Monica Blizzard

Monica Blizzard- Barrister and 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 three national conferences for Surrogacy Australia and Families Thru Surrogacy in 2014, 2015 and 2017.

Monica also has expertise in the area of Family Violence, and has presented webinars on this topic to lawyers on a national basis through the Television Network in 2014, and 2017. KHQ and Monica otherwise hosted a family violence seminar, with Rosie Batty in May 2017.

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

The Firm

Location: Level 15, 440 Colins Street, Melbourne Vic 3000

The family law team at KHQ consists of highly experienced family lawyers, including Accredited Family Law Specialists with the Law Institute of Victoria, who are also mediators and collaboratively trained lawyers.

They are also able to provide family dispute resolution services. Whilst they are experienced in litigation, their team is committed to resolving matters promptly, and with the use of family dispute resolution such as mediation where appropriate.

They also take a holistic approach to family law matters, involving various experts such as psychologists, accountants and financial planners to achieve the most effective outcome for their clients.   They have the benefit of working within a full service commercial firm, with expertise in various areas of commercial law including general litigation, commercial property, workplace relations, insolvency and technology.

Most importantly, they provide a consultative and flexible approach to billing, offering hourly rates, fixed fee arrangements and up-front estimates to suit your requirements.


Legal Advice and Strategy Sessions

This firm provides Legal Advice and Strategy Sessions for Interact Support clients.

The session is up to 90 minutes long and is designed to help participants understand their legal rights and obligations. Then the session moves on to a consideration of options and then finally a strategy to deal with your legal issue.

Legal Advice and Strategy Session

Sometimes the strategy is to attempt Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) mediation, sometimes it is to go to court and sometimes it might be to sit back and wait for the other person to initiate legal action if they want to.  The advice is customised to your situation, budget and desired outcomes.

Please contact Interact Support to complete an Interact Support Client File and Family Doors Risk Screen document before contacting one of the law firms we refer to. This ensures that you have all the information they need to understand your situation available to make the maximum use of the session.

I couldn’t have done this without you. I feel privileged to have you represent me with such
warmth, patience and integrity…. Thank you so very much

Family Law Client

 I know I went off on a ramble on Monday and thank you for allowing me to vent (even if it
wasn’t necessarily constructive), but I really appreciate the manner in which you have
responded; strong, while remaining professional and polite – again just an awesome letter and
one that I have to say was most empowering for me. Giving me reassurance that I don’t have
to deal with such aggression and more to the point that I have a car to be able to work and
somewhere to live, without fear of being “turfed out”.

Family Law Client

 Monica thanks for always going above and beyond.

Family Law Client

Monica I am so eternally thankful you are on my team. Thank you.

Family Law Client

Monica I hope you are aware of the magnitude of your impact in keeping my precious girl
safe. There is nothing more important to me than knowing I have the absolute best legal advice
and support behind my daughter and I, in you. I don’t know what the future holds but I believe
I couldn’t be better placed to protect my daughter. “Thank you” just doesn’t cut it.

Family Law Client

Good afternoon Joanne,

I had my appointment today with Kristina, Bronwyn and Emma from KHQ.

They were absolutely amazing.

I can’t thank you enough for putting me on to KHQ and your amazing help filling out the forms required.

I shall keep you updated.

Have a fantastic rest of your day

Many thanks,

Call her on (03) 8680 3450  or click on the website link to visit her website.

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