Who We Are

divorce attorneysRafton Family Lawyers is a specialist family and divorce law practice in Richmond, Parramatta and other areas of Sydney.

With a team of highly qualified and experienced Sydney family lawyers, we are able to offer the full range of family law services such as property settlements, children’s issues, Court representation and other divorce law matters. We take pride in our professional, friendly and down-to- earth approach in dealing with your family situations.

In a dynamic and ever-changing world where the conventional family is not as common as it has been historically, family law solicitors at Rafton Family Lawyers recognise the importance of always being up to date with the most recent developments in the law, ensuring that the team is always in the best position to advise you.


At Rafton Family Lawyers our team is ready to assist you with any family law matters, whether you are contemplating partnering, separating, parenting or a property settlement. Our team also specialises in family court matters, wills and estates, child custody issues, spousal maintenance and ofcourse separation and divorce.


Wills and Estates

Regardless of whether you simply own one car, or ten and have a multimillion dollar investment portfolio, when commencing, or ending, a relationship it is important to consider what would happen to your estate if you were to pass away. Moreover, it is important to consider who you would want to be in charge (inside or outside your family) of managing your financial affairs and decisions regarding your health and wellbeing should you ever be unable to make such decisions yourself.

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Marriage and De-facto Relationships

Our law firm can assist in relation to all areas of family law, including those which involve a marriage or de facto relationship, whether the parties are of the same sex or not. Our firm, based in sydney nsw, can assist with the preparation of enforceable pre-nuptial agreements, or the de facto equivalent, namely binding financial agreements. Your family lawyer will be an expert solicitor who will have experience in effective resolution of disputes.

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Like many other things in life, our firm recognises that sometimes relationships do not go as planned, and you can find yourself stuck in a bind at times. We can also help with this. Our firm recognises that no two relationships are the same and we have successfully applied for divorce between parties who have been married for just weeks, as well as those who have been married for decades. No matter how long your relationship was, our team are ready to advise you in relation to separation, divorce and the many other implications which often accompany such a decision, depending on your circumstances.

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Separated with children – where to now?

Rafton Family Lawyers understands the impact of separation on children in the family and can work with you to negotiate a parenting plan or parenting arrangements with your spouse, to ensure that the impact of separation on your children is minimal. Whether you and your partner already have an agreement or are able to come to an agreement through negotiations with us, we are able to prepare and file Consent Orders, which essentially finalise the matter of parenting and provide a legally enforceable plan moving forward.

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When a relationship ends, there is often property which is either owned by one or both parties. The length of the relationship and other circumstances dictate what each party is entitled to retain upon separation. These circumstances are provided in the Family Law Act 1975 and other relevant case law. The law and its application to your circumstances can be explained in every day terms by one of our friendly team members.

Here at Rafton Family Lawyers we are committed to delivering the best quality service to you, at the most affordable price. We do this by providing honest, thorough and reliable legal advice from day one.

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What is a Will?

What is a Will?

A Will is a legal document that advises of your wishes for your assets after your death. A valid Will must: Be in writing. Be signed by the maker and such signature be witnessed by two independent witnesses. Be made by a person who has testamentary capacity. Be made...

What is a Grant of Probate?

What is a Grant of Probate?

A grant of Probate is a legal document sealed by the Supreme Court of New South Wales. It authorises an executor (or executors) to manage the estate of a deceased person in accordance with the provisions of the deceased's will. The executor is the person who is...

What is a Grant of Letters of Administration?

What is a Grant of Letters of Administration?

A grant of Letters of Administration is a legal document sealed by the Supreme Court of New South Wales. It is usually used when the deceased did not leave a will, or the original will cannot be located. It authorises the applicant (or applicant’s) to manage the...

Family Law and the Notion of Supervision

Family Law and the Notion of Supervision

Whilst not a long term option, the issue of supervision is one that is considered by the Courts on a daily basis. The Family Law Act 1975 places a significant emphasis on the need to maintain the relationship between children and each of their parents whilst...

Probate and Letters of Administration – What are the differences?

Probate and Letters of Administration – What are the differences?

When a person dies it is often the case that a Grant of Probate or a Grant of Letters of Administration is required for the Estate to be distributed to beneficiaries. There are four types of Grants that the Supreme Court can issue: Probate- Meaning the deceased died...

Contesting A Will – What You Need To Know?

Contesting A Will – What You Need To Know?

In Australia each state has a different set of rules which apply when contesting a Will, so it is exceptionally important that if you intend on contesting a will, you do it in your state. In NSW eligible persons can contest a will by applying to the Supreme Court for...

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