Lauren is an Accredited Specialist in Family Law, recognised by the Law Society of South Australia as having expertise in family law at the highest standards. Lauren is the only accredited specialist servicing Gawler, the Barossa Valley, Adelaide Plains, and surrounding regions.
After graduating from the University of Adelaide with Honours, Lauren completed a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice and was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of South Australia and the High Court of Australia in 2007. Lauren is a member of the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia.
Lauren provides comprehensive advice in all areas of family law including matrimonial or de facto property and financial matters, children's issues and child support.
- Following relationship breakdown Lauren provides direct and practical advice in relation to immediate financial and child issues and ensures you understand all of your options.
- Where parties are able to reach private agreement, Lauren can prepare or advise on an Application for Consent Orders, Binding Financial Agreement, Binding Child Support Agreement or Parenting Plan to finalise agreements.
- Where you require assistance to resolve matters in dispute, Lauren provides strong advocacy in negotiating the best outcome. Lauren takes care to ensure that you understand the Court processes and provides both technical and practice advice to advance your interests.
- Where children are concerned, Lauren advocates co-operative parenting in the interests of all parties and children. Lauren provides referral for mediation or family therapy where appropriate and can also assist in negotiated parenting arrangements where required. In cases of alleged abuse or risk to children, Lauren can assist with urgent court applications to ensure the safety and protection of children.
- Lauren can also assist in preparation and advice on pre-relationship or pre-nuptial agreements to provide you with the protection and certainty in the event of future relationship breakdown.
Lauren also practices in Estate Planning and Deceased Estates providing a high level of service and peace of mind.