David Hinton brings with him more than 25 years’ experience
Hervey Bay and Caloundra

Hervey Bay and Caloundra

Two central locations
Practical Solutions and Exceptional Service

Practical Solutions and Exceptional Service

Free Consultations Available; Call Us to Find Out More

About Us

David is a member of the Queensland Law Society, and is also a member of the Queensland Family Law Practitioners Association (FLPA) and the Australian Lawyers Alliance.

The solicitors and staff of DJ Hinton Lawyers understand that the breakdown of a relationship, whether a marriage or defacto relationship, can be one of the most difficult and emotional times in a person’s life.  Our firm provides assistance and support to all family law clients to get through this difficult time and to achieve the best possible outcome.  Our family law team, headed by principal David Hinton, have a thorough working knowledge of this specialised area of law, including all aspects of financial matters, children’s matters, maintenance and divorce.

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
2/5 Forest Park Street, Meridan Plains QLD 4551
PO Box 6257, Meridan Plains QLD 4551
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