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Nick Harrison

FOUNDER & SOLICITOR

Profile and Experience

Nick Harrison is the creator and founder of The Legal House. Nick has spent decades involved in the legal industry, initially as a Queensland Police Officer and now as a Solicitor. As a husband and father of two active boys, Nick combines his legal knowledge and practical experience, to help separated families find the most peaceful way to navigate the legal process, with a focus on great outcomes.

During his working life as a Queensland Police Officer, Nick witnessed many broken relationships, family disputes and avoidable emotional conflicts. Witnessing people lost in an environment with which they are unfamiliar, inspired Nick to study law, seeing him graduate with honours from Bond University in 2011.

Nick is passionate about family law, domestic violence, and wills and estates, Nick has been practising as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia since 2012.  He provides practical legal advice to his clients, using his unique blend of impeccable legal skills and real-life experience as a police officer, husband and father.  When you ring, Nick will answer your call – you will not be ignored.

Nick is heavily involved in local community activities and volunteers as an elected committee member for the Broadbeach Sports Club “The Cats”.  The Club’s mission is to enhance community participation in sports and promotes active lifestyles.  Nick takes pride in helping provide the community with an enjoyable and safe place to watch social and competitive sports.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • Wills
  • Estate Planning
  • Mediation
  • Grants of Probate
  • Letters of Administration
  • Parenting Agreements

Credentials

  • QLD Police Officer – 11 years
  • Bachelor of Business Administration and Management (Central Queensland University)
  • Juris Doctor (Bond University)

Admission

  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland
  • Solicitor of the High Court of Australia

Explore Nick’s Practice Areas

Property Disputes

Consent Orders

Binding Financial Agreements

Parenting Agreements & Child Custody

Parenting Plans

Family Dispute & Divorce Mediation

Domestic Violence Orders (DVOs)

Divorce & Separation

Grants of Probate

Letters of Administration

Family Law

Latest News & Updates

What Is The Difference Between A Parenting Plan And A Parenting Order?

What Is The Difference Between A Parenting Plan And A Parenting Order?

Separation can be a profoundly challenging time for parents, as they navigate their emotional turmoil and the complex legal landscape that comes with arranging the future care of their children. At the heart of this legal landscape in Australia for parenting agreements are two primary frameworks: Parenting Plans and Parenting Orders. These frameworks serve as the cornerstones for establishing clear, workable arrangements that prioritise the child's well-being and provide structure during a...

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Divorce & Property Settlement: 50/50 Split?

Divorce & Property Settlement: 50/50 Split?

During a divorce, one of the most pressing concerns for many couples is the division of their assets. Popular misconception dictates that this process results in an equal split, with each party walking away with half of the shared property and finances. However, the reality of how assets are divided during a divorce and property settlement is far from this simplistic view. The division of assets on separation is governed by the Family Law Act 1975, and it takes a more nuanced approach, aiming...

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Does Cheating Affect Divorce in Australia?

Does Cheating Affect Divorce in Australia?

Divorce isn’t something most people think of when they get married.  So, when something like adultery, or cheating occurs in a relationship, most people don’t know what steps to take, is there punishment, or how something like “cheating” affects your divorce and/or property settlement in Australia. If you know your legal position, it will help you be prepared for all the possible outcomes. The below article will help you gain an understanding of the impact “cheating” has on a property...

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