Family & De Facto Law

In society today, almost everyone has a friend, workmate or relative who has been or is going through a separation or divorce.  Unfortunately, this often leads to misconceptions about rights, entitlements and likely outcomes.

At Quinn & Scattini we have an experienced Family Law Team, including Accredited Family Law Specialists, and this experience is available at any of our offices to help you


Family & De Facto Law Team







What is Family Law?

The term includes a range of issues relating to relationships, parenting issues and financial matters. The major areas are:-

  • De facto and same sex relationships
  • Marriage and divorce
  • Property settlements
  • Parenting issues
  • Child support
  • Financial agreements, before, during and after a marriage or de facto relationship
  • Spouse maintenance
  • Surrogacy
  • Mediation

Our goal is to get you an acceptable result without having to go to court. Parties can reach an agreement themselves, and just ask us to formalise the arrangements.

Family Law Mediation

Mediation using the help of a trained mediator can be an effective way of reaching agreement, and since the Family Law Courts usually require parties to try mediation before using the courts, it makes sense to try mediation sooner rather than later.

Family lawyers spend much of their time negotiating to achieve outcomes, and our team is skilled in this. We pride ourselves on our ability to settle matters, but if all else fails, court becomes the only option.

Family Law Court

If the court is used, most matters are resolved before they get to a final hearing - our efforts to settle don't stop just because you are in the court system. If you are unlucky enough to need a court decision, we will dedicate our skills and experience to getting the right result for you.

For many people, funding a law case is a real problem, and we may be able to assist you. We are happy to discuss payment options with you that are suited to your situation.

If you come to us for help, you will be talking to a lawyer to whom you are not just a file number, but a real person, and a person going through a difficult and stressful episode in their life. We will give you expert advice, and not just tell you what you want to hear. Our lawyers will talk to you in a language you can understand, not just in legal jargon.

Initial Consultation

Attending an initial consultation, at any of our seven offices, is the essential first step.

The initial consultation provides you with an opportunity to meet your dedicated lawyer, discuss issues, identify your options, map solutions and provide an estimate of costs. Lasting up to one hour, our initial consultations provide the perfect opportunity to have a no obligation, confidential discussion about your family law matter. In addition, the time spent provides you with an opportunity to assess whether our lawyer is the right one for you during this important and often stressful transition in your life.

Costs for an initial consultation is fixed at $297, including GST.

Payment options

We understand that the urgent, and often unavoidable, nature of family law matters may leave you financially blindsided. 

If eligible, we may be able to represent you on a “deferred fee basis”. This arrangement means your legal fees can be paid at pre-determined intervals for example, following the sale of a property or at the conclusion of your matter. Our expert lawyers will keep you up-to-date with costs, allowing you to stay in control of spend.

To determine your eligibility, call Quinn & Scattini Lawyers on 1800 999 529, or alternatively submit an online enquiry below. This aspect can also be discussed during an initial consultation.

Please note, we do not offer “no win no fee” arrangements for family law matters.

Legal Aid

Quinn & Scattini Lawyers are preferred suppliers of Legal Aid for criminal law matters only. If you require detailed information on the Legal Aid process, eligibility requirements or would like to make an application, visit Legal Aid Queensland ’s website or access the Factsheet “Can I get Legal Aid ”.

Why choose us

If you come to us for help, you will be talking to a lawyer to whom you are not just a file number, but a real person, and a person going through a difficult and stressful episode in their life. We will give you expert advice, and not just tell you what you want to hear. Our lawyers will talk to you in a language you can understand, not just in legal jargon.



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