Maria is focused on delivering results for her clients whilst applying a holistic approach to the many challenges they face in Family Law situations.
Maria graduated from Notre Dame University with a Bachelors of Law and Bachelors of Arts and was the recipient of the Jackson McDonald Prize in Law in 2008. She was admitted to practice in 2010.
Maria has extensive experience in dealing with complex property Family Law matters, children’s issues, Family Court litigation and appeals, but is also focused on mediated resolutions and Collaborative Law.
Maria’s litigation experience has seen her work closely with some of Perth’s most noted Senior Counsel. Maria has appeared as instructing solicitor and Junior Counsel with many Perth barristers in matters both in the Family Court of Western Australia and in the Full Court of the Family Court of Australia.
Maria believes in a holistic approach to the legal process to assist her clients manage concurrent emotional, psychological and financial issues. Maria works closely with other trusted professionals including psychologists, counsellors, forensic accountants and financial investigators who can unravel complex asset trails and opaque asset pools, to provide her clients with the extra support they may need.