Holmes Donnelly & Co.


A premier family law firm.


Based in Sydney's CBD, Holmes Donnelly & Co. is a premier Australian law firm that provides premium legal services in the field of family law.

Our team of specialist family law solicitors conducts matters on behalf of both Australian and international clients. Our firm has close ties with qualified mediators and conciliators, allowing us to provide our clients with unparalleled assistance in all cases.

Working together with highly qualified staff and paralegals, our team of solicitors is able to accommodate any legal issue that may arise, including the most complex of financial matters, property settlements, divorce, and parenting or child support disputes.



Level 21, 31 Market Street
Sydney NSW 2000


(+61) 2 8280 6300


Areas of practice.


Divorce is the formal ending of a marriage by court order. Applications for divorce can vary in complexity – we are here to help you move through the process quickly and easily, answering your questions and helping you feel in control.

De Facto & Same-Sex Relationships

Since 2009 property settlements for de facto couples have been dealt with under the Family Law Act. We assist de facto and same-sex couples with all aspects of separation including property, child support and de facto spouse maintenance.

Spouse & De facto Spouse maintenance

One party is often left in a worse financial situation after the end of a de facto relationship or marriage. If so, you may be entitled to maintenance from the other party. Our solicitors are available to advise you about this.

Property & financial settlements

After a marriage or de facto relationship comes to an end, our solicitors are experienced in all property matters and can provide you with advice around the critical question of how your assets, superannuation and liabilities will be handled.

International relocation & child Abduction

After separation, disputes may arise if one parent wants to move interstate or overseas (or does so without the knowledge or consent of the other parent). We are highly experienced in this area and can assist you without delay.

Alternative dispute resolution

The delays in the family law courts are well-reported and known throughout the profession. We actively seek out methods other than litigation to resolve your dispute, including mediation, arbitration and collaborative law.

parenting arrangements

Disputes about children can often be the most difficult area to deal with when relationships come to an end. If you and your partner are not able to come to an agreement, we can advise you about the options available to you under the Family Law Act.


Child support refers to money paid by one parent to another for the support of their child or children. There are a number of options available in relation to child support including assessment, and we can support you through the process.

Financial (incl. Pre-nuptial) agreements

Financial agreements can be entered into before, during or after a de facto relationship or marriage. They can provide protection and certainty if your relationship breaks down, and can minimise the risk of later disputes.


Accredited Specialists.


Holmes Donnelly & Co.’s Accredited Specialists in Family Law are Duncan Holmes, Laura Donnelly and Alicia Elliott. Find out more about who we are.



Let's chat.

At Holmes Donnelly & Co., we know that finding the right family law representative is one of the most important choices you will make. That’s why we’re here to talk through your needs whenever you need us.

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