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We’re proud of the work we do for people who trust us with their complex financial and parenting matters across the Central Coast and beyond.

Learn more about how we support families to achieve security, certainty and independence by reading some of our recent testimonials.


Thank you does not begin to express my appreciation for you all and especially Michael, Dominique and Rhiannon. 
I am truly grateful for all the hours you have put in, both on duty and off duty, the family time and possibly the concerts that have been missed due to this case.

Michael, your experience, knowledge and way with words is amazing. I consider myself very lucky for being your client during the most stressful time in my life.


Thank you Tim for everything you have assisted with in the last 12 months. For your professionalism, protection and education, as I’ve said to Michael throughout the years. 

Thank you for providing not only sound legal advice but also providing a moral and ethical compass to follow, it’s important when we are in situations where the moral compass has been lost. Hand on heart I can’t thank you enough for looking after me. I seriously wouldn’t have made it through without your assistance. You have changed our lives.

I was always so fearful of walking through court processes and avoided them at all cost. I now understand the importance of these processes in our community and the importance of good legal counsel even more than before. You’re an incredible asset to our community.


Following our brother’s motor vehicle accident and subsequent brain injury, sadly his marriage fell apart. We sought the help of Michael Seton, as the firm was highly recommended. We now understand why.

Michael assisted [our brother] with obtaining Family Court orders regarding his children as well as a property settlement with his estranged wife. Michael was outstanding in his professionalism but also in his communication with us. Michael worked hard to ensure our brother received a fair result in his property settlement and that his rights as a father were protected through the Family Court orders.

Every step of the way, Michael treated our brother with so much compassion and respect. His professionalism and excellent communication skills made what was a very daunting task a lot easier for all of us. Our brother’s brain injury made it difficult at times for him to understand all the legal details, however, Michael took his time to explain things in layman’s terms so that [our brother] could fully understand.

Throughout all proceedings, Michael was honest and showed his absolute commitment to getting a great result for [our brother] in both the property and parenting areas. Our brother’s property settlement had the added issue of the required involvement of the NSW Trustee & Guardian, however Michael took this in his stride and worked closely with the legal representative at NSW Trustee & Guardian.

Tayla and Tim were also easy and professional to deal with. We are very pleased with the result Michael’s hard work has resulted in. We would recommend Michael and his team to anyone seeking legal assistance.


I would like to thank the team at Seton Family Lawyers for the incredible job they did to help me secure my home by assisting me with the process of paying out my ex-wife. You made things easy and stress free during a very stressful time. I’d like to personally name and thank Gail Clarke, Tim Bowring and Emma Williams for the constant guidance, support and communication. I’m very impressed. If anything ever comes up in the future, I would not hesitate to use them again.


The team is exceptional. They are the ones you want when you need guidance in all your law matters. Michael is exceptionally professional and knowledgeable but is respectful and personable at all times. Michael was recommended to me by a colleague and friend to assist in my family law matter and I couldn’t be more thankful to him and his team.

At one of the most difficult times in my life when I didn’t know where to start as my previous consultations with a lawyer had left me more confused. From the first phone call and every correspondence after with himself or his wonderful assistant Tayla, I felt informed and clear regarding my case and they always took the time to ensure the process was as easy as possible. I am forever grateful to Michael for his hard work and is definitely someone who you would want in your corner.


After finding Michael Seton’s law firm by chance via a Google search, I couldn’t have felt luckier to have stumbled upon this firm! Thomas and his team were incredibly professional, understanding and, most importantly, patient. With Thomas’ help, we managed to keep my separation out of court, and settled quicker than I had expected. Thomas remained available to me post court orders, and has offered advice and services whenever they’ve been required. Thanks again for all of your work, Thomas.


I want to express my sincere gratitude to Tim. Tim did an incredible job today, and was a wonderful support. Today had been that day I’ve been really anxious about for a long time, and Tim made me feel like I had someone in my corner.

[Mr. Smith’s] solicitor naturally became nasty and tried to paint me as a malicious person; Tim remained dignified, which I really appreciated, and he ultimately got the job done… A really big thank you also to Tom and Rosie for everything you both are doing for my girls and me. It’s hard to see the method behind the madness when you’re the one living it. However, I can now see what your plan has been all along. I am truly grateful for your expertise.


Michael literally saved my life. Not knowing what to do with the thought of losing my kids in an extremely messy divorce was a dark place to be. He helped me with his exceptional knowledge and broke it all down so I could understand every point and aspect of the court proceedings. I now see my kids far more than I ever initially expected and have a happy home. I would highly recommend him to anyone.


I recently engaged with Michael Seton and found great comfort in his knowledge and professionalism. At the lowest point in my life he was there to guide me through the court process and prepare me profoundly. At the time of my mediation, we were in the middle of a pandemic so through video conference Michael and his legal secretary Tayla made sure that I was ready for the day. Michael would work late into the night and email me with any information I needed. He was very supportive and very understanding. I have no hesitation in highly recommending Michael and Tayla for any family law matter.


I was fortunate to have Michael Seton recommended to me when I was dealing with trying to finalise a financial settlement with an aggressive and greedy spouse, and his solicitor. I was out of my depth and so grateful that Michael took control of the situation, brushed aside all the nonsense from the other side and kept things on track. The matter was eventually resolved through mediation, with the best possible outcome, so that I could move on with my life. Michael is a pleasure to deal with; he is friendly, highly knowledgeable and professional, as is his team including Tim.

I highly recommend Michael to anyone unfortunate enough to find themselves in similar circumstances.


Michael Seton’s firm represented us over a period of twelve months, handling a series of matters complicated by a difficult family situation. The entire team was extremely helpful and understanding, and Michael helped us through every step with particular empathy and professionalism.

Michael’s experience and relationship with judges in conjunction with his skill in the courtroom helped us achieve a successful outcome. We felt supported and in good hands throughout this experience, we are very thankful to Michael, Tim, and the team.


Tom, I wanted to send you an email to say thank you very much for your understanding, compassion and expertise while representing me this past year. I cannot express how valuable both yourself and Rosie were to me throughout my legal matters. Your approach is second to none – cool, calm and calculated in your responses, always thinking ahead. You put me at ease every step of the way. Your advice and willingness to listen and understand all my concerns throughout the past year was so appreciated.

Knowing that I could shoot through a quick email or make a quick call to Rosie if you weren’t available made all the difference when I needed brief clarifications. Rosie’s helpful, kind and enthusiastic nature was warmly welcomed and greatly appreciated. Thank you so much for achieving the desired outcome in each matter and for making the process as easy as it could be for me. No-one likes a legal matter that needs resolving but it is wonderful knowing where to turn when you do. I know where I will be headed if I ever need legal advice again.

Thank you, Tom and Rosie. You’re both amazing.


Thank you to Tom and Rosie for helping me through a long and frustrating legal battle and for always making me feel understood and looked after. I am extremely happy everything has been finalised and appreciative for all they have done. I would recommend this ‘A team’ to anyone. Thanks again!


Unfortunately, a sudden change in circumstances meant that I needed some family law representation, but fortunately I engaged Michael Seton to act on my behalf and it was the best decision I could have made! Michael’s knowledge is outstanding, and his honesty, integrity and discretion made me feel calm during an otherwise stressful few months. His efficiency, professionalism and communication is second-to-none, and his support staff are equally as amazing.

Michael’s advice was invaluable and as he guided me through the process, he also respected my wishes and opinions. It has been a truly seamless process for me, thanks to Michael and the team – thank you!


To Michael and all the team, I would like to say to you all how much I appreciate the time and effort you all have put into my settlement over the past two years. Yesterday’s mediation was a great success and the result was fair and just. [The mediator’s] input was invaluable. What stood out to me the most was how close the result was to the initial advice I was given.

Unfortunately, the other party cannot say the same. Their offers throughout the process were far removed from the actual result. This demonstrated to me that the path we took albeit a long and arduous one was the correct one with a foundation of good knowledge and advice.

It has been great working with you all and I hope I never need your services again – however, in saying that, I will miss the rapport we have built. Again – thank you. I will definitely recommend your services to anyone I know requiring them.

Michael Seton founded Seton Family Lawyers in 2022, after leading the highly successful Ryan & Seton Lawyers firm with his business partner for more than eight years. Michael and his experienced family law team are proud to offer specialised services to people across the Central Coast and beyond.

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Suite 9, 168 The Entrance Rd,
Erina NSW 2250