Frequently Asked Questions

Common Family and Criminal Law Questions

In order to speedily answer any common questions you may have about family law,  criminal law or litigation, you can follow the links to either FAQ pages.  To provide other useful research tools ,legal link pages below will list  many useful legal resources for you, from where you can do your own research. These are Frequently Asked Questions.

As Accredited Family Lawyers in Melbourne, we also encourage you to seek specific legal advice in regards to legal matters, not to just rely on internet research.

Family Law FAQs

Criminal Law FAQs

Useful Links

If you have any further questions, please contact us for advice on (03) 9995 9155.







What our clients are saying about our family law service







I regularly refer my clients to Rowan Skinner and Asc when they need representation. My clients have consistently had excellent advice and successful outcomes through Rowan’s representation at Court and when negotiating settlements. These proven results in combination with Rowan’s personal ability to engage with a diverse range of people, ensures that I will continue to refer my clients who need a family lawyer in Melbourne.


Rowan represented me in the Magistrates Court and the County Court in relation to very serious charges. Rowan was thorough, professional and diligent in his preparation and responded appropriately to my needs. I was acquitted of all charges.


I run a commercial law practice and frequently refer clients to Rowan for assistance and advice with family law. Rowan is a family law specialist: this means he is independently verified as having required skills and clients can have confidence in his ability and ethical standards.

John Whelan

I have a Mortgage Broking business with a large number of clients who having varying needs. I have referred many clients who want an excellent Family Law Specialist to look after them during what are difficult times. I have even referred family members to Rowan as I know he will look after them compassionately and professionally. I have no hesitation in recommending him and his services.

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