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Relationship Property, Trust Disputes & Family Law

Tompkins Wake has a specialist team of lawyers who can assist in all aspects of family law. Our expertise in relationship property, family law and trust and estate disputes ensures our clients can navigate these complex and often stressful matters with solutions focused advice and support.

We work with our clients to understand their concerns and objectives. We assess each client’s prospects and provide pragmatic and strategic advice for resolving matters.  Our litigators work closely with our specialist teams across Tompkins Wake to ensure our clients receive strategic advice, tailored to their specific issues. Where matters cannot be resolved through alternate dispute resolution, we advocate for our clients and protect their interests in Court.

Examples of our work:

Our team has recently been involved in three leading matters in the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal:

Our team is also regularly featured in the Family Law Advocate:

Autumn 2018, Volume 19, Issue 3

Summer 2017, Volume 19, Issue 2

Spring 2017, Volume 19, Issue 1

Winter 2017, Volume 18, Issue 4

Autumn 2017, Volume 18, Issue 3

Summer 2017, Volume 18, Issue 2

Areas of expertise:

  • Adoption
  • Capacity Issues (Claims under PPPR Act)
  • Care of Children
  • Child Support
  • Court Applications
  • Dissolution (Divorce)
  • Estate Claims
  • Family Law
  • International Family Law
  • Lawyer for Child
  • Protection of Personal and Property Rights
  • Relationship Property Disputes
  • Spousal Maintenance
  • Trust and Estate Litigation
  • Relationship Property Agreements
  • Contracting Out/Pre-Nuptial Agreements
  • PPPR Act applications (capacity issues)

Relationship Property, Trust Disputes & Family Law team

Kate Sullivan


Stephanie Ambler


Helen Radinovich


Jodie Foster

Senior Solicitor

Gemma Benge


Emma Graddon

Law Clerk

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