Accredited Family Law Specialist Firm

“Our mission is to protect your interests”

Why there is no substitute for an experienced family lawyer-a Family Law Specialist

With family law property settlements, there is only one bite of the cherry. You have to get it right the first time, as there isn’t a second chance available to go for more.

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You need an experienced family lawyer who has extensive court experience to advise you on what your real entitlement is, and the pros and cons of going to court or settling out of court. You also need to have someone that you feel is on your side, protecting your rights, advising you of your best options, someone who is informative and someone shielding you from the confusion and stress that often comes with family law legal disputes. You also want your lawyer to be down to earth and friendly and easy to approach, so you are comfortable asking any question and asking for any help you need.


This is the culture and approach adopted by the Principal Lawyer of Rigoli Lawyers.  Maria Rigoli is a family lawyer– a  barrister and solicitor and has over 25 years legal experience in the Family Law Courts and Accredited by the Law Institute of Victoria as a Family Law Specialist.

2016 Finalist Accredited Specialist Achievement 

2016 Winner Suburban Lawyer of the Year 


Our core values & why you should choose us:

We believe in integrity and transparency.

We believe everyone deserves a fair result.

We believe in reducing the trauma and stress people go through.

We take a holistic approach to all of our clients, to reduce the trauma and stress in their lives by taking care of extra details and other related issues wherever we can refer a reputable professional.

If clients need “hand holding” through the entire legal process of their matter, we are more than happy to give this extra attention and care.

By keeping up to date with the latest judgements and cases and investing in technology, we provide our clients with better resources to move forward with clarity and certainty in their lives with maximum convenience.

We are a group of exceptional lawyers and para legals who love nothing more than achieving excellent results for our clients and improving their situation.

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All Areas of Law Catered For:

Unlike many family lawyers who can only deal with family law,  Rigoli Lawyers also have experience in other areas of law such as property, conveyancing, civil disputes, debt recovery, superannuation, deceased estates, bankruptcy and many other areas of law that can affect a family.   There are several other lawyers at Rigoli Lawyers who each have their own expertise in these areas in addition to family law.  This experience will benefit you when you receive legal advice with a holistic, wholesome approach to your family law problems and issues.  The same lawyer will be able to action solutions for you in those other areas rather than referring it out to another law firm. See all lawyer profiles here

Settlement out of Court?

At the first instance we aim to try to resolve the client’s property dispute by agreement without needing to go to court.

If however the other party is far too unreasonable and if in our opinion the circumstances warrant, we would rather advise you to instruct us to put all our energies into fighting the matter through court for a resolution that is fair to you. Wherever we can, we will seek a costs order on your behalf for reimbursement of costs from the other party if they have been unreasonable and caused you to incur unnecessary legal costs.


Can’t Afford to Pay your Legal Fees to get your Property Settlement done?
Ask us about a deferred payment option where you pay at the end when you get your settlement money. Just book in for a free consult and we can assess if we will take your case on the basis of you paying at the end as well as exploring other options to resolve your matter quickly and effectively.

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