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Why Choose Us Over Other Family Law Firms in Brisbane Area? (Our Unique Advantages)

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Why Choose Us Over Other Family Law Firms in Brisbane Area

Andrews Family Lawyers has become one of the most respected family law firms in the Brisbane area.

In this article, we’ll look at how our law firm’s empathetic focus, communication and extensive expertise set us apart from other Brisbane family law firms.

Key takeaways

  1. Our empathetic approach opens clients to mediation opportunities.
  2. We can help you get the most out of mediation through preparation, choosing the right mediator, and prioritising issues.
  3. We build client trust through open communication.
  4. Good communication reduces client stress and clarifies legal complexities.
  5. Our team always strives to be available to answer our clients’ queries.
  6. e have in-depth experience dealing with the complications involved with divorce, property settlements and parenting matters.

Empathy and Understanding

Peter has been nothing but supportive, honest & exceptional as a professional and has managed my situation brilliantly, even managing me as a difficult client.

– Chris Annable

At Andrews Family Lawyers, we approach every client as an individual. We want to take time to understand your situation and your journey.

Family law is a sensitive area. It’s natural to struggle emotionally when dealing with personal issues like child custody and divorce. Our family lawyers will support you at every stage of your journey to a better future.

Clients often struggle to cope with the stress of their case. This can cloud their judgment and make decision-making more difficult. As a result, they may not see the value in pursuing opportunities for mediation.

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Mediation is generally the best way to approach family law matters. However, the parties must be willing to cooperate with a cooperative mindset. If they’re not, mediation sessions won’t provide useful outcomes.

Our team can help you use the sessions constructively. This isn’t about apportioning blame. It’s about looking to the future and working together for everyone’s benefit.

With our assistance, clients can approach mediation with the right mindset for finding a mutually beneficial solution. Here’s how we can help.

1. Thorough preparation

You need to be well-prepared before starting mediation. We can review your case with you and determine what points you and your former spouse should focus on. We must understand the priorities so the sessions can help generate a satisfactory result.

Once we understand the objectives, we can identify a successful solution.

2. The right mediator

It’s crucial to work with the right mediator. The mediator should be experienced with the issues to be resolved. For example, if they don’t have expertise in parenting matters, we’ll look elsewhere if children are involved.

Both parties should also be comfortable with the mediator. If one party feels that the mediator is biased, it will be challenging to find a resolution.

3. Keep children central

If you’re mediating parenting matters, always keep your children’s best interests central. Focus on creating a positive and mutually supportive environment.

Put personal differences aside and concentrate on how you and your former spouse can co-parent effectively.

Open communication

Peter provided practical, no-nonsense legal advice to achieve outcomes that are in the best interests of my kids.

– Jennifer Eden

Our law firm prioritises open communication with our clients. Good communication ensures clients are comfortable and confident with our services.

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Client trust

Communication is key to building trust with a client. Client trust is important for many reasons.

1. Reduced stress

Clear communication with a client about their situation helps to reduce their stress. Our clients are comforted knowing we understand their concerns and care about their welfare. Stress can also be the result of not understanding the process.

2. Simplifying the process

Family law is full of arcane terminology. It can be confusing to follow without industry-specific knowledge. Clients need to understand their situation clearly. They may see no reason to trust a lawyer’s advice if they don’t.

When you work with us, we’ll ensure you know exactly where you stand legally and your options. Once you clearly understand your situation, we can decide on the best strategy.

3. Always be available

Clients don’t all have the same expectations about their lawyer’s availability. Some clients want to be updated regularly to feel secure. On the other hand, others are happy to let their lawyer handle the matter without much contact.

We have the flexibility to handle communication the way you want it. We’ll be available when you need to contact us. We can stay in contact through email, phone or in person at the office. Our clients understand that we’ll be close by when they need us.


Peter looked after in two unrelated family law matters. Both matters had difficulties in their very own ways. Both times, the positive results that Peter achieved for me exceeded my expectations.

– Christian Weiss

One primary aspect of our services that sets us apart from our peers in family law is our team’s breadth of experience in the field.

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Divorce is difficult at the best of times. However, some circumstances can make a divorce even more difficult.

High conflict divorces

Ideally, parties to a divorce can reach a mutual agreement and make a joint application. Joint applications tend to be quicker and less stressful. However, sometimes a divorce becomes acrimonious.

Our team can help you work through alternative dispute resolution options. If a court hearing is necessary, we’ll provide expert court representation.

Missing spouses

Missing spouses can complicate divorces. When serving divorce papers during a sole application, some spouses are unlocatable. We can assist you with applying for substituted service to serve the papers on a different person.

If all else fails, we can organise a dispensation of service to waive the service requirement altogether.

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Property settlements

Property settlements are crucial to securing your financial future. However, they can be difficult if your former spouse doesn’t act appropriately or if the asset pool is complex.

Hidden assets

A fair settlement requires both parties to disclose their financial position fully. However, some parties might try to hide assets to prevent their inclusion. If you suspect this is happening, our team can work with a forensic accountant to identify unaccounted for assets.

If a party deliberately dissipates the asset pool through gambling or other means, we can apply to the Court for compensation adjustment.

Complex asset pools

Asset pools can include different types of assets that are difficult to value. Unique items like collectibles, artwork, and rare items require specialist valuation experts. We partner with specialists to ensure the asset pool is valued correctly.

The rise of cryptocurrencies also creates issues. Their value’s volatility makes timing essential. Our team works to ensure the valuation protects your entitlement.

Parenting matters

When family law issues involve children, their best interests always stay front and centre. However, parenting matters can be complicated. Disagreements can arise that require an experienced family lawyer to resolve.

International custody cases

A spouse may attempt to relocate a child overseas. This adds complications to the custody process. Our child custody lawyers can work around jurisdictional issues through the Attorney General’s office and recover your children.

High-conflict custody cases

Parents should always have their children’s best interests at heart. However, sometimes, parties become locked in custody battles. We can assist with mediation to find an amicable solution for your children.

If mediation doesn’t work, we can proceed with court action to secure positive custody arrangements.

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We’re proud of the reputation we’ve established in the Brisbane family law sector. With an empathetic approach, we can introduce clients to opportunities for constructive mediation. Doing so avoids costly and stressful litigation.

Our open communication breaks down complex legal processes and fosters client trust. Every client knows that our extensive experience in family law will deliver the best possible outcome.

Contact our office today for all of your family law needs.

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Peter Andrews

Peter is a qualified legal practitioner with more than twenty years experience, predominantly in family law. Peter began his career with Clayton Utz, before moving into suburban practice in 2007 with a focus on family law settlements.

Peter began his own practice, Peter Andrews Lawyer Pty Ltd, in 2013. After many years of success, the business was rebranded Andrews Family Lawyers in 2022.​

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Peter Andrews

Peter is a qualified legal practitioner with more than twenty years experience, predominantly in family law. Peter began his career with Clayton Utz, before moving into suburban practice in 2007 with a focus on family law settlements.

Peter began his own practice, Peter Andrews Lawyer Pty Ltd, in 2013. After many years of success, the business was rebranded Andrews Family Lawyers in 2022. ​

Peter is a married father of three young, precocious and often annoying children who are still just lovely.