Aaron leads the Tisher Liner FC Law Family Law division, and has a particular focus on complex financial and business related settlements whether they involve married, same sex or de-facto couples. Aaron is client-focussed, commercial and responsive.

Aaron’s wealth of experience means that he understands that each family needs specialised advice whether that’s regarding their property settlement or parenting matters. He has successfully finalised many complicated negotiations on behalf of clients and is regarded as one of Melbourne’s rising stars in the Family Law area.

Aaron is naturally empathetic and a good listener. This, combined with his excellent knowledge of case law, allows Aaron to assist his clients in achieving the best possible outcome in their Family Law matter from both a financial and personal perspective.

In property disputes, Aaron has the negotiating abilities, forensic experience and accounting contacts to maximise the asset position for his clients.

Further, Aaron has a major in psychology which gives him a strong understanding of the developmental and psychological needs of children and parents in child related matters. Aaron uses this knowledge to help negotiate the most appropriate care arrangements for his clients.

Regularly sought out to deliver lectures on family law matters to various professional groups and legal institutions, Aaron is an engaging speaker. He keeps busy on the weekend with his kids and gives his time to their school where he is Chair of the School Board.

It's a marathon, not a sprint
- Aaron van der Heyden

Qualifications & Industry Memberships

  • Bachelor of Laws/Arts (Psychology), Monash University, 1998
  • Accredited Family Law Specialist, Law Institute of Victoria, 2015
  • Member of Law Institute of Victoria

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