Journey Family Lawyers is a specialist Queensland Family Law firm dealing in children's matters,  local and overseas Child Support, Maintenance, divorce, property defacto and binding financail agreements. Our sister site is which is more comprehensive but less glamourous. We have offices in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Rockhampton and Strathpine

Our Brisbane office is conveniently located opposite Brisbane Boys Grammar in Gregory Terrace Spring Hill. There is on street 2 hour parking available.

Our Rockhampton office is in 26 William Street just one street vback from the corner of East Street and William Street.

  Our Strathpine office is conveniently located in the little cottage across from Westfield in Jockers Street.  You can't miss the little greenie-blue cottage.

Our Southport office is at 126 Scarborough Street near the corner of Windmill Street.


 Please call us for a free 10 minute chat with one of our lawyers who will let you know how we can help you. 

Alternatively, call your most convenient office to book in for one of our initial one hour consultations with a special price of  $143 including GST.  We offer these initial interviews by phone or in person.  Many people find this is a great way to just see where they stand in their particular situation. We are happy to help in this way and look forward to seeing you.

Other people are coming to us to get a second specialist opinion when they are about to move to a critical stage with their current lawyer. This is fine by us and we offer confidential reviews of your case.

Other Information:

We are also known as Brisbane Family Lawyers, and our other website is

This site has lots of  useful information about recent developments and family law in general. This site is the one we update all of the time with current law.

 If your matter is overseas child support or simply Child support in Australia, we also have the expertise to help you. .


Warm Regards

Lynette Galvin and the Journey Team,

Journey Rockhampton Family Lawyers, Journey Brisbane Family Lawyers, Journey Family Lawyers Strathpine, Journey Gold Coast Family Lawyers


It is difficult to talk to a stranger about your problems, so allow us to introduce ourselves so you can feel that you know us a little better before you go on to the rest of our website.  We hope this site and it's sister site is of assistance to you as it was designed with you in mind. This site is offered to you as an introduction to family law, and provides a useful resource for you whether or not you become a client of ours.  We hope to update regularly and invite you to save these sites as a favourite to refer to through your journey through separation.

Family Separation and Divorce Law is the only thing we do, so you can be assured that we are able to offer expert advice and experience.  We all participate in Family Law training on a regular basis to ensure that we are ahead of the many changes in Family Law.

Why we think we are different from other Family Law Firms.

+ You are special +

In our firm, each solicitor has only a small number of clients so that your matter is given the attention it deserves and your solicitor is nearly always available to talk to you.  Experience tells us that this means your case will be finalised sooner, with the resulting savings in stress and costs.

While we must work to the timeframes of the court, we are committed to keeping your case moving, so that time is not lost unnecessarily. We understand that every day that your case is not finished adds a bit more stress on you and your family.

We did not set out to be the biggest family law firm in Brisbane, nor the most prestigious (although our credentials stack up).  We do, however want to continue to be leaders in caring for clients and treating them with the respect they deserve.  We have 12 Lawyers in our four offices and this means a quick appointment when you need it.

We know that many of our clients are experts in their own fields.  We will help each client locate as much information as they want to help them understand the Law and the Court process (but if you just don’t want to know about it, that’s ok!).

+ Our Team Approach +

As our client, in addition to your Principal Solicitor, you will have the benefit of at least one other lawyer knowing about your case so that if by chance an urgent matter arises and your own solicitor is unavailable, then the supporting solicitor should be available to help you at once.  You will have your solicitor’s direct email address, and you will find that this is an effective way of exchanging documents and information ( and it's cheaper too!).  With the Online collaboration on documents that email allows, you should not have to spend as much time in our offices as you would otherwise.

Indeed we have a number of overseas and interstate clients whom we have only ever met by email.  We are able to act for them quite effectively thanks to the internet.

In addition, our Family Law Specialists contribute to the team approach by overseeing all files, and being available for telephone calls or consultation by you or your solicitors as and when needed. Most strategic decisions regarding your case would be made by a Specialist and your solicitor in conjunction with you.

Your role:

In our firm, you are encouraged to have input in designing the progress of your case.  For instance you may have a view that your issues with your ex-partner can be negotiated.  You may then decide to instruct us to invest more time in negotiation than we would normally consider adequate.  On the other hand, you may believe that negotiation with your ex-spouse would be fruitless unless there is a court case pending, and instruct us to take the shortest time to filing those documents.

Please be assured that when it comes down to a court hearing, we are a force to be reckoned with.  We understand that sometimes what is needed is a resounding victory over an unreasonable ex-partner before that person is ready to discuss settlement.

We try to help clients help themselves by assisting in preparing their own documents if they want to, and having meaningful input in the preparation of their case.  We understand that you are also coping with the emotions that divorce and separation evokes.  That is why you may occasionally receive self-help booklets from us or referrals to counsellors or mediators if you want them.

Our philosophy is to try to get you through this most difficult time in one piece, both emotionally and financially.  As a family law firm we believe that family law is not just about arguing your way to a victory, but that we must consider the impact of the court system on you as a person and how the outcomes can best be achieved that promote peace and harmony between all parties.  Otherwise, there can be a legacy of bitterness and conflict that lasts years after the court process is finished.

We frequently have clients move to us from more "traditional" firms.  We give confidential “second opinions” where you can meet with us for one hour for a set fee and discuss your case.  It may be that you simply want to be reassured that your current lawyer is on the right track, or you may find that you are considering a change of solicitor.  Either way, you are welcome to send us an email or make an appointment to discuss your particular situation.  We have the “positive approach” that you may be looking for in a family lawyer.  Each of the solicitors in our firm was selected for their understanding, commitment to mediated outcomes, litigation skill and for their flexibility in approach to family law problems. They welcome your participation and involvement in your case.  Our firm’s name reflects what we want to do for you, and that is to be a guide by your side through your "journey" of separation.

Lynette Galvin LL.B., B.Ed., J.P., Accredited Family Law Specialist,  

Antonious Abdelshahied, Associate, Family  Lawyer,

Katherine Ross, Family Lawyer,