Richard Calley Family Lawyers
Level 19, 500 Collins St, Melbourne CBD VIC 3000
When our practice was established in 1980, we were the first in Australia to specialize solely in Family Law. By working exclusively in this complex area, we have had the unique opportunity to acquire the most comprehensive working knowledge of Family Law as it constantly evolves.
The depth of our research and experience ensures your rights are protected at all times. A meticulous approach and absolute attention to detail guarantees your confidence in Richard Calley Family Lawyers from beginning to end.
Our areas of expertise.
Richard Calley Family Lawyers have Collins Street and Mornington Peninsula offices servicing a diverse range of clients from metropolitan Melbourne, the Mornington Peninsula as well as numerous country, interstate and international clientele.
We have 5 accredited specialist family lawyers dealing exclusively in family and de facto law matters making us the leading provider of specialist family law services in Melbourne.
Some of the specific matters we regularly handle include:
- Children’s matters including residency and contact
- Property settlement
- Spousal Maintenance
- Child support
- Injunctions and restraining orders
- Cohabitation and prenuptial agreements
- International child abduction
- Relocation interstate and international
- Collaborative law settlements
Our reputation speaks for itself.
Clients are generally referred to Richard Calley Family Lawyers from a wide range of professionals such as commercial lawyers, accountants and health practitioners but more often than not from satisfied clients. They all know family law demands highly skilled specialization, and our reputation for uncompromised excellence is at the forefront of our industry.
As experts in Collaborative Law, we are able to pursue practical and cost effective solutions for our clients without going to court. However, if litigation proves necessary we are renowned for our thorough research and preparation in order to achieve the best possible results. We also have significant relationships with other professionals, such as forensic accountants, counselors, mediators, financial planners and tax experts (if needed).
At Richard Calley Family Lawyers we have earned our envied status from an unparalleled level of experience and an acute understanding of the needs of our clients and their families. Our results continue to enhance our peerless reputation.
Our Team Profiles
Richard Thomas CalleyPosition Profile
B.EC., L.L.B., A.S.L.I.V. (FAMILY LAW) Richard has been practising Family Law for the past 32 years and was one of the first to be accredited as a Family Law Specialist. He is one of the countryĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s leading family law practitioners, specialising in highly complex property and child related matters. He is a Member of the Law Council of Australia (Family Law Division) and a past Family Law Committee Member of the Law Institute of Victoria.
Kristin Susan ShergoldPosition
B.A. L.L.B Kristin has been practicing Family Law for the past 5 years. She graduated with distinction from Monash University with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts. Kristin is a Member of Law Institute of Victoria and enjoys researching and writing articles regarding Family Law matters for the Law Institute Journal. She has a particular interest in child related matters and assisting clients in resolving matters through Alternative Dispute Resolution.
Vic RajahPosition Profile
B.A., L.L.B.(HONS), A.S.L.I.V (FAMILY LAW) Vic graduated from his law degree with honours and then undertook in-depth training as a commercial solicitor, before bringing a keen understanding of complicated property and financial issues to his work with Family Law. Vic, is an accredited family law specialist and has a real passion for working on childrenĂ˘â‚¬Âťs matters, and has served on several youth and community initiatives.
Kathryn Elizabeth DownsPosition Profile
B.A. L.L.B., A.S.L.I.V. (FAMILY LAW) Kathryn is an Accredited Family Law Specialist with more than 15 years experience in all areas of family and de facto relationship law. Kathryn is a member of the Family Law Section of the Law Institute of Victoria and has been a member of a number of committees including the Law Institute, Education and ChildrenĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s Issues Committee and the Board of the St Kilda Legal Service.
Adrian StonePosition Profile
B.EC., L.L.B., A.S.L.I.V. (FAMILY LAW) Adrian is an Accredited Family Law Specialist. He is a member of the Family Law Sections of the Law Council of Australia, the Law Institute of Victoria and the New Zealand Law Society. He is admitted to practice in the United Kingdom and is a former member of the Solicitors Family Law Association of England and Wales. He has a particular interest in matters involving international and cross-jurisdictional issues. Adrian regularly presents Family Law seminars and has published a number of articles regarding family law matters. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Law InstituteĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s Family Law Section and a member of its Court Practice sub-committee. Adrian is also the legal member of the Human Research and Ethics Committee for Peninsula Health.