Monica Blizzard is an Accredited Family Law Specialist with the Law Institute of Victoria, a trained mediator and collaborative lawyer, and has 20 years experience working in family law.
Monica has developed a passion for complex financial and property cases, and complicated parenting matters, including international relocation matters and child abduction. She has experience in drafting complex financial settlements including Binding Financial Agreements and Child Support Agreements. As a practitioner, Monica has great empathy for her clients and is determined to achieve the best outcome, tailored to their specific needs.
Monica also has expertise in surrogacy matters, having presented at three national conferences for Surrogacy Australia and Families Thru Surrogacy in 2014, 2015 and 2017.
Monica and the KHQ team take a holistic approach to family law and relationship matters, often inviting the assistance of psychologists, family report writers, financial experts such as accountants and financial planners and specialist taxation advice to ensure that the journey through the family law process is both efficient and cost effective.
Monica has presented numerous seminars for her peers (including for the Television Education Network and Legalwise) on topics such as Binding Financial Agreements, complex parenting and property matters (including surrogacy), child support and family violence. She also co-authored the Property Law section of the Lawyers Practice Manual.
Monica is an active member of the Law Institute of Victoria, Victorian Women’s Lawyers, and the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia.
Monica has received the following recognition:
- Recommended – Doyles Guide – Leading Parenting & Childrens Matters Lawyers (Victoria, 2019).
- Winner – Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards 2018 – Family Law.
- Finalist – Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards 2017 – Mentor of the Year.