Coffs Harbour’s Family Law Specialists

Our solutions focused, practical approach empowers you to navigate family law decisions with confidence.

Divorce & Separation

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Children’s Matters

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Property Settlements

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Negotiation, Mediation & Agreements

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Wills & Estates

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Residential Conveyancing

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Bryant McKinnon Lawyers Your Legal Partners

Benjamin Bryant

Partner | Accredited Family Law Specialist

Benjamin Bryant grew up in Bellingen and dreamed of being a big city lawyer. He gained his law degree at the University of New England in Armidale, and came home... Read more

Heather McKinnon

Partner | Accredited Family Law Specialist

While raised in Tamworth, Heather McKinnon has built her formidable reputation over three decades practicing in Coffs Harbour. Now one of the leading Family Law authorities in the country, her... Read more

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Bryant McKinnon Lawyers Our commitment to the Coffs Coast Community

Call us old fashioned, but we firmly believe that lawyers and other professionals must play a leadership role in the community. Over the last three decades members of our team have worked hard to help this community become stronger and more vibrant.

We currently provide financial sponsorship and invest time personally to assist the following local organisations: Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery Friends, Young Actors Studio, Local School Mock Trials & Mediation Programs, Orara Valley Hockey Team, Coffs Harbour and District Hockey Association.

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What our clients have to say...

I valued knowing I could call or email at anytime and it was all included in my fixed fee.

Katherine

While the whole process is an extremely difficult and emotionally charged time, you were always available, calm and rational! While I didn’t always like the answer, you were always open...

Michelle

Can’t express how grateful we are to have your assistance. Especially when I need to try not to stress too much, having your expertise is really appreciated. Ideally I wouldn’t be...

Tracey

It was precious to feel supported in these hurting circumstances.  You are all absolutely professional and human.  So glad I chose Heather as a lawyer.  I will recommend her and...

Janet

Thank you so much guys, you have all been so very helpful, and I’m finally free thanks to your help.

Jane

Everything was excellent and outstanding. I thank you, Ben, Heather and the team for all your help, kindness, empathy and understanding… and of course your professionalism… during a very difficult...

Karen

I cannot thank you enough for all of your work, and success …. You have achieved more in the past few months than I have in years…Ben truly has been...

Tamara

I want to thank you and Heather for all that you have done. You both have always been there as lawyers but also as support when I just needed to ring...

Ann-Marie

I honestly cannot put into words what you have done for our family. From the bottom of my heart thank you so very much. You were our rock, sounding board...

Michael

A big heartfelt thank you for your time, understanding and effort in achieving our desired outcome.

Jamie

Bryant McKinnon Lawyers Family Matters Podcast & Resources

FAQs Power of Attorney & Guardianship

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FAQs Wills

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FAQs Mediation

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Community family law questions – take 2

This month Benjamin and Heather fielded questions about family matters from the...

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Impacts of Domestic Violence

In this episode, Ben and Heather talk to Dr. Doug Andrews, a...

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Child-focussed parenting arrangements after divorce

The thorniest questions in any divorce or separation often relate to the...

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