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Family Law

We Help and Protect You.

The first appointment with your lawyer is an important step towards your future. Don't delay. Waiting too long could affect your outcomes.

We offer first time appointments for our Family Law Clients at a low fixed fee of $220 (inc gst). This is a one hour appointment with an experienced family lawyer and includes a 15 minute follow-up call a few days later to allow you time to consider our legal advice and what you want to do next.

The purpose of this appointment is to give you realistic advice about your situation. We explain the law and the processes to resolve your issues. We advise you on the next steps you should take and what we can do for you as your lawyers. We talk about the cost and your expected outcomes. 

Call  07 4772 5155  to make your Appointment - at our Office, by Phone, Skype or Zoom.

Helpful Information for you.

SEPARATION CHECKLIST   This 3 page checklist is a must read if you are recently separated. 3 pages with 9 important items and 8 practical things to do straight away.

SEPARATION GUIDE   This 9 page guide is short and simple, with information that highlights 9 issues you need to consider if you are recently separated or thinking about separation.


 I have never had any dealings with the Law and am at the start of what feels like a daunting journey. I am so appreciative for O'SheaDyer solicitors. The process of obtaining a Protection Order was emotionally, ethically and mentally taxing. I don’t think Ivan Baxter has a PhD in Psychology but he has understood my situation amazingly well. He answered all my questions with knowledge and supporting advice, making my journey so far, bearable. The outcome of the Protection Order and the manner in which it was handled, was excellent. His work and support along the way was truly appreciated. Not one word I said was misinterpreted or brushed off.  So thank you.  -  Rashelle


Family Lawyers Townsville - How We Can Help You  

We advise and represent people in all types of Family Law circumstances: separation and divorce, financial settlements, parenting and children arrangements, defacto and same sex relationships, domestic violence situations and other family law matters.

As family lawyers in Townsville since 1983, we have helped many people sort through the legalities of separation and divorce.  Family law can be very complex, so it is important for you to have an experienced Family Lawyer who understands the difficulties of separation - and gives you sensible, practical legal advice.  This helps you move forward with the least amount of stress and expense.   

It is extremely important it is to make sure that despite separation or divorce, your children have a way to maintain and hopefully flourish in their relationship with both mum and dad.  Your lawyer will know this and ensure that all decisions are carefully balanced to give you the best outcomes. 

Navigating through the complexities of your property (and superannuation) division can be challenging for almost everyone.  We help by simplifying, guiding and protecting you in this process to ensure that settlements are fair and your rights are protected.

The majority of our new clients are recommended to us by past clients who were happy with our service and the outcomes we obtained for them.  Our team of family lawyers and paralegals work together to help obtain the best outcomes for you.  We are confidential and sensitive to the personal nature of Family Law, and we are here to protect you.

Call  07 4772 5155  to make your Appointment - at our Office, by Phone, Skype or Zoom.


O'SheaDyer Solicitors were recommended to me by a friend. She told me that Ivan and his team were  'the best in the business' and I am very glad I chose them to assist me through a difficult family law issue. Everyone was patient, genuine and compassionate and very easy to relate to and trust. Going through divorce is extremely stressful and Ivan's dedication, knowledge and empathy helped immensely.  O'SheaDyer was not only committed to obtaining the best legal outcome for me but they were also invested in me well-being. I am grateful to the team at O'SheaDyer. 

   - Louise 



We Protect You

We understand it is important to have a separation lawyer or divorce lawyer in Townsville who is affordable, available and trustworthy. It is important to us that you feel comfortable with your choice of lawyer as this is a difficult time where you are navigating significant change.

If you engage us as your family lawyer, we will understand your circumstances and walk with you through the important changes. We will get to the heart of your issues and give clear advice on your rights and responsibilities. We pride ourselves on our experience and charging reasonable fees. We understand as family lawyers in Townsville, that when a marriage or relationship ends, this often means your income has reduced. We try our very best to be reasonable and affordable with our fees. We are open and transparent about fees and will quote your matter every step of the way. And if you have a property settlement, and it is necessary for you to fund legal proceedings, we will consider deferring the payment of fees until you receive your property settlement money. This is something we would discuss with you at the outset.

If you are looking for a family lawyer in Townsville, please know that we would genuinely like to help you. We want to take the heat and stress out of your situation. We want to help you get back to being the best Mum or Dad you can be, and to assist in sorting your financial future. We will guide and help you manage change so that you can move forward to a positive future.

Call  07 4772 5155  to make your Appointment - at our Office, by Phone, Skype or Zoom.

 I first went to see OSheaDyer for some help when my marriage ended. My lawyer, Ivan Baxter has been wonderful. He is down to earth, compassionate, cuts to the chase and doesn’t put up with rubbish. He helped me to help myself and was never looking to ‘make money’. He is tough when he needs to be but always looks after people’s best interests – even before they know what those interests are. I would recommend him to anyone in need of a lawyer.     - Suzie Llewellyn

Please phone 4772 5155 and ask for Jodi Dingwall or Cathy Fon.

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