Sarah Adams

Sarah is an Associate and an Accredited Specialist in our Family Law Team.

Biography

My name is Sarah Adams. I have lived in Toowoomba since 2009 after calling both Brisbane and Townsville home. I am married and have two children.

My husband Dave and I are not quite locals yet but still call Toowoomba home.  As a family we love to share new experiences and get out and about as much as possible. To help with this we own a caravan and try to get away whenever we can for holidays and weekend trips.

In addition to my role at Murdochs we are also part owners in a gym, Crossfit Toowoomba. When we are not at the gym or travelling in our caravan, our family can be found hanging out with friends, enjoying Toowoomba’s many parks or at our local church on Sunday mornings.

I spent most of my childhood in Northwest New South Wales before attending university in Brisbane.  I was admitted as a solicitor in Queensland in 2009. Since that time I have practiced exclusively in the area of family law.

I am an Accredited Specialist in Family Law and was recognised in 2019 as a leading Family Lawyer in Toowoomba, Darling Downs and Western Queensland by Doyle’s Guide. I have broad experience in family law including complex property and children’s matters. For a period of time I worked with an Independent Children’s Lawyer and Separate Representative assisting to represent the best interests of children in both family law and also child protection matters.  I also have a background in mediation and hold my registration as a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner, which means I can facilitate mediation and issue Section 60I certificates, if required.

After commencing my employment with Murdoch Lawyers in 2010 I have had the benefit of learning from a range of talented professionals across multiple areas of law. Family law intersects with other practice areas including structuring, business, conveyancing and estate planning, so it’s important that you have a team working for you who can incorporate these services and offer a holistic outcome. At Murdoch Lawyers we work together as a team, meaning you get the benefit of not only a lawyer practicing exclusively in family law but also a whole team of specialists who can tailor expert solutions to fit your circumstances.

Recognised as a leading Family Lawyer in Toowoomba, Darling Downs & Western Queensland 2019


 

As a family law practitioner I have experience in preparing and giving advice on Financial Agreements, both before a relationship commences and also after a relationship breaks down.  Whilst my preference is to work with my colleagues to negotiate and resolve matters relating to property, children and child support, I also have litigation experience, for those times when there is no other option.

I believe that it is very important to be involved in the community, thus since my admission I have volunteered at the local Domestic Violence Service and the Advocacy and Support Centre providing free advice sessions.  Currently, I volunteer at the Family Relationship Centre to provide legally assisted family dispute resolution.  I am also committed to developing working relationships with my colleagues and I am on the management committee of the Toowoomba Ladies in Law events.

Practice Areas

Qualifications & Reputation

Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons) Queensland University of Technology
  • Registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner 

Associations

  • Management committee Downs and South Western Queensland Law Association
  • Member Queensland Law Society
  • Member of Family Law Council of Australia
  • Member Family Law Practitioners Association of Queensland

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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Contact Information

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