Doyle Family Law

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Doyle Family Law

Bruce Doyle, accredited specialist family lawyer, former president of the Queensland Law Society, and campaigner for access to justice, brings you a specialist family law practice that gives you the things that matter most.

Our Approach

We put you at the centre of everything we do. Our objective is to:

Help you achieve a fair result using a practical approach that meets your needs
Reduce your stress by our emphasis on Clarity, Value and Respect.

What We Do

At Doyle Family Law we deal with the law as it impacts on families and relationships through the various life stages.

The problems we can help you solve include:

  • Pre-nuptial and pre-cohabitation agreements
  • Financial agreements
  • Separation
  • Divorce

Parenting issues including

  • Where children live
  • Time children spend with parents
  • Parents relocating or travelling with children
  • Long term decisions about children (schooling, health, religion etc)
  • Spousal maintenance
  • Property settlements
  • Legal issues arising from domestic violence
  • Child protection
  • Child support
  • Wills and powers of attorney
  • Administration of estates
  • Disputes about estates
  • Guardianship and administration
  • International family law disputes

We also maintain our general practice skills so we can help with the other legal issues that are likely to come up, including transferring property and conveyancing.

Bruce Doyle

Bruce Doyle is well known in the Australian legal community as President of the Queensland Law Society (2011) and a Director of the Law Council of Australia (2010-11). He is also a former president of the Family Law Practitioners Association of Queensland. Bruce has been in legal practice since 1983 and has been accredited family law specialist since specialisation started in 1996.

Elizabeth Shearer

Elizabeth has been a solicitor for over 25 years and spent 14 of those years working at Legal Aid Queensland, where she was Director of Client Information, Advice and Civil Justice Services. Elizabeth's experience is in the law as it impacts on people's everyday lives with a focus on family and civil law problems. She is active in the legal profession as a member of the Council of the Queensland Law Society and the Chair of its Practice Management and Development Committee.

Pat Marrinan

Pat Marrinan has been in legal practice since 1978. He ran his own general practice at Kenmore for 28 years incorporating a substantial family law section. In addition to his breadth of general practice experience, Pat is an accredited Family Law Specialist. Pat’s experience of running his own successful business gives him a keen understanding of commercial reality.