Experts in Family Law

At Edwards Family Lawyers, we focus on outcomes;
we go above and beyond for our clients.

Experts in Family Law

At Edwards Family Lawyers, we focus on outcomes; we go above and beyond for our clients.

Edwards Family Lawyers is committed to providing expert advice on all areas of Family Law following the breakdown of your marriage or de facto relationship, including same-sex relationships.

Our Legal Team

FRANCES EDWARDS

Principal
Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Economics
Practising since 1986

Our founding Principal, Frances Edwards, holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Laws. Frances is one of Sydney’s most senior, experienced and respected Family Law practitioners. Frances has been a Law Society of NSW Accredited Family Law Specialist for over 20 years and is a member of the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia. Frances was admitted to practice in 1986 and has practised exclusively in Family Law for over 25 years.

Frances has specialised knowledge and experience in all aspects of Family Law matters including separation and divorce, property settlement, finalisation of Family Law settlements including consent orders and financial agreements, de facto relationships and de facto relationship agreements, parenting issues and arrangements for children, child support, child abduction, domestic violence matters and spouse maintenance…
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FRANCES EDWARDS

Principal
Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Economics
Practising since 1985

Our founding Principal, Frances Edwards, holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Laws. Frances is one of Sydney’s most senior, experienced and respected Family Law practitioners. Frances has been a Law Society of NSW Accredited Family Law Specialist for over 20 years and is a member of the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia. Frances was admitted to practice in 1986 and has practised exclusively in Family Law for over 25 years.

Frances has specialised knowledge and experience in all aspects of Family Law matters including separation and divorce, property settlement, finalisation of Family Law settlements including consent orders and financial agreements, de facto relationships and de facto relationship agreements, parenting issues and arrangements for children, child support, child abduction, domestic violence matters and spouse maintenance…
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MICHAEL MOLONEY

Senior Associate
Bachelor of Law (Arts)
Masters of Laws Commercial Litigation

Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice
Practicing Since 2006

 

Michael is a Senior Associate at Edwards Family Lawyers. He brings with him a wealth of experience in Family Law having practised in Family Law for over 10 years.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Arts/Law and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice. He was admitted as a Lawyer to the Supreme Court of NSW and as a Solicitor to the High Court of Australia in 2006...
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ARIANE POTTER

Associate Lawyer
Juris Doctor
Bachelor of International Studies
Practicing Since 2014

Ariane has significant experience in both intricate parenting matters including relocation and recovery orders, domestic violence matters and property settlement matters including complex property litigation. 

Ariane is mindful of the emotional stress faced by clients during Family Law proceedings and applies her extensive practical knowledge in assisting clients to reach a settlement out of Court.

Ariane holds a Bachelor of International Studies from Macquarie University and spent a semester studying in Spain. She holds a Juris Doctor from University of Technology, Sydney and was admitted as a solicitor in 2014. She is a member of the Law Society and the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia…
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JULIA DAVIES

Paralegal
Julia is a Paralegal in the final year of her law degree. She assists the lawyers particularly in complex matters, particularly where there is extensive financial disclosure. Julia has an in depth knowledge of the family law jurisdiction and processes from both a legal and administrative perspective having worked in both administrative and paralegal roles practising exclusively in family law over the past 4 and a half years whilst completing her law degree. 

Julias experience ranges from assisting in litigating parenting matters including assisting to draft a number of urgent applications for the recovery of children which were ultimately successful, matters involving international relocation, high conflict matters, and Independent Children’s Lawyers matters, to assisting with the preparation of complex property matters involving different corporate structures and valuation issues. Julia also has significant experience assisting in mediations and negotiations in order to settle matters without Court intervention. 

HOLLIE BREGG

Practice Manager
Senior Legal Secretary
Cert IV Workplace Training and assessment

Hollie has been an integral part of the team at Edwards Family Lawyers since 2014. Hollie has 18 years’ experience in the legal industry; she has a clear passion for Family Law, ensuring that our clients are welcomed, and their needs are understood and met. 

 As the Practice Manager, Hollie has strong leadership skills in the day to day running of the practice, including client management, staff management, and general administration support. Her welcoming nature and professional manner help to make our clients feel assured that they are receiving our best service.

MICHAEL MOLONEY

Senior Associate
Bachelor of Law (Arts)
Masters of Laws Commercial Litigation

Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice
Practicing Since 2006

Michael is a Senior Associate at Edwards Family Lawyers. He brings with him a wealth of experience in Family Law having practised in Family Law for over 10 years.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Arts/Law and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice. He was admitted as a Lawyer to the Supreme Court of NSW and as a Solicitor to the High Court of Australia in 2006...
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ARIANE POTTER

Associate Lawyer
Juris Doctor
Bachelor of International Studies
Practicing Since 2014

Ariane has significant experience in both intricate parenting matters including relocation and recovery orders, domestic violence matters and property settlement matters including complex property litigation. 

Ariane is mindful of the emotional stress faced by clients during Family Law proceedings and applies her extensive practical knowledge in assisting clients to reach a settlement out of Court.

Ariane holds a Bachelor of International Studies from Macquarie University and spent a semester studying in Spain. She holds a Juris Doctor from University of Technology, Sydney and was admitted as a solicitor in 2014. She is a member of the Law Society and the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia…
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JULIA DAVIES

Paralegal
Julia is a Paralegal in the final year of her law degree. She assists the lawyers particularly in complex matters, particularly where there is extensive financial disclosure. Julia has an in depth knowledge of the family law jurisdiction and processes from both a legal and administrative perspective having worked in both administrative and paralegal roles practising exclusively in family law over the past 4 and a half years whilst completing her law degree. 

Julias experience ranges from assisting in litigating parenting matters including assisting to draft a number of urgent applications for the recovery of children which were ultimately successful, matters involving international relocation, high conflict matters, and Independent Children’s Lawyers matters, to assisting with the preparation of complex property matters involving different corporate structures and valuation issues. Julia also has significant experience assisting in mediations and negotiations in order to settle matters without Court intervention. 

HOLLIE BREGG

Practice Manager
Senior Legal Secretary
Cert IV Workplace Training and assessment

Hollie has been an integral part of the team at Edwards Family Lawyers since 2014. Hollie has 18 years’ experience in the legal industry; she has a clear passion for Family Law, ensuring that our clients are welcomed, and their needs are understood and met. 

 As the Practice Manager, Hollie has strong leadership skills in the day to day running of the practice, including client management, staff management, and general administration support. Her welcoming nature and professional manner help to make our clients feel assured that they are receiving our best service.

Our Specialities

Divorce & Separation

When married couples separate, there is only one ground for the grant of a Divorce Order, and that is…Learn More

Property Settlement

Edwards Family Lawyers can assist you and your spouse/partner to come to an agreement in relation to…Learn More

Negotiation & Resolution

Opportunities for negotiation and settlement exist not only before proceedings are commenced, but also after….Learn More

Parenting & Children

The best interests of the children is the paramount consideration when determining the most appropriate and suitable…Learn More

De Facto

De Facto couples (including same sex couples) who separate after 1 March 2009 have the same rights as married….Learn More

Mediation Services

Edwards Family Lawyers offer Mediation Services to assist parties to engage in effective dispute resolution….Learn More

Our Family Lawyers are here to help

We navigate legal issues for our clients with empathy and a deep understanding of the associated stresses and implications. We can help you, like we have helped many clients in Sydney.

Our Family Lawyers are here to help

We navigate legal issues for our clients with empathy and a deep understanding of the associated stresses and implications. We can help you, like we have helped many clients in Sydney.