
    Fax. 03 9557 9090