Kay has been an expert in family law for more than 35 years. She was admitted as a solicitor in 1985 and has been the director of Feeney Family Law since 2011. Kay is an accredited Family Law Specialist. She combines her Family Law expertise with an understanding of her clients’ issues and expectations to promote a safe, calm, and respectful rapport. She possesses a high level of legal technical competency and holds a clear tenacity of purpose. She ensures that her clients feel supported and are not vulnerable to any imbalances of power.
Kay boasts extensive litigation experience with particular interest in mediation, collaboration, and arbitration. She is a Nationally Accredited Mediator and Arbitrator for family law matters and a qualified Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner. Her wisdom and experience as a mediator are highly requested. She has experience in property matters involving high value and working in complex corporate structures. She is also an expert across a range of other family matters, including parenting disputes complicated by parental deficits and special needs children. She also has vast experience as an Independent Children’s Lawyer.
Kay holds the position of Leading in the Doyle’s category of Family Law and recommended in Parenting and Mediation for 2020. She has presented “How to limit conflict in Family Law matters” at two US conferences and has recently presented at two European conferences “Family Lawyers & Legal Professional Privilege” and “Property Settlements & Spouse Maintenance for the Elderly”.
You have many roles in life and being a partner is not the only one. You have to ensure you can continue to meet your other obligations and fulfil your other roles in life. That may mean you ask for a referral to a counsellor, join a gym or just recognise that there is only one you and that you might feel stretched to the point of breaking after separation and during any resolution process.
At Feeney Family Law we recognise there is only one you – a parent, a provider, a professional, a person who must get up every morning even when the world you get up into has changed. We value that person.
We will advocate fiercely for you, but we also counsel and advise you about what is sensible, reasonable, and aligned with your interests, entitlements and the law.
At Feeney Family Law we work with you to produce responses that work to resolution not conflict. We are experienced in working in a conflict environment. We are not afraid to enter into a conflict space, but we believe in investigating the conversations and perspectives to contain conflict if possible. We suggest the process that best meets your needs.
We have established connections with complementary service providers such as accountants, financial planners, property valuers and counsellors. This means that we can link you with other professionals to help advance your matter, particularly if it is complex.
At Feeney Family Law, we specialise in resolving the issues that arise in a domestic relationship.
When relationships begin, we can assist to negotiate and prepare pre-nuptial agreements and agreements when our clients enter into a de facto relationship or marry. If a relationship ends, we can provide advice about all aspects of the matter, including parenting, financial, child support, international and interstate relocation, and spousal maintenance issues.
We can assist with elder care decisions, QCAT applications dealing with capacity and family provision applications. The intersection of elder care and relationship breakdowns, which is an area of particular complexity, is also within our expertise and experience.