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Recently separated and haven't yet sought legal advice? Your first 20-45 minute consultation is free in person during business hours. Call now to make an appointment.


9:00am to 5:15pm

(03) 9793 7888

(no free second opinions)

About us

We are a specialist family law firm with our main office in Dandenong and branches in Brighton and East Malvern.  All our family law lawyers and staff exclusively deal with separation, divorce and family law issues.  The firm was originally esablished as Chris Woods & Associates at Dandenong, but then expanded and changed its name to reflect that we practice just family law. 

Why should I choose Just Family Law?

Etiam vitae urna et neque tristique cursus vitae ac risus.  Independently approved Accredited Specialist - Law Institute of Victoria

Etiam vitae urna et neque tristique cursus vitae ac risus.  21 years experience

Etiam vitae urna et neque tristique cursus vitae ac risus.  We realise and care that this is a difficult sensitive time but... 

Etiam vitae urna et neque tristique cursus vitae ac risus.  We are commercially minded to get the job done

Etiam vitae urna et neque tristique cursus vitae ac risus.  We will provide you with some time free at your first consultation.

      Call 1800 420 040, 9793 7888 for details

Etiam vitae urna et neque tristique cursus vitae ac risus.  Accredited Family Law Specialists - to become an Accredited Family Law Specialist, a family lawyer must:

  1. Have been practising for at least five years.
  2. Pass a series of three examinations, including a client interview, a written examination and a realistic complicated mock file.  The examinations are held every two years. Usually less than half of those who sit the examinations receive accreditation.
  3. Furnish the Law Institute of Victoria with written proof of completion of further education and training every year.
  4. Re-apply for accreditation every three years. Accreditation is an independent measure of a lawyer's level of skill and expertise.

Etiam vitae urna et neque tristique cursus vitae ac risus.  Proximity to the Court

If your matter needs a mediation venue or court time this is a real saver.  Come to our main South East office in Dandenong and we are right next to one of the only two Family Court Registries in Victoria.  There is only a choice of Melbourne and Dandenong (and have you paid for parking in Melbourne lately?).  It is a cost effective location convenient to more than half of Melbourne in terms of door to door travel.  The Court is a good place to conduct mediations too - it is free, secure and neutral although it is just next door to our office. Our opponents know that we aren't afraid to litigate with our "home ground" just next door, so we don't have to threaten them.  If you need divorce law advice our office services from Bentleigh to Frankston to Berwick and Lilydale more effectively than a Melbourne firm, and without the excessive city costs.

Etiam vitae urna et neque tristique cursus vitae ac risus.  We will provide you with 20 to 45 mins obligation free first consultation. 

Call 1800 420 040 or 9793 7888 during business hours to determine your eligibility to 20, 30 or 45 minutes free.  Often we can then arrange to have you pay from the final settlement we get for you. No free second opinions please, genuine and serious enquiries only thanks.

We service and have clients in the following suburbs of Melbourne: 

Ashburton, Ashwood, Aspendale, Aspendale Gardens, Beaconsfield, Beaconsfield Upper, Beaumaris, Belgrave, Belgrave South, Bentleigh, Bentleigh East, Berwick, Black Rock, Blackburn, Brighton, Burwood, Burwood East, Carnegie, Carrum, Carrum Downs, Chadstone, Chelsea, Chelsea Heights, Cheltenham, Clayton, Cockatoo, Clayton South, Cranbourne, Cranbourne East, Cranbourne North, Cranbourne West, Cranbourne South, Dandenong, Dandenong South, Dingley, Dingley Village, Doveton, East Malvern, Emerald, Endeavour Hills, Ferntree Gully, Frankston, Frankston North, Gardenvale, Glen Iris, Glen Waverley, Glenhuntly, Hampton, Hampton Park, Highett, Keysborough, Kilsyth, Knoxfield, Langwarrin, Lilydale, Lynbrook, Lyndhurst, Lysterfield, Mackinnon, Melbourne, Mentone, Monbulk, Montrose, Moorabbin, Mooroolbark, Mordialloc, Mount Eliza, Mount Waverley, Mulgrave, Murrumbeena, Narre Warren, Narre Warren East, Narre Warren North, Narre Warren South, Noble Park, Notting Hill, Nunawading, Oakleigh South, Pakenham, Parkdale, Patterson Lakes, Ringwood, Rowville, Scoresby, Seaford, Springvale, Springvale South, Upper Ferntree Gully, Wantirna South, Wheelers Hill