• 55 Falcon Street, Crows Nest, New South Wales, Australia



At FamilyLaw4Men we service the specific legal needs of men prior to a de facto relationship or marriage and during a separation or divorce.


With over 15 years experience as a family lawyer our principal, Madeleine Tran recognised the different legal needs and representation men face when commencing a relationship or undergoing a separation. Madeleine Tran established FamilyLaw4Men in 2016 in recognition of these needs.


We are a small law firm and our focus is on quality not quantity. All our clients have direct access to our Principal, Madeleine Tran. This ensures that our clients obtain personal service. Typically, we would not represent more than ten clients at the one time.


FamilyLaw4Men also specialises in the family law needs and services for Gay men and currently we are directing our energy to providing legal advice and representation for this niche area of family law.


Madeleine Tran is also an Accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner and we offer family mediation services for separating families in the hope of assisting families to negotiate a settlement without the involvement of lawyers and the court system.


Our Expertise


At FamilyLaw4Men, our focus is to educate and provide legal services for our male clients prior to a de facto relationship or marriage as well as providing legal advice and representation when they face the difficult stage of separation.


Typically our clients have as their primary concerns:-


  • How to protect their assets prior to a de facto relationship or marriage;
  • How to protect their assets during a de facto relationship or marriage;
  • How to gain a 50/50 or more shared care of their children after separation;
  • How to gain a greater asset division in particular when the client has brought substantial assets/properties to the de facto relationship or marriage;
  • How to stop their ex-partner from relocating the children interstate or overseas;
  • Children issues Gay men face such as surrogacy and adoption;
  • Asset protection and property division for Gay relationships.

The firm also aims to educate men prior to a de facto relationship or marriage. We provide seminars to educate men in asset protection prior to a de facto relationship or marriage.


Our other services


We also provide the following further “housekeeping” legal advice and services to our clients:-


  • Wills, including simple Wills and testamentary trusts 

  • Probate and Letters of Administration, including re-sealing of grants 

  • Administering deceased estates 

  • Rights and duties of Executors and Trustees 

  • Powers of Attorney and Enduring Guardianships 

  • Binding Financial Agreements 

  • Wills and Probate disputes 

  • Estate litigation (including claims for Family Provision) 


Our Legal Fees


We understand the legal costs our clients face when dealing with separation or divorce and our expert and pragmatic advice aim to gain results for our clients as well as minimising unnecessary legal costs. Our legal fees are very competitive. Our Principal, Madeleine Tran’s hourly rate is $525 plus GST per hour. We also offer lump sum fees for some matters such as binding financial agreements, Wills, Power of Attorneys and Consent Orders to formalise agreements between parties.

Our Offices


With three offices located in Crows Nest, Bankstown and Melbourne we offer family law services for men in the North Shore and surrounds, the Western Suburbs as well as Melbourne.


We are a pragmatic and savvy family law practice bringing specialised legal services for men, which in the past decade, has been greatly needed but is finally here!