Marino Law | Gold Coast Law Firm
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Gold Coast Family and Divorce Lawyers.

Marino Law's experienced team of Gold Coast family and divorce lawyers can help you with any aspect of your family law matter.

We offer independent legal advice that has helped Marino Law build a strong reputation for family law services in Queensland’s legal profession.

Marino Law has been named as a Recommended Gold Coast family law firm for several years running on the prestigious Doyle's Guide.

Our family law team, which is led by an Accredited Specialist in Family Law, offer extensive experience and practical advice to solve a comprehensive range of family law matters for clients in the most efficient manner possible. We understand that resolving disputes can be stressful and time consuming, our family law team provide advice through the entire process to reach a settlement that is in your best interests.

Our experience shows that success in resolving a family law matter depends on early intervention with legal representation and clear dispute resolution or litigation planning. With a strong strategy in place, we work with your best interests in mind to resolve the dispute efficiently, with the aim of achieving the best possible outcome.

Our team of family law solicitors successfully resolve family law matters, if possible, before commencing court proceedings, by implementing the dispute management strategy that best achieves your objectives while recognising the economic and emotional realities.

Where court intervention is unavoidable, our family lawyers have the resources to successfully resolve potentially expensive and protracted family law disputes. We take the time needed to fully understand our clients' legal position and diligently seek favourable outcomes.

Ready to Take the Next Step?

Call us today on 07 5526 0157 for a personalised consultation and let us help you with confidential advice on all family law issues.

Our Experience

1.25 Hours

Someone retains the services of Marino Law every 1.25 hours

150+ Years

Over 150 years combined experience

15+ Years

Achieving successful outcomes for clients for over 15 years

14,000+ Clients

Over 14,000 valued clients

Our team of experienced Gold Coast family lawyers can provide assistance for a range of matters relating to family law, including:


Adoption is the permanent and legal transfer of all parental rights and responsibilities from one person/couple to another.

Adoptive parents and children have the same rights as biological parents and children under the Family Law Act 1975. Adoption removes the legal rights and responsibilities of the child’s birth family.


Applying To The Court

You can apply to the Family Court or Federal Circuit Court for orders relating to: the distribution of assets, liabilities and financial resources of the parties; the payment of spousal or de facto maintenance; the payment of child support; the parenting arrangements of any children.LEARN MORE

Binding Financial Agreements

A Financial Agreement (commonly referred to as a Binding Financial Agreement or “BFA”) is a legally binding agreement between the two parties of a relationship seeking to finalise certain financial matters that may arise in the event of a breakdown of the relationship.


Child Protection

The abuse of a child is a serious issue. If you have immediate concerns for a child’s safety, you should contact the Queensland Police Service by dialling “000” or the Department of Child Safety on 1800 177 135.


Child Custody & Parenting Arrangements

Separated parties whom share a child are often required to consider the current and future parenting arrangements of any children borne of their relationship.


Child Support

Child support is a payment of financial support of one parent (“the payer parent”) of a child to the other parent (“payee parent”), to assist with the cost of caring for the child.

It can also be the payment of financial support of both parents to another person whom has the care of the child, to assist with the cost of caring for the child.


Collaborative Law

Collaborative Law is a modern alternative to traditional family law practice that focuses on reaching resolution, by minimising conflict and addressing the parties’ legal, financial and emotional needs, without the threat of going to Court.



Divorce is the legal dissolution of a marriage by a Court. It is not an all encompassing application and is separate to matters such as parenting, property division and/or maintenance.


Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a serious issue. If you have immediate concerns for your safety, you should contact the Queensland Police Service by dialling “000”. Domestic violence (or Family violence) is the physical (including sexual), emotional and economical abuse by a person (“the respondent”) towards another person…


Family Law Property Settlement

Following separation, in circumstances where a financial agreement has not previously been entered into, you and your former partner may be required to finalise your financial matters by way of a property settlement or application to the Court.


Registered Relationships

In 2011, the Relationship Act 2011 was introduced to allow same-sex and opposite sex couples the option to officially register their de facto relationship with the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages.


Same Sex Relationships

A same sex relationship is a relationship between two persons of the same sex, regardless of their sexual orientation. In Australia the relevant legislation that governs family law, domestic violence and child protection matters regards a same sex relationship as a de facto relationship.



If you have separated or are planning on separating, our experienced team of family lawyers can provide you with practical and helpful advice about your legal rights, obligations and entitlements that relate to any family law matters arising out of your separation.


Special Medical Procedures

The provision of medical treatment for a child is ordinarily considered to fall within the scope of parental responsibility. If the parents agree, the Court and/or any relevant authority are unlikely to be concerned by such a decision. However, there are certain special medical procedures which fall outside of parental responsibility…



Surrogacy is an assisted reproductive treatment where a child is carried by a woman on behalf of another woman or couple, using the genetic material of either the intended parent(s) or a donor.


Why Choose Us

Marino Law is a leading boutique law firm centrally located in Mermaid Beach on the Gold Coast and regularly servicing clients in Brisbane, throughout Queensland and Australia.


Multi-award winning, highly qualified and experienced team of legal professionals.


Recognised as leaders in our specialised areas of practice of business and personal law.


Practical solutions, strategic legal advice and a track record of success.


Access premium legal services at Marino Law’s cost effective rates.

Personal & Business

Marino Law can handle all of your personal and business law requirements.


Easily accessed with easy parking, find Marino Law on the highway at Mermaid Beach.

Frequently asked questions

What areas of law does Marino Law assist with?

Marino Law offers legal assistance in Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Divorce, De Facto & Family Law, Child Custody & Parenting Arrangements, Commercial & Business Law, Property Law & Real Estate Law, Corporate Law, Estate & Succession Planning, Personal & Corporate Insolvency, Intellectual Property and Migration Law.

Can you handle all of my personal and business legal matters?

Yes. Whether you’re after legal services and advice for business or personal matters, Marino Law will work with you to ensure the process is as seamless as possible.

How experienced are your lawyers?

With more than 100 years experience in all aspects of law, the team at Marino Law is made up of senior lawyers with a variety of experience in the various areas of business and personal law.

Where is Marino Law located?

We are located on the Gold Coast Highway in Mermaid Beach. Free parking is available in the adjacent street.

Get in Touch

Contact us today on 07 5526 0157 to make an appointment with one of our Gold Coast Lawyers to discuss your Family Law & Divorce legal matters.
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