Family Law

As a firm, D & M Lawyers understands the trauma associated with the breakdown of a marriage or de facto relationship. We understand that separation can often be both emotionally and financially draining, and therefore we are committed to resolving disputes as soon as practicable.

Our experienced professionals will seek to ensure that your family law process is conducted in an empathetic and supportive fashion that seeks to champion your rights and achieve the best available outcomes.

In an area as sensitive and complex as Family Law, we provide our clients with the highest standard of expert advice and representation on all aspects of Australian family law, including:

  • Divorce & Separation
  • De Facto Relationships
  • Children matters
  • Property Settlements
  • Spousal Maintenance
  • Child Support
  • Binding Financial Agreements
  • Mediation/ Dispute resolution
  • International Child Abduction

With the breadth of family law knowledge that we possess, we invite you to take advantage of our 30 minute free initial consultation.

Property Law & Conveyancing

Conveyancing is the process of transferring the legal ownership of real estate from one person to another. D & M Lawyers will take care of all your conveyancing needs. We understand that transactions involving property are some of the most important decisions that you will make and therefore we strive to make the process as simple and stress-free as possible.

Talk to us at D & M Lawyers for your first free consultation we can ensures that your property settlement proceeds in a smooth and timely manner within the correct legal framework. We will make all the relevant checks, prepare all necessary documentation and liaise with all parties on your behalf.

Intervention Orders

You can apply for an intervention order at any Magistrates’ Court in Victoria if you are over 18. It is important to note that you can include your children on your application. You can apply for an intervention order at the Children’s Court if you are between the age of 14 and 18 or if you are applying for your child who is under the age of 18 and they are not part of your application.

Applying for an intervention order is not just a matter of filing in a form. If you do not feel safe and want immediate protection, you need to know the grounds of obtaining an interim order or a warrant.

If you are the respondent to an Intervention Order you will need to consider whether you will need an order to protect yourself and the implications an order would have on other areas of laws, such as Family Law.

These matters are sensitive and it is important that you obtain legal advice. Take us up on our first free consultation and talk with one of our experienced staff at D & M Lawyers. We advise clients in relation to the obtaining of Intervention Orders, Defending Intervention Orders and Criminal Charges arising out of alleged Breach of Intervention Orders and implications it has on Family Law proceedings if applicable.

Immigration Law


D & M Lawyers can assist you in the following areas of law:

  • Marriage/de facto/fiancés
  • Employer nomination scheme / regional sponsored migration scheme
  • Student
  • Dependent children/orphan relatives/adopted children
  • Aged dependent relative/remaining relative/careers
  • Sponsoring a temporary overseas employee
  • Independent migration/family or state or territory sponsored migration
  • Business owner/established business/investment linked migration
  • Parents/aged parents/contributory parents
  • Former resident/distinguished talent/close ties with Australia
  • Unlawful spouse/partner applications
  • Ministerial intervention
  • Migration review tribunal
  • Administrative Appeals Tribunal
  • Refugee Review Tribunal
  • Judicial Review through the Courts
  • Onshore and offshore Protection
  • Long term overstayers
  • Visa cancellations
  • Health problems
  • Character problems
  • Waiver of ‘no further stay’ condition

Take your first step towards immigrating to Australia. D & M lawyers will be happy to assist you, giving you direct and honest feedback on your Australian immigration inquiry.

*Consultation fees apply

Wills and Powers of Attorney

A Will is a legal document outlining how your assets are distributed after your death. Power of Attorney document allows you to nominate another person to act on behalf of you.

No-one wants to think about death or becoming handicapped. But it’s important to decide what will happen to your assets if tragedy hits. Find out how you can give instructions to your family about your legal and medical preferences should you fall ill or lose the capacity to make those decisions yourself.

The appointment of a power of attorney allows someone else to make decisions on your behalf. To appoint a Power of Attorney you need to be able to understand the implications and consequences of what you are doing. If you do not have the capacity to understand this, the appointment will not be legally valid.

Talk to us at D & M lawyers to discuss about your Will and Power of Attorney.

Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal (VOCAT)

The Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal (VOCAT) was established by the Victims of Crime Assistance Act 1996 and commenced on 1 July 1997, following the abolition of the Crimes Compensation Tribunal, which had operated in Victoria since 1973 under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Act 1972 and the Criminal Injuries Compensation Act 1983.

The Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal (VOCAT) has been established to assist victims of criminal offences in their recovery from an act of violence and provide them with some form of compensation. There are several forms of compensation available to different categories of victim.
If you are a person who:

  • Has been injured due to violence perpetrated against you
  • Witnessed a crime
  • Had a family member killed or injured as a result of a violent attack
  • Has been a victim of family violence or domestic abuse
  • Has been a victim of sexual assault or childhood sexual abuse
  • Has been the subject of physical assault or robbery
  • Has been the subject of stalking
  • Has been the subject of workplace bullying

VOCAT is able to assist victims of crime with the following expenses:-

  • Medical
  • Counselling
  • Loss of Earnings
  • Special Financial Assistance
  • Any other items that can assist the victim in their recovery from the act of violence

If you have a claim, our fees will be covered by the VCAT and you will not be out of pocket.
Contact us today to discuss your matter free of charge.

Civil Law

In situations where litigation is the best option to resolve a matter, D & M Lawyers will adopt this approach. However, we strive to avoid lengthy and costly litigation unless circumstances dictate otherwise. Litigation is always a last resort and D & M Lawyers strive to provide alternatives when available.

In the situation where it becomes necessary to litigate, it is of great importance to us that we enforce and defend your rights as an individual. Therefore, we co-ordinate, instruct and brief many experts and Barristers to assist in complex Civil and Commercial litigation in order to ensure that your rights and interests are safeguarded, advanced and recognized.

To discuss your options and circumstances, we invite you to take advantage of our 30-minute free initial consultation.

Criminal Law

D & M Lawyers share the mutual belief that every accused individual is entitled to a fair trial. Therefore, it is imperative to us that we provide our clients with the highest calibre of criminal defence services in Australia – one that acknowledges the unique circumstances our clients endure. We understand the importance of one’s liberty and freedom, and therefore we devote ourselves to investing resources and time to ensure a realistic outcome is reached.

It is important to our firm that all clients are defended in a manner that reflects our passion and integrity, as we strive to establish relationships that are defined by our supportive and compassionate nature, particularly in the course of a major criminal trial.

At D & M Lawyers, we provide a myriad of services across a wide spectrum of criminal law cases; varying from serious indictable offences to less complex cases, such as drink driving. We can provide you with the legal support and advice that allows you to make an informed decision regarding your case and to understand the facts surrounding it.

We look forward to assisting you with your enquiries and invite you to take advantage of our 30 minute free initial consultation.