The Family Lawyer You Can Depend On

We will support you and protect your rights in a family law dispute

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Your Highly Experienced Hills District Family Lawyer

Lance Jackson, Principal Solicitor at Arcadian Legal

Lance has been practising family law in Sydney for over 20 years, focussing on issues such as divorce and separation, financial settlements and children matters.

A local resident and one of the Hills District's most experienced family lawyers, Lance is passionate about helping people in the community get peace of mind knowing they have the right support for their family law situation. He tries to speak as plainly as possible, so they understand the legal processes.

Lance's strength and experience lie in resolving complex children's and property law matters. These include paternity testing, contested final hearings, mediations and successful child recovery proceedings. He also has substantial expertise in resolving problems when other parties don’t want to participate.

Lance can also assist with criminal and commercial law matters or refer you to the most appropriate legal representative. His professional memberships include the NSW Law Society and the Law Council of Australia - Family Law Section.

Contact Lance today if you are looking for a supportive family lawyer in the Hills District who cares and will promote the rights of clients.

Why Arcadian Legal

Arcadian legal is a small firm providing legal services and advice across all areas of family law. Whether you are in areas such as Castle Hill, Baulkham Hills, the Hills District or Australia-wide, we help married couples or those in de facto relationships decide the best course of action.

Clear, simple and jargon-free counsel, demystifying family law complexities to help you understand your rights.

Family lawyers who understand your situation, providing tailored family law advice and legal services.

80% of our family law cases are settled out of court without a judgement or expensive court process needed.

Clear and simple pricing. We can also provide estimates for different aspects of the law process.

A small family law firm that believes in offering attentive, personalised service to help you achieve the best outcome.

Provide peace of mind by supporting you with sound advice and counsel throughout the family law process.

Our Reviews

As a small family law firm, we treat our clients as individuals and respect the difficulties of each situation. We provide honest family law advice for married couples, those in de facto relationships or even those looking to enter a new relationship. See what some of our clients have to say:

Rhea DSouza
Rhea DSouza
Lance is a great family lawyer and very professional. He instantly makes you feel comfortable and at ease. His knowledge of the family law process is quite thorough.
Steve Tikellis
Steve Tikellis
Lance was courteous and professional when we needed legal advice recently regarding a personal family matter, his service and opinion was highly valuable and I would highly recommend Lance and Arcadian Legal for anyone whose looking for a trusting lawyer.
Ed Ortiz
Ed Ortiz
Lance is the best family solicitor I have ever worked with. I knew Lance since 2019 when my child custody case started. From our first meeting, he explained everything to me in terms I could easily understand and was always very responsive when I had questions outside of our meetings. If anyone is looking for a trustworthy and knowledgeable solicitor. Arcadian legal is highly recomended
Ellen Lucy
Ellen Lucy
Lance Jackson's in-depth knowledge of Family Law and Wills is very helpful to his client's! His expertise include divorces, child custody arrangements, financial agreements, probate administration, estate planning and criminal law among other things. The convenient location at Rouse Hill Town Centre is great too. Highly recommend if you are seeking a family, criminal or wills lawyer!
Ellen Shai-Hee
Ellen Shai-Hee
Thank you Lance for being such a helpful and friendly lawyer during a tough time. Your professionalism and efficiency makes things run a lot smoother.
Steve Sebbes
Steve Sebbes
I have worked alongside Lance for over 12 Months now and seen the consummate professional. He is quiet and thoughtful but he can bring out the street fighter when it’s needed. You won’t find better than Lance.
J Family
J Family
I dealt with Lance Jackson. Very helpful and friendly solicitor

Trusted Family Lawyer Hills District

From child custody, parenting orders, consent orders and de facto relationship breakdowns to parenting arrangements and property settlement, we are experienced in family law and will help you get a fair and just outcome.

Legal Strategy and Advice

We'll advise you on the best strategy, likelihood of success and legal services costs, so you have an upfront picture of everything involved when pursuing a family law case. 

Out-of-Court Settlements & Mediation

We provide sound family law advice and support during mediation or out-of-court settlements. This can save you time and money and still result in a positive outcome. 

Court Representation

If you need to go to Family Court, we'll represent you during law proceedings and focus on a constructive approach to ensure your side is heard and rights are protected. 

Our Family Law Expertise 

Divorces and Separations

As an experienced divorce lawyer, we assist clients with the entire legal process. The goal is to help you resolve a divorce or family law matter quickly so you can move on with your life.

Property Settlement Matters

Arcadian Legal offers practical advice about property settlement following a marriage or de facto relationship breakdown. We will help you find a positive solution to protect your interests.

Parenting and Children Matters

Many emotional and practical concerns come into play for parents and children during a divorce. We frequently deal with these family law issues and help clients find a solution that protects children.

Binding Financial Agreements

Binding Financial Agreements set out how the assets of both parties will be divided if they separate. We can assist with your BFA prior to entering into a significant relationship.

Spouse Maintenance

We draw on our in-depth knowledge and experience to provide advice and representation if you want to claim spouse maintenance or defend a claim brought against you.


Some family law matters also become criminal charges. We can help you with cases related to family law matters such as a violation of custody rights and domestic violence.

Wills and Estates

Divorce and other family law matters can usually trigger changes to will and estate planning. If you need to revisit or make a new will, we can guide you through the process.

Child Support

We'll assist you with all child support matters, helping you understand your obligations and rights and advising on court matters for the best outcome for your children.

As one of the leading family lawyers in the Hills District, our services encompass all areas of family law. Contact our lawyers for a confidential discussion about the legal services we provide or for any family law advice.

Court and Out-of-Court Representation

If you and your ex can agree on issues such as parenting arrangements and property division, you may not need to go to court. Our law firm provides services that include both in-court and out-of-court representation.

Court Representation

When facing the Family Court of Australia, expert legal representation is essential. We have extensive courtroom experience in all family law matters, including property settlements and parenting issues. Our services include providing advice and building your case to ensure the correct information is presented, your best interests voiced, and your legal rights protected.

Arcadian Legal Divorce and Separation

Out-of-Court Settlement

Many people prefer not to go to court. We can provide advice and negotiate your separation as amicably as possible through mediation and settlement. Our skills and experience can help both parties reach a mutually beneficial agreement. An out-of-court settlement can ease the burden on you financially and avoid stressful, long-drawn family law proceedings.

Married Couples (includes same sex marriage)

Client-Centric Family Lawyer Hills District

Not only are you going through an emotionally intense event in your life, but you also have to deal with many legal complexities. All family lawyers work differently, but we focus on the needs of our clients first and foremost.

Arcadian Legal will act quickly on your behalf to help you get through this difficult time – even in the most urgent family law situations. In emergencies where violence is involved, our services include acting on the same day.

As client-focussed family lawyers in the Hills District and Australia-wide, feel confident that we will support you, provide sound advice and protect your interests in all areas of family law.

Hills District and Australia-Wide Service

Our services include dealing with family law matters in all areas, states and territories across Australia through phone or video consultations. Our firm also works closely with our local community in the Hills District, including areas such as Castle Hill, Bella Vista and Rouse Hill on any family law matter.

   Bella Vista
   Castle Hill
   Box Hill
   Beaumont Hills

   Baulkham Hills

   North Rocks
   Rouse Hill

   Winston Hills
   Stanhope Gardens
   Seven Hills
   West Pennant Hills

If you are local to the Hills District area and want to discuss an in-person consultation for your family law matter, contact us to discuss the services we can provide.

Free First Consultation

We are committed to helping our clients solve any family law matter. Regardless of the nature of your family law concerns and the complexities you face, we have the experience to help you achieve the best possible outcome. Initial consultations are free and can be conducted in person, via video, or over the phone.

Our family lawyers have a lot of experience and are here to help with any family law need. Our fees are reasonable and fair for the quality of services we provide.

No matter what area you need help in, give us a call or book a consultation with our firm.

Competitive Industry Fees

As family lawyers with experience in different legal matters, we understand the challenges and complexities of family law. Rates for the services our firm provides are competitive and fair. We'll work closely with our clients to make the process as seamless as possible. From Bella Vista and Castle Hill in the Hills District to clients in Perth, Brisbane and other areas around Australia, we provide excellent services without compromising on the high quality of our legal counsel.

First 30 minutes consultation on your family law matter: Free

Binding Financial Agreements: $5,500 inclusive of GST

All other family law or legal work: $350 + GST per hour

We understand legal services can be challenging to fund. Talk to us about special payment arrangements based on your circumstance.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to go to court?

There are several ways to resolve the complexities of family law matters. Attending court is just an option. Most of our cases are settled before going to court or during the family law proceedings. Approximately 80% are resolved without a judgement being imposed.

How long does the court process take?

There is no simple answer because it depends on the family law issue. Resolving family disputes in a courtroom can be lengthy and more adversarial than seeking a resolution without a hearing. Trusted lawyers like Arcadian Legal will give you honest, upfront advice.

Can you help me with a criminal case against my ex?

Yes, we can help you with a criminal case against your ex-partner. We'll advise you on the best course of action to take, help you prepare for the case and attend court with you on the day.

How to organise child support or spousal maintenance?

It is best to come to an amicable arrangement with your former partner about the payment of child support and spousal maintenance. Otherwise, we can help you to get a court ruling for legally enforceable payments.

Should I get a binding financial agreement before or after marriage?

A binding financial agreement can be entered into at any time during or after a marriage or de facto relationship. However, the advantage of agreeing in advance the division of assets is you can separate amicably. There should be no need for stressful and costly court action.

What documents do I need for my first consultation?

This may be the first time you've sought help for a family law matter. To help the process run smoothly, we recommend you bring the following documents:

  • Copy of marriage certificate
  • Copies of divorce paperwork filed by spouse
  • List of assets and debts
  • Birth certificates
  • Copy of de facto relationship registration

Should I change my powers of attorney and will on separation or divorce?

It is common to change powers of attorneys and wills because a separation or divorce can affect the way you manage your finances, make medical decisions for yourself or others, administer property settlements and take care of other important family law matters.

What to do if my ex stops paying child support?

The non-payment of child support is a serious issue. If the other parent has stopped paying or refuses to pay, you need to seek legal advice. Good family lawyers will support you and take action to enforce child support payments so that you can continue to raise your family.