Family law Solicitors
Central Coast

We recognise the challenges of attempting to resolve family conflicts, and we are here to assist. Our team which includes an Accredited Specialist in Family Law and an Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner will collaborate with you in order to reach an agreement that is in your family’s best interests.

Will dispute lawyer discussing options with client


The procedure of applying for divorce was simplified with the introduction of ‘no-fault’ divorce under the Family Law Act in 1975. However, if this procedure is not followed carefully, legal ramifications may affect everyone involved. 

Our divorce solicitors are experienced in dealing with family law matters in Court, so if separation cannot be handled amicably, you can rely on Ryan & Seton to provide expert legal representation.


The law focuses on children’s right to maintain a connection with both parents whilst ensuring the children’s best interests are served first when it comes to deciding who the child or children live with and how much time they spend with their other parent.

Ryan & Seton are headed by an Accredited Specialists in Family Law and will work with you throughout the entire process to ensure a fair parenting order is secured.

Separating parents discussing divorce with children in background
people having a discussion around a table

Family Dispute Resolution

The Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) approach is a specialised type of mediation that can assist separating families in reaching their own agreements.

Legal disputes can be stressful, which is why Ryan & Seton offer FDR services. Our nationally accredited family dispute resolution practitioners are experienced in helping families resolve disputes in a constructive and amicable way.

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Ryan & Seton's Family Law Experts

Ryan & Seton Family Lawyers Can help With


Parenting Law

Dispute Resolution


Parenting Law

Dispute Resolution

Why Choose Ryan & Seton Law

Progressive Advice

Our experienced lawyers know how the legal system works for you and we stay informed and skilled on the latest developments in the industry. This means better outcomes for you.

Personal Approach

Our compassionate and professional team gets to know you and your situation - we support and guide you through the challenging time of dealing with a deceased estate.

Proven Results

98% of our cases are settled outside of Court, meaning you can achieve success as quickly and efficiently as possible, without the added time, stress and expense of going to Court.

FAQs For family lawyers

There is no one definitive answer to this question. The cost of a family lawyer will depend on the type of case you are dealing with, how complex it is, and the duration of the case.

Common reasons for needing a family lawyer include:

  • Separation and divorce
  • Parenting arrangement disputes
  • Family mediation and dispute resolution
  • Child adoption
  • Property settlement disputes

When you are choosing a family lawyer, make sure the lawyer is licensed to practice law in your state. Secondly, you will want to find a lawyer who has experience dealing with the type of case you have. Finally, you should make sure you feel comfortable with the lawyer and that you are able to communicate well with them and their team.

A family lawyer can assist with advice and recommendations, and can also provide their services for an active case. 

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Fiona Jones
Fiona Jones
The team at Ryan & Seton Lawyers are exceptional they are the ones you want when you need guidance in all your law matters. Michael is exceptionally professional and knowledgeable but is respectful and personable at all times. Michael was recommended to me by a colleague and friend to assist in my family law matter and I couldn’t be more thankful to him and his team. At one of the most difficult times in my life when I didn’t know where to start as my previous consults with a lawyer had left me more confused. From the first phone call and every correspondence after with himself or his wonderful assistant Tayla I felt informed and clear regarding my case and always took the time to ensure the process was as easy as possible. I am forever grateful to Michael for his hard work and is definitely someone who you would want in your corner.
Sheridan Ridley
Sheridan Ridley
The staff at Ryan and Seton helped me with consent orders and property transfer after a difficult separation. Dominique was compassionate and explained the process clearly, and Mel was wonderful to deal with - communication was outstanding! Gail and Mikaela were so patient whilst waiting for the transfer to go through and were super supportive. Thank you!!!
Jason Seage
Jason Seage
When signing our first commercial lease my partner and I were very nervous about all the things that could go wrong. The best thing we did to help relieve the stress was hiring Tony Ryan and his team to help us sort through all the legalities. They were with us from start to finish. They simplified the process and answered every question we had, we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Tony and his team. We are now confidently opening up our first business thanks to Tony.
laura mcguire
laura mcguire
Thanked forever grateful ....
andrew kingsley
andrew kingsley
I can not envision a better outcone to a traffic matter that i had Timothy Bowring handle for me at wyong court yesterday. Above and beyond all expectations, i highly recommend Ryan & Seton Lawyers, particularly Timothy Bowring.

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