Kristina is a highly experienced family and relationships lawyer, having practised in family law for nearly 20 years. She is an accredited family law specialist with the Law Institute of Victoria (since 2009), and an accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner with the Attorney General’s department. Kristina was acknowledged for her excellence in her area of law by the Law Institute of Victoria in 2018 when she was awarded the Accredited Specialist Achievement Award at the 14th Victorian Legal Awards.
Kristina is also the President of Pride in Law, Victoria and she co- facilitates the not for profit, Prospective Lesbian Parents organisation.
Kristina has developed a specialist practice in LGBTIQ+ family and relationship matters, including donor agreements and surrogacy agreements. She also has expertise in drafting child support agreements and complex property matters, as well as complex parenting matters. Kristina acted in the Hague Convention matter of Handbury & Ors  FamCA 668 which addressed the issue of repudiatory retention; and more recently in the complex parenting matter Darvall & Darvall  FamCA 606 which dealt with the interim care arrangements for a 14-week-old baby, who was conceived through reciprocal IVF by his two Mothers, but who separated prior to the child being born.
Kristina is passionate about helping her clients achieve the best possible outcomes for their family.
Kristina is a member of the Law Institute of Victoria, the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia, LEADR (Association of Dispute Resolvers) and AIFLAM (Australian Institute of Family Lawyers and Mediators). Kristina also co-facilitates the not for profit, Prospective Lesbian Parents Association and is also involved in Melbourne radio station, JOY94.9 where she previously appeared regularly on the JOYLaw segment.