family lawyer pascoe vale

Sarah is a family lawyer in Pascoe Vale, Victoria. She practices all areas of family law, including donor conception, surrogacy, parenting and property settlements.

Separating can be stressful and exhausting, complex and confusing. Many people feel nervous about involving lawyers and worry that lawyers can make matters worse rather than better. Sarah has practiced family law in Melbourne for over a decade, and is also a trained Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner – which means she enjoys resolving disputes, particularly through mediating and negotiating, rather than fighting in court. Sarah will listen to your story and offer realistic and thoughtful options and advice specific to your circumstances.

Sarah can assist with all kinds of family law issues, and is based in Pascoe Vale in Melbourne’s north:

  • Separation advice;
  • Divorce Applications;
  • Preparing Parenting Plans and Consent Orders;
  • Representing you at Family Dispute Resolution (mediation) conferences;
  • Financial Settlements; and
  • Preparing application and responding material for court proceedings.
  • Intervention Orders
  • Donor Agreements
  • Co-Parenting Agreements

You can read more about donor agreements and donor conception on the Blog.

Hi! I’m Sarah Jefford (she/her). I’m a surrogacy, fertility and family lawyer. I’m also an IVF Mum, an egg donor and a traditional surrogate, and I delivered a baby for her Dads in 2018.

I advocate for positive, best practice surrogacy arrangements within Australia, and provide support and education to help intended parents make informed decisions when pursuing overseas surrogacy.

more than just a baby

Thank you so much for all your help, expertise and support. It’s been such a relief to know I’ve been in such good hands as I’ve gone through the legal system.

Hannah, separated parent

Sarah has a great knack of understanding people, is compassionate and driven to provide the best advice and outcome possible for her clients.

Erin, separated parent

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