Rigoli Lawyers –  Family & Divorce Lawyers St Kilda

Rigoli Lawyers is an experienced Family Law firm based in Melbourne’s CBD, serving all surrounding suburbs, including St Kilda

We care about our clients and strive to provide the highest quality of service and professionalism to guide you through any family law issues you are facing including but not limited to the following:

Divorce proceedings & divorce property settlements
Complex family law matters
Intervention orders
Binding financial agreements
Consent orders & parenting plans
• Declarations of a de facto relationship’s existence
• Same-sex and marital relationships




Family Law Solicitors St Kilda


Our Range Of Family Law Services


Rigoli Lawyers has over 30 years of experience in a wide range of family law matters, including the below, which we can assist you with in a professional and compassionate manner.

Applying For A Divorce




The primary grounds for divorce require that you have been separated for at least 12 months. There are times when one spouse is unable to leave the family home, which is referred to as “separation under the same roof“.


Proof of such an arrangement must be provided in the form of corroboration from a family member or friend. An important factor for married couples is to ensure that you can present your marriage certificate as proof of marriage, which is also required in addition to proof of separation.


Domestic & Family Violence




Physical abuse, verbal abuse, sexual abuse, threats and coercion can all be forms of family and domestic violence all resulting in pain and suffering.

Rigoli Lawyers can help you with immediate legal measures and protect you and your family.


Applying for an Intervention order


An intervention order will help to protect you as the courts will issue an order legally prohibiting any contact from the other party to you or your family where there is risk of harm from the other party.


Applying for a restraining order


A restraining order is very similar however sets out more specific restrictions and once set out by the courts can make it illegal for someone to come within a radius of your home or place of work. If breached both restraining and intervention orders can result in criminal prosecution by Police.


Property Settlements





After a divorce case is started one question many may ask is – which assets are they are entitled to and how should assets be split?

Some assets may include:

  • Property such as land or your home;
  • Vehicles;
  • Bank accounts (individual, joint accounts or children accounts);
  • Collectable possessions such as artwork, memorabilia and anything else of value; and Intellectual property or the good will value of a business


We can assist you in arranging independent valuations with real estate agents and other experts to determine a property’s market value so that you can divide your assets appropriately and receive what you are entitled to.


Child Custody & Arrangements





When it comes to divorce cases whereby children are involved, the general assumption is that decision-making in these areas will be shared by both parents in order to protect the child’s or children’s best interests.


Occasionally this just isn’t possible or there are safety concerns for the children such as domestic violence or an abusive partner in the relationship.


In these cases, if the parents cannot agree the Court will ultimately decide the outcome, which could include granting all responsibility to one of the parties or establishing “shared parental responsibility” arrangements for both parties.


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As of 31 March 2023, Rigoli Lawyers was acquired by Michael Benjamin & Associates and many staff and clients joined the team at Michael Benjamin & Associates. Rigoli Lawyers is now incorporated within Michael Benjamin & Associates.