Preston Law - Cairns Largest Law Firm

Cairns Family Law


Preston Law gives individuals, couples, and families expert advice and solid support in all family law matters.

Our lawyers will help you understand your legal rights, and know your entitlements and obligations. We know how to minimise the emotional and financial stress of dealing with personal legal issues and to achieve the best overall outcomes – nearly all of our family law matters settle successfully without the need for courts.

Visit our Cairns Divorce Lawyers website for more information about all of our family law services, and helpful articles and resources.

Cairns Divorce Lawyers is a practice group of Preston Law.

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Financial and Prenuptial Agreements

Financial and prenuptial agreements are quite common, and can save a lot of disagreement and conflict in the future.

If you are considering a prenuptial or financial agreement, talk to one of our lawyers for independent and sound legal advice. We can also help you with drafting or enforcing agreements.


Our lawyers will provide you with advice about the divorce process, costs, and relevant time limits so you can make decisions with confidence.

With our support, you can take the right steps to look after yourself, your children, and your property and finances.

Property Settlement

After separation, you have certain rights and obligations regarding your finances and property. We’ll help you work through this important stage of separation.

Make a free initial appointment to speak confidentially with one of our lawyers about getting a fair property settlement without having to go to court.

Children's Matters

We’ll guide you through your options for child support and custody, and help you reach a positive outcome for you and your children.

If you have separated – or are about to – it’s important to get legal advice as early as possible about your children’s living and support arrangements.

Contact us for representation and advice.

Defer your legal fees

At Preston Law, we believe that family law clients deserve access to high-quality legal representation, which is why we offer payment options that can ease the financial burden of resolving your family law matter.*

Contact us to learn more about our deferred payment options.

*subject to conditions.

Results for clients

Our team has resolved family law issues of all kinds for clients, from large property settlements to complex child relocation issues, both inside and outside of court, including:

  • a multi-million dollar property settlement, which we settled in our client’s favour before the trial date, saving them the added stress and expense of court proceedings.
  • an international child relocation matter
  • a de facto property settlement, complicated by the fact that we had to first  show that a de facto relationship existed
  • a child custody matter, where we acted for the grandparents to remove the children from parents who both had drug and mental health issues
  • a complex property settlement involving multiple family trusts, SMSF, multiple companies, and several properties.

What our clients say

“It has been an absolute pleasure dealing with Preston Law [about my family law matter]. They make you feel very comfortable about them acting on your behalf. I found Mrs Oliver to be understanding, and she really goes above and beyond to make sure she does all she can to help.” Jaye Harris

“Thank you for what you achieved for me. Your professional approach, balanced with your compassionate and sincere understanding of my circumstances was appreciated beyond what I can express.” Deb

Thank you, the service has been impeccable all the way through.

Karen .

I wanted to say thank you for your help and advice during this difficult period.

Robert .

I have had two very professional interactions with Preston’s after less than satisfactory responses elsewhere. I initially spoke to Tim who gave me confidence that Preston’s could supply the assistance I needed.

Petrina provided wonderful assistance in finalizing a rather complicated will. She immediately knew what was needed. A long process, but in the end, I have a will that that should ensure my estate stays in the correct hands and is distributed in the manner I desire. All was very professional.

A long drawn out marriage breakdown and divorce was quickly brought to a satisfactory conclusion by Rose and Desley. Rose was very professional, understanding, sensible, and was able to keep me on track while emotions ran high. Sometimes I did not agree with certain items, but in the end, Rose was 100% correct. Desley was on top of all the paperwork. I am happy with the resulting settlement.

I would confidently recommend (and already have done so) for others to engage Prestons and their wonderful team. I also appreciated the wonderful cups of coffee provided by the Receptionists.

Ted Winston .
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