Heidi Menkes, Pearson Emerson
Heidi is an Accredited Family Law Specialist having practised exclusively in the area of family law since her admission as a solicitor in 2008.
Heidi is a dynamic and pragmatic lawyer who has extensive experience in a wide range of family law matters ranging from complex property matters including high net worth individuals, trust structures and complex corporate structures, to spousal maintenance, financial agreements, matters involving third parties, child support and parenting.
Heidi has a particular interest in complex parenting matters that involve an international element and has been involved in a number of successful Hague Convention and international relocation matters.
Doyle’s Guide recognised Heidi as a Rising Star in family law in the Australian legal market for 2020.
Heidi’s empathy, combined with her technical and commercial skills, allow her to clearly identify her client’s objectives and provide strategic and practical advice, helping to achieve favourable outcomes for her clients.
Whilst Heidi endeavours to settle matters without the intervention of the Court, she understands that often this is not possible. Heidi is an experienced and confident advocate who regularly appears before Registrars and Judges of the Family Court of Australia and Federal Circuit Court of Australia.
Heidi is collaboratively trained and can offer this as an alternative way for clients to reach a commercially sound resolution to their dispute.
Heidi is a member of:
The Law Society of New South Wales
Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia
Women Lawyers’ Association of NSW
International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
Collaborative Professionals (NSW) Inc
Central Sydney Collaborative Forum