Melbourne Family Lawyers

Clifton Hill

(03) 9995 9155

Rowan Skinner is an LIV Accredited Family Lawyer in Melbourne who specialises in legal matters related to divorce and separations.

A marriage break up is rarely a pleasant procedure, and it is important in most cases to get professional advice about what your rights are and how best to end the relationship from a legal point of view. This is true whether the separation is going smoothly, or there are bigger issues.

We Are Experienced Family Lawyers In Melbourne

At Rowan Skinner and Associates, we offer a diverse range of services in all aspects of marital and relationship breakdown. Our experience has taught us how to advise clients to achieve fair outcomes and we also have the expertise to represent clients in the Family Courts when necessary.

Our goal is to provide a service which reduces the stress upon you, our client. We understand that a divorce is usually a hard enough situation, even without the legal matters. Our aim is to be responsive to your needs, keep you punctually informed of your case, and primarily, get you a fair settlement. Confidentiality is of course always strictly maintained.

Many family law matters can be settled amicably. If you and your partner are still communicating on a friendly basis, avoiding court in the separation should be the goal. The cost of divorce increases dramatically when family court decisions are required.

We will attempt to negotiate an arrangement which will avoid Court if it is possible. Many clients like to resolve the matter in a timely and inexpensive fashion. This often requires mediation/liaison between us and your partner’s legal representatives.

However, if it may also become necessary for proceedings to be issued. in this case, we will act quickly and decisively to bring about the result you, our client, would like. Expectations, of course, have to be realistic.

While a high proportion of the matters we handle on behalf of clients settle out of Court, if you do need to go to court we have the experience required to represent your interests there as well. We are LIV accredited family lawyers Melbourne clients can trust to be there for them, no matter how the separation procedure progresses. 

Our Melbourne Family Lawyer Services :

LIV Accredited Family Law Service

We have experience in complicated marriage separations that have included domestic violence (against Women, Men, and children), drug use, gambling issues, infidelity and much more. This has provided us with the ability to protect our clients’ interests, even if the situation becomes unpleasant.

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Our office is located on Queens Parade in Clifton Hill. We work with many clients from the surrounding suburbs who require a family lawyer in Northcote, Fitzroy North, Fairfield, Kew, Richmond and extended to Alphington, Carlton, Preston, and other areas too.

Contact us by phone or email to arrange a consultation with a professional and reliable Melbourne divorce lawyer today. Rowan Skinner And Associates Lawyers.

Visit our Family Law FAQs page for an overview of commonly asked questions. We are family lawyers Melbourne clients trust for experienced advice, and we try to keep this section as up to date as possible.


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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.

Andrew Kostanksi