Central Coast Family Law Specialists

Your Central Coast Accredited Specialists in Family Law

Orbell Family Lawyers is a leading Australian law firm. It all starts with a free 15-minute phone consultation, where we’ll learn about your needs and assist you to take the next steps.


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Kate O’Grady is an Accredited Family Law specialist based on the Central Coast.

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Orbell Family Lawyers is the leading family law firm on the Central Coast, dedicated to helping clients achieve optimal outcomes through court-free solutions.

Meet Kate O'Grady, an Award-Winning Family Lawyer and Accredited Specialist.

As an Accredited Specialist in Family Law, Kate is comfortable with complex and high wealth family law matters, including those with an international component. Kate is skilled at drafting legal documents including Financial Agreements, Binding Child Support Agreements and other Court documents, and she regularly appears as a Court advocate in the Sydney, Parramatta and Newcastle registries. However, Kate’s passion is assisting clients keep their family law matters out of Court and negotiating a settlement agreement by consent.

Kate was recognised as a ‘Leading Family Lawyer’ in the Doyle’s Guide for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2024 for the Central Coast, Newcastle and Hunter region.

Kate was awarded the ‘Private Practice Lawyer of the Year Award’ through the NSW Women Lawyer’s Association in 2017 in recognition of her significant contribution to family law, mentoring junior lawyers, development of CLE events and community/ volunteer work. Kate was also nominated for ‘Partner of the Year’ through the Lawyer’s Weekly- Women in Law Awards in 2018.

All the information you need

Before your initial consultation, we will invite you to use our free online tool, allowing you to gather relevant information in your own time. This way, you can make the most of your time with your lawyer, as we focus on providing advice and developing a tailored strategy. If your matter involves property and financial settlement, some of the things we will ask for are details of the assets, debts and superannuation. If you have children, details of their names, dates of births, where they go to school and any special needs they may have. 

You are welcome to bring a support person with you to your initial consultation. Having someone by your side can provide additional comfort and support. 

We recommend writing down any questions you may have prior to your meeting. This ensures that we address all your concerns and provide you with the necessary information during our meeting.

By taking these steps, you can come prepared for your initial consultation, allowing us to provide you with the most comprehensive advice and guidance tailored to your specific circumstances.

We offer a fixed fee of $450 (incl. GST) for your initial consultation. Your initial consultation will be with one of our highly experienced Senior Family Lawyers. If your appointment is in person, you will be required to pay at the time of your consultation. If your initial appointment is by telephone or videoconference, you will be required to pay prior to your appointment. 

You can expect to leave the initial consultation with your mind at ease, having a better understanding of your legal position and the options available to you.  

If you choose to engage us as your lawyers, we will issue you with our fee agreement. The fee agreement sets out how we charge for the work we will do and provides an estimate of what different stages of your matter might cost. Once you sign the fee agreement, we will promptly start working on your matter and implementing the strategy. We will discuss costs in the initial consultation. 

There are no obligations to continue working with us after the initial consultation. You may feel you have the tools and confidence you need to put measures in place to move on with your life.

At Orbell Family Lawyers, we prioritise transparency in our fee structure, ensuring that you are fully aware of the likely costs before we start working with you. We offer a fixed price for your initial consultation, allowing you to decide if we are the right fit for you. 

What sets us apart is our diverse team of highly experienced family law professionals, including Accredited Family Law Specialists and Mediators with extensive expertise in complex family law matters, experienced family lawyers, paralegals and dedicated support staff. Our hourly rates reflect the calibre of our specialist family law team and the quality advice and support you can expect.

While we strive to keep our prices competitive, our focus remains on consistently delivering excellent service and guidance to our valued clients. 

Our experienced family lawyers will explore all avenues available to resolve your family law matter efficiently and cost-effectively. At Orbell Family Lawyers, we offer mediation services and will try our very best to finalise your case without going to Court. 

However, there are some circumstances that might make going to Court the best thing for you and your family. If we agree that going to Court is in your interest, our experienced family lawyers are skilled advocates prepared to support you throughout the process.  97% of our cases are resolved without going to Court, and even if a Court case is started, the majority are resolved before reaching a final hearing or if a Court case is started, before a final hearing.    

Our goal is to explore all possible avenues for settlement while ensuring your interests are protected.

Yes, you can. But it is essential you meet with one of our experienced family lawyers to ensure that any agreement you have reached is ‘fair’ and in your interest. We strongly recommend you talk to us about the advantages of formalising your agreement into a legally binding document. By doing so, you can avoid the potential need to go to Court later, saving you time, money and unnecessary stress. Our team is here to guide you through this process and ensure your interests are protected.

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Read Kate's client feedback

Fay D
Fay D

Central Coast

Kate knows all the ‘ins and outs’ of Family Law and I honestly can’t thank her enough for everything she has done for me. I highly recommend Orbell Family Law should you ever find yourself requiring legal assistance.

Monica F
Monica F

Central Coast

Kate went above and beyond to make my journey in a tricky case so much easier, Kate represents the next generation of women in law, she demonstrates the qualities of excellence and commitment to her clients.

Cara M
Cara M

Central Coast

I worked closely with both Kate and Savanna in a very serious and sensitive matter, and couldn't have been happier with not only my result, but also the compassion, care and respect the whole team treated me with throughout.

Kimberly B
Kimberly B

Central Coast

Highly Recommend Savanna Bull and Kate O’Grady at Orbell Family Lawyers. I cannot thank them enough for their patience, kindness and level of care and professionalism whilst dealing with my matter.


35+ yearscombined experience

Senior Solicitor

Sheree Orbell

Kate O'Grady Family Lawyer Central Coast

Senior Solicitor

Kate O'Grady

Associate Solicitor

Savanna Bull

Associate Solicitor

Alison Dawes


Georgia Spencer

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