Anna Grant, John Lewinski, Maree Nettlefold, and Meaghan Jones comprise Butler, McIntyre and Butler’s strong and experienced Family and Relationship Law team. The team strives to provide timely and practical advice to achieve the best outcome for their clients and their families. Our Family and Relationship Law team is able to provide clients with sound and practical advice on all matters affecting clients during and after a separation, including:

  • Children’s matters such as care arrangements for children, who they live with and how much time they spend with the other parent or significant others including grandparents, applications to relocate, recovery applications including Hague Conventions, surrogacy, parentage testing and adoption.
  • Property matters – the distribution of property between married, de facto and same sex couples, advice in respect of company assets, trusts and ownership arrangements involving a third party.
  • Spousal Maintenance
  • Child Support
  • Matters in the Child Welfare Jurisdiction
  • Divorce
  • Restraint and Family Violence Orders
  • Victims of Crime Compensation

Family and Relationship Law is a diverse area encompassing corporate law, taxation, property law, contract law and relies heavily on mediation and negotiation as well as Court processes. John and Anna both have backgrounds in commercial and property law and Maree in personal injuries and litigation and they all readily apply the knowledge and skills learnt to their family and relationship law practice. In addition, both John and Anna have completed mediation training. All members of our team will competently promote the best outcome for their client whether it be to achieve an outcome through consent orders, mediation or a Court application. John, Anna, Maree and Meaghan keep themselves up to date on changes in the law and also on the services available within the community to assist families during this emotionally charged time. The lawyers at Butler, McIntyre and Butler will use their knowledge and experience to ensure that clients are guided through the maze of issues affecting them and their families during and after a separation.

John Lewinski
Anna Grant
Maree Nettlefold
Meaghan Jones