Leading Specialist Family Law Firm

Solution Focused Legal Advice for Families & Individuals Going Through Change.

Change is Inevitable...

How you deal with that change is what truly impacts your life.

At ATW Family Law, we help individuals and families going through change to navigate the often-complex process of dealing with the legal system.

We do this by providing solution focused advice to assist our clients in arriving at outcomes which meet their needs and circumstances.

As no doubt many of you are experiencing changes to your work arrangements, we are also making some changes to how we work to keep everyone safe in the current environment.

Covid-19 Update

As COVID-19 restrictions ease, various members of our team are working in the office, at home, and in a combination of both. To ensure the safest office environment for you we provide hand sanitisers, face masks and undertake regular cleaning of the office.

We are happy to meet with you in person, or by telephone or video-conferencing and our Mediators are continuing to undertake Mediations face to face, by telephone and by Zoom.

Court matters are being conducted primarily by telephone and video-link and we will keep you informed as to the arrangements for your specific Court case.

Please call or email if you have any questions or concerns.

Where We Help - Life's Series of Changes

ATW Family Law we offer the following legal services to help you navigate the changes in your life.

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Meet Your Family Lawyers

Sue Abrams

Solicitor – Director, Accredited Family Law Specialist, Collaborative Lawyer, Mediator

Jane Saltoon

Solicitor – Director, Accredited Family Law Specialist, Collaborative Lawyer, Mediator

Gabrielle (Gai) Gathercole

Solicitor – Director, Accredited Family Law Specialist, Collaborative Lawyer, Mediator

Aileen Slattery

Solicitor – Director, Accredited Family Law Specialist, Collaborative Lawyer

Michelle Down

Solicitor - Director, Collaborative Lawyer

Alex Namisnyk

Associate Solicitor, Accredited Family Law Specialist, Collaborative Lawyer, Mediator

Our Family Resources

Child Support

Child Support

Child Support is generally determined under the Child Support (Assessment) Act through the Department of Human Services (Child Support) ("the DHS") rather than the Family Court.  In order to determine the amount of child support payable by a parent, an application needs to be made to the DHS for an…

What is Collaborative Practice

What is Collaborative Practice

Collaborative Practice is an alternate dispute resolution methodology which allows parties to work together with their lawyers and other experts to find solutions for their family without Court intervention. Elements of Collaborative Practice Each collaborative practitioner must be specifically trained…

What happens to superannuation on separation?

What happens to superannuation on separation?

There are often misconceptions about what happens to superannuation and how it is treated in the event of separation. After separation, when parties are either coming to an agreement about how to divide their property, or asking a Court to make Orders dividing their property, the superannuation interest…