Welcome to our site

“Family and De facto Law is such a unique field. It is imperative not only to have a complete understanding of the legislation governing family and de facto law but my knowledge extends far beyond those boundaries incorporating companies, trusts, commercial interests and taxation implications. Sometimes matters require me to be amicable and collaborative and sometimes I just need to pull out all the stops and fight tooth and nail.”

About us

Why Choose Us?

“Sophie treated me like a person, not just one of her clients. She understood the importance of my matter to me.”

“Can’t thank you enough for your support both professionally and personally.”

“Just a little thank you to let you know I really appreciate your advice. It’s great to have a female to look up to in the profession.”

“Thank you so much, more than happy with the result.”

“I have really appreciated your advice and the assistance of your secretaries.”

“Thank you for all you have done for me. Representing, guiding me, and speaking to me so positively and giving me strength and focus to work again.”

What to Expect


We understand your life is in turmoil.

Whether or not you have made the decision to separate, we offer you strategic realistic advice, as individual as your circumstances, in a confidential and sympathetic environment.

At your initial consultation, we will be able to gain enough insight into your matter to provide you with initial advice and some alternative paths to help you from the outset. An initial consultation can be made with Sophie Pearson or one of our team by either contacting us through our website, or telephoning during business hours on (07) 5591 5099.

At McLaughlins, we will keep you fully informed of your legal costs along the way. We will keep you fully appraised of every step, and will provide you with individual attention.