Shelley is an Associate in Quinn & Scattini Lawyers’ Family & De Facto Law Team.
Shelley was admitted in 1995 and has considerable experience assisting clients with a range of family law matters, including divorce, property settlements and disputes, children’s issues, consent orders and other parenting matters.
Shelley represents clients across various courts including the Federal Circuit Court of Australia, the Family Court of Australia and various magistrate courts.
At what is often a difficult time in her clients’ lives, Shelley takes the time to understand her clients’ issues, offers considerable support and guidance and is organised and up front with her clients so they are better informed and confident about the court processes.
Shelley also places a high value on ensuring her clients receive cost-effective advice, irrespective of the issues in dispute or the financial capacity of the client, in order to achieve the best possible outcome.
Shelley aims to resolve her client’s family law issues without the need to go to court, but in the event court proceedings are unavoidable, Shelley ensures her clients’ cases are thoroughly prepared in order to resolve the matter as quickly as possible.
Shelley is also a qualified collaborative family lawyer. This means Shelley is experienced in assisting all parties who are involved in negotiating settlement utilising the Collaborative process of mutual decision making in order to avoid costly court proceedings. This collaborative approach is not suitable for every couple but for the right people it is an alternative and respectful way of dealing with marriage breakdown and children.