Our Legal Services

Our experienced team provides tailored, professional, and empathetic family law services to achieve the best outcomes for you and your family.

Our Family Law Services Include


Divorce is a significant life event that can be emotionally and legally complex.

Our skilled divorce lawyers are here to guide you through every step of the process, ensuring your rights and interests are protected. Learn more…

De Facto Relationships

Our lawyers assist with the legal aspects of de facto relationships, including property division, financial settlements, and parental rights, ensuring your interests are safeguarded.

Same-Sex Relationships

We offer specialised legal support for same-sex relationships, addressing unique challenges and ensuring equal rights and protections under the law.

Property and Financial Settlements

Achieving a fair division of property and finances is crucial during a separation.

Our team specialises in property settlements, helping you navigate complex financial landscapes with confidence. More on Property Settlements

Parenting Plans

Create parenting plans that prioritise your child’s best interests.

We help you develop practical, workable plans that ensure stability and continuity for your children.

Family Mediation

Mediation can be an effective way to resolve family disputes without the need for court intervention.

Our experienced lawyers can represent you at mediation with a view to reaching an amicable agreement through expert negotiations and constructive dialogue. More about Mediation

Paternity/Parentage Issues

Resolve paternity and parentage issues with our compassionate legal support.

We provide guidance on establishing parentage, securing parental rights, and addressing related legal matters.

Guardianship of Children

Secure the future of your children with our guardianship services.

We provide legal guidance on appointing guardians and ensuring their care and well-being.

Pre-nuptial and Separation Agreements

Protect your assets and establish clear terms with pre-nuptial and separation agreements.

Our lawyers will help you create legally sound agreements that provide peace of mind for your future.

Spousal Maintenance

Understand your rights and obligations regarding spousal maintenance.

We assist with negotiating fair and reasonable maintenance arrangements to ensure financial stability for both parties.

Child Support and Enforcement of Payments

Ensure your child’s financial well-being with our child support services.

We assist with calculating, negotiating, and enforcing child support payments to provide for your child’s needs. Learn more…

Domestic and Family Violence and Apprehended Violence Orders (AVOs)

Your safety is our priority. We offer legal assistance for those experiencing domestic and family violence, including obtaining Apprehended Violence Orders (AVOs) to protect you and your loved ones.

Why Choose Capelin Law?

At Capelin Law, we are committed to providing expert family law services with a compassionate and collaborative approach.
Our Expert Family Lawyers have extensive experience and a deep understanding of the legal issues you may face.

Learn more about our team's commitment to excellence here.
For personalised legal assistance, contact Capelin Law today. Let us be your trusted partners in navigating family law with confidence and care.

Our Approach to Family Law Cases

We always provide initial guidance on what to expect and how to handle these difficult times.

Depending on your circumstances, you may prefer to try and resolve differences with limited input from us. And, if you’ve been able to reach settlement in principle, we are here to step-in and formulate a legally binding settlement plan.

However, if you require our expertise in negotiating a settlement for you from the start, we can jump right in and commence those discussions. Sometimes, it is easier for you to have a lawyer involved so you don’t have the emotional difficulties of communicating with your ex (or their lawyers) directly.

Also, it is common for people going through separation to change lawyers, and we frequently assist those who have previously sought advice elsewhere.

Sometimes, a new approach can make a significant difference. When we take over a case, we immediately work to map out a path to resolution.

Only a very small number of family law cases go to a final hearing in the courtroom. For us, this is an absolute last resort.

Capelin Lawyers will always prefer negotiating with the ethos of collaboration as opposed to the expense of court litigation.

Contact Capelin Law today for a confidential consultation to discuss your family law matter.

Andrew Capelin

Principal Director

Andrew Capelin is the Principal of Capelin Law; he is a lawyer, mediator and collaborative practitioner with over 25 years of experience in legal practice and business. Capelin Law is built on the belief in making every effort to help people resolve their issues without using a court. This approach is faster, cheaper and less stressful. Therefore we believe it is just a better way of doing things.

Andrew practiced as a barrister for about 10 years which makes him very competent and confident in a courtroom! Ironically, Andrew now handles very few litigation matters these days, preferring to focus on helping families resolve their issues collaboratively.   

Consequently, Andrew finds collaborative practice to be a very fulfilling part of the work that he does and is passionate in his belief that it gives better outcomes for families.

Andrew’s other passion is playing golf.