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Compassionate Family Lawyers in Townsville

We would love to help you.

As Townsville family lawyers with over 25 years experience in family law, we have helped many people sort through the legalities of separation. Ivan Baxter understands the difficulties and give sensible, practical legal advice to help you move forward with the least amount of stress and expense. We can help by giving you excellent and affordable legal advice and assistance with divorce, separation, spouse maintenance, property and child related matters. 

We are a Townsville law firm who understands the complexities of property and superannuation division.  On separation, finances and property need to be rearranged. This can be very difficult and sometimes complicated. We can help by simplifying this process. We can explain your property entitlements and protect them if you need us to. We also know how important it is to make sure, despite separation or divorce that our kids have a way to maintain and hopefully flourish in their relationship with their mum and dad. 

Ivan Baxter, our Townsville family solicitor, has over 25 years of experience in family law and has helped many people with property and child related issues. Most of our clients are recommended to us by past clients who were happy with Ivan’s service and the outcome he obtained for them.  Ivan and his team of lawyers work together to help obtain the best outcomes for you. We are confidential and sensitive to the personal nature of family law.

We understand it is important to have a separation lawyer or divorce lawyer in Townsville who is available and trustworthy. It is important to us that if you choose us as your lawyer, we trust each other. We offer all potential new clients a  'first appointment' free of charge. In this appointment you get to see if you like us and we can give you some general advice on your situation, realistic outcomes, what we can do for you and the likely costs. There is no obligation to choose us. It is totally up to you.

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 and help you get back to being the best Mum or Dad you can be. We will help you manage change so that you can move forward with your future.

As, Townsville family lawyers who provide excellent and affordable legal services, we can help resolve issues such as:

  • Children – where they live; the time they spend with each parent; child support.
  • Property Settlements (houses, super, business, trusts, farms, etc.)
  • Divorce (Marriage) and Defacto Separation
  • Spouse maintenance
  • Pre-Marriage and end of Marriage Agreements
  • Domestic Violence

O’Shea & Dyer Solicitors would love to help you with your family law issues. We have vast experience handling cases that concern Townsville family law. We provide sound advice and guidance to help you through complex legal processes. We are affordable and reasonable with our fees. More than anything, we try to understand your situation and walk with you through a challenging time of change.  We try to show compassion and understanding while giving sensible advice to resolve matters in the best possible way.

Please call us on 07 4772 5155 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.

My daughter and I love the relaxed lifestyle and friendly people of Townsville and spending time in beautiful parks and beaches around the city.

I first went to see Ivan Baxter for some help when my marriage ended and he 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

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