Family Law


Whether you are entering into a marriage, removing yourself from a toxic relationship or dealing with the ongoing management of a separation or divorce, it is crucial to choose lawyers who have a genuine interest in your wellbeing and will work to get the best result for you and your family.

Led by Partner and Accredited Specialist in Family Law, Annette Brewer, our Family Law team is experienced in all facets of family law. From assisting you in reaching an agreement about your children, child support, or property, (and formalising that agreement), to representing you in contested court hearings – we have worked with clients in Bendigo for nearly three decades to help them navigate their family situations.

Our Family Law team helps people of all ages and situations – providing clear, practical and honest advice that draws on extensive legal expertise, and years of experience managing situations involving the most complex and sensitive family disputes.

Recognised for our commitment to understanding the unique issues in your case and achieving quick resolutions, we provide realistic advice and options specific to your situation.

We are used to dealing with situations that can involve the police, intervention orders, child protection, and family law matters and are able to navigate the competing issues and assist you to do likewise.

We also have considerable experience advising clients who are dealing with family violence issues and will provide you with support and assistance.

We are skilled in negotiation, mediation and litigation, and help ensure our client’s rights are upheld.

In line with HQ Law’s overarching value set, our Family Law team is committed to doing the right thing by our clients.

By choosing our Family Law team, you will be supported, understood, and on a new path for your family as soon as possible.


  • Binding Child Support Agreements
  • Binding Financial Agreements (also known as Pre-Nuptial/ Pre-marital Agreements, Cohabitation Agreements, Financial Agreements and Separation Agreements)
  • Child name changes
  • Child passport applications
  • Child relocation applications
  • Child support (incl. maintenance for children over 18)
  • De facto property matters
  • Domestic violence and Intervention Orders
  • Parenting arrangements including parenting agreements and consent orders
  • Paternity disputes
  • Property settlements
  • Separation and divorce
  • Spousal maintenance

Key contacts

Meet our Family Law team

Partner (Accredited Specialist, Family Law)

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