Andrew Crooke

Andrew is a Director and an Accredited Specialist
in our Family Law Team.

Biography

I’ve worked at Murdoch Lawyers since 2004 and have been a Director since 2009. I have practiced exclusively in Family Law for over 20 years.

I reside just outside of Toowoomba on a farming property with my wife and two teenage sons. We breed Droughtmaster cattle and other livestock.

I work between both the Toowoomba and Brisbane office and regularly assist clients in Darwin, Mackay and other regional areas throughout Queensland.

I am part of the University of Southern Queensland Cricket Club and have coached several Junior representative cricket teams.  I regularly support different charitable organisations with Sponsorship and or attendance at events held by organisations such as; Legacy Brisbane, Young Care, CARP and Mates for Mates. I am a previous President of the Downs and South Western Queensland Law Association. I have served on committees with The Queensland Law Society mentor programme and also Queensland Collaborative Law and  I was part of the Toowoomba Collaborative Law Pilot programme.

I have experience in all facets of Family Law and legal issues that arise from relationship breakdowns. My specialisation includes Binding Financial Agreements, complex family trusts or company arrangements, including  representing third parties and  trustee in bankruptcy in property disputes. I work regularly with  people involved in  farming ventures, building and construction,  fisheries  and general business. I have also represented parties in overseas international and interstate relocation cases.

I have undertaken significant training and worked with parties in Collaborative Law over the last 10 years.

I have built a strong network with other leading experts in Valuation, Accounting, Financial Planning and Allied health professionals to work co-operatively with and provide the best results for my clients. I am regularly referred work from these experts and other legal professionals as a trusted advisor in my field of Family Law.

Practice Areas

  • Property Settlements including trusts and business interests.
  • Binding Financial agreements
  • Representation of Third Parties to Family Law Disputes
  • Child support
  • Spousal Maintenance
  • Children’s living arrangements
  • Child abduction
  • Child abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Collaborative Law

Qualifications & Reputation

  • Professional Qualifications
    • Bachelor of Laws (bond University)
    • Queensland Law Society Accredited Specialist – Family Law
    • Collaborative Law Practitioner
  • Associations
    • Darling Downs & South Western Queensland Law Association
    • Committee member – Queensland Association of Collaborative Practitioners
    • Past President of the Darling Downs & South Western Queensland Law Association
    • Brisbane Legacy

Articles

The Impact of Inheritances on Family Law Property Settlements

Inheritances are often a contentious issue in family law property settlements due to the emotional significance that is attached to…

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Binding Child Support Agreement

This type of Agreement is used as an alternative to having an administrative assessment prepared by the Department of Human…

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Parenting Plan

A Parenting Plan is a written agreement that sets out the parenting arrangements for children. The plan is worked out…

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What is? Family Law Series : Part 4

What are Consent Orders? The next article in our “What Is?” series explains what Consent Orders are, and how to…

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What is? Family Law Series : Part 2

What is a Family Report? This is the second article in our four-part What Is? Series. We have collected the…

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Podcasts

Contact Information

Direct Line: 07 4626 9848
Email Address: andrew@murdochs.com.au