We’re specialist family lawyers here to help
If you find yourself in a relationship where you are being subjected to domestic violence or your relationship has broken down, you will need assistance from a team of family lawyers who are experienced in working in this area. VM Family Law can help you in any area associated with domestic and family violence or relationship breakdown. Our specialist team of family lawyers are located in Brookwater, QLD, servicing the Ipswich area & Greater Springfield region.
We are one of the first law firms in Queensland to be primarily focussed on matters involving domestic and family violence and you will be assisted by our working collaboratively with other domestic and family violence organisations.
Our Principal, Kath Manby has written and delivered the first specialist domestic violence training for lawyers and other professionals who work in this field.
Having a team of people with different experience to assist you and offer support is very important. That’s why we work closely with other domestic violence organisations and lawyers to ensure your needs are met in the most client focused and cost effective manner.
You can negotiate fixed fees for some of our services, giving you upfront information and control about what you can expect to pay.
You can meet with us at our office, by phone or by online meeting room. If your safety is an issue, we can also meet away from the office.
In times of relationship breakdown and domestic and family violence, you rely on your friends. We are just that, a friend to call on in a time of need. We are however, a friend who is experienced in all things family law.
Our Principal is a Family Law Accredited Specialist, which means she is a lawyer who has successfully completed an advanced, peer-reviewed assessment program specific to family law, demonstrating her high level of knowledge and skills in that area.
You will want to know that whoever you turn to help you understands the legal system and the law surrounding your particular problem. We only assist clients with family law and domestic violence issues, allowing us to be constantly involved in the system that you are about to step into.
“Extremely happy with Kath, she is very down to earth and I felt very at ease straight away. Kath was patient and understanding and offered me so great advice .I would happily recommend her.“
“I found Kath very easy to talk to about difficult circumstances and her knowledge and compassion amazing.“
“Kath was absolutely amazing!! I will definitely be back and also recommending her to others.“
“I have been very lucky to have been introduced to Katherine as she understands my situation better than most and is considerate of any consequences of her actions on my behalf.“
“Absolutely awesome would recommend her to anyone very good at her work. Thank you.“
“Very helpful and understanding of my needs. Went above and beyond I’d say“
“Kath was very easy to talk to and conveyed assurance in my situation. I felt confident in her knowledge and ability to help me. I was very satisfied with her service and assistance.“
“She was very honest and detailed in her explanations about certain processes and I felt I could ask anything.“
“Definitely working on my behalf for the best outcome. Good recommendations.“
“Kath is very attentive, thorough and knowledgeable in her advice. I would recommend her services.“
“Kath was amazing. I was nervous before I went in but she made me feel comfortable and that I was in a safe place.“
“Kath was very straightforward and helpful“
“Great lawyer and very informative.“
“As always Kath was helpful and I thank her for trying to get the best outcome for me.“
“My overall experience was great. Very professional, yet still personal and extremely informative.“
“Friendly ,informative and approachable.“
“Amazing and helpful“
“Thanks Kathy put at ease very help“
“Felt very confident in a great outcome.“
“I am so impressed and so greatful to have had Katherine and her team from VM Family Law helping me these last few months. You have gone above and beyond for me. I’m so appreciative for all the help and guidance you have given me and continue to give me. From the bottom of ...“
“Katherine Manby is great. She explains everything to you and is such a lovely lady. Would highly recommend using VM family Law.“
“The expertise, knowledge and support I have received is invaluable.“
“I had my daughter taken out of the country to live in another country without my permission. Katherine helped me get her back and now I enjoy every moment with my daughter. I would definitely recommend their services.“
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A family law firm can help you with a wide range of legal matters related to your personal relationships. At VM Family Law, we primarily focus on matters involving domestic and family violence and relationship breakdown. Our family law firm takes a casual but experienced approach to help you in the following matters:
- Domestic Violence: we provide assistance and representation in each stage of your domestic violence matter – from preparation to filing and representation in court.
- Parenting Arrangements: our family law firm can assist you in resolving parenting matters through alternate dispute resolution and the preparation and negotiation of Consent and Court Orders.
- Property Settlements: we can advise and represent you in matters regarding alternate dispute resolution, entitlements, arbitration, consent orders, spousal maintenance and more.
- Representation in Court: our lawyers can provide representation in almost any family law matter before the courts in the Brisbane and Ipswich area.
- Binding Financial Agreements: we can advise and represent you in matters regarding financial agreements, either before, during or after your marriage or de-facto relationship.
- Spousal Maintenance: as family law specialists, we can provide advice and representation in both urgent and non-urgent spousal maintenance matters.
- Divorce: our family law solicitors can provide advice and representation in helping you to apply, serve and respond to divorce applications.
Domestic violence and the breakdown of a relationship are extremely troubling experiences. It is difficult to cope with these situations mentally, emotionally and physically. A family law specialist can help ease the burden that you are experiencing. When you hire a lawyer, you are hiring someone to handle the complicated legal process on your behalf. This saves you from having to do things such as applications, form filing and appearing before the court.
By choosing to hire a family law specialist over a generalist lawyer, you might see several benefits. A specialist will likely have more expertise and experience in family law and is more likely to deliver the results that you desire. But a family law specialist might also save you money and time by managing the legal process efficiently.
At VM Family Law, our collaborative team of solicitors wants to help you achieve the best possible outcome, whilst minimising the strain and stress of the process. But we are more than just a specialist family law firm. We are your friend in times of need. Our team of female lawyers is here to support you in our office, over the phone or online.
Every person is different in their needs. If you are considering engaging a family law firm, consider their area of expertise, experience, costs, location and availability. But also think about how you would like to interact with you solicitor and degree of attention that you expect from them.
At VM Family Law, our firm specialises solely in family law and domestic violence issues. We are extremely experienced in these matters and our solicitors collaborate to focus on delivering outcomes. However, we also believe in a casual, caring and considerate approach when interacting with our clients. You are more than just a customer; you are a friend.
You probably have a wide range of lawyers to choose from in your local area. Many will generalize across a wide range of legal matters. Others will specialise in very particular areas, such as family law. Read the reviews of your local family law firms. Try to book a consultation so that you can get an impression of the solicitors in person.
If you live in the Springfield, Brisbane or Ipswich area, VM Family Law is here to support you through your family law matter, we also specialise in domestic violence matters. Please feel free to read our outstanding reviews and contact us for a friendly consultation with one of our family lawyers.
Our team at VM Family Law consists predominately of female lawyers. If you are in Springfield, Brisbane or Ipswich, QLD and you are looking for a female solicitor near you, please feel free to contact us for a consultation regarding your family law matter.
The VM Family Law office is a 25-minute drive from Ipswich and a 40-minute drive from the Brisbane CBD. Our team of family law specialists is here to support you through your matter. Please feel free to contact us for a casual consultation.