Family Law Central Coast

TDP offers the largest Family Law Central Coast team.

Our Family Law team is led by Lee Pawlak whose expertise in the area has been recognised by the Law Society of NSW, which, in 2017, appointed him an Accredited Specialist in Family Law. In 2018, Lee was also appointed to the Law Society’s elite Family Law Specialist Accreditation Advisory Committee. Paul Quinn is also a specialist family lawyer who has more than 25 years experience in representing clients and assiting with mediation.

We are now offering free 15-minute family law case calls. Connect with one of our experienced family lawyers to discuss your situation and explore how we can assist you. This brief call is an opportunity for us to understand your needs and for you to determine the next steps. Book yours today!


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Experienced service from the family lawyers Central Coast families have trusted since 1958.

When it comes to family law matters, Central Coast families can benefit from having our experienced, empathetic, local experts on their side. Whether you have a simple property matter or a difficult parenting or custody dispute involving risk issues, we are highly skilled at negotiating good outcomes without the intervention of the Courts.
In some matters however, litigation is unavoidable. All members of our team have extensive experience in the Family Courts and are able to expertly guide you throughout the process.

If you need advice on property settlements, parenting arrangements, prenuptial agreements or a divorce lawyer in Erina, Woy Woy, Umina, Gosford or across the Central Coast, our dedicated team can help you. Book your free 15-minute case call with our expereinced family law Central Coast team via the button below or call our office to make a face to face appointment. Our team is here for you.

Divorce and Separation


At TDP Legal, we understand that divorce and separation can be emotionally and financially challenging. Our dedicated team of experienced family law attorneys is here to guide you through every step of the process, ensuring your rights and interests are protected.

Children’s Arrangements

Advocating for your child’s best interests

Child custody disputes can be one of the most contentious aspects of a divorce. At TDP, we prioritise the wellbeing of your children while fiercely advocating for your role as a parent.

Child Custody Services

Custody – We work to help create a fair and sustainable custody arrangement.

Modification of Parenting Orders – Life changes, and so can custody arrangements. We help modify orders to reflect new circumstances.

Enforcement of Parenting Orders – If a parenting order is not being followed, we take legal action to enforce compliance.

Book a consultation with TDP Legal to discuss your parenting concerns and protect your family’s future.

Property Settlements

Equitable Property Settlement in Divorce

Dividing marital property can be one of the most challenging aspects of a divorce. Tonkin Drysdale Partners is committed to ensuring a fair and equitable distribution of assets, and to help you protect your legal entitlements.

Property Settlement Services

Asset Identification & Valuation of Assets – Accurate valuation of assets ensures a fair division.

Negotiating Settlements – We negotiate with the opposing party to reach a fair property division agreement.

Litigation: If an agreement cannot be reached, our experienced litigators are ready to advocate for you in Court.
Schedule a consultation with TDP Legal to discuss your property settlement concerns and secure your financial future.

Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements

Protecting Your Future with Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements

Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements (referred to as Binding Financial Agreements under the Family Law Act) are an essential tools for protecting your assets and clarifying financial expectations in a marriage. TDP provides comprehensive services to help you create these agreements.

Domestic Violence and Restraining Orders

Protecting Your Safety with Domestic Violence Legal Services

Domestic violence is a serious issue that requires immediate and effective legal action. Tonkin Drysdale Partners are dedicated to protecting your safety and the safety of your children, and securing the necessary legal protections.

Domestic Violence Services

Apprehended Violence Orders – We assist in obtaining restraining orders to protect you from abuse.

Legal Representation – We provide representation in Court to advocate for your safety.
Support Services – We connect you with additional resources and support services to help you through this difficult time.

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