SENIOR ASSOCIATE SOLICITOR
Monique provides her clients with clear and practical advice and prides herself on regularly being able to negotiate outcomes through alternative dispute resolution.
Monique joined Delaney Roberts Family Lawyers as an Associate Solicitor in July 2020 and has practiced almost exclusively in the area of Family Law since her admission as a solicitor in 2016.
Monique’s work focuses on both property and parenting family law matters. Monique is compassionate and understanding and strives to achieve the best possible outcome for her clients within the family law framework.
Monique was born and raised in Newcastle and commenced a Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Science at the University of Newcastle in 2011. In 2013 she completed her Bachelor of Science with a major in Psychology, graduating with Distinction and being placed on the Faculty of Science commendation list twice. In 2015, Monique completed her law degree graduating with First Class Honours and a Diploma of Legal Practice. Monique was admitted to the Supreme Court of New South Wales and High Court of Australia in early 2016.
Monique has an empathetic approach and takes the time to listen and understand her clients at what is the most difficult time in their lives.
Monique provides her clients with clear and practical advice and prides herself on regularly being able to negotiate outcomes through alternative dispute resolution. This allows clients to avoid the stress of commencing Court proceedings and minimise their legal costs. Despite this, in some cases it is necessary to commence Court proceedings and, in these circumstances, Monique is a strong advocate for her client’s interests.
Monique’s work focuses on both property and parenting matters. The breadth of her work is extensive, ranging from property matters that involve the division of a family home, cars and superannuation to more complex matters that involve family trusts, unit trusts, companies, businesses, self-managed superannuation and investment properties.
Monique is also experienced in parenting matters that involve domestic violence, drug abuse, alcohol abuse and adopted children.
She is skilled in dealing with sensitive personal issues and has represented clients who have been subjected to ongoing domestic and family violence and who have suffered from mental health issues.
Admission to the High Court of Australia
Admission to the Supreme Court of New South Wales
Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours)
Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice
Bachelor of Science (Psychology)
Certificate of Attainment – Recognise and Respond to Family Violence