Nicole Fitzgibbon

Senior Associate  |  Family Law

(07) 3231 0431

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Nicole is a personable and confident lawyer who deals with all issues quickly and pragmatically.

Nicole is a Senior Associate in the firm's Family Law division, providing direct and practical advice to her clients from the outset. She is able to advise clients on all matters arising out of the breakdown of a marriage or a de facto relationship and has a particular interest in children's matters.

Nicole delivers a professional service whilst still remaining empathetic to her clients, making her clients feel confident and empowered during their legal journey.

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Key Specialisations

Qualifications

Bachelor Of Politics, Government And International Relations, Griffith University
Bachelor Of Laws (Honours), Griffith University

Community Involvement

Member, Family Law Practitioners Association
Member, Queensland Law Society

Client Solutions

Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women
ChilDren Matters
Client problem

The Department is the State Central Authority responsible for upholding Australia's obligations under the Hague Convention in Queensland. On behalf of the SCA, Nicole brings all applications before the Court to be determined. Unless the matters resolved by consent, Nicole takes the matters in question to the final hearing.

outcome achieved

Return Orders are made requiring children to return to their country and habitual residence.

Private Client
Family Law
Client problem

The client had a Domestic Violence Order made for their protection. Their ex-partner then responded by making an urgent application seeking a protection order against themselves, naming the children. This action had the potential to impact parenting arrangements, and the client was served the day before the hearing.

outcome achieved

Nicole briefed counsel to appear overnight and prepared affidavit material, to which the magistrate was satisfied no order should be made against her client.

Private Client
Relocation Matters
Client problem

The father lived in Australia with children whilst the mother lived overseas. The mother wanted Orders for international relocation and agreed to a family report instead of court.

outcome achieved

Nicole briefed the family report writer on all the relevant facts, who then recommended the children stay in Australia. Orders were then entered into by consent for children to remain in Australia.

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Nicole Fitzgibbon's INSIGHTS

What You Need to Know About Property Settlement When Separating From Your Ex
How to Apply to the Court for Parenting Orders
Can the Court or My Ex Make Me Vaccinate Our Children?
Top 10 Major Changes In The Merger Of The Federal Circuit Court And Family Court
Property Pool Under $500,000 and in the Small Pool List – What You Need to Know!

June 10, 2020

Family Law

What Is a Family Report?

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"McInnes Wilson were extremely helpful and proactive in their communication, ensuring we were always fully informed."

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Brisbane

(07) 3231 0431