Navigate Your Separation & Achieve A Fair Outcome With Award Winning Legal Support

Helping families for over 30 years.

Separation is never easy. The fear of financial loss, the stress of legal battles and the emotional toll of a breakup can feel overwhelming.


Instead of feeling lost, imagine transitioning through your separation with confidence, knowing you achieved the best possible outcome.


That’s what Simonidis Steel is here for. We understand the intricacies of family law and provide the reliable, compassionate support you need during this challenging time.


With 30 years experience, a distinguished reputation and award-winning service, you can feel at ease knowing you’re in good hands.


If you’re ready for a new beginning, contact our expert team today.

Why Work With Simonidis Steel?

Rated 5.0 stars by clients.

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“After my meeting with Deano I felt very comfortable and confident, I found that he explained all the details of my case in a way that I could understand. I would like to thank Deano for all his help, and all the hard work.”


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“I would recommend Deano to anyone, even after the case he still rings me up to see how I’m doing. He’s always there to help me out and very few lawyers actually do that.”


How It Works: A Simplified Path To Resolution

Free Initial Consultation

In our first meeting, we'll address your situation, provide an initial assessment of possible outcomes, explore your options, and outline next steps for a clear path forward.

Develop A Strategy

Should you choose to proceed, we'll dive into all the details, working together to develop a strategy that aims to achieve your goals as effectively and quickly as possible.


Mediation is our preferred approach due to its cost and time efficiency, and lower stress levels. We aim to resolve disputes amicably here, but if necessary, we prepare for court.

Court (If Needed)

When mediation is unsuccessful, not an option or urgent action is required (such as risks to children or property) we move to court, providing you with the best representation possible.

What sets us apart from other lawyers? Our unmatched, proactive strategy.

Law is like chess — success requires thinking three moves ahead, not just reacting to the present situation.


The unpredictability of legal disputes means we need to anticipate every possible turn your case could take, preparing multiple contingency plans and responses accordingly.

30 years of experience in family law grants us a deep insight into predicting outcomes, enabling us to devise and continuously refine a strategic plan tailored just for you.

This proactive approach ensures we’re always prepared, keeping you one step ahead throughout your legal journey.

Free 20 Minute Consultation

To help you make informed decisions, we provide a free 20 minute consult. After this no-obligation consultation, you will have more clarity and confidence about what’s next.

“The best firm in the country.”
I highly recommend Simonidis Steel Lawyers to anyone looking for help involving child custody and family law. I believe there is no better firm in the country. In such a stressful time, they allowed me to take a step back and give me the peace to continue my life.
Clint Parkinson

“I can't say enough about them.”
I went to about 5 lawyers before finding Deano. Everyone else just wanted my money and I felt like just another "case". Deano and his team actually cared about us as people. His advice was always to get the best and fairest outcome for everyone.
Peter Sun

“Exceeded my expectations.”
Michael & Deano exceeded my expectations in every aspect. Their expertise, responsiveness, and commitment is unparalleled. If you're seeking a reliable and skilled legal team for your Family Law matter, look no further than Simonidis!
Matthew Kalch

“Thank you isn't enough”
Michael's expertise and advice was always grounded, rational and practical. The correspondence he provided myself and the other parties was timely and professional. He not only helped me navigate a difficult chapter ibut helped me start a new one for myself and my children.
Chloe Siermans
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Separation FAQ

Simonidis Steel Lawyers are family law experts with a distinguished reputation for excellence in divorce and separation. Our team of lawyers provides comprehensive legal representation, expertly guiding you through property settlement matters, parenting arrangements, financial agreements and other family related areas.


As experienced family lawyers in Brisbane, we are steadfast in our commitment to achieving the best possible outcomes for you and your loved ones during this trying time.


As an award winning family law specialist firm we have been recognized for our unique understanding and focus in this area, providing professional, compassionate and reliable support at all stages.


Recognising the distinctive nature of each divorce scenario, we tailor our approach according to your individual requirements.

Currently within family law proceedings, Australia’s legal system is based on no-fault divorce, which means that the reasons for ending a marriage have in the main no bearing on court proceedings.


The Court has the authority to grant a divorce if the marriage has irretrievably broken down. To demonstrate this breakdown, the couple must have been separated for at least twelve months and one day.


As a result, one’s divorce application cannot be filed before the required separation period has passed. Couples can be separated whilst living in the same household for the entire twelve-month period, known as “separation under one roof.”


Couples in this arrangement must provide evidence of their separation to the Court during this time.

In situations where divorce involves children under the age of 18, the Court’s decision to grant a divorce is dependent on suitable care arrangements made on their behalf.


This reflects the Court’s primary concern for the welfare and stability of the minors affected by the divorce, reinforcing the legal system’s comprehensive approach to protecting the interests of all parties involved in this process.

Get in touch with us

Please call our office on (07) 3229 3339 to make an appointment with one of our team.