Melissa is an Accredited Family Law Specialist and has practiced almost exclusively in family law for over 13 years. Melissa also holds a Masters of Applied Law (Family Law).
Melissa has vast experience in children’s matters, as well as complex high-end property disputes. She has worked in NSW and Victoria, as well as city, rural and regional areas, so has a sound understanding of the cross-border issues and concerns that affect people in these areas.
She understands that separation can be a very stressful and emotional time for most people, so is committed to obtaining an efficient outcome that is in her client’s best interests, so that they can focus on moving on with their lives and that of their children.
Melissa is a strong supporter of methods of alternative dispute resolution including mediation. However, when litigation is necessary, she can provide clients with effective legal representation and guidance through the Court process.
Her areas of expertise include:
- Children’s matters
- Property matters, including taxation issues and complex legal structures
- Cases with farming businesses and family businesses
- Financial Agreements (pre-nups and agreements entered into during and after a relationship)
- Spousal maintenance
- Child Support
- Same-sex and De-facto relationships
- Intervention Orders – acting for both Applicant and Defendant
Outside the office Melissa enjoys running, travelling and spending time with family.
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