Family Law

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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

Lawyer

Rochelle practices exclusively in Family Law. Rochelle has gained experience in all areas of the firm, including commercial litigation, wills and estates law, commercial law and property law before finding her passion in our family law department.

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Why Choose Miller Harris

Family Law

Our family law team

Miller Harris Lawyer’s family law division practice solely in the area of family law. We provide expert legal advice on all areas of family law.

We have been consistently named as a Leading Family and Divorce Law Firm in North Queensland in the prestigious Doyle’s Guide (in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018).  In addition, our Senior Associate Julie Hodge has been named by her peers in the Doyle’s Guide as a leading North Queensland Family and Divorce Lawyer in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

A significant source of our work is referrals from experts in aligned fields such as accountants, financial planners and mental health professionals, who trust in our expertise. We work closely alongside any experts that are needed for your particular matter.

Our approach and services

Our Cairns family lawyers understand that separation and divorce is one of the most traumatic life events a person will experience and tailor our approach to be sensitive to the needs of the individual client. Our advice is holistic and we are focused on achieving the best and most cost-effective outcome for every client. We work with clients from all over Australia to find solutions to their particular legal issues.

Our aim is to assist clients to resolve their family law issues by consent, outside of the Family Law Court system, so as to minimise conflict and avoid unnecessary stress, cost and delay. We offer our clients a wide range of services to achieve a successful outcome, including negotiation, mediation, arbitration and collaborative practise. Our Cairns family lawyers are also skilled litigators. If a matter is unable to be resolved outside of the Family Law Court system, we provide expert representation at all stages of the Family Law Court and Domestic Violence proceedings.

Our firm has the depth of experience across commercial law, business law, property law, estate law and other fields to enable us to implement your settlement, advise and assist with financial restructuring and estate planning.

Contact our expert Cairns family lawyers to find out how we can help you create a new future for you and your family.

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