Lakey Family Law.
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Welcome to Lakey Family Law

The fact that you’re here suggests you’re going through a difficult time. I’m here to help you find your way through the challenges that lie ahead. To achieve the best possible outcomes for all involved. To help you come out the other side stronger and happier.


The advice, support, negotiation and representation you need to get through your divorce as quickly and as amicably as possible.


Reach agreement and document parenting arrangements through advice, negotiation, mediation or court representation if need be.

Property settlement

Finalise a fair property settlement and financial arrangement, quickly and efficiently with advice, mediation, negotiation and representation.

Family disputes

Avoid ugly family, parenting and property disputes by tackling issues through mediation and negotiation over and above litigation

A different approach

Going through a divorce or separation, or even considering it, is traumatic. Over the years I have seen many lawyers make this experience far more painful and costly than it needs to be.

At Lakey Family Law our focus is on resolution and avoiding litigation where possible. We’re tough when we need to be tough, but aim to find resolution quickly and amicably wherever possible.

We deal with all types of family law matters, including:


  • Pre-separation Advice
  • Divorce and Separation
  • Parenting Agreements
  • Property Settlements
  • Child Support and Spousal Maintenance
  • Family Dispute Resolutions
  • Surrogacy & IVF
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Same Sex Disputes.
Our fee structures are fair and flexible and we offer a variety of different services including:


  • Advice
  • Mediation
  • Representation
  • Litigation
  • Drafting of Agreements
  • Intervention Orders.


I listen and I care. I see it as my role to help you reach the best possible outcome, quickly and cost-effectively, so that you can move forward with your life.


I’ve dedicated over 20 years to helping people resolve all types of family law issues. I’m a qualified family lawyer, mediator and experienced litigator.


My focus is on finding resolution. Where possible I look to achieve this outside of the courts. But when that is the only option, my focus remains the same.


A reasonable fee structure, combined with a focus on resolution, can mean that my services are far more cost-effective than most other family lawyers.

‘Annette is simply amazing. Without her support and advice we’d still be stuck in the courts. She’s wise and supportive. But also knows how to put a good fight when she has to’.

‘We didn’t want an ugly divorce. With Annette’s help we were able to resolve the sticking points and get all our agreements in place quickly, so we could move on with our lives’.

‘I’m so glad I spoke to Annette before I left. Without her advice the kids and I could’ve ended up in a far worse place. She’s empathetic, understanding and truly cares’.