Small Myers Hughes (SMH Lawyers) are Gold Coast based Lawyers who are committed to delivering absolute legal expertise and services to clients in all states of Australia.
SMH Lawyers provide specialist advice on a diversity of factors which can have an impact on business and family relationships. We focus on helping professionals and families who need to manage and protect their assets, thereby ensuring that legacies are left for future generations.
Family law disputes can be overwhelming and highly emotional. It is often a time of confusion, vulnerability and frustration. At this time you need the right advice to navigate the legal issues as well as insight into the emotional journey that has begun.
At SMH Lawyers, we not only specialise in guiding and advising you through what is complex law but we also take the time to understand your personal circumstances so we can work together to create a strategy aimed to bring about the best solution for you and your family.
Sometimes despite best intentions an amicable outcome is unavailable and if in these times negotiations cannot be made, then you can be assured we will fight to achieve a favourable outcome.
Partner and Accredited Family Law Specialist, Michael Small, leads our team of proactive and dedicated family lawyers who have assisted numerous clients with their family and relationship matters. Further recognition of our team's expert skills includes Senior Associate Craig Nicol's co-authorship of national reference work, "The Family Law Book", which provides advice and legal analysis to other family lawyers.
Due to the multi-disciplinary structure of our firm, we offer advice and solutions on a range of issues that are often overlooked by other family lawyers or are simply outside their area of expertise. Michael Small is a Chartered Tax Advisor who together with our tax team, led by Partner and Accredited Taxation Law Specialist David Hughes, provides taxation support for our family law clients ensuring a thorough and comprehensive outcome addressing family law, corporate and taxation issues.
Although our full suite of family law services is more comprehensive, our particular expertise covers:
- Divorce and Separation
- Pre-Separation Legal Advice and Strategy
- Property Division and Settlement
- Defacto Relationships
- Same Sex Relationships
- Pre-nuptial and Financial Agreements
- Mediation & Family Dispute Resolution
- All Children's Issues
- Child Support
- Tax Effective Divorce