Family Lawyer,

Vera Hardiman

Family lawyer with mediation experience and a willingness to provide unbundled legal services

Overview And Experience

Vera Hardiman


  • Graduate Diploma, Legal Practice
  • Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws

FDR can take very little of the time and a tiny fraction of the cost of legal action.

Principal Solicitor, Vera Hardiman, established this firm after finishing in her role at Casey Cardinia Community Legal Service Inc., where she had been Principal Solicitor / Co-ordinator for nearly 17 years. Her experience has been predominantly in Family Law.As a major part of her role at the legal service, she advised Family Law clients, drafted documents for them, assisted with their mediations, wrote a booklet on the role of grandparents in family law and conducted community legal education sessions on a number of Family Law topics.

Vera is passionate about helping people navigate their way through the Australian family law system, particularly where they are unable to afford costly legal services.

Vera also had a Family Law practice at the Victorian Bar in the 1990’s.

She speaks English and German.

Vera established her legal firm Do Your Docs in April 2018 with a mission to assist people experiencing family breakdown to navigate the Australian Family Law system.

Do Your Docs values honesty, integrity, fairness and the paramount rights of children.


Phone Number:

0419 315 327


Chirnside Park, Victoria

Service Delivery Area:

Services delivered in the greater Melbourne region

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Legal Services

Practice Areas

This professional provides services in the following practice areas.

Legal Advice
Legal Document Preparation
Binding Financial Agreements
Family Violence Intervention Orders
Minor criminal and traffic matters

In most cases when a married couple or de facto’s separate there will be the need for a financial settlement.  This settlement  can be based on an agreement reached between you through direct negotiation, with the assistance of a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner and with the assistance of lawyers.

Making use of less formal and more empowering processes such as family  dispute resolution keeps costs down and helps you to reach an agreement that is tailored for your family situation.

When it comes to parenting ongoing communication and re-negotiation of agreements as their needs change is really important.  Mediation is a great way review and renegotiate your parenting agreement from time to time. Legal advice is critical to understanding your rights and obligations. 

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