"I have the highest regard for Ashleigh Barry, Peter Chodat and Emma Newbury. They showed commitment, understanding and professionalism through an incredibly stressful time, there ability to obtain a result with kindness and genuine friendship leaves me indebted to them always" – Kevin Jurinak
Peter's knowledge, manner and professionalism were excellent. It was a pleasure dealing with him and the firm. I would definitely recommend Kells.
Thank you for your assistance over these last months – almost a year. I have appreciated your keen knowledge of family law; your wisdom in addressing each issue especially in the final day of conciliation; your insight as you helped me especially with regard to the abuses I've encountered, your humour and kindness,
Accredited Specialist in Family Law
Bachelor of Law
Peter has specialised in family law since 1988 and is an Accredited Specialist in Family Law. He leads the Kells Family Law team.
Peter’s clients benefit not only from his expertise, but also his client focused approach during what is often a difficult time. He always explains, in non-legal terms, how the Court process works and what the client can expect as a result if the case proceeds to a hearing.
He aims to give his clients accurate and concise legal advice and, through his experience, instil in them a strong sense of confidence. Ultimately, Peter’s objective is to obtain a result the client is happy with for a reasonable fee.
Peter provides advice on:
preparing and advising on binding financial agreements;
divorce and property settlements for defacto and married couples; and
parenting orders for residence and contact.
Peter is a director of Austlaw, an association of 11 independent law firms across eastern New South Wales. This provides access to a network of additional contacts and legal expertise, which is particularly useful where clients have issues arising outside of New South Wales.