David Hinton has been helping clients who have experienced relationship breakdown and separation with their family law matters for more than 25 years.  David is assisted in our Caloundra office by solicitor Meaghan Smyth who has more than 10 years’ experience in family law, and in Hervey Bay by experienced support staff who are used to dealing with clients going through the turmoil of a relationship breakdown.

We are able to assist our clients in all aspects of family and defacto law matters, from property division to children’s issues, divorce to spousal maintenance, defacto disputes to same sex couple disputes, child custody and child maintenance, relocation disputes (including international relocation) and many more.  We treat all clients with compassion and respect, and do our best to achieve the best possible outcome for each client.

Our preference is always to attempt to resolve every family law matter by negotiation, and our family law solicitors have an excellent record of resolving the majority of their matters by negotiated agreement.  However if a matter cannot be resolved our family law team will fight hard to achieve the best possible outcome for each and every client, and in appropriate cases will also seek to recover legal costs from the other party.

If you have separated from your partner or spouse, or even if you have not separated but you have some concerns or questions, please feel free to contact us at either our Hervey Bay or Sunshine Coast office.  We offer a free initial consultation for up to 30 minutes to assist clients in obtaining some initial advice and direction for their particular circumstances.  Thereafter we offer competitive rates for all ongoing matters, and we are prepared in appropriate cases to defer payment of our fees until the matter is concluded (conditions and charges apply).


Hervey Bay
P (07) 4148 6444
F (07) 4128 3127
Office 11 Hervey Bay Professional Chambers
62 Main Street (Opposite Menus on Main) Pialba QLD 4655
PO Box 1606, Hervey Bay QLD 4655
P (07) 4148 6447
F (07) 5438 9677
Office 7 (Level 1) Caloundra City Centre, 51-55 Bulcock Street, Caloundra QLD 4551
PO Box 252, Caloundra QLD 4551
Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation