Lana is a Law Society Accredited Specialist in Family Law and brings over a decade of exclusive family law experience to her clients.
Having worked both locally and within the specialist family law team of a large national full services law firm, Lana has represented clients from all walks of life including parents, business owners, professionals, grandparents, and everything in between.
Lana is dedicated to meeting the individual needs of her clients and providing them with straightforward, realistic, and practical advice whilst delivering a high level of service with care.
Lana has extensive experience across all aspects of family law including parenting cases (including those involving children with high medical needs and allegations of risk and abuse), local and international relocation and overseas travel cases, property and asset division (including those involving businesses, trusts and complex asset structures), de facto and same-sex relationship matters, cases with international elements, pre-nuptial agreements, and grandparent matters.
For each client, Lana aims to achieve a result that considers a long-term view, often taking into account the need to maintain positive co-parenting relationships and, most importantly, protecting and safeguarding the physical and psychological wellbeing of children.
Lana has a particular focus on alternative dispute resolution and prides herself on maintaining a high rate of success in amicably and efficiently settling matters via negotiation or mediation. Lana is also a collaboratively trained lawyer and adopts the principles of collaborative law in her day-to-day practice, assisting clients to achieve win-win resolutions without having to go to court.
When court proceedings are necessary, Lana brings strong litigation experience. She has successfully represented clients around Australia in parenting and financial cases, including those involving the international relocation of children, and cases involving multiple parties. It is always Lana’s aim to resolve litigated matters as efficiently and inexpensively as possible.
Lana was born and raised locally and completed her degrees at the University of Wollongong. Outside of work, Lana is a busy mum of three and enjoys staying active and spending time on our beautiful South Coast beaches.