Kim Ford

Level 20, 25 Bligh Street
Sydney, New South Wales 02000
Office Phone: +61 2 8379 1267
Member since 2010
Membership Type: IACP


Lawyer, Civil Practitioner

Kim Ford is the Principal of Ford Family Lawyers, a specialist Family Law practice located in Sydney, Australia. Kim has practised exclusively in the Family Law jurisdiction for over 30 years and is an Accredited Family Law Specialist in NSW, a collaborative lawyer and member of Central Central Collaborative Forum and Collaborative Professionals NSW, and an accredited Mediator and Arbitrator. Kim has a comprehensive breadth of experience across all aspects of Family Law, including divorce, property settlements, parenting matters, child support and spousal maintenance issues, and services clients across Australia and internationally.

Area(s) of Practice: Collaborative Family Law Family Law

Professional Activities

Member of Central Sydney Collaborative Forum Member of Collaborative Professionals NSW Accredited Family Law Mediator Accredited Family Law Arbitrator Member of Australian Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators Member of Law Society of NSW Member of Law Council of Australia, Family Law Section Past Lecturer, Masters of Applied Family Law, College of Law, NSW

Undergraduate Education

Bachelor of Arts - University of Sydney- 1980
Bachelor of Laws - University of Sydney - 1982


Having been in practice as a specialist Family Lawyer for over 30 years, I have witnessed too often the failings of the Court system in determining issues between separated couples and the damage that can be caused to the family as a result. I have come to the conclusion that there has to be a better way and collaborative practice is it. Collaborative practice offers a dignified and respectful approach to the resolution of disputes which focuses on the needs and concerns of the family in a way which is likely to preserve their ongoing relationships in the future. I am committed to promoting collaborative practice as the preferred means of resolving all issues arising from the breakdown of a marriage or relationship and with my years of experience behind me, can help clients to find solutions which will best meet their needs and those of their children.