Award Winning Divorce Lawyers

Your Divorce & Separation specialists on the Central Coast

When it comes to separation and divorce, make the choice that transforms your journey. Orbell Family Lawyers offers compassionate expertise, tailored guidance, and unwavering support for a brighter future ahead.
Orbell Family Lawyers 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.



Speclialising exclusively in Family Law, Orbell Family Lawyers has a proven success record. Our commitment to personalised service ensures clarity on the process and issues, and equips you with a plan for the future.

  • Divorce applications
  • Binding financial agreements
  • Consent orders
  • Parenting arrangements
  • Property division and settlement
  • Dispute resolution
  • Mediation
  • International family law
  • All family law matters

We understand the importance of financial predictability during family law matters, and our commitment to providing clear and straightforward pricing ensures that you are fully informed about the costs involved from the beginning.

Meet your experienced team

Meet your experienced team


Sheree Orbell

Kate O'Grady Family Lawyer Central Coast

Senior Solicitor

Kate O'Grady

Associate Solicitor

Savanna Bull

Associate Solicitor

Alison Dawes


Georgia Spencer

Our Personalised Process

How to get started with us


Book your free 15 minute phone call

Arrange a complimentary call with our experienced family lawyers to explore how we can assist you.


Initial consultation

Connect with your family lawyer in person, online or by telephone for a comprehensive consult.


Your unique plan

Equipped with the information we need, we'll collaboratively develop your plan and next steps.


Implement strategy

We'll work with you to finalise your matter adaptively, efficiently and cost-effectively.



Embrace a future filled with certainty and comfort, and move on with your life.

All the information you need

The Family Law system can be confusing and difficult to navigate. Our lawyers are always thinking one step ahead and, through their specialised family law experience, know what to expect. 

We will help guide you through the process, so that you can begin the next chapter in your life.

A Divorce is granted by filing an Application for Divorce with the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia. In most cases an application for divorce will be listed for hearing within 2 to 3 months after the divorce application is filed. There is a fee for the filing of the divorce application or you may be eligible for a reduction in the fee.

You don’t need to go to court unless you have made a sole application and there is a child of the marriage aged under 18 years at the time the application was filed, the other party files a response opposing your application and certain other limited circumstances.

A divorce order is effective one month after the Divorce order is made.

We encourage you to seek advice from our experienced family lawyers about the best time to apply for a Divorce given your unique 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.


Read our client feedback

Fay D
Fay D

Central Coast

I am grateful to Sheree and Georgia, who were there to assist when required. 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 Lawyers.

Masani O
Masani O

Central Coast

All my dealings with Orbell Family Lawyers have been extremely positive, and the team are professional, genuine people who look after and listen to you, walk beside you, and to help you to sort out your matter fast and precisely.

Van E
Van E

Not only was Sheree extremely knowledgeable, she would 'check in' with me to make sure I knew what was happening at all times. I am proud to be a client. Her legal representation restored my faith in the justice system.

Stephen L
Stephen L

Sheree had tremendous strategies in place, and was extremely cool & calm in her approach and in general. Sheree was very well-organised, and was in complete control of the case, it felt. I had complete confidence with her in charge.

Mirta S
Mirta S


The team were incredibly supportive and helpful at a most difficult time. I have every confidence in recommending Orbell Family Lawyers to anyone seeking professional expertise with a very caring and supportive overlay.

Cynthia B
Cynthia B


From the moment I met Sheree I knew she was the lawyer for me. She is kind and understanding but also strong and confident. She made me feel at ease. She knows her way around the family law system too! Thanks Sheree.

Dorothy G
Dorothy G


Great family lawyer, I have had the pleasure off working with Sheree. She is very professional in every way and caring, I would recommend her to anyone looking for a fantastic family lawyer.

Jessica S
Jessica S


Sheree went above and beyond to help me agree on my property settlement with my ex. She made the process quick and stress free. I recommend Sheree to anyone who asks me who I should use for family law advice.

Steve N
Steve N


The team at Orbell Family Lawyers are professional and know their stuff. The advice was thorough and straight to the point. My kids and I have been able to move on with our lives and I can’t thank the team enough.

Schedule your 15-minute free consultation and take control of your matter today

Arrange your complimentary call with our experienced family lawyers to explore how we can assist you. Navigating with empathy and expertise, we listen, understand, and guide you towards a resolution.

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