Monica Blizzard Principal Solicitor

With almost 20 years of experience in family law, Monica Blizzard is an Accredited Family Law Specialist with the Law Institute of Victoria, a trained mediator and collaborative lawyer.

Monica has developed a passion for complex financial and property cases, and complicated parenting matters, including international relocation matters and child abduction. She has experience in drafting complex financial settlements including Binding Financial Agreements and Child Support Agreements. As a practitioner, Monica has great empathy for her clients and is determined to achieve the best outcome, tailored to their specific needs.

Monica also has expertise in surrogacy matters, having presented at two national conferences for Surrogacy Australia and Families Thru Surrogacy in 2014 and 2015.

Monica and the KHQ team take a holistic approach to family law and relationship matters, often inviting the assistance of psychologists, family report writers, financial experts such as accountants and financial planners and specialist taxation advice to ensure that the journey through the family law process is both efficient and cost effective.

Monica has presented numerous seminars for her peers, on topics such as Binding Financial Agreements, complex property cases, Family Violence, child support, surrogacy and parenting matters. Monica also co-authored the Property Law section of the Lawyers Practice Manual.

Monica is an active member of the Law Institute of Victoria, being an Executive Committee member of the Collaborative Law Section, and of Victorian Women’s Lawyers as part of the Work Practices Committee. She is also a member of the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia.

Recognition

Monica has been recognised as a Finalist in the Mentor of the Year category of the 2017 Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards.

Hours to suit you

We appreciate that your time is valuable, and for this reason, we are happy to offer consultations by telephone, skype, or email, to suit your needs.

You can also start the process of your family law consultation by engaging in our interactive form online. The link is below.

Initially you will be asked to answer 7 easy questions about your situation. You will then be provided with general advice about your circumstances (including how the family law system works), and your options with regard to parenting arrangements and/or a property settlement.

If you would like to provide further detail in your own time, and meet with one of our lawyers, our interactive form will ask you detailed questions regarding your current circumstances. Those instructions will then be provided in summary to our lawyers, to ensure that your first meeting with them is meaningful.

You will not be charged for using our online form.

Latest News & Insights

Court rules Binding Financial Agreements invalid


Posted By on 15/11/17 at 10:52 AM

In the recent decision handed down by the High Court of Australia in Thorne v Kennedy, the enforceability of Binding Financial Agreements was considered.  This decision has been eagerly awaited by the family law community due to the ramifications for parties and practitioners regarding existing and future Binding Financial Agreements. Background This case involved a … Read more