Kathleen Coggins - Senior Associate

Kathleen Coggins Kathleen is an accomplished and responsive Family Law expert

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Kathleen practices exclusively in Family Law and has extensive experience advising on relocation matters, international disputes, family violence and general parenting issues that arise upon the breakdown of a relationship. Kathleen advises clients on the financial issues arising upon a separation and ensures settlements are finalised as quickly as possible.


As an Accredited Family Law Specialist, as well as a responsive and accomplished practitioner, Kathleen listens to and works closely with her clients to implement parenting arrangements and formalise property settlements which meet their particular interests or needs.

Kathleen was most recently named in Doyle’s Guide to the Legal Profession as one of Family Law Rising Stars – Queensland, 2018.

Kathleen holds qualifications in Laws (Honours) and Business from the Queensland University of Technology, and is a member of the Family Law Practitioners’ Association of Queensland. Kathleen was also the inaugural recipient of the Buckley Memorial Prize for contribution to Family Law in Queensland in 2016, for her paper: The Paramountcy Principle: in the context of relocation disputes.

Areas of Practice

  • Advising on complex international disputes, including those related to the relocation of children overseas.
  • Representing clients throughout Australia in proceedings in the Family Court of Australia and Federal Circuit Court of Australia.
  • Negotiating formal and informal post-separation parenting arrangements including advising on the payment of child support.
  • Implementing parenting agreements and orders which best reflect the interests of a child.
  • Advising on the issue of family violence including its impact in the context of a parenting dispute.
  • Advising on the negotiation, drafting and implementation of binding financial agreements and child support agreements.
  • Representing clients in alternative dispute resolution, including negotiation and mediation, in parenting and financial disputes.