WENDY BRETT / Principal Lawyer - Director
Wendy was raised in Geelong and received a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from Deakin University. Wendy was admitted to practise law in 2002. Since then Wendy has practised family law in both the community and private sectors in Victoria and in Western Australia.
Wendy was accredited as a specialist in family law in 2011 and is experienced across a diverse range of family law issues including property and financial settlements and parenting disputes. (See services).
Wendy has extensive court experience and has appeared for clients in the Family Court, the Federal Circuit Court, the Magistrates’ Court and the Family Court of Western Australia.
Wendy offers her clients an understanding yet pro-active approach and uses her vast skill-set to bring about effective and early resolutions, where possible, to avoid unnecessary financial and emotional strain.
When litigation is required, Wendy offers robust representation to ensure her clients the best possible outcome.
KASEY WARNER / Senior Lawyer
Kasey grew up in Williamstown. Upon completing Year 12, she undertook studies at the University of Melbourne and graduated on 28 August 2004 with a Bachelor of Laws Degree and a Bachelor of Arts Degree. Kasey was admitted to the Supreme Court of Victoria on 20 September 2005. During her tertiary studies and following completion of those studies, Kasey worked in a Melbourne firm for five years before relocating to Geelong in 2006. For 10 years, Kasey worked in private legal practice in Geelong before joining the team at Geelong Family Lawyers. Kasey has worked exclusively as a Family Lawyer ever since 2006.
Kasey offers her clients the benefit of her knowledge and expertise accumulated over many years of exclusive practise in family law. In parenting matters, Kasey understands the challenges facing separated parents and the need to create arrangements that promote the best interests of their children. In property disputes, Kasey recognises the importance to arrive at a financial arrangement that is fair and reasonable and enables people to move forward with their lives.
Kasey’s areas of practice (for married, de-facto and same sex relationships) include parenting and property matters, divorce, spousal maintenance, family violence and Intervention Order matters, post-separation Financial Agreements and child support matters. Kasey has represented clients in the Magistrates’ Court, the Federal Circuit Court, the Family Court and at both formal and informal mediations.
Kasey is a member of the Geelong Law Association and a member of the Law Institute of Victoria.
Kasey’s interests outside of work include attending art exhibitions, hot rod shows and spending time with her family.
KRISTEN VIENNA / Senior Lawyer
Kristen was admitted to practice in 2010 after obtaining a Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Laws from Deakin University and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from Leo Cussen Institute. Since that time, Kristen has practiced predominately in family law and is experienced in a broad range of areas including property and financial settlements, spousal maintenance, financial agreements and parenting matters (see services).
Kristen is an experienced family lawyer, who is highly motivated, practical and results driven in her approach to family law. She is empathetic and provides clear and concise advice in terms that her clients can understand. Kristen works hard to resolve issues to ensure her client’s avoid unnecessary financial and emotional strain. Where necessary, Kristen is a strong advocate for her clients, placing their needs at the centre of everything she does.
Kristen is a member of the Law Institute of Victoria, Victorian Women Lawyers and the Geelong Law Association.
MICHELLE MOLONEY / Senior Lawyer
Michelle graduated from Melbourne University in 1989 with a Bachelor of Laws and was admitted to practice as a Barrister & Solicitor in Victoria in 1991.
Michelle has over 20 years of experience in the practice of family law and associated matters. She has established a reputation for reaching innovative solutions in property matters through the processes of negotiation and mediation.
Michelle brings to Children’s matters a wealth of personal experience. She is a mother and a grandmother. Through her personal experience and her work as an Independent Children’s Lawyer she has developed a depth of understanding and empathy for the difficulties parents and children face upon the breakdown of a relationship. She is passionate about finding solutions for children.
Michelle is a member of the Family Law Section of the Law Institute of Victoria.