Trust Our Family Law Team to Provide the Right Advice

Ending a relationship can be tough enough, without having to worry about all the legal complexities of children, money, and where you are going to live.

This is why it’s important that you understand the family law process and are confident that you are receiving the right advice from your family law lawyer.

Good advice helps you understand not only the family law legislative pathway but encourages you to explore your options and enables you to make the best decision for you and your family.

The Atkinson Vinden approach

Atkinson Vinden is a dynamic and successful Sydney Law Firm, based in CBD Sydney and Chatswood. We understand the stresses you face, we know the law and we can apply it to your situation so that we can give you the right advice.  We also offer various payment options to make the process easier for you.


This team is led by Managing Partner Rod Berry who has decades of experience managing complex court disputes.  Rod provides strategic oversight to the family law team.


Anita Vayanos
Anita Vayanos
is a highly experienced family lawyer in complex multi-layered family law matters in particular property and children’s matters before the Court.  She brings over 20 years of experience in providing strategic advice in litigation matters as well as structuring and documenting agreements between parties into court orders.  Anita is ready to listen and provide realistic and cost-effective options to finalise your family law matter.


Louise Cassar has extensive experience as a solicitor in commercial litigation and family law.  Her experience in commercial litigation provides her with the experience in conducting and managing complex family law property, parenting and child support matters in the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court of Australia.



RodAnita and Louise are part of a much larger team of approximately 50 staff who make up the Atkinson Vinden legal practice. We also have experienced commercial, property, disputes, and estates lawyers, so that all of the potential complications that might arise in a family law dispute are covered. In particular, we can initiate related court proceedings if needed in Local, District, Supreme Courts or NCAT, we can assist with property transactions, arrange for updated wills to be prepared that reflect the new family reality, and also help to unpick the complications of having some personal assets tied up with shareholding in family businesses.

One important aspect of engaging a lawyer is properly scoping the costs which relate to the work. Given the sensitivity of matters in family law, we are open to negotiating fixed fee arrangements, assisting with cash flow planning and being upfront about costs at all times. For more information about how we charge for services, watch our video below:

Meet Our Family Law Team


Protecting your reputation starts with simplifying the complex. This handy checklist should quickly point you in the right direction and help you understand whether you have a case, and where to start to secure the best possible outocme.