Our firm

Barkus Doolan is ranked First Tier in Leading Australian Family Law Firms by “Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Market”, 2015.

We specialise in the area of divorce, family law and de facto marriage cases.

At Barkus Doolan we believe in keeping our clients informed of the progress of their matter at all times.  We understand the importance of ensuring our clients receive not only expert advice on their rights and obligations, but also guidance during what can be a difficult period for them and their children.

The negotiation and resolution of complex family law settlement matters involving corporate, trust and partnership issues, is a substantial aspect of our practice.  Our firm utilises all appropriate means to achieve the best outcome, including negotiation, collaborative law, mediation, and, if necessary litigation.

There are 9 Accredited Family Law Specialists at Barkus Doolan, with a wealth of experience to ensure that your rights are protected and the best outcome achieved for you.

Our team of specialists provide clients with expert advice in the following areas:

  • Arrangements for Children
  • Finalising Family Law Settlements
  • Property Settlements
  • De facto Relationships
  • Spouse Maintenance
  • Divorce
  • Mediation
  • Child Support
  • International Child Abduction
  • Appeals

Our firm has close links with specialist matrimonial lawyers nationally and worldwide and Paul Doolan and John Barkus are Fellows of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.