Racheal is a skilled family lawyer with extensive experience in matters relating to parenting, separation, relationship property, guardianship disputes, child support, family violence (protection orders) and asset protection, including contracting out agreements.
She understands that family law matters can be emotionally charged and stressful. Racheal takes a supportive approach, and works closely with her clients to develop tailored legal strategies that meet their needs and goals.
She is a strong advocate for her clients and has the skills and expertise necessary to represent them in court if required. Racheal is pragmatic and is committed to providing her clients with the information they need to make well informed decisions about their legal options.
Racheal’s experience and child-focussed approach has been recognised by her inclusion on the Court-appointed Lawyer for Child list.
Supports clients through the separation process, including negotiating and reaching agreement on issues relating to the division of their trust property and relationship property. This has included negotiating spousal maintenance claims, economic disparity claims, other trust related claims and representing clients in the mediation process.
Represents clients in the Family Court in respect of childcare matters including disputes around day-to-day care and contact, guardianship disputes, including schooling and relocation.
Assisting clients in obtaining court orders under the Protection of Personal and Property Rights Act, where family members have lost capacity and do not have powers of attorney in place.
Involved in Family Court matters in respect of child support issues, both with Inland Revenue and where there have been parties residing overseas seeking support and opposing payment.
Advised clients in respect of family violence matters and has acted for clients who are seeking urgent protection orders and who have been served with orders and need assistance in defending the application.