Accredited Specialist (Family Law)
Debra Effeney, Senior Associate and Family Law Solicitor at Hartley Healy.
Debra is an Accredited Family Law Specialist in Queensland and is admitted to practice as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland and as a Solicitor of the High Court of Australia.
Debra was admitted to practice as a solicitor in 2003 after completing 2 years of Articles in Rockhampton and completing her law degree at James Cook University in Townsville in 2000. Debra has a diverse background after having practiced as an Articled Clerk in a regional law firm and as a solicitor in national and mid-tier law firms in Brisbane.
Debra now practices exclusively as a Family Law Specialist and is experienced with the essential skills and expertise to act in all family law matters including:
- Complex property settlements involving companies and trusts
- Matters involving third parties
- International family law disputes
- De facto relationships
- Financial Agreements
- Parenting matters including relocation matters
- Child Support matters including Child Support Agreements
- Spousal Maintenance
- Domestic Violence
- Surrogacy Matters
Debra is passionate about volunteering and is currently a volunteer at Women’s Legal Service in Brisbane. She is a volunteer mentor for the Women Lawyers Association of Queensland’s Ladder Program and has previously been a volunteer at Central Queensland Community Legal Centre.
When asked why she chose to practise family law, Debra said “It wasn’t a matter of me choosing family law, family law chose me.”
It is my intention to continue my professional relationship with Hartley Healy and I have had great satisfaction working with Ms Effeney."Gavin
Debra, It was a pleasure to work with you and I look forward to the opportunity to do so again soon."Jeff