Yolanda Battisson

Yolanda is a Senior Associate in our Family Law Team.

Biography

Yolanda is currently on maternity leave and will return to Murdoch Lawyers in late 2018. We wish Yolanda and her family all the best.

Yolanda is a family relationships lawyer in our Toowoomba and Ipswich based teams.

Yolanda understands the many stresses brought to bear on client’s following their separation. She is committed to assisting clients with empathy and efficiency, during what is a very difficult time. Yolanda focuses on achieving practical and cost-effective outcomes for clients, to assist them to move forward in their lives with security and peace of mind.

Yolanda regularly assists client’s with financial matters (including property settlements involving high-net-worth matrimonial property, complex company and trust structures and multiple third parties), de facto threshold issues, drafting Financial Agreements and prosecuting and defending applications in respect of the validity of such agreements, prosecuting and defending applications for spousal maintenance and legal costs, parenting arrangements following separation (including matters involving child abuse, interstate and international relocation and parental alienation), child support related disputes (including applications for change of assessment, departure order applications, applications for declarations about parentage and adult child maintenance) and divorce proceedings.

Yolanda has worked solely in the area of Family Law since 2007 and before that practised in the areas of insurance law, personal injuries and commercial litigation.

Yolanda was admitted as a solicitor in Queensland in 2001, having completed a two-year articles of clerkship with Murdoch Lawyers prior to that time, and was admitted to the High Court of Australia in 2002.

Yolanda has worked in legal practices in Toowoomba, Brisbane, London and Sydney since her admission.

Yolanda regularly appears in both State and Federal courts advocating for her clients and promotes negotiation and mediation where appropriate.

Yolanda is a member of the Queensland Law Society, the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia and the Family Law Practitioners Association of Queensland (FLPA).

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“Dear Yolanda, my sincere thanks for the time and care you showed me last evening in explaining a whole range of possibilities in such a compassionate and concise manner. I also really appreciate you taking the time to see me. Best Wishes…”

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“Dear Yolanda, you have no idea how much I appreciated your getting behind me with such a succinct and professional manner at a time when things are not so good. Thank you from both XXX and I. We will never forget…”

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“Dear Yolanda, I would like to extend my sincerest thanks for all your efforts yesterday. It was not an easy day … and could quite easily have become derailed on several occasions. Your professionalism, attitude and demeanour throughout the day are to be commended and I think that is reflected in the agreement reached. In addition, the extensive notes you have delivered this morning are greatly appreciated. I just wanted to ensure my gratitude for yesterday’s efforts are conveyed. I don’t think I properly thanked you yesterday as I was drained and exhausted. It is very reassuring to know I have someone of your calibre in my corner. Many thanks.”

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“Dear Yolanda, I just want to say thank you. Your unwavering expertise, professionalism and patience provided the foundation I needed to get through this whole awful mess. I believe that because of you I have had the best possible legal advice and no one could have done any more to defend me in this case.”

Practice Areas

Family Law

Yolanda is a family relationships lawyer in our Toowoomba and Ipswich based teams.

  • Property Settlements
  • Financial Agreements
  • Parenting arrangements
  • Child abuse
  • Inter-state and International Relocation and Parental alienation)
  • Child Support
  • Divorce Proceedings.

Qualifications & Reputation

Yolanda was admitted as a solicitor in Queensland in 2001, having completed a two year articles of clerkship with Murdoch Lawyers prior to that time, and was admitted to the High Court of Australia in 2002.

Yolanda regularly appears in both State and Federal courts advocating for her clients and promotes negotiation and mediation where appropriate.

Yolanda is a member of the Queensland Law Society, the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia and the Family Law Practitioners Association of Queensland (FLPA).

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