Trusted Family Lawyer in Norwest

We provide legal support and representation for all family law matters

Norwest Family Law services

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    Binding financial agreements

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    Divorce and separation

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    Child support

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    Child custody

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    Wills and estates

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    Property settlement

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    Children’s orders

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    Spousal maintenance

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

Why Arcadian Legal?

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Over 20 Years of Experience

With over 20 years of experience in family law, our comprehensive legal knowledge and compassionate support have proven invaluable to many clients. Through the years, we have built a depth of insight that enables us to approach cases with empathy and sensitivity to help you achieve an amicable and favourable outcome.

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Upfront Legal Advice and Counsel

Every client and every situation is different, which is where our honest and upfront legal advice and counsel can make a difference. Going beyond textbook wisdom, we look into every aspect of your case, including legal precedents to help you make informed decisions about how you would like to proceed.

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Out-of-Court Settlements

We aim to settle at least 80% of cases out of court to save our clients time, money, and stress. However, we are also highly experienced in court and can ensure your voice is heard where it matters most. Our ability to manage negotiations and settlements contributes significantly to positive results for our clients.

We help people in all family stages

Married Couples

We provide legal support to assist same-sex or heterosexual couples going through a divorce, separation, spouse maintenance, or property settlement issue. We can also help couples prepare binding financial agreements to protect their assets if needed.


We guide parents through the complicated legal processes involving their children, providing compassionate and effective counsel and representation for parents needing help with child support and child custody negotiations.

De Facto Partners

De facto partners may face similar issues to married couples. We clearly understand the law related to de facto relationships and can help you better understand your rights and obligations based on your situation.

Couples Planning on Marriage

Couples intending to marry may opt for binding financial agreements to protect any existing assets. We can provide advice and help with drafting and reviewing these agreements to ensure your interests are protected before signing.

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We can help with

Child Custody and Child Support

The laws related to child custody and child support are complex as they depend on different factors, including whether the child has a primary carer or if custody is shared between both parents, income, and the needs of the child. We provide counsel to help you achieve an outcome that secures your child’s future.

Divorce and Separation

Couples going through a divorce or separation may require legal support and representation for matters including child custody, spouse maintenance, child support, and property settlements. We can help negotiate fair financial settlements and protect your rights.

Binding Financial Agreements (BFAs)

When a prenup or binding financial agreement is necessary, you can rely on our drafting and reviewing expertise with your best interests in mind. We provide fixed-fee BFAs, giving you a clear and upfront outline of the costs involved. Our clients appreciate this level of transparency so they can plan accordingly.

Property Settlements

We can also help with property settlement matters, including negotiating and drafting agreements. We advocate for your best interests with utmost diligence, whether negotiating with the other party or representing you in court. Our expertise also extends to valuing existing property assets and ensuring an equitable resolution.

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.

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   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.

About Us

With over 20 years of legal experience across Norwest and surrounding suburbs, Arcadian Legal can help with all matters related to family law, including divorce, property settlement, child support, separation, child custody, binding financial agreements, court orders and more. We understand that family law matters are emotionally charged and sensitive, and can assure you that we will approach your case with utmost care and compassion, working tirelessly to help you achieve a positive resolution.

Our Process

We streamline the process to ensure you receive the advice and representation required, avoiding unnecessary complications and stresses.

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Initial No-Obligation Consultation

We will discuss your situation and provide initial obligation-free advice This will give you a clearer picture of your rights and responsibilities based on your situation.

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Honest and Upfront Advice

We are committed to offering transparent legal guidance and our best recommendations for your family situation.

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Our pricing is competitive for our family law experience. In addition, we try to settle most cases out of court, saving you the time and expense of a protracted court battle.

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Agreement and Defined Scope of Work

Once you are happy to move forward, we put together an agreement and defined scope of work so you know the services we provide from the start.

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Work to Achieve a Positive Outcome

We leave no stone unturned and will work together to get you the best possible outcome for your family situation.

Your Family Lawyer in Norwest

Drawing on our extensive legal experience in family law matters, we are committed to protecting the rights and interests of Norwest residents while making sure their voices are heard. From managing conflicts and facilitating an amicable resolution to representing you in court, our approach is rooted in our commitment to leveraging our legal experience and negotiation skills to achieve outcomes that align with your objectives.

Family conflicts can be stressful, so let us support you every step of the way. Whether you are going through a divorce, child custody issue, or any other family-related situation, having an expert family lawyer like Acadian Legal on your side can make all the difference. Get in touch with us today!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What services do you provide?

    For over 20 years, our family law firm in Norwest has offered invaluable advice and representation on divorce, separation, child custody and support, spouse maintenance, property settlements, wills and estates, binding financial agreements and any other family law matter. We provide an initial obligation-free consultation to discuss your situation and see if we can be a good fit to help you.

  • What makes you better than other family lawyers in Norwest?

    Navigating family legal matters is emotionally challenging. We understand and believe that providing guidance and support, both in and out of court, can significantly ease your legal journey. Having been around over two decades, we have seen all types of family law matters and have the legal expertise to help you achieve an equitable resolution based on your personal situation.

  • What should I do to prepare for our appointment?

    To maximise our time during our meeting, we ask you to bring essential documents like bank statements, property papers, divorce records, existing court orders, proof of assets, investment documents and child custody agreements. Getting this information at the start allows us to assess your situation with full knowledge of the law, so we can guide you and give you the right advice without any delay.

  • Do I need to go to court?

    Though we strive to minimise court involvement and costs, some disputes necessitate it. However, rest assured that we are experienced in handling court matters with over two decades of experience in family law. Whether it is negotiation with the other party or representation in court, we will work hard to protect your interests and help you achieve a favourable result.

  • What if my ex doesn’t want to settle?

    Sometimes ex-partners resist settlement due to grievances or a desire to complicate matters. We will navigate these challenges to protect your rights, fostering constructive communication for a potential resolution without unnecessary conflicts. However, where necessary, we are firm and steadfast in our approach – making sure your interests are always protected in any family law matter.