Award Winning Family Lawyers

Your Family Law specialists in Newcastle

Specialising 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.
Orbell Family Lawyers Newcastle

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Orbell Family Lawyers the a leading family law firm in Newcastle, 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.

  • Financial matters
  • Asset division
  • Prenups & agreements
  • Divorce & separation
  • Spouse maintenance
  • Children & parenting
  • Child support
  • Mediation & dispute resolution
  • International family law

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.

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.


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

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