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Family Lawyers Doncaster

Family Lawyers who help you move forward with your life

It’s natural to feel lost when you’re going through a separation. You don’t know where to start. You feel overwhelmed by everything that you have to do. We’ll give you a step-by-step plan and take care of all your legal needs, so you can start the next stage of your life.

Feel in Control

We answer all your questions so you can feel in control of your life again.

Simple, Fixed Fees

Gain certainty around your finances with a simple, fixed-fee quote.

Move Forward

Move forward with a step-by-step plan and expert support.

Divorce Lawyers

We’ve helped countless people just like you move forward with their lives

Family law isn’t like other areas of law. It affects every aspect of your life. The process of separation and divorce is an emotionally-draining time for everyone involved—and it’s something nobody should go through without the right support. We also understand that contacting a lawyer can be a daunting prospect. 

So at Rayner Song Family Lawyers, we make it easy to access the family law services that you need to guide you through this rocky time. Get in touch to book a personal meeting with one of our caring Doncaster family lawyers. We’ll guide you through the process, navigating the complex legal system with you, and ensuring you understand exactly what’s happening at every step.

Kind words from our clients

Jun-Hoi and Sophie have represented me in my recent property settlement matter. Despite of being a complicated matter they handled it professionally and did their best to provide me with the best outcome possible. Definitely recommend and they are great, reliable lawyer
nikhil karale
nikhil karale
13:58 20 Apr 22
Raymor Song are great. I have been impressed with their professionalism, detailed and clear advice and responsiveness. Highly recommend.
Emma Sutton
Emma Sutton
17:48 04 Sep 21
It has been a great pleasure to choose Rayner and Song to assistant my matter. Sophie and Jun have been very professional and effective to provide my all the legal advice . They are very responsive and with great working ethics. I consider myself lucky and very fortunate to decide to working with the Rayner and Song team for my matter and in the end I have achieved a better results and outcomes then I expected.Thank you very much Sophie and Jun. I will for sure to recommend you two to others in need.
Yue Chang
Yue Chang
06:45 30 Aug 21
Many thanks to Sophie and Jun in helping me to solve my legal matter. They are very professional and easy to communicate. With their help, my family matter was settled to my satisfaction. Would strongly recommend their services.
Juan Wang
Juan Wang
06:15 30 Aug 21
Was very professional, responsive and caring in handling my property matter and settlement. I highly recommend Rayner Song Family Lawyers.
Chiu Pin Ho
Chiu Pin Ho
11:10 23 Aug 21
Engaged the company to settle some family legal matters. They were responsive and continuously followed up to ensure the matters were closed in a satisfactory manner. Will definitely recommend their services in this matter.
Edmund Fong
Edmund Fong
03:06 22 Aug 21
Huge thank you to Jun for handling mum's divorce with great professionalism. It was an incredibly stressful and difficult time for usand we were extremely well supported every step of the way. Would highly recommend Jun for all your family legal matters.
Melissa Xiang
Melissa Xiang
01:55 21 Aug 21
The Rayner Song team handled my legal affairs in a professional manner. They walked me through all options and I had the confidence that the team was executing in my best interest.
Calvin
Calvin
12:21 17 Aug 21
I was very happy with the professional way that my property settlement was handled by Rayner and Song. They always responded quickly to my communication and the advise they provided proved correct when the matter finally was settled in court. Thank you.
rmg56
rmg56
03:00 16 Aug 21
When I had my first meeting with Sophie Song and Jun-Hoi Lok about family law matter I was very nervous and unsure. It was a big step for me and that first meeting gave me the opportunity to understand how Rayner Song Family Lawyers could help me.My family law matter was attended to by Jun-Hoi who is a true gentleman. I found him very caring and considerate especially when the matter seemed to move slowly. Jun-Hoi's perseverance is admirable along with his knowledge. Jun-Hoi was never negative and was always reassuring as my matter went on for some years. He got me a commendable result in the end due to his patience, perseverance, expertise and him working tirelessly in the background.
K William
K William
02:20 14 Aug 21
Madison and Sophie were Professional and informative. There attention to detail gave me alot of confidence in my Property Settlement.I higher recommend them and will be definately using them in the future.I was so glad that I found them.
Luke Thompson
Luke Thompson
05:35 11 Aug 21
Open and very supportive team at Raynor Song Family Lawyers. Very responsive and professional when handling our family estates affairs. My mother was very grateful with how diligent Jun Hoi and team guided us through a tough time. We would recommend their services and continue to seek their legal advice for the future.
Stephen Chau (Steve Chau)
Stephen Chau (Steve Chau)
01:59 10 Aug 21
Thorough, informative and immaculate attention to detail. Highly recommend Sophie and her team for all your legal matters. They really listen to your concerns and cares for you.
Ophelia Tham
Ophelia Tham
03:29 09 Aug 21
Sophie and the team were fantastic to deal with. They were very knowledgeable and professional. I would highly recommend Rayner Song to anyone in need of Family Law Service.
Leeza Krizowsky
Leeza Krizowsky
02:52 09 Aug 21
I saw Sophie for an initial consultation. She told me clearly about what my rights are in terms of the property split and custody. The meeting was good value for how much info I got about family law.
Claudia AU
Claudia AU
02:46 09 Aug 21
Sophie assisted me with my difficult divorce several years ago. My ex wouldn't give me access to the kids for months and she was able to get them back for me. She also got me a property split i was happy with. Thank you Sophie
Michael Y
Michael Y
02:35 09 Aug 21
Very professional lawyer. Thank to Jun and team for providing such a wonderful service and also be very supportive. Great work !! Service at heart & beyond expectation.
Rex Clan
Rex Clan
15:09 21 Sep 20
A big thank you to Sophie and Jun-Hoi for their professionalism, empathetic ear, clear communication and support during a very trying time. They understood the situation from the outset, fully backed me and with their advice, navigated me through the process to achieve a very successful outcome. I will always be grateful. Thank you.
Michael Young
Michael Young
04:32 04 Nov 19
Thanks so much to Sophie and the team for all their hard work helping me with the purchase of my new house! Very responsive, thorough and helpful advice. I was in very capable hands.
Claire Pollett Sutton
Claire Pollett Sutton
08:37 15 May 19
Sophie Song,efficient, dedicated, trustworthy, professional woman .highly recommend this firm for all your legal matters.
Christina Walker
Christina Walker
09:30 02 Aug 18
We highly recommend Rayner Song for their superior professionalism, communication, and their ability to make the client feel at ease during what can be a stressful and trying time. Thank you kindly Sophie, Jun-Hoi and the Rayner Song team for providing us such a wonderful service.
Jay Nolet
Jay Nolet
04:35 18 Jul 18
Incredible group who are always prepared to listen and work with you. Wouldn’t trust any one else with such important matters
Toni Saward
Toni Saward
09:18 16 Jul 18

Three Easy Steps to Reach Your Desired Outcome

Step 1:
Book a Personal Meeting

We get to know you, understand your situation, and provide you with the right advice about what to do first.

Step 2:
We Create Your Plan

We create a clear, step-by-step plan that you can follow, to ensure your situation runs as smoothly as possible.

Step 3:
You Move Forward

We work toward your ideal resolution, and help you take control & move forward with your life.

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Whether your relationship is ending or just beginning, we’re here to help make the process as straightforward as possible.

We provide approachable, non-judgemental, and supportive family legal advice and services, to help you pick up the pieces and move your life forward.

Get in touch today to book a personal meeting with our caring family lawyers in Doncaster, and start your path to a clearer future.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    If you and your spouse are considering separation, it’s important to know that you’re not legally required to apply for a Divorce Order. You can separate, and live your lives independently.

    However, if you intend to remarry then getting a divorce is a legal requirement. You can’t legally remarry if you haven’t finalised your divorce proceedings. This is considered bigamy, or polygamy, which is a crime in Victoria.

    So while you don’t strictly need a divorce just to separate, if you’re considering a definitive separation, then you may need to consider filing for divorce.

    Getting a divorce also affects your financial interests. Once you are divorced, if you and your former spouse have not yet legally resolved your property and spousal maintenance matters, you each only have 12 months in which to apply for property or spousal maintenance orders without first needing to get special permission from the Court.

    We can guide you through this process. Get in touch to speak with one of our Doncaster family lawyers about what this process looks like.

    There are many important benefits to obtaining a legally binding property settlement agreement, including:

    1. It will prevent your former spouse from seeking a share of your future savings, superannuation, inheritance, etc.
    2. It will protect you against debts accumulated by your former spouse in the future.
    3. It may enable you to access stamp duty and capital gains tax exemptions on the transfer of investment properties, shares, and other investment assets.
    4. If you re-partner in the future, it may protect against your future partner’s assets from being attacked by your former spouse.

    The benefits of obtaining a legally binding parenting agreement/custody agreement include:

    1. It may stop your former spouse from changing his/her mind about the parenting arrangements in the future if they become angry at you finding a new partner.
    2. It may stop your former spouse from changing the arrangements just became he/she wishes to reduce child support payments.
    3. It can contain clauses to enable you to go on interstate or overseas holidays with your child without having to obtain your ex’s agreement each time.
    4. Conversely, if you’re worried that your ex may take the child overseas without your agreement, if can contain clauses allowing you to retain the child’s passport.
    5. It can contain clauses about who can make what decisions about the child.

    We can help you with the forms and paperwork you need to ensure your agreements are documented clearly, concisely, and that they’re legally binding.

    At Rayner Song Family Lawyers, we’re experts in helping Melbourne families navigate the confusing family law system. We can give you a simple step-by-step plan to resolve all your legal issues and we can help you take each step until you reach your desired outcome.

    If you’ve already met with or engaged another lawyer and you would like us to give you a second opinion, please reach out to us.

    Even if your matter is already at Court and you are not satisfied with progress, we can assist you to finish those court proceedings.

    When you first meet with us, after we listen to you and gain a clear understanding of your situation, we’ll run through your legal rights and benefits. We make sure you understand exactly what you’re entitled to, where you stand in the legal process, advise on the options available to you in your current situation, and the advantages and disadvantages of each option.

    We’ll run through what the Court is likely to consider equitable, and importantly, what you and your ex-spouse can do to try and resolve the matter without needing to attend Court in the first place.

    Family law can be confusing, if you don’t have the right support. We help make it as easy as possible to understand what your rights are.

    We can review your agreement documents to ensure that everything there is concise, accurate, and a fair representation of what you agreed to.

    We can also check that the agreement will be binding. Many of your past clients have told us that they thought any signed, written agreement is binding or that a signed statutory declaration is binding.

    Unfortunately, that is not the case with family law. If the agreement you did yourself is not binding, there may be future stamp duty or taxation problems and your ex may potentially be able to seek a second settlement in the future.

    We’ll identify any errors or potential traps, and help you create an agreement that delivers the right outcome for all parties.

    Yes, our goal is to make it as easy as possible for you to understand the family law process.

    We work with you to understand your current situation, determine your desired outcome, and show you step-by-step how we can help you get there.

    Whether it’s coming to an agreement with your ex-spouse, determining custody of children, undertaking negotiations, or supporting you during court intervention, we make sure you know exactly what to expect. Then, we stay by your side every step of the way.

    We know that divorce can be an emotionally-charged and draining time. So at Rayner Song, we endeavour to make your divorce and separation proceedings as straightforward as possible. We take on your divorce or separation and help you through the process.

    We work with you to help you and your ex-spouse reach a fair agreement, and guide you through the process if you need to take things further, such as documenting agreements, managing negotiation or mediation, or even supporting you through Court proceedings.