July 20, 2015
At a Glance
Bio The path that led her to this point
Prior to establishing Bright Family Lawyers, I worked as a family lawyer at top tier and boutique family law firms in Perth and Melbourne.
While in private practice, many parties commented that the stress they felt from the breakdown of their relationship and subsequent family law dispute was exacerbated by the uncertainty of their ongoing legal fees which often amounted to tens of thousands of dollars.
For many parties, being self-represented is not an option as they can't afford to engage a private lawyer. For others, representing themselves can be an empowering experience.
Regardless of their motivation, all parties who are self-represented would benefit from receiving legal advice and assistance at the critical stages of their matter.
My goal in establishing Bright Family Lawyers was to provide people who want to manage their own family law matter with affordable opportunities to obtain "behind the scenes" advice and assistance so they can better represent themselves in their family law matters (excluding financial agreements).
Unlike traditional law firms who charge on a 6 minute unit basis, I offer fixed fee packages to reduce the stress faced by parties from the uncertainty of the total cost of legal advice.
By knowing the total legal costs up front, parties can help budget and decide when in their matter they want to invest in obtaining that professional assistance.
Aside from Bright Family Lawyers, I am also the editor for WA and Victorian content for Lexis Nexis Family Law Practical Guidance module and work as a Policy Lawyer with the Law Institute of Victoria.