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Family breakdown can be a painful and exhausting experience. Emotions often run high and misunderstandings can easily occur, particularly where children are involved.

At Kennedy Spanner family lawyers Toowoomba, we understand how difficult Family Law issues can be. That is why our experienced team will work closely with you to identify the most important issues and ensure family disputes are brought to a prompt resolution.

The Family Law team can provide you with assistance in any of the following areas:

  • Divorce
  • Property settlement
  • Children's issues
  • Contact
  • Child support
  • Spousal maintenance
  • Settlement
  • Delayed settlement
  • Collaborative Law
  • Mediation
  • Superannuation issues
  • Superannuation splitting
  • Court action
  • Pre-Nuptual Agreements (Pre-Nupts)
  • Binding Financial Agreements
  • Termination Agreements
  • Co-Habitation Agreements
  • Defacto relationships
  • Same Sex couples
  • Family Trusts
  • Discretionary Trusts
  • Family Businesses
  • Associated business matters
  • Relocation Issues
  • Recovery Orders


Amanda Schmidt

Amanda practises in our Family Law and Wills/Estate departments. Amanda completed her Bachelor of Laws through the Queensland University of Technology and was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 2007.

Amanda's clients benefit from her practical no nonsense approach to resolving family law disputes. She has a demonstrated ability to guide her clients through even the most complex matrimonial issues.

In the area of Family Law Amanda handles divorce, matrimonial property settlement, de facto property settlement, parenting arrangements, domestic violence and child support issues.

Malcolm Kennedy

Malcolm was a Queensland Law Society Accredited Family Law Specialist up until 2016.  As a Consultant with Kennedy Spanner Lawyers and whilst transitioning to retirement, it has not been necessary in 2016 for Malcolm to renew his Accreditation.

He has extensive experience in complicated property and children's matters. Malcolm has run many complex cases before the Family Court.

Malcolm brings an enormous wealth of experience to the table. With an accounting degree and having worked as an auditor before entering the legal profession, he possesses an ability to dissect financial issues in complex matrimonial property disputes.

He acts as a Court Appointed Independent Children’s Lawyer in family law matters. He has fulfilled this role since 1997 and this means he regularly interacts with child psychiatrists, child psychologists and family report writers.

Malcolm is fiercely protective of the rights of his clients. His vast experience and business acumen ensure his clients receive high quality and commercially realistic advice.

Malcolm believes that if the lawyers for both parties in family law disputes are doing their job well, the majority of matters should be resolved without the need for a court hearing. That said, he has a reputation for relentlessly progressing those matters to court that do require a Judge's ruling.

Elizabeth Adams

Elizabeth has practised extensively in property settlement, parenting matters and domestic violence matters for over 10 years.

Elizabeth combines her high level of legal expertise, with a practical and compassionate approach to help her clients navigate their lives after the breakdown of their relationship.

Elizabeth is highly regarded for her expertise in helping clients negotiate out of Court settlements and is a passionate advocate for her clients in Court.

Elizabeth derives an immense amount of satisfaction from guiding her clients through the family law process and helping them put their lives back together.