Rochelle understands that separation is a stressful and unique experience for each person. Decisions made after separation are extremely important, often with long-term effects for the entire family. She also understands that seeing a lawyer for the first time after a separation can be daunting. Rochelle is a compassionate lawyer who listens carefully to her clients and genuinely cares about assisting them to set and achieve their goals after separation and to move forward with their life.
Rochelle has experience in all aspects of family law including complex property, children’s and domestic violence matters. In addition to her law degree, Rochelle has a Bachelor of Business with a major in accounting. She has previously worked in one of the Big Four accounting firms.
Rochelle’s business degree and previous work experience give her an edge when assisting clients with their property settlement. Rochelle prides herself on providing clients with practical and commercial advice. Where possible Rochelle guides clients towards an amicable and swift resolution, without the need for expensive court proceedings.
Rochelle’s focus on resolving disputes outside of court means that she has significant experience in both negotiation and mediation. Rochelle is also a trained collaborative law professional. Her experience in collaborative law and respectful negotiation allows her to assist clients to put in place arrangements for their children that are child-focused, encouraging parents to maintain a co-parenting relationship which will benefit their children and family into the future.
Where it is not possible to resolve a matter outside of court, Rochelle has experience appearing before Judges of both the Federal Circuit Court, Family Court and Magistrates Court.
Rochelle is passionate about Far North Queensland. When she is not in the office you will often find her out and about exploring and hiking.