Family Law

Family Law

A collaborative and sensitive approach to family law matters

Please contact us to discuss a free initial consultation regarding your family law matter

Miller Harris Lawyers has a dedicated team of family lawyers who are focused on achieving the best outcome for your personal circumstances. We provide expert legal advice in all family law issues and associated matters such as estate planning and corporate and tax restructuring.  Our lawyers can advise you on separation and/or divorce, child custody and children’s matters, marital property settlements, mediation and arbitration, spousal maintenance and a range of other family law matters.  We have helped many families throughout the Cairns and North Queensland region on the path to a brighter future.

We will guide you through the family law process and provide you with options appropriate to the resolution of your matter. Our solicitors have specific experience in negotiation, mediation, collaborative practice and hold the necessary skills to take your matter to court, if the need should arise. Our goal is to work with you and give you the opportunity to achieve the best outcome for you and your family.

Our team members have been highly rated by our peers in the Doyle’s Guide Family Law Review in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. We strive to excel in the provision of services to our clients.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Alternative dispute resolution processes
  • Mediation services
  • Collaborative law services
  • Divorce
  • Separation
  • De facto and same sex matters
  • Parenting matters
  • Parenting plans
  • Consent orders
  • Relocation matters
  • Hague convention matters
  • Child Support
  • Domestic violence orders
  • Injunctions and restraining orders
  • IVF and surrogacy
  • Adoption and guardianship applications
  • Disputed estates
  • Property settlements
  • Financial agreements, including prenuptial, post-nuptial and de facto agreements
  • Spousal maintenance
  • Asset tracing and unravelling complex financial structures involving companies, trusts, partnerships and superannuation

Meet the experts in
Family Law

Julie Hodge

Senior Associate

Julie has been practising in Cairns as a solicitor since 2007, with a work background on the Legal Aid Queensland (Cairns) Panel conducting children's and property matters, domestic violence and child protection cases as well as servicing private clients.

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Rochelle Ryan


Rochelle advises on all areas of family law including separation, divorce, parenting, property division, child support, spousal maintenance, adult child maintenance and domestic violence.

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