Family Law

Barbara Houlihan, who heads Bennett & Philp Lawyers’ family law section, is known for her sensitive, yet pragmatic approach to all family circumstances. She bridges the gap between the law and her clients’ personal situations by providing clear, plain-English advice.

She has particular expertise in divorce, division of assets, binding financial agreements and preparation of Wills prior to marriage and after separation.

Barbara’s extensive experience in other areas of the law, including commercial, property, trust, company and deceased estate disputes enables her to provide clients with the benefit of her understanding of the broader commercial aspects of family financial issues. Her long experience in preparation of Wills, estate administration and estate litigation equips her to advise clients on the often overlapping issues of family law and succession law.

She encourages family law clients to resolve disputes in the least conflictual and most cost effective manner, maintaining a sensitive and consultative approach to her clients’ issues and concerns, and offering practical solutions as an alternative to litigation.

However, Barbara recognises that not all matters are able to be resolved by negotiation, and is attuned to the need for litigation in particular circumstances.

Call us for expert yet sensitive legal advice to achieve the best outcomes for you and your family.