Family Lawyers in Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne

Farrar Gesini Dunn is your Sydney Family Lawyer: We’re not like the others

We’re lawyers, but we do things differently. We are a family law firm of experienced lawyers with offices in Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne. We give our clients the best advice and guidance going. We deal with divorce and all other family matters whether using the Family Court or Collaborative Law. We also specialise in wills, will disputes, estate planning, litigation and superannuation. Call us today to find out how we can help you.


Stand Up Initial Meeting

FGD offers an initial short, no charge and obligation free meeting.

This gives you the opportunity to:

  • Meet with a lawyer and decide if they are a good fit for you and your matter

  • Ask about any specific questions you may have

  • Have a brief, frank discussion about your options

While you can actually sit down, the idea of the meeting is not to obtain detailed legal advice, but more to introduce you to a solicitor and help you work out the best way forward.

Free Meeting

Our Practice Areas

  • Family Law

  • Divorce

  • Separation

  • Pre-Nuptial Agreements

  • Post-Nuptial Agreements

  • Collaboration

  • Property Settlement

  • Parenting Disputes

  • Child Support

  • Superannuation

  • Wills

  • Estate Disputes


“Please accept my sincere thanks for your professional handling of my recent family law matter. You provided a very focused, ethical and decisive service. I am happy with the Orders we achieved, they allow for children to have both parents in their lives with the least disruption to their school lives. It is a win for them! I am stronger person for having completed the process I believed in. Thank you for helping me achieve this.”

“I cannot recommend Nora Michael highly enough.  Not only is Nora an absolutely brilliant lawyer, she is also compassionate, reassuring and cost conscious.  Every step of the way, Nora would explain strategies to me so that I understood the steps being taken and I never felt left in the dark or unaware of the process.  Despite her extremely busy schedule, Nora is always available for her clients and responds to queries incredibly quickly.  Nora is also supported by a wonderful team of lawyers and support staff who always go out of their way to assist in whatever way they can.

FGD is a great firm and Nora is definitely the Lawyer you want representing you in any Family Law matter!”


“Tim Morton helped us achieve a great outcome with the help of Nora Michael, Declan Williams & Ying Tan…we received a perfect outcome… The team helped incredibly by coming in on weekends, creating draft documents and generally liaising with us and following up. This was all done at a very fair price and we are grateful. we would not hesitate to refer others and will use FGD again should the need arise. Tim, Nora, Declan & Ying are all assets to your incredible team”


“Thanks Sarah Keenan for everything you have achieved for me, especially, of course, today which was truly stunning given the catastrophes that filled my mind… You and … made a brilliant and powerful team. I am deeply impressed with … and wish to thank you for securing his services. Please let him know that I am forever grateful for his total professionalism and authoritative personal manner. A remarkable result. FGD is an extraordinarily talented company.”

“The team, Frank, Millie etc were kind, gentle and humane. They treated me with respect and care the whole way through my family court case. I owe them so much. I feel like they are part of the family rather than my lawyers. Can’t say how much we appreciate everything you have done for us!”

Why choose Farrar Gesini Dunn as your Sydney Family Lawyer?

We offer you the choice of how you are charged. We break the traditional mould by offering you more than just time based billing.

We believe in Collaboration because we’ve seen it work for families time and time again. By engaging in Collaborative Law, you can control the outcome of your family law matter and avoid Family Court.

FGD was one of the first firms in Australia to specialise in family law. We have now branched out into other areas of relationship law including wills and estate planning, which is enhanced by our family law expertise. We can provide you with skilled advice in the gamut of relationship matters.

We recognise that you are a person, and not a legal matter. We listen to what you want and provide advice that is tailored to your needs given your particular circumstances. Our lawyers focus on the outcome that is best for you in every scenario.

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