Areas of Expertise
Bec practices exclusively in Family Law and has a particular interest in complex children’s matters, particularly those involving interstate or international relocation, assisting extended family members, such as grandparents seeking time with their grandchildren and she has a keen interest in promoting access to justice for the LGBTIQA+ community and specialises in providing legal guidance for its members. Bec has advised LGBTIQA+ clients on various legal matters including donor agreements, parentage, assisted reproduction and IVF.
She also has extensive experience in marital and de facto property disputes, and preparing Binding Financial Agreements both during relationships, and post separation as well as assisting clients involved in Intervention Order proceedings in the Magistrates Court.
Bec is a trained Collaborative Practitioner and relishes the opportunity to assist clients in this non-litigious form of dispute resolution.
In addition, Bec provides advice to clients and representation in relation to all other legal issues arising from family law and relationship breakdown including:
- Same sex relationships
- Children and parenting matters
- Child support
- Spousal maintenance
Bec also has experience in the Children’s Court jurisdiction both in Victoria and South Australia, and is able to provide advice and support to clients involved in these systems.
As a product of her passion for access to justice within the LGBTIQA+ community, Bec is heavily celebrated in the advocacy space. Bec is a regular presenter on JOY 94.9, Australia’s LGBTIQA+ community media organisation. She frequently appears on the radio program Chicks Talking Footy to inform and empower the rainbow community. As a testament to her contributions to the LGBTIQA+ advocacy space, Bec is the recipient of numerous nominations at the GLOBE Community Awards. Bec has also spoken at national conferences on the issue of domestic violence in the LGBTIQA+ community and the impact of family violence on property proceedings.
Rebecca joined Nicholes Family Lawyers in 2012, having practiced exclusively in Family Law since 2005 in both South Australia and Victoria, in a range of both small and large firms.
- Bachelor of Laws & Legal Practice – Flinders University (South Australia)
- Collaborative Practitioner
- Law Institute of Victoria
- LIV Family Law Section Children and Youth Issues Committee
- LIV Family Law Section Courts Practice Committee
- Collaborative Professionals (Vic)