Family Law

Navigating family breakdowns is difficult. When getting it right matters, you need a lawyer who will work hard to protect what’s important and allow you to move forward. 

All families are different. This means that the dynamics, motivations and issues within each family vary. We will work closely with you to understand your unique situation and priorities. It’s about looking after you and the things that are most important.  This may include the family business, or the structured assets and financial arrangements you have carefully built.  

Our clients, their lives, families and all the things that encompasses are at the heart of what we do.

Our Family Law legal expertise includes:

  • Divorce and separation
  • Parenting arrangements and disputes
  • Property protection and division
  • Financial agreements (before, during and after a relationship)
  • Complex business, company and trust structures
  • Spousal maintenance
  • Superannuation
  • International parenting and financial matters
  • Child support

Our Family Law services include:


As the sole Australian contributor to the Lexology GTDT and Law Business Research global reference guide to Private Clients, Kalus Kenny Intelex are recognised as leaders in Private Clients Law in Australia. This guide considers the latest updates and trends, in addition to vital information around tax, trusts and foundations, same-sex marriages, civil unions, succession, capacity and power of attorney, and immigration.

Why choose Kalus Kenny Intelex Lawyers?

At Kalus Kenny Intelex, we understand that family breakdowns and disputes are a part of life.

Our priority is managing the complexities of family life, business, wealth and risk for all of our clients. We pride ourselves on providing individually tailored advice that is practical, commercial and strategic. To achieve the best possible results, and to protect what’s important, we work closely with you and other professional advisers like your accountant, banker and financial planner to navigate the issues, understand your structure and help you to move forward. 

With over 30 years of experience in commercial, property and dispute resolution, our team are trusted advisors to some of Melbourne’s most successful business people and families. 

This is what makes us a different type of Family Lawyer.

Our Family Law Team

Josephine Sergi

Josephine Sergi

Senior Associate

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Chloe Beare

Chloe Beare


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Practical steps for a smoother separation

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