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Vanessa Mathews

Social Worker/Family Law specialist, VIC

Vanessa Mathews is the founder and managing director of Mathews Family Law, and has the rare combination of social work qualifications and experience, combined with nearly 15 years’ experience as a lawyer; it makes her approach to resolving legal relationship issues both sensible and sensitive. She is a fully accredited family law specialist, mediator (LEADR) and family dispute resolution practitioner, with a commerce degree – adding a financially astute aspect to her practice. Vanessa has extensive experience in complex issues that arise from relationship breakdown, and works in partnership with her clients, who regularly describe her as empathetic.

Vanessa is an active member of the family law profession and a member of:

  • Law Institute of Victoria, Family Law Section
  • Law Council of Australia, Family Law Section
  • Association of Dispute Resolvers (LEADR)
  • Relationships Australia Family Lawyers Panel
  • Rotary Club of Malvern
  • Australian Institute of Family Lawyers and Mediators

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