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Practice groupFamily & Relationship Law
Collette is an Accredited Family Law Specialist who has worked solely in the family law jurisdiction since 2004, including serving as the Associate to a Judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia. Collette has assisted clients across the spectrum of family law matters including complex financial cases, parenting matters involving serious allegations of family violence, applications by one parent to relocate a child’s residence, and de facto matters.
Prior to her becoming a lawyer, Collette held a senior management position in Audit & Risk Management with a publicly listed company which, coupled with her specialist family law experience, give her a unique understanding and perspective in matters featuring a commercial element.
Collette is recognised in Doyles Guide as a Leading Family & Divorce Lawyer, Leading Family Lawyer (High-Value & Complex Property Matters) and Leading Parenting & Children's Matters Lawyer.
Collette's areas of expertise include:
- property settlements, including matters involving substantial asset pools;
- complex parenting cases, with extensive experience in matters involving non-traditional family structures;
- spousal and adult child maintenance;
- child support;
- injunctions and restraining orders;
- cohabitation, pre-nuptial agreements and post nuptial agreements; and
University of Technology, Sydney, LLB (Hons): First Class
University of Technology, Sydney, Graduate Certificate in Legal Practice
University of Sydney, BA
Law Society of NSW Accredited Family Law Specialist (since 2011)
Memberships and associations
Member Law Society of New South Wales
Member Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia
Member Women Lawyers Association of NSW