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Family lawyers in Benalla


Expert local advice to help you through life’s changes

Servicing Victoria’s North East region 

Challenges affect you at any stage of life. But they can be particularly stressful when they involve a relationship breakdown or family upheaval. One way to pave a better path is to seek legal advice from the right family lawyer as soon as possible. 

However, not all lawyers will suit your needs, click with your personality or offer advice that will work in your circumstances. So it’s worthwhile considering what’s important to you when seeking legal advice. For example, a lawyer who understands regional family law issues. Or a lawyer who prioritises clear and consistent communication. An experienced lawyer with significant family law expertise. Or all of these things.

Impossible? No. 

You’ll find these family lawyers in your local area, committed to Victoria’s North East region. 

We’re proud that our Benalla office is permanently staffed by local lawyers with significant family law expertise.  

Find out more about our Benalla family law services. 


We represent clients from all backgrounds and relationships, including married, de facto, same-sex, and queer.

The MDW family law team has more than 45 years of combined experience. It’s a significant amount of collective knowledge that benefits all our family law clients. 

Our lawyers understand the family law system down to the finest details. And they know the best results often come from working with a team of allied professionals such as accountants, financial planners, mortgage brokers, psychologists, and counsellors. Each discipline adds valuable knowledge and insight to achieving our clients’ needs and predicting and resolving any issues. Being able to access this expertise is a vital part of our service.  

Included in our family legal team are Accredited Specialist family lawyers. These lawyers have completed specialised training to develop their family law skills further. As a result, the Accredited Specialisation recognises the expertise these lawyers bring to their work. 

Our Accredited Specialist family lawyers support the family law teams throughout all MDW offices, including Benalla.

We’re proud that family law team members are regularly named in Doyle’s Guide as lawyers of excellence. Doyle’s Guide is an independent directory. It surveys the legal community and collects feedback to rank the most outstanding lawyers in Australia. This recognition reflects our lawyers’ expertise and exceptional client service. 

Family lawyers in Benalla FAQs

What are the opening hours for the Benalla office?

Our Benalla office is open Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm.

How do I make an appointment to see a family lawyer?

To make an appointment at our Benalla office, you can:

When completing the form, please indicate in the Message field that you have a family law issue and would like an appointment at our Benalla office. 

What should I bring to my first appointment?

When we make an appointment with you, we will ask you for some basic information about your family law issue. Then we may ask you to bring in specific documents. For example, if you need help negotiating a property settlement, we may ask you to bring in any documents that show your:

  • Assets
  • Debts
  • Expenses
  • Tax returns  

Don’t worry if you’re unsure about what documents to bring, where to locate them, or if they exist. We’ll work with you to manage this.

Where is the Benalla office located?

You’ll find our office at 8 Maginness Street, Benalla.  

We’re located opposite the sports fields and close to the Benalla Indoor Recreation Centre. 

Does the Benalla office have car parking available?

There’s plenty of car parking on our office grounds. 

How can I get to the Benalla office on public transport?

You can catch a train to the Benalla Station and walk via Mackellar Street to our office. It’s approximately a 700-metre walk.

Does the Benalla office have wheelchair access?

Yes, there is wheelchair access to the ground floor. 

Where can I find more information about MDW’s family law services?

Visit our family law page to learn more about our services, including answers to frequently asked questions. 

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