Madeline graduated from the University of Adelaide in December 2019 with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce. Madeline was admitted to practice as a barrister and solicitor in the Supreme Court of South Australia and the High Court of Australia in May 2020.
Madeline commenced her career working exclusively in family law at a long-standing Adelaide law firm where she worked closely with the directors. Madeline is a trained Collaborative Practitioner and avidly assists clients through this form of alternate dispute resolution.
Prior to joining Norman Waterhouse Madeline obtained employment as an Associate to His Honour Judge Cole in the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia. Through her work as a Judge’s Associate Madeline has developed a thorough understanding of litigation and the judicial system.
Madeline is a confident and strategic lawyer. She prides herself on providing realistic and practical legal advice to clients. Madeline supports her clients to navigate the often challenging and stressful separation process. Madeline takes a pragmatic approach and strives to resolve matters without the need for litigation, wherever possible.
- Advice about separation
- Matrimonial property settlements
- De facto property settlements
- Children’s matters
- Spousal maintenance
- Child support agreements and disputes
- Family Law Section, Law Council of Australia
- Law Society of South Australia
- Member of Australian Association of Collaborative Professionals
Madeline's Areas of Practice
After separation a party to a relationship is able to seek financial support from their former partner. It is separate to the payment of child support. We are able to tailor our advice to ensure that the individual needs and financial…
Child Support & Children's Living Arrangements
We understand that the emotional and financial welfare and safety of their children is of the utmost importance to our clients. We listen to our client’s concerns and provide appropriate advice to meet those concerns.
De Facto Relationships & Domestic Partnerships
We provide advice in relation to both financial matters and children’s arrangements in circumstances where there has been a breakdown of a de facto relationship or a domestic partnership.
We provide expert and considered advice in relation to both complex and non-complex property settlements. We take pride in tailoring our advice in a way that is appropriate to the particular circumstances of each of our clients.