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Practice Areas

05. Family Law

Family Law

Our clients appreciate our resourcefulness and expertise in addressing their particular sensitive needs and handling each case with professionalism.

We are highly aware of the emotional and psychological impact separation, divorce and custody matters can have on a family. We strive to conduct all conflict resolution in a caring and professional manner. We are committed to the use of other qualified professionals, such as psychologists and accountants, when necessary to achieve what is in the best interest of our clients and minor children.


Although most cases are resolved through settlement negotiations and mediations (leading to so-called ‘bonarji’), we also have extensive trial experience in complex marital and family law matters, including a number of high-profile cases that were resolved to our clients’ satisfaction.


The matters in which we represent clients include:

  • Divorce

  • Annulment of marriage

  • Consensual separation agreements

  • Prenuptial agreements

  • Child custody

  • Child access

  • Child support and maintenance

  • Spouse maintenance

  • Termination of the community of acquests

  • Modifications of spouse and child maintenance

  • Modifications of access rights to minors

  • Obtaining of orders prohibiting the removal of minors from Malta

  • Paternity

  • Child abduction

  • Domestic violence

  • Name change

  • Wills & Testaments


At Mifsud Bonnici Advocates, we work with clients going through a difficult marital situation in order to resolve matters involving division of assets, custody of children and access rights. Our firm seeks to minimise conflict and motivates clients to reach a divorce or separation on a consensual basis using negotiation and dispute resolution skills whenever possible. We are aware that at times this may not be achievable and, when that happens, we remain prepared to go trial on each client’s behalf.

Going through a divorce will often be a life changing experience. It will likely result in a major change in your family structure, finances and way of life. With so much to be won or lost, it is important to ensure that your legal rights are upheld throughout the proceedings before the Family Court in Malta, thus ensuring that you obtain a fair divorce settlement. It is a known fact that once the divorce goes through, very little can be changed. It is essential that your divorce is done right, first time.


We are confident in being able to assist you with all aspects of your divorce. If you are considering or anticipating a divorce, it is important to seek legal representation from experienced lawyers who are able to defend your interests. Our lawyers have experience litigating cases that involve:


  • Spousal maintenance and child support (and their modification)

  • Child care, custody and access rights

  • Domestic violence

  • Paternity

  • Prenuptial agreements

  • Property division

  • Protective orders

We know that each case is unique. Contact us to set up a private and confidential consultation to discuss your personal circumstances.

Decades of Accumulated Practice

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Get in touch with a team member of Mifsud Bonnici for a meeting or a preliminary assessment of your legal issues.

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