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James 

I really appreciated the empathetic, personalised and expedient service provided by Kristian. He took time to understand my situation and worked with me as an equal rather than telling me what must happen. I received very timely responses to all emails and phone enquiries and he was able to maintain a high level of professionalism in the face of challenging, procrastinating and unprofessional conduct from the other party.

Evelyn

Vanessa and her team have made such a stressful period in my life pass so smoothly. They have been consistently professional, efficient, compassionate and helpful. I wouldn’t hesitate at all to recommend them.

Jocelyn

I’d like to say that Vanessa Mathews conducted my difficult parenting dispute in a very professional and caring manner and helped to achieve such a positive outcome for me and the children.

I’ve been recommending Vanessa to friends and clients. I’m pleased to say that all is going very well now and I couldn’t have done it without your professional services.

Erin  
I’m happy to provide a testimonial about my time with Vanessa. Vanessa conducted my matter in a very professional and caring manner with a positive outcome for me and the children. I’ve been recommending her to friends and clients. All is going very well for me now but I couldn’t have done it without Vanessa’s professional services.
Linda

From the first day I met Mathews Family Law, their calming and reassuring manner left me in no doubt, I had found the right firm to deal with the complicated legal situation I was dealing with. Their dedication, communication and sound legal advice, made enduring a difficult situation, so much easier.

Lydia
Negotiating a divorce is obviously a hard, emotionally traumatic, and stressful time. Yet Mathews Family Law brought a sense of calm and optimism, assuring yet gentle and always put my best interests foremost to get me the best outcome possible.

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Vanessa Mathews
Managing Director FDRP and Mediator
BCOMM BSW LLB

Accredited Family Law Specialist, FDRP,
Mediator and Parenting Coordinator

Vanessa Mathews is the founder and managing director of Mathews Family Law & Mediation Specialists, and has the rare combination of social work qualifications and experience, combined with nearly 20 years’ experience as a lawyer and mediator; it makes her approach to resolving legal relationship issues both sensible and sensitive.

She is a fully accredited family law specialist, mediator, family dispute resolution practitioner and parenting coordinator with a commerce degree – adding a financially astute aspect to her practice.

Vanessa has extensive experience in complex issues that arise from relationship breakdown, and works in partnership with her clients,
who regularly describe her as empathetic

Vanessa is an active member of the family law profession and
a member of the:

  •  Law Institute of Victoria, Family Law Section
  •  Law Council of Australia, Family Law Section
  •  Resolution Institute
  •  Australian Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators
  • National Mediation Accreditation System
  •  Relationships Australia Family Lawyers Panel
  • Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers
  •  Relationships Australia / Federal Circuit Court ‘Access Resolve’ Mediation Service
  • Relationships Australia ‘Property Mediation’ Service

Vanessa and Mathews Family Law & Mediation Specialists
are regularly recognised as a ‘Leading Victorian Family
Lawyer’, ‘Recommended Family Law Mediator’ and a
‘Leading Victorian Family Law Firm’ by Doyle’s Guide to
the Australian Legal Profession.

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Vanessa Mathews
Managing Director FDRP and Mediator
BCOMM BSW LLB

Accredited Family Law Specialist, FDRP,
Mediator and Parenting Coordinator

Vanessa Mathews is the founder and managing director of Mathews Family Law & Mediation Specialists, and has the rare combination of social work qualifications and experience, combined with nearly 20 years’ experience as a lawyer and mediator; it makes her approach to resolving legal relationship issues both sensible and sensitive.

She is a fully accredited family law specialist, mediator, family dispute resolution practitioner and parenting coordinator with a commerce degree – adding a financially astute aspect to her practice.

Vanessa has extensive experience in complex issues that arise from relationship breakdown, and works in partnership with her clients,
who regularly describe her as empathetic

Vanessa is an active member of the family law profession and
a member of the:

  •  Law Institute of Victoria, Family Law Section
  •  Law Council of Australia, Family Law Section
  •  Resolution Institute
  •  Australian Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators
  • National Mediation Accreditation System
  •  Relationships Australia Family Lawyers Panel
  • Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers
  •  Relationships Australia / Federal Circuit Court ‘Access Resolve’ Mediation Service
  • Relationships Australia ‘Property Mediation’ Service

Vanessa and Mathews Family Law & Mediation Specialists
are regularly recognised as a ‘Leading Victorian Family
Lawyer’, ‘Recommended Family Law Mediator’ and a
‘Leading Victorian Family Law Firm’ by Doyle’s Guide to
the Australian Legal Profession.

Get Started With Vanessa

Book A Free Consult