Bridgette graduated from Deakin University in April 2003 with Bachelor Degrees in Law and Commerce and was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Victoria in November 2003. Bridgette has practiced in the area of Family Law in the Geelong region since 2004.
Bridgette is a Law Institute of Victoria Accredited Specialist in Family Law.
In an area of law which at times which can be highly emotive and stressful, Bridgette guides her clients through their family law matters with expertise and empathy. She is dedicated to obtaining the best possible outcomes for her clients.
Bridgette’s areas of practice include:
- Separation and Divorce
- Property Settlement
- Spousal Maintenance
- Consent Orders and Binding Financial Agreements (post separation)
- Superannuation in relation to family law issues
- Parenting Matters
- Family Violence
- Child Support Matters
- Contravention Matters
Bridgette represents clients:
- In the Magistrates Court, Federal Circuit Court and Family Court
- At Mediations including Conciliation Conferences
- At Case Assessment Conferences and Directions Hearings
Bridgette is a Board member of the Geelong Community Foundation and is the Secretary of The Geelong College Old Collegians Association. Bridgette was Chair of the Geelong Community Foundation’s Philanthropy 500 committee from its inception in 2016 to 2019 and was a founding committee member of the successful Geelong Young Professionals Network being a committee member from 2009 to 2019.
Bridgette is an Alumni of the Leaders for Geelong program and previously a committee member of the Committee for Geelong, Leadership sub-committee.
Bridgette is a member of the Geelong Law Association and the Law Institute of Victoria.
Bridgette’s interests outside of work include spending time with her family, baking, playing netball and travel.