Family Law for LGBTQI+ Families

Support for LGBTQI+ Families

Going through a family breakdown is an emotional time. We understand that seeing a lawyer following separation can be even more daunting for individuals who identify as part of the LGBTQI+ community.

Since same-sex marriage became legal in December 2017, there is little to differentiate same-sex and heterosexual relationships under the Family Law Act 1975. At least on paper. In reality, it can still be hard to find a supportive environment as a member of the LGBTQI+ community.

Sexual orientation does not affect your rights under the Family Law Act and Advocate Lawyers don’t believe it should affect your legal representation. We welcome LGBTQI+ clients and their families.

We understand all families and individuals are unique and welcome all clients regardless of background, gender or family makeup. The Family Court has come a long way and you should not feel anxious about going through the system as an individual who identifies as lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, trans, queer, questioning, intersex +.

For more information on how we can help you in relation to your family law enquiry please see our pages here:

For information about other services we offer see our list of services here.

For information about what makes our firm different see the about us page.

Advocate Lawyers supports the SignPost project by Working It Out.

SignPost is an easy way to find inclusive services or businesses who promote themselves as an LGBTI welcoming space.

How can we help you?

Contact us on (03) 6204 9000 or submit a business enquiry online.

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