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Forte Family Lawyers is a leading Melbourne family law firm. Its partners, Jacky Campbell, Wendy Kayler-Thomson, Rose Lockie, Jason Walker and Jemma Mackenzie, are Accredited Specialists in Family Law. Our team of lawyers provide expert guidance and high quality services.

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"I can't thank you enough Jacky - you've been an amazing support and incredibly diligent and thoughtful and patient."

Liz - Melbourne

"Thank-you for the great result today, please have a really enjoyable holiday.
On behalf of mum and myself we appreciate the hard work since you have taken over the file."

Sam - Melbourne

"Thank you for your decisive and clear advice at all times during this process...you handled this both empathetically and professionally."

David - Melbourne

"I just wanted to say thank you for handling my divorce application etc and making it such an easy transition for me. I very much appreciate all the work you have done to get to this point."

Em - Melbourne

"Sincere thanks for your help, determination, courage, skills and hard work. I am so pleased with the outcome and your handling of my case. I will gladly recommend your services to anyone that may ever need it."

Barbara - Melbourne

"Thank you so much for the support and care you gave me at such a difficult time. Your drive to advocate for justice will always be deeply appreciated by me.”

Patricia - Melbourne

"I cannot express how grateful and how thankful I am to you for all of your hard work on our case.  Finally we can move on feeling safe. So again, thank you from the bottom of our hearts."

Louise - Queensland

"Thank you Jacky and everyone else at Forte for all your hard work and expertise on my and my children's behalf. It's a fairly spectacular result that I'm extremely pleased with."

Leo - Melbourne

"Thank-you to your wonderful team and the great job they are doing on my behalf. Natasha is a really fantastic communicator, listener, hard working with integrity and compassion, and clearly great at her work. I’m really pleased that I was referred to you."

Donna - Melbourne


We are mindful of the emotional issues often involved in family and relationship breakdown. We aim to help you reach a negotiated out-of-court settlement. But if court proceedings are necessary, you will be expertly assisted to achieve the best outcome possible.

We do Arbitrations

Jacky Campbell of Forte Family Lawyers is an accredited arbitrator and a family lawyer of over 35 years’ experience.

Jacky is an Accredited Specialist in Family Law and a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers.  Jacky is well known for writing in family law publications for other lawyers and speaking to family lawyers, particularly regarding property, financial agreements, de facto relationships, superannuation and bankruptcy.

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Contact Forte Family Lawyers

Level 2
535 Bourke Street
Melbourne 3000 Victoria Australia

PO Box 13172
Law Courts
8010 Victoria Australia

DX 364 Melbourne

61 3 9248 5800

61 3 9248 5899