Elise is an Associate at Edwards Family Lawyers, and is an experienced family lawyer who has worked exclusively in family law related matters since 2014. She was admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia in early 2015. Elise holds a Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Financial Administration and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice. 

Elise takes pride in assisting clients to reach strategic commercial, practical and cost-effective outcomes. Elise believes it is important to handle every matter with a strategic and practical attitude that resolves matters as efficiently as possible, or places her clients in good stead should litigation become necessary.

Elise has successfully represented clients in all areas of family law, including children’s matters, defacto relationships, same sex relationships, spousal maintenance, property matters, international child abduction, contravention applications, from the Federal Circuit Court up to Appellate level. She also has extensive experience in alternative dispute resolution, and in domestic violence matters. 

Elise has a strong belief in managing parenting negotiations and proceedings in a way to preserve the long term co-parenting relationship.

With a balance of understanding, compassion, and practical, commercially-minded advice, all combined with a level-headed approach, and a high degree of support, Elise works with her clients to make sure they feel protected and confident. Elise relishes the challenge of assisting clients reach a cost-effective resolution to their family law matters, and does so in a timely manner.

Elise’s Degree in Financial Administration and her financial expertise sets her apart from other lawyers and enables Elise to have a greater insight into complex financial matters.  Elise also has international law experience, having dealt with a number of Hague Convention matters, (where a parent takes a child overseas without the permission of the other parent), and she has also acted for a number of clients who have resided internationally. 

Elise is regarded by her colleagues as a strong, yet amiable advocate.  Her clients feel in safe hands and regularly refer family, friends and colleagues to her.


Associate Lawyer
Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Financial Administration
Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice
Practising Since 2015

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