With a background that includes experience in the business and education fields, Monique brings to her legal practice a robust understanding of how each issue impacts her client’s daily lives.
Monique holds a Juris Doctor and a Master of International Business from the University of Melbourne. During her tertiary study, Monique held the position of co-editor of the Melbourne Journal of International Law.
Prior to joining Kennedy Partners, Monique worked for two years as a legal associate in the Family Court of Australia including in the chambers of the Chief Justice. She also has gained experience at a leading international family law firm and at the Court of Appeal, Royal Courts of Justice and the Office of International Family Justice in the United Kingdom.
Monique particularly enjoys working closely with clients to resolve their legal matters and finding the best solutions and timely outcomes for them. She is empathetic and sensitive to the challenges families face, and demonstrates a high degree of tact and discretion in managing sensitive information.
Monique is a member of the Law Institute of Victoria, the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia, and Victorian Women Lawyers. She is a volunteer in the Family Law Clinic at Fitzroy Legal Service and the Humanitarian Law Program at the Australia Red Cross.
Through her involvement in dispute resolution and litigation, Monique has detailed knowledge of court processes and procedures and all areas of family law including matters involving overseas jurisdictions and The Hague Child Abduction and Child Protection Conventions.
Since joining Kennedy Partners, Monique has contributed to the successful outcomes of international relocation cases, child support disputes both international and national, and cases involving significant domestic violence. She has successfully worked with clients to reach out-of-court settlements in the division of their property and assets.