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Family Law

Family Law Specialist in Townsville - We are one of the best family lawyers in Townsville

O'Shea & Dyer Solicitors Townsville have experienced family lawyers available to assist or represent you with all types of family law issues.

Call us on 47 725 155 or contact us By Email to find out your next steps. 


We always recommend meeting with an experienced family lawyer when separation occurs. This is an important  first step towards your future. Don't delay. Waiting too long could affect your outcomes. 

The purpose of this appointment is to give you customised advice about your situation. We listen and give advice about the law and the processes to resolve your situation. We advise on the steps you should take and what we can do for you as your lawyers. We also discuss costs and your expected outcomes. 

Call us to make an appointment to figure out your next steps.  ph 47 725 155

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Over the last 40 years, we have provided exceptional family law advice and legal representation for families going through a separation or divorce.

We can help you understand your situation from a legal perspective and guide you to a future where you have excellent arrangements in place for your children and property.

We offer low fees for first appointments so you get excellent advice early on. Our family lawyers practice exclusively in family law and are very experienced.  We think it is very important to obtain legal advice about your situation from an experienced lawyer. There is no obligation to stay with us if you need further legal representation. 

For the first time in my life I found myself needing a solicitor. After googling, I chose to call OSheaDyer Solicitors. And I'm so happy I did. After having an initial consultation with Emma Donald, I was extremely happy. I engaged Emma to represent me and we obtained an outcome quickly. I couldn't have asked for a better solicitor.  If I ever need a solicitor again, I will go straight to Emma Donald. The team at OSheaDyer were great. Rochelle at Reception was wonderful. Thankyou everyone for making a stressful time in my life, smooth and easy for me. 

Tash - April 2021.

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From the outset, my family lawyer Jodi Dingwall provided frank advice, clear options and likely outcomes. I was given legal advice I could understand and easily digest. I was able to manage costs by doing significant work myself and engaged barrister’s only when absolutely necessary. Jodi understood the challenges of my matter and presented evidence based clear and concise material that offered reasonable orders.  Jodi kept calm under pressure and extended a great sense of humour to take the sting and intimidation out of court events. For a humanised approach to property and family disputes, Jodi Dingwall is the lawyer to go for and O’Shea Dyer is where to find her.    Catherine, August 2020


  • SEPARATION CHECKLIST   This 3 page checklist is a must read if you are recently separated. In these 3 pages, we outline 9 important things you should think about and give you a checklist of  8 practical things to do straight away.
  • SEPARATION GUIDE   This 9 page guide contains information that highlights 9 issues you need to consider if you are recently separated or thinking about separation.
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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 2019

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.

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 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.

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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, 2019.

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.

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, 2020.

Please phone 4772 5155 and ask to speak to one of our experienced Family Lawyers - Jodi Dingwall, Emma Donald, Courtney Aitken, and Bridget Barrie. They would love to help you.

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