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Family & De Facto Law
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Our Family & De Facto Lawyers are highly experienced in helping people to navigate the often-painful area of relationship breakdown and divorce. We are sensitive to your needs and do all we can to expedite a practical solution that takes good care of the interests of you and your children.

Where possible, we seek to help you achieve an amicable resolution with your spouse or de facto partner via Consent Orders for division of property, Parenting Orders for children’s issues or Binding Financial Agreements (both pre-nuptial and during marriage). We also prepare Child Support Agreements.

This approach saves our clients significant time, stress and expense when compared with contested (court-based) outcomes.

Child Custody

Child Custody

In Family Law matters, ensuring that children’s interests are met is a primary concern of families as well as the legal system. Naturally, however..

Child support crucial

Child Support

Where a marriage or de facto relationship has broken down and there are children involved, the law requires that parents contribute..

De Facto Relationships

Clinch Long Letherbarrow provides expert legal advice and support for those experiencing the breakdown of a de facto relationship..

Divorce - Separation


Having access to expert advice can help reduce the stress and expense often associated with divorce.


Family Law Litigation

As a full service law firm, Clinch Long Letherbarrow not only has a specialist family law division, we also have in-house access..

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International Family Law

Two main factors create a strong demand for experience in International Family Law in good Australian Law Firms..

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Prenups & Financial Agreements

A binding financial agreement (sometimes called a BFA) sets out how assets are to be..

Property Settlement - a fair share

Property Settlements

Negotiating a fair property settlement following divorce or de facto relationship breakdown can be very complex.

Family and De Facto Law


Clayton Long

Sheree Housego-Family Lawyer Sydney

Sheree Housego

Andrew Johnson-Family Lawyer-Sydney

Andrew Johnson


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  • We have no hesitation in endorsing Clayton’s Family Law team.

    Outcomes for our clients have been excellent and the sensitive and mature way in which the firm has assisted us to resolve issues has been a feature of the relationship.

    Where small businesses involve two spouses working together re-configuring businesses after a marital breakdown can be extremely difficult. The team at CLL have the expertise and energy to work with industry experts like ourselves to achieve sensible and workable outcomes.

    John S.
  • Hi Leticia

    I wanted to send you a personal note to say congratulations on the result achieved yesterday at the Conciliation Conference.

    Thank you for being a pleasure to work with.

    It has made the process much less painful having the professionalism and friendliness yourself and Clayton provided in looking after me. I am grateful for that and the outcome which allows me to get on with my plans.

    Steve D.
  • Hi Sheree,

    I just wanted to say a big Thank You for your kindness and diligence in my recent divorce case. Always making yourself available and answering my millions of questions was amazing!

    Sandy J.
  • Hi Leticia,

    Thanks for your time and effort over the past few months. Your hardwork & extra research was greatly appreciated and made that bit of difference.

    Thanks again!

    Dee L.
  • Hi Sheree & Clayton,

    I just wanted to thank you for your professionalism, patience, help and understanding with regard my recent divorce & property settlement. I truly appreciate all you have done in helping me start my ‘new life’.

    Cath A.