Family Law

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Family Law

Julie Hodge

Special Counsel

Julie is an experienced, skilful and dedicated family lawyer who has been assisting Australians and Australian families to resolve their separation and divorce issues since 2007. Julie has extensive experience acting in all manner of family law issues including parenting, de facto and matrimonial property and divorce matters, spousal maintenance, domestic violence, child support and child protection issues.

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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.

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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, 2018 and 2019).  In addition, our Special Counsel 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, 2018 and 2019.

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.

Initial Consultation

One of the reasons why a family law separation is so stressful is the fear of the unknown and what changes to expect.

An initial consultation is the best way to have all of your initial questions answered.  We will provide you with initial advice on your parenting and/or property matter and assist you to make a plan for resolving your matter.

Our consultations run for approximately one hour and are offered at the reduced fixed fee of $350.00 (inclusive of GST).

Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation and take the first step towards a resolution.

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