Outstanding in Global Family Law

Abduction of Children To Global Asset Tracing

International & Trans-Tasman

Family Law Order Enforcement

We Regularly Handle Trans-Tasman Issues as Well as Complications Involving Middle Eastern and Southeast Asian Countries.

Our Financial and Interpol Expertise 

We work internationally in commercial and finance matters and bring this experience to global family law. contact our principal directly

This expertise allows us to handle any issues in international children and kidnapping, Interpol and financial issues across borders including proceedings brought in multiple jurisdictions.

Please contact our principal directly for a no obligation discussion on what your options and costs will be.

Why Successful Clients
Use Goldman Law?*

DIY Divorce & Separation

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Family Court Lifts Injunction Allowing Husband To Use Law Firm That La

 In Osferatu [2015] FamCAFC 177 (15 September 2015), the husband appealed an injunction that restrained Barkus Doolan from acting for him, where a solicitor (“Mr. F”) joined that firm having previously worked for the wife’s solicitors, Watts McCray. I

Court Determines Validity of De Facto Cohabitation Agreement Where No

 The case of Franklin v Ennis [2015] FCCA 2099 (6 August 2015) was an application to the Federal Circuit Court of Australia for settlement of financial matters between an estranged de facto couple.  The Respondent claimed that the couple had entered into

Goldman Law Awarded & Recognised*

“Best Family Law Firm Award” (2023)
“International Advisory Experts Award” (2020)
“Family Law Firm Of The Year Award” (2017)


Contact Our Senior People


Jaswinder (Jas) Sekhon

Snr Int’l lawyer

Managing partner

20 yrs+ exp, Australia+++

Global awards recipient, diverse and strategic client focus. Commercial, tax finance, litigation, offshore, tax planning, trusts estates, assets, IP, AI , medical, family law and mediation.


Snr awarded lawyer

General counsel

10 yrs+ exp Australia

Expert in Australian family law and mediation. Commercial and pragmatic. Illawarra Business Woman of the Year.


Snr criminal lawyer

General counsel

Australia, NSW.

Outstanding on his feet, a criminal expert with a 99%+ success rate! Pragmatic commercial life experienced. Client outcome laser focus.


Snr Client Relations Manager

Australia, NZ, Int’l

(UK, Dubai, Caribbean)

Client and customer experience expert.
Expert in diverse cultures and specialist client needs
Operations and para-legal support.

Cross Border Marriages & Custody

Embracing Conflict Resolution

Compromise! Not Always Effective
Negotiation Strategies Are More Involved

Where your case involves an international aspect, there are often complicating factors which require specialist family lawyers with experience of international matters. We have that experience, together with close links and sometimes joint ownership of law firms throughout the world.

Our global expertise and presence allows us to understand and deal with issues relating to the laws that exist in many countries outside Australia and the different basis on which marriages and child disputes are dealt with.

Typical Clients in Family
Law Matters Include...

Prenup's, Post-nups, Asset Protection Strategies

There is a huge misunderstanding in our view about the value of a properly drafted and negotiated pre-nup’s or post-nup’s.

As specialists in financial and taxation matters, including trusts and cross-border arrangements, prenup’s are special expertise in our firm.

We typically use prenup’s as part of an asset protection or wealth creation strategy for high net worth clients.

Separation, Custody & Money. The Family
Law Trifecta

Every step of the family law process is handled with sensitivity and finesse.

For special individuals, we provide a complete end to end service and are a full-service law firm with specialist expertise.

The service levels we seek to provide are unequalled for individuals and their business, legal or personal needs. We thrive in handling complex matters.

Complex Financial,
Cross Border &
Multi Jurisdiction

We have experience in conflict of law situations.

The location, valuation or assets located in overseas jurisdictions. Child abduction, civil law, Sharia law, & Hindu Marriage Act issues.

Our firm is completely independent so we may work with any group in any country at any time and are not restricted unlike other firms.

Our First Free Consultation is Flexible

Determining The Real Value of Legal Services?

Higher Charge Rates Usually Mean a Lower Cost Overall 
Evaluate Our Experience in Multiple  Legal Areas 

We see people in very varying stages, from those who have not yet separated but are considering their options, to those who may have been divorced for a long time.

In keeping with our philosophy of giving you options and not taking a “one size fits all” approach, you have choices for your first consultation including a free “meet and greet”, a short appointment or a longer appointment.

We will guide you as to which of our lawyers is likely to be the best option for you and your case. You will also have the option of seeing us at our office, or if you are further afield or international, an online conference call is arranged.

Experience & Trust

International onshore and offshore legal, trust, wealth

and asset experience for over 30 years

Growing and protecting successful individuals, family offices and business.

Experience & trust built through sheer hard work

New Zealand And International Law Answers Unless Indicated Otherwise*

How Can I “Win” in Family Law Matters?

In our view, the evolution of the Australian Family Law Court has been largely schizophrenic from struggling with alternative dispute resolution systems saddled an outdated view that there are no winners when relationships are broken down? This is reflected in the fact that costs are really awarded and if one party loses or is in contempt of court. Judges are powerless to a large extent.  

The fact that only 16% of the cases lodged will make it to a final trial shows the high attrition rate. A case can typically last for many years. It is emotionally draining and costly. The other side may make allegations which are emotionally distressing and may not reflect what actually happened in the relationship. Children are also treated as weapons by some parties.

However, we only take on family law cases to win them. Clients must be prepared to be ruthless in adopting the agreed strategy and always look to place as much pressure on the other side as is possible, with a view to achieving the most favourable settlement as early as possible. Firms that adopt a softly softly approach only elongate the inevitable in our view.

The alternative, to avoid the court system, we strongly advise our clients to use BFA's as much as possible to avoid financial disputes later. Parties are also encouraged to have an agreed parenting plan or consent orders.

We don’t have a softly softly approach and seek to intensively progress all family law matters to ensure that a quick and advantageous settlement is obtained many lawyers drag on matters to “milk” clients rather than seeking an intense and quick approach.

Where the matter is sensitive, then we adopt a different strategy. Strategy and execution is how you win in family law.

What Makes Your Lawyer The Best or Better than Competitors?

Ask These Question:-

All clients must ask at least these four questions of their lawyer/law firm.

  1. What is the difference between this law firm and another?
  2. How do I know my responsible senior lawyer will adopt and stand by the stated culture of the firm?
  3. How can I make sure my senior lawyer stays focused and passionate about my legal matter but at the same time remains as an objective professional to advise me properly?
  4. How can I tell if my lawyer does a good job? Most clients simply judge this on responsiveness and speed? Which usually has nothing to do with quality.

There are some great lawyers and great law firms in Australia that you can engage.

There are also some average lawyers and some lawyers were simply overworked to put it at its best.

As humans, we cannot be good at everything and there are some things that we are not good at.

However, winning your family law matter requires strategy, planning and a cost effective evaluation of likely outcomes. In our view, not enough attention is provided to the right strategy.

Talk to us about the strategy we will have in place which is agreed only after you have evaluated the different approaches and alternatives as a informed choice!

This defines our legal culture and approach to every client.

We welcome you to discuss our suggested approach and strategy and compare this with the approach of our competitors.

I Cant Afford the Best Lawyers - What is Your Guided Self Help Product and How Does that Work?

For those who cannot afford to retain us for the whole matter, we offer a pay as you go or guided self-help basis. This is a unique offering and allows you to users for selected aspects of your matter. Recall that we said we know what to cut out, we know what you can do yourself as well without having to pay for a lawyer to assist you unless it’s absolutely necessary.
If you do the simple work with our help, use us for the more difficult parts, then save more than 50% in legal professional fees.

What is Included in the Goldman Law Free First Consultation?

We can have a free consult to discuss priorities and what not to do and what you can do.


The free consult cannot provide you specific advice and any lawyer that tells you otherwise is in breach of his obligations and the law. We must be retained to provide specific advice. Therefore the free consult will give you our general view and a typical approach that would use to a matter such as yours. It will give you a feeling and give us a feeling whether we are right for you whether you are right for us.


A free consult will also allow you to evaluate our strategy against other firms you may have spoken to.

Why Does Goldman Law Prefer HNW and Successful Clients?

We are driven by innovation and entrepreneurship in the provision of legal services and many of our senior lawyers have run many other businesses. We understand successful clients and we understand those that want to win at any cost. This implies a mutual commitment from the client and the lawyer. Successful clients need successful lawyers. High net worth clients need high net worth friendly lawyers. Driven clients need driven lawyers. Commercial clients need commercially savvy lawyers.


It is our depth of experience across many complex commercial and international matters that allow us every possible solution and strategy to the table.

*Some of these articles relate to other pratices such as in Australia, not specifically New Zealand unless expresslly mentioned.
**These awards relate to our global pratices generally and not specifically to our New Zealand pratice.
***Some of these answers relate to other pratices such as in Australia, not specifically New Zealand unless expresslly mentioned.

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