We’re 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 who are experienced in working in this area. The team at VM Family Law can help you in any area associated with domestic and family violence or relationship breakdown.
You will experience a different perspective of legal help when working with our team, starting with our casual but experienced approach through to our depth of experience in these areas of law. You will be assisted with a legal style based on outcomes through collaboration and mediation.
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.“