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Family Law

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.

We have been family lawyers in Townsville since 1983.  We have helped many people sort through the legalities of separation and divorce.  Our experienced Family Lawyers understand the difficulties of separation and give sensible, practical legal advice to help you move forward with the least amount of stress and expense.   

We know how important it is to make sure, despite separation or divorce that your children have a way to maintain and hopefully flourish in their relationship with mum and dad. We also understand the complexities of property and superannuation division.  We help by simplifying and protecting you in what is sometimes a complicated process.

Most of our clients are recommended to us by past clients who were happy with our service and the outcome 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.

Fixed Fee for your First Appointment

Your first meeting with us is fixed at $220 including gst, payable at Reception, at the conclusion of your appointment.

This fee includes an hour-long appointment with an experienced lawyer + a 15 minute follow up phone call from that lawyer a few days later, once you have thought about the advice given, and what you want to do next.

We keep the cost of your first appointment low so you get to meet us before you choose us.  

Our Clients Say...

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 

  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

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 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. 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.

Helpful Information for you.

Feel free to download our Family Law Separation Guide - which highlights 9 important issues you need to consider if you are recently separated or thinking about separation.

 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.

Jodi Dingwall - Solicitor


Cathy Fon - Solicitor

email CATHY



First Appointment for Family Law clients - A low Fixed Fee of $220 inc gst.

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