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Why Choose East Coast Law Family Law

At East Coast Law Family Law (Incorporating Flintoff's Family Law), Our family lawyers in Newcastle, Port Macquarie, Maitland & the Central Coast take pride in being part of an approachable law practice. Our solicitors will listen and give you the advice you need to help solve your problem. Our firm employs experienced legal support staff to ensure that all work is carried out smoothly.

Whether you need help with divorce, property settlements, a will dispute or a children’s matter; we prefer to resolve all family law matters outside of Court wherever possible – to minimise the expense and stress involved for you. However, where necessary your East Coast Law lawyer is ready to take on the challenge of presenting your best possible case in Court.

  • Domestic and Family Violence: How to get support in domestic violence relationships

    Domestic and Family Violence: How to get support in domestic violence relationships

    Whether it is you, a friend or a relative at risk, it is important to know that there is help available.

    This ebook will help answer some of the common issues surrounding domestic and family violence including:

    • What is domestic violence?
    • What are the signs of a controlling relationship?
    • Where can you get support?
  • Care and Protection: Know Your Rights and Where to Get Support

    Care and Protection: Know Your Rights and Where to Get Support

    Download this guide to find out information on child care and protection services: 


    Answer questions such as:

    • What is child care and protection?
    • When can a child be taken from their parents?
    • What are your rights as a parent? 
  • Property settlement;  Know your rights when dividing property assets

    Property settlement; Know your rights when dividing property assets

    Helping you navigate the waters of a property settlement with your former partner


    Find out these answers and more:

    • How soon you can get divorced
    • When you can begin property settlement
    • How to get a fair outcome
  • Separation and Divorce: Putting your Children First

    Separation and Divorce: Putting your Children First

    Going separation or divorce with children and like some practical advice on how to work towards the best outcome?


    Inside we'll look into and give tips on all stages of a separation:

    • The initial decision to separate
    • Moving out, and on
    • Settling into a new family life
    • When it all gets too much



Your Specialist Family Lawyers & Divorce Solicitors

Offices in Newcastle, the Central Coast, the Hunter Valley & Mid North Coast of NSW

Port Macquarie

02 6583 7949

Galleria Building,
Suite 3, 128 William St,
Port Macquarie NSW 2444

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02 4920 6511

Level 1/5, Brunker Road Broadmeadow,,
Newcastle NSW 2292
By appointment only

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02 4934 1679

38 Elgin St,
Maitland NSW 2320

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02 4397 1788

229 Main Rd,
Toukley NSW 2263
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02 4958 5363

3 Aluminium Close,
Edgeworth NSW 2285

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Property & Parenting

Parenting issues can cause distress and heartache to parents and their children. It is important to recognise and respond to parenting problems as soon as possible. Mediation is now compulsory in parenting matters. Although mediation is not compulsory in property disputes, it should be considered before Court action is commenced.

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Divorce Law

Most people are aware they must be separated for a minimum period of twelve months before they may file an application for divorce. Many people do not realise that an application for divorce is simply just that. Issues regarding property and parenting are separate to an application for divorce.

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Custody & Protection

Sometimes, when parents are unable to provide adequate care and protection for children, the Department of Family and Community Services may need to intervene. If this happens to you, you will be involved in proceedings before the Children’s Court. Care proceedings are very complex and it is important you obtain proper legal representation.

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Buying and selling property or a business can be complex not to mention stressful. Buying a house can be the biggest transaction you have handled. A contract of sale and a mortgage document are lengthy and complex, usually written in legal language that is hard to understand.

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Wills & Estates

You, like most people, want peace of mind and certainty about what happens to their assets in the event of your death. Having a well drafted will has become even more important in our changing society and blended families.

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Mediation has many benefits. The process puts the control of dispute resolution in your hands rather than leaving it up to a Judge to decide. Mediation is usually significantly cheaper and quicker than going to Court.

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Adoption Law

Adoption is the legal process whereby a child is legally recognised as a member of a family, and the adoptive parents take on all rights and responsibility for the adopted child.

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Child Support

Separated parents often argue about the level of financial support the non-residential parent is to contribute towards the living expenses and well-being of the children of the relationship.

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Binding Financial Agreements

The words Binding Financial Agreement (“BFA”) refer to a variety of different Financial Agreements referred to in the Family Law Act, 1975. A BFA is an agreement between married, soon to be married, defactos of the opposite or same sex.

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Legal Aid

We offer some of our legal services to clients on the basis of a grant of legal aid. Legal Aid NSW determines applications for aid on a merit and means test basis.

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