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Family Law

Family law is our specialty. We have two dedicated family lawyers available to assist with all of your family law enquiries. Our approach is non-confrontational and collaborative where possible, allowing parties to reach amicable agreements and settlements with minimum fuss.

Our family law team is headed by Tony FitzGerald who has been practising for over 35 years, specialising in family law. We can assist with all family law matters including financial settlements, children’s matters, child support agreements and applications for family violence orders.

Tony FitzGerald

Tony FitzGerald


Having practiced law in Tasmania for over thirty-seven years, Tony is highly experienced as both solicitor and counsel. Tony specialises in family law property and parenting matters and frequently appears on behalf of clients in the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia.

E: hannahyoung@fablawyers.net.au

Libby Saunders

Libby Saunders


Libby was admitted as a lawyer in Tasmania in 2014. Throughout her University years Libby worked in the hospitality industry and volunteered with the Environmental Defenders Office. After being admitted to practice in 2014, Libby was the associate to the Honourable Justice Porter in the Supreme Court of Tasmania. After finishing up at the Supreme Court she joined FitzGerald and Browne in 2015 and predominately practices in the areas of family law and criminal law. She appears routinely in the Family Court and the Magistrates Court.

E: hannahyoung@fablawyers.net.au

FitzGerald and Browne were invaluable throughout my Family Court proceedings. I found their staff to be supportive, committed and invested in my case. I highly recommend FitzGerald and Browne for any family law matters.

Bobby Smith

The service I received from Libby Saunders and all FitzGerald and Browne staff I had contact with was exemplary. Not only was Libby approachable, knowledgeable, professional and timely in all her dealings with my family law matter, she demonstrated great compassion and respect for my circumstances during a very stressful period in my life. Together we reached a great outcome. Prior to my engaging FitzGerald and Browne, I had changed legal firms due to concerns about cost blow out and had felt poorly represented. I am so glad that I chose FitzGerald and Browne, as now I can move to the next chapter of my life with peace of mind. I give my highest commendation to Libby and the FitzGerald and Browne team.

Tracey (QLD)

There is nothing worse than not having access to your grandchildren so I consulted FitzGerald and Browne and Libby took on my case. I was extremely pleased with the result despite having to attend court in Queensland. Libby negotiated with the other parties and we had the best outcome possible and I now have phone access to the children whenever I want and we Skype on a weekly basis as well as regular phone calls, updates and visits several times per year which we are looking forward to.  Thank you to both Libby and Tony for their empathy, understanding and hard work and efforts to achieve a great outcome.

Elizabeth (New Town)

Contact us with your questions about how we can help with your family law matter

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