Family & Relationship Law Services

Christine Leahy

Family & Relationship Law Services

  • Divorce
  • Property
  • Children
  • Defacto
  • Same Sex

Your first interview includes the first half an hour for free. The first interview provides you with advice to help you make important decisions about your children and/or assets whether prior to separation or after separation.

The first interview is on the basis that you are under no obligation to engage our services at that point. If we do proceed to act on your behalf we will then provide you with our written letter of engagement and costs agreement so that you are fully aware of how we are going to work with you and the estimated costs.

Christine Leahy – Family Law Solicitor & Barrister with over 20 years experience.
LLB, BA (Hons)

Christine has practised Family Law In Adelaide and Melbourne. She has a special interest in financial matters, child support, and the rights of persons in defacto relationships including same sex relationships. Christine, the highly experienced Senior Family Lawyer and Principal of CJLFamilyLaw, offers guidance in light of the latest developments in this challenging area of the law and provides direct professional services to her clients. Christine is a lawyer who adheres to high professional and ethical standards, progressiveness, respectfulness, honesty and integrity.

Christine keeps her own costs down in order to benefit her clients. Christine understands, respects and values each individual client and their unique story. No arrogance from Christine, she offers and implements an open minded approach to take account of all types and variations of families and relationships and individual gender, ethnic, cultural, lifestyle and sexuality considerations.

Her experience includes complex property settlements and advising immediate and broader family members their rights regarding children. Her experience in children’s matters includes parenting arrangements, relocation and recovery matters, change of school, family and domestic violence, and child abuse.

Christine’s areas of expertise include:

  • Property settlements;
  • De facto relationship matters including same sex relationships
  • Children’s and Parenting matters;
  • Financial agreements;
  • Child support and paternity issues;
  • Surrogacy issues
  • Christine also offers extra attention to ensure the wills and conveyancing matters often associated with your family and relationship legal issues are attended to.

Christine was admitted to practice in 1997 and has practised as a Lawyer (Solicitor and Barrister) since then. Major Specialised Focus, Family Law/ private practice, Adelaide and Melbourne.




Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
Bachelor of Arts Honors (BA Hons)


Member, Law Society of South Australia – GOLD ALLIANCE MEMBERSHIP
Member, Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia


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First Free 30min no obligation interview to take initial instructions and discuss options including your legal fees.

Legal fees may in some cases be paid when the matter has settled and we can be paid out of your settlement funds when you receive them.

Now consulting: office base in Adelaide 213 Greenhill Road, Eastwood and available by arrangement to all South Australia Suburbs

Consulting also for Melbourne clients.

Phone: 0477 447 317