The short answer is yes. You are not legally required to have a lawyer for a Family Law matter, and the Court tries to make it as easy as possible for people to manage their own Family Law matters. However, this does not necessarily mean that going it alone is a good idea. Family Law
Jade specialises in assisting military, police and government personnel to manage complex family law issues.
Jade Coshaw specialises in assisting military, police and government personnel to manage complex family law issues. She regularly deals with cases involving relocations, frequent deployment, service-related health issues and defined superannuation benefits.
Jade helps clients get what they are entitled to as efficiently as possible by providing straightforward and honest advice. This allows her clients to move on with their lives sooner rather than later.
Her education and experience allow her to have a unique, and multidisciplinary view of situations, ensuring that all possible options are considered and the best path forward is followed.
Jade has 8 years’ experience in the legal profession, and has practised solely in family law since her admission in February 2017.
Jade makes it a priority to get her clients what they are entitled to as efficiently as possible so that they can move forward with their lives. She does this by offering straightforward, practical advice and recommendations.
Jade will help people from all walks of lives life and professions, however, has a particular affinity for the men and women associated with the Defence Forces. She believes in serving those who’ve served our country. It’s in her blood, having grandparents, great-grandparents and uncles serving across both world wars.
Jade’s experience across many fields of law, not just Family Law, has taught her that there is always a way through, over, or around any situation, no matter how dire it may first appear.
Jade’s tuition and experience, which includes; a Juris Doctor from UTS in Sydney; a degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from UNSW; a series of diplomas in Legal Practice and Legal business skills; and a certificate in Family Violence matters, has equipped her with a unique skill set to help people.
Jade grew up on the New South Wales Central Coast, but studied and worked in Sydney before her eventual relocation to Newcastle. She has 8 years’ experience in the legal profession. Prior to her admission she focused on Conveyancing and Banking and Finance law. Since her admission she has practised primarily in Family Law with an emphasis on complex parenting cases. Jade regularly appears in the Newcastle Federal Circuit and Family Courts.
Growing up on the Central Coast, Jade is a beach lover and an avid traveller (when she can find the time). Outside of work she spends most her time walking her dog (an adorable rescue called Penny), reading and socialising – with the occasional Netflix binge thrown in.
Admission to the High Court of Australia
Admission to the Supreme Court of New South Wales
Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Certificate of Attainment – Recognise and Respond to Family Violence