Mahony Family Lawyers

Mahony Family Lawyers

Mahony Family Lawyers are a legal firm specialising in parenting and property matters. Family law can often be the most painful area of the law to deal with.

Not only are you facing emotional strains from trying to sustain a relationship with your children, spouse, or other family members, you may also be dealing with the financial implications of altering your current family structure. Mahony Family Lawyers intend to assist you in understanding the legal implications of your current family law situation and keep you up to date with current news that can affect your family. Our team is committed to the prompt and efficient resolution of family law disputes, and always trying to consider the best interests of the children and our clients. In addition to quality advice and representation in all aspects of Family Law, the Mahony Family Lawyers team provide advice and representation in negotiation, mediation, Wills, Power of Attorney, Enduring Guardianship. PARRAMATTA:
4/5 Macquarie Street, Parramatta NSW 2150
PO Box 3993 Parramatta NSW 2124
Ph: (02) 9018 9408 Fax: (02) 9018 9409

Operating as usual


Mahony Family Lawyers are open! We have implemented changes to our work practices to ensure the health and safety of our team and clients in light of COVID-19. To book an appointment today please contact us on 02 9018 9408 or send an email to [email protected]


Here are some helpful tips for separated parents during COVID-19. The information is from the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia. This is the largest professional association for family law practitioners. It is great to see family lawyers recommending a practical approach to the current difficulties.

At Mahony Family Lawyers we are working hard to ensure we are across how COVID-19 is impacting our family law clients. We are brainstorming solutions and keeping our clients informed.

As a starting point - have a read of the article, have a think about the tips and if you want to speak with one of our team, please reach out.


At Mahony Family Lawyers we are focused on ensuring our clients can access their family law advice in a safe and healthy way. Given the current situation with COVID-19 we are encouraging our clients to take up the opportunity of advice sessions by telephone and Skype. Our team will be attending the majority of our Court appearances by telephone and participating in Mediations by telephone. Here is more detailed information about the current approach to the delivery of family law services. 03/03/2020

Legal Secretary / Administrative Assistant - Family Law Job in Sydney Opportunity for Legal Secretary to join a small firm specialising in Family Law


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Mahony Family Lawyers 31/05/2017

Chief Justice Tom Bathurst’s 2017 law year speech in full Doing Right by ‘All Manner of People’: Building a More Inclusive Legal System 16/05/2017

Domestic violence perpetrators banned from cross-examining victims Former Australian of the year Rosie Batty welcomes move as a 'huge victory' for victims. 26/04/2017

6 Tips From Harvard Psychologists Who Studied What It Takes to Raise ’Good’ Kids Simple but very useful advice. 12/03/2017

The views of children in Family Court disputes How much should children's wishes be considered in family law disputes, and what is the role of the Independent Children's Lawyer? 14/02/2017

Mandatory and additional orders

Recent changes have been made to Apprehended Violence Orders. New plain English AVOs have been introduced. LawAccess have a help information page on their website explaining the changes. Have you been served with an application for an AVO? Want to know what the different orders that may be made against you mean? Click on this page to find out. 09/02/2017

Meet Australia's first school lawyer

It is great to see access to the legal system happening for this school community. In the first program of its kind in Australia, and possibly the world, lawyer Vincent Shin works full-time at a Melbourne school. 03/06/2016

Legal Aid funding 'should be an election issue' Funding cuts mean only 8 per cent of Australians qualify for Legal Aid under the current means test. 01/06/2016

Men’s Health Week 2016- Rediscovering fun for life | Western Sydney University In the lead up to Men's Health Week (opens in a new window), men across Australia are being urged to take the time to rediscover inspiring activities and fun events in their local communities to help improve their health and well being. 26/05/2016

10 "Hang In There" Quotes To Help You Survive Your Divorce Divorce can be brutal. Here are a few inspirational quotes to help you rise above it. 24/05/2016

Domestic violence prevention program helps bystanders interrupt abuse A new program is empowering bystanders to recognise and intervene in domestic violence abuse situations. 17/04/2016

Community rallies to open new women’s shelter IT’S the heartbreaking fact that spurned a community group into action – two out of every three women trying to escape domestic violence have nowhere to go.


Western Sydney Women

When a relationship breaks down, there is already so much to deal with, so no one really wants to put finances at the top of the list & what was the source of heartburn when a couple is together can only become a lot harder to deal with when feelings are hurt and emotions are boiling over.


Surviving The Holidays Stress Free

Parenting arrangements for children and changeovers with parents are always trying at these special times of year. Whilst for some this is just another weekend, for others trying to interpret orders as entered into can prove to be difficult.

It is important to review your orders in advance of changeover times, make sure that you are reading all relevant sections and not jumping between parenting orders. If your Solicitor has already closed for the break, we would suggest that you calmly review your orders again and should it be appropriate to your circumstances, open communication with the other party for clarity as opposed to contravening orders from misinterpretation.

We wish you all an enjoyable long weekend with your families.


Proud to support Blacktown Rugby Union Football Club.


Julie Owens MP

Attention is turning to our ongoing Court delays through the Parramatta Family and Federal Circuit Courts. Mediation is the best option to remain clear of this over crowded Court system. Lets hope turning media attention to these issues may provide some relief to the system.

Extraordinary delays of up to 3 years at the Parramatta Family Court have been deeply troubling, particularly where custody matters are concerned. Judges are overworked and aren't adequately resourced, and the Government needs to urgently address this shortage of judges.

[02/17/16]   Is there a better option than spending considerable time fighting through the court system?

Yes there is, as court delays become more lengthy, we encourage our clients to explore the option of mediation. Mediation does not need to be a daunting process, it can be guided and managed by the benefit of having a Family Law Solicitor in your corner. Get the right advice, know your facts and have your position ready before heading into mediation with your Solicitor ready to fight for you. If you would like more information and to book an initial consultation please call Tammy Sandas on 9018 9408 to schedule an appointment. 01/02/2016

Judge uses Australia Day honour to hit out at legal system Australia's top family law judge uses his Australia Day award to highlight how he says the court system is leaving women vulnerable and children at risk.


As 2016 is upon us, it may be time for some legal advice in respect of those lingering family law issues . For the months of January and February 2016 we are offering a reduced rate consultation fee of $220 inc GST offering a 45 minute appointment with a Solicitor for that expert advice to move your family forward. Please contact Tammy on 9018 9408 to make an appointment at either our Parramatta or Penrith office. Let us assist in guiding you in the right direction for the new year.


Mahony Family Lawyers has now closed for the Christmas and New Year period and will reopen 9am 11 January 2016. We wish you all the best for the holiday season.

[12/17/15]   Mahony Family Lawyers kicked off the festive season last night with a well deserved dinner for the staff. A teppanyaki dinner of laughter, flying eggs and rice was a great way to celebrate a year of hard work and commitment to our clients. We would like to wish our staff and clients a safe and enjoyable festive season and look forward to the year to come.

[10/20/15]   Mahony Family Lawyers is pleased to welcome Cameron Burge to our firm as Principal Solicitor and Director. Cameron’s position will be to focus on customer needs and providing guidance to the overall structure of the firm.

Cameron has been practising law for over 22 years in a variety of fields, including ten years spent as a Barrister. He brings a broad range of experience in not only family law but wills and estate planning, personal injury, police matters and employment law.

Cameron’s energy, passion and outcome-driven approach mean he understands the needs of his clients whilst balancing the legal realities of each matter. His objective is always to minimise costly court disputes by applying his mediation and negotiation skills to secure resolution as early as possible. In doing so, Cameron ensures his clients are actively involved in their matters from start to resolution, ensuring realistic goals are set and the best outcomes are achieved.

Our support staff remains unchanged and will be supporting Cameron in his new role. We are looking forward to commencing a new chapter in the firm and providing quality of service to all of our clients. 13/08/2015

Court Fees (Family Law) - Family Court of Australia

The recent increase in Family Law court filing fees has been disallowed by the Senate. For more information about the fees now applicable review either the :

* Family Court website; or
* Federal Circuit Court website Family Law Court Fees 29/05/2015

Family Court of Australia -

The Family Court of Australia and Federal Circuit Court of Australia have today launched their new and more user friendly websites.

The websites can be found at: ; and The Family Court of Australia is a specialist Federal court dealing only with family law matters. The Court was created by the Family Law Act 1975 and exercises original and appellate jurisdiction across Australia, except in Western Australia. 28/05/2015

Why didn't you leave? Women experiencing family violence are often asked that question instead of questioning men's violent behaviour. 06/05/2015

Castle Towers owner donates space for women's refuge

Particularly in light of the current significant media attention on the prevalence of incidents of family violence, organisations who are prepared to offer their support whether financial or otherwise ought to be commended - well done Castle Towers. A domestic violence service and refuge has found a home in the Hills thanks to the generosity of the owners of Castle Towers Shopping Centre.

[04/09/15]   Our team would like to extend a big congratulations to Jillian Morrison who will be admitted as a solicitor today. Jillian recently commenced working with the MFL team, after having worked as a court Associate after finishing her law degree. Well done Jillian! 22/01/2015

Family Court of Australia

The Family Court and Federal Circuit Court have each produced a number of videos accessible via YouTube to help litigants understand what they can expect in a range of court processes.

We would encourage anyone who is engaged in family law proceedings to browse these vidoes:

As always, this information is a guide only and we would encourage you to speak with the team at Mahony Family Lawyers to obtain specific advice for your particular family. Official YouTube account of the Family Court of Australia. The Family Court of Australia, through its specialist judges and staff, assists Australians to res...

[12/19/14]   Mahony Family Lawyers wish all our friends, clients and colleagues a happy and safe holiday season.

Our team are taking a much deserved break and will return to the office at 9am on 12 January 2015. Our emails will only be checked intermittently throughout the break and our phones will be unattended.

If you require urgent family law assistance during the holiday period, we recommend that you contact :
* LawAccess on 1300 888 529
* The Family Law Court's NEC service on 1300 352 000
* Attend upon a duty lawyer at the Family Court registry

As always, in the event you feel that you or your family are at an immediate risk of harm you should contact Police for assistance.

We look forward to working with and assisting you in the New Year! 04/08/2014

In family law, talk beats court

Many parents at the Parramatta and Sydney Federal Circuit and Family Law Courts will participate in Family Dispute Resolution in the course of their proceedings. The Australian newspaper recently featured an article in relation to this mediation program at the Parramatta Registry : PAUL Bell has been a family ­lawyer for 36 years. But these days he draws as much on his univer­sity studies of Henry Kissinger’s shuttle diplomacy in the Middle East as the Family Law Act.



Suite 4, 5 Macquarie Street
Parramatta, NSW

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
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