Our firm specialises in family law. The principal of our firm is Sophie Song, an experienced Law Institute of Victoria Accredited Specialist in Family Law.


Family law is not like other areas of law – that’s because it affects the things you care about most: your children, your home, and your future.

We understand that contacting a lawyer can be a daunting prospect. We are approachable, non-judgemental, and we will listen to your story with an open mind.

For those entering into a relationship, we will help you protect the assets you have worked hard to accumulate

For those exiting a relationship, we will help you to untangle the legal ties you have with your spouse. We aim to improve, not worsen, the relationship you have with your ex-spouse by focussing on the big picture for your family. We always encourage our clients to put their children first.

For parents who wish to gift or loan money to their adult children, we will help you protect your family wealth.

How we charge

We charge a discounted fee for our first meeting with new clients. That way, you can get to know us at a minimal cost. To find out more about the discount, please call us on 03 9803 5673 or email us at ssong@rsfamilylawyers.com.au.

Once we have met with you, we will provide a free written quote for any ongoing work you are interested in having us do for you. We do not charge for providing that quote and you are not obliged to engage us to act for you.

Where possible, we will provide a fixed fee quote so you can engage us with peace of mind. In some circumstances, we will not be able to provide a fixed fee quote. We will then provide you with a written estimate for a particular scope of works.


Meet the team

Sophie Song

Sophie is an experienced divorce lawyer and agile negotiator, with over a decade of experience in family law. Sophie will design a strategy to assist you to achieve your goals in an efficient manner.

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Principal Lawyer

LLB BCom (University of Melbourne)

Sophie is an experienced divorce lawyer, having practised exclusively in family law for over a decade. She is an Accredited Specialist in Family Law, which means that she has been certified by the Law Institute of Victoria as being an expert on divorces, property settlements, parenting arrangements, and other related family law issues.

Sophie is an agile negotiator and strategic thinker and aims to resolve matters creatively, expeditiously, and collaboratively. Sophie is protective of her clients and where a fair resolution cannot be reached through negotiations, Sophie is able to robustly represent you in Court. Sophie has appeared on behalf of her clients in the Family Court of Australia, Federal Circuit Court of Australia, Supreme Court of Victoria, County Court of Victoria and Magistrates Court of Victoria.

Sophie has experience in resolving complex property settlements involving trusts, companies, overseas assets, family loans, inheritances, and taxation issues. Sophie aims to help her clients obtain a favourable property settlement that recognises the financial and non-financial contributions they have made to their family. Sophie also has a special interest in matters involving parent-to-child loans and money transferred from overseas.

With regards to parenting matters, Sophie recognises that each family has unique needs and she strives to tailor practical custody arrangements that addresses those needs. Sophie is also passionate about assisting clients to reduce conflict about children’s matters.

Sophie grew up in Mount Waverley and now resides in an eastern suburb of Melbourne. Outside of the office, Sophie enjoys exploring the scenic walking trails of Victoria and spending time with her son William.

Professional memberships and qualifications

  • Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria
  • Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of Australia
  • Member of the Law Institute of Victoria
  • Member of the Law Council of Australia

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Mandarin Chinese (家庭法 / 离婚法 专家)

Jun-Hoi Lok

Jun has a broad range of experience in both complex property and parenting matters. Jun is skilled in dealing with difficult ex-spouses and their lawyers.

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Associate Lawyer

LLB, BA (Monash University)

Jun is skilled and experienced in dealing with difficult ex-spouses and their lawyers with tact and resolving high-conflict financial and parenting cases.

Jun works hard to achieve favourable outcomes for clients while supporting them through what can be a stressful and emotional time. He understands that family law can be confusing and he is patient in explaining to his clients their rights and the complex legal process.

Jun considers the bigger picture, not just the legal outcomes. He has a high rate of success in resolving family law cases before they get to Court. Where Court is unavoidable, Jun is experienced in advancing his clients’ interests in Court.

When he’s not helping clients navigate the ins and outs of family law, he’s navigating through the ins and outs of raising his baby boy. While he loves spending time with his young family, he likes to balance that with soccer and volunteering at his local church.

Professional memberships and qualifications

  • Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria
  • Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of Australia
  • Member of the Law Institute of Victoria
  • Member of the Asian Australian Lawyers Association

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Arts (Languages)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Cantonese Chinese

Madison Ogilvie

Madison is an approachable family lawyer focused on delivering fair and practical solutions for her clients. She handles matters with empathy and encourages her clients to resolve matters in a dignified manner.

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Lawyer

LLB with Honours (Deakin University)

Madison has practised exclusively in family law since being admitted as a lawyer. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Madison worked as a paralegal in the Insurance Team of a large commercial firm. Madison’s soft skills and desire to help clients through difficult times ultimately led her to pursue a career in Family Law.

Madison will listen to your story with patience and compassion and help you to resolve your family law matters in a dignified manner that is beneficial for the children and practical for the parties involved.    

Madison also assists the senior lawyers of the firm with their complex matters to reduce the overall cost for the clients.

In her time away from the office, Madison enjoys traveling, playing sport, and barracking for the Richmond Football Club.

Professional memberships and qualifications

  • Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria
  • Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of Australia
  • Member of the Law Institute of Victoria

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice