Considering a divorce? Talk to an experienced legal expert to get sympathetic advice around the pros and cons of ending your marriage, plus what to do next.

When your marriage breaks down, it is important to engage an experienced and knowledgeable divorce lawyer. De Saxe O’Neill are Northern Beaches-based divorce solicitors who can advise you on all aspects of the process.

We can start by giving you legal advice to help you decide if you need a divorce. Then, we can take you through the process and advise you on any other areas of family law which may arise including financial settlement and parenting issues.

De Saxe O’Neill are leading divorce lawyers on the Northern Beaches and one of the best divorce lawyers in Sydney, so seek our help before you apply for a divorce.

Some of the services we offer in family law for divorce include:

Deciding whether you need a divorce

Divorce in Australia is a legal declaration saying that you are no longer married, representing the end of your legal status as a married couple.
You may decide not to get a divorce, however the decision can have implications for the future, such as your ability to remarry if you wish and what happens to your estate in the event you pass away.

Seeking legal advice is the best way to make an informed decision about whether or not you need a divorce.

Applications for divorce

If you’ve heard of people going through a ‘messy divorce’, then you might have the impression it is a difficult procedure. However, a divorce is, in most cases, a straightforward process, often not even requiring parties to go to court.

As divorce lawyers, our accredited specialists can help you apply for a divorce.

De facto relationships

You may not be legally married, but a de facto relationship breakdown can have a lot of the same implications as ending a marriage, such as financial settlement and child custody. Talk to De Saxe O’Neill to find out more.

Other areas of family law

At De Saxe O’Neill, we are experienced in a wide range of family law matters and can give you legal advice on related areas including parenting arrangements, estate planning, property settlement, child custody and financial agreements.

Domestic violence

Domestic violence is a challenging, distressing situation for everyone involved. As divorce lawyers, we can provide legal help and support while you divorce a violent spouse.


  • The Law sociaty of NSW
  • Doyles - Family Law 2020
  • Family Law Section - Law Council of Australia - Member 2019/2020
  • Collaborative Professionals (NSW) inc

Contact Us

‘Bakery Mews’ Suite 6,
67 Wanganella Street, Balgowlah NSW 2093
Phone: 02 9948 3820
Email: reception@dofamilylawyers.com.au