Melbourne Family & Estate Planning Lawyers
We’re not like the others
We are family and estate planning lawyers. Our goal is to help and empower people with compassion and innovation.
We do things differently. We are experts in all areas of family law and estate planning matters, and we help you to resolve matters using either Court or Collaborative Law, which we are passionate about. We have offices in Melbourne CBD, Albert Park , Canberra and Sydney. As a paperless office with the best electronic capabilities going around, we can help you with your family law or estate planning matter regardless of where you live or happen to be.
What we do
At Farrar Gesini Dunn we specialise in finding solutions that fit.
Doctors diagnose and then treat. They work on the basis of providing the least invasive solution to their patient’s problem. So do we. We will listen to you so that we have a holistic understanding of your situation, then we will find the process and outcome that suits you best.
Property Settlement and Financial Matters
Child Custody and Parenting
Divorce and Separation
De Facto and Same Sex Relationships
Estate Planning – Wills, Trusts and EPOAs
Financial Agreements (“Pre-nups”)
International Family Law and Abduction/Relocation
Surrogacy, Parentage, Donor Agreements, IVF and ART
Gender Indentity Dysphoria – for adults and children
When I unfortunately went through a very bitter divorce a few years ago I found you to be very professional and compassionate and you gave me the confidence and surety to keep fighting what seemed to be “an uphill battle”. You were very thorough in your preparation and detail and I really believe you have what it takes to rise to the top in your field.
Many thanks for all you did in getting us the outcome we needed for our children. I am eternally grateful for your perseverance and foresight. I thank my lucky stars every day for leading me to you.
Petra, Lina & everyone I’ve dealt with have just been brilliant. Not only incredibly professional but also kind & emotionally supportive.
Hi Frank. A big thank you for your care and attention yesterday – it was such a relief. As I drove home yesterday the only word to describe how I felt was surreal!
I just wanted to say a BIG thank you for taking me and my case on board and representing me in a very long drawn out settlement. Your support, empathy and guidance has been exceptional and I cannot thank you enough…
I wanted to take this opportunity to let you know about how pleased we are with FGD. On our first meeting they were able to come up impressive and viable strategies off the cuff that we employed to our benefit. When it came to the news that, frankly, we did not want to hear, they informed us kindly and with absolute legal clarity. They ask the right questions, are skilled in overall strategy and legal detail, and to top it all off, have the warmth and kindness that allows us to hear the law.
Thanks Sarah for everything you have achieved for me, especially, of course, today which was truly stunning given the catastrophes that filled my mind. A remarkable result. FGD is an extraordinarily talented company.
Why choose FGD?
We offer you the choice of how you are charged. We break the traditional mould by offering you more than just time based billing.
We believe in Collaboration because we’ve seen it work for families time and time again. By engaging in Collaborative Law, you can control the outcome of your family law matter and avoid Family Court.
FGD was one of the first firms in Australia to specialise in family law. We have now branched out into other areas of relationship law including wills and estate planning, which is enhanced by our family law expertise. We can provide you with skilled advice across all relationship matters.
We recognise that you are a person, and not a legal matter. We listen to what you want and provide advice that is tailored to your needs given your particular circumstances. Our lawyers focus on the outcome that is best for you in every scenario.