ATW Family Law is a specialist family law practice committed to providing comprehensive legal advice to individuals and families going through change with integrity and sensitivity.

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

Our Firm's History

ATW Family Law is a combination of two family law practices, Turner Whelan and Abrams & Associates who amalgamated on 1st July 2008.

Since its establishment, ATW Family Law has become a well known and respected specialist family law firm and has been recognised in the peer-reviewed Doyles Guide to the Legal Profession as a First Tier Sydney Family & Divorce Law Firm.

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 Support Team

Nidal Zrkoshe

Nidal Zrkoshe

Accountant & Practice Manager

Ros Carnaffan

Ros Carnaffan

Legal Secretary

Samantha Alexander

Samantha Alexander

Paralegal

Cloey-ann Bacon-Kelly

Cloey-ann Bacon-Kelly

Receptionist

Jessie Ford

Jessie Ford

Legal Secretary & Conveyancing Clerk

Pauline Quinlan

Pauline Quinlan

Legal Secretary

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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…