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Norman Waterhouse
With qualifications in psychology and law, Elissa brings a unique and empathic perspective to her clients experiencing separation and family breakdown. She utilises her years of experience and skills in negotiation to resolve disputes and to achieve the best possible results for her clients.

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Since 2004, Elissa has been assisting clients in all aspects of family law; from standard parenting and property agreements to high net worth property litigation involving complex legal structures.

Elissa understands that family separation is one of life’s most stressful and difficult times.

She is compassionate, approachable, highly competent and her attention to detail, experience and determination assists her clients to achieve the best possible results.

Elissa utilises her experience, her skills in negotiation and her understanding of human dynamics and relationships to resolve disputes as quickly and efficiently as possible. Elissa is also trained in Collaborative Family Law.


  • Property settlements (de facto and matrimonial)
  • Same sex property settlement and parenting matters
  • Farming disputes and property settlements
  • International and national child relocation matters
  • Parenting matters
  • Spousal maintenance
  • International and national child relocation matters (Hague convention)
  • Surrogacy
  • Allegations of abuse
  • Domestic violence
  • Child support
  • Collaborative Family Law Practice


  • Family Law Section, Law Council of Australia
  • Women Lawyers Association of South Australia
  • Member of Australian Association of Collaborative Professionals


  • Doyle’s Guide: Recommended Family and Divorce Lawyers South Australia 2019 & 2023
  • Doyle’s Guide: Recommended Parenting, Custody and Parenting Matters Lawyers South Australia 2019 & 2023

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