We’re more than just family lawyers

While we’re primarily lawyers, we’re also human. We care about your situation and will be by your side throughout the whole journey.

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Specialist family law firm

We have 40+ years of experience dealing with family law matters.

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Client focused

Get the help, guidance, and legal support you need to move forward.

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Commendable service

We’re ranked in the top five family law firms in Melbourne.

Open and upfront

We will clearly outline expectations and a quote for legal fees following your initial consultation.

From our family to yours

As a family-run law firm, we incorporate our family values into everything we do. We take the time to get to know you, making sure we fully understand your situation so we can propose the best path forward for you and your family.

We understand how challenging and emotional this period of life can be for all involved, which is why we navigate the journey with you. Our aim is to make the process as stress-free as possible in the most cost-effective way, so you move on to the next chapter of your life.

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Our approach

How we approach your family matter

Dignity and respect

No matter what you’re going through, we provide a judgment-free space and are here to listen, help, and support you in any way we can.

Understanding and sensitivity

We’ll guide you through this major life change with compassion, understanding, and a clear sense of direction.


We’ll work together to develop a path forward so that you can reach your goal in the most efficient and amicable way.

Cost-effective approach

We’re upfront and transparent about our service costs so you don’t have to stress about hidden fees or unexpected bills.

Book a free 15 minute callback

Get started by discussing your situation with a family law expert.
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Why choose Carew Counsel

Family-owned business

Family is at the heart of our brand values; we’re not just lawyers, we’re people who genuinely care about helping other families.

40+ years of experience

Our legal team are experts in family law, including divorce and separation, property settlements, and child support.

Tailored strategy

Given the number of variables in a family law matter, we tailor our resolution strategy to your wants, needs and budget.

Successful track record

As a leading family law firm in Victoria, we go above and beyond for our clients, consistently achieving successful resolutions.

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Client testimonials

Our reviews are a testament to how much we care about our clients and strive to achieve the best possible outcome.

"I highly recommend Carew Counsel Solicitors for anyone seeking a dedicated and knowledgeable solicitor for family law matters. Madison Ogilvie excelled in her communication, ensuring I was kept informed every step of the way. Although it got stressful, Madison's professionalism was top-notch."

Shawn C

"In what was a difficult time to go through, I'm thankful that I had the team at Carew in my corner. I received sound advice all the way through the process and felt proud of the dignified way that my case was being responded to. I would certainly recommend Madison and the team at Carew for their professionalism, experience, integrity and dedicated service."

Scott M

"10 Stars! Very happy & relieved that I chose Alex Carew & Carew Counsel for a family member in an extremely concerning & complicated Family Court/child protection matter. Highly professional, ethical, respectful, knowledeable, hard working, strategic, collaborative, communicative, caring, compassionate & child & family welfare focused. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for helping us protect our little child."

Cygnet S

"I would like to thank and acknowledge all the team at Carew Counsel Solicitors for representing me in my recent financial settlement matter. I highly recommend that you engage Carew Counsel Solicitors to represent you in your family law matter."

Frank G

"Across my two year fight to save my son from serious harm, Alex Carew was there every step of the way. His wisdom, professionalism, empathy, meticulous notes, and steadfast negotiation yielded a result which will protect my son now, and for years to come. I can't recommend him and his firm highly enough."

James H

"To the Carew Counsel team. I would like to thank you all for your interest, professionalism, and humanity. You enabled a very stressful process to be handled with diligence and care. I am very grateful to you all for assisting me with this."

Lisa B
Getting started

Our solution-focused process


Make an enquiry

Tell us about your situation and our team will match you with the best family law expert based on your requirements.


Meet with a family law expert, online or in person

During a 90-minute paid session, a family lawyer with experience in your needs will ask you more about your situation so they can determine the best path forward.


Receive a roadmap to resolution

Your appointed family lawyer will explain each step of your tailored roadmap and provide a quote for ongoing services.

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Our Melbourne family law office

03 9670 5711
Level 10, 313 La Trobe Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000
Mon – Fri, 9 am – 5:30 pm
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