Denise Foster

Special Counsel

+61 3 8540 0251 +61 417 565 357

About Denise

Denise is a Special Counsel and an Accredited Family Law Specialist who practises exclusively in family law.

As a mother of 3 teenage children, Denise has a solid understanding of the stresses, strains and complexities which affect many families.  She has a special interest in complex children’s issues and her extensive experience in this area means that she handles each matter with compassion and fairness to ensure the best possible outcome for her clients.

Denise graduated from Melbourne University in 1985 with a combined Law / Arts degree, and was admitted to practice in the following year.  In 1992 Denise became accredited by the Law Institute of Victoria as a Family Law Specialist and she has practised exclusively in the Family Law jurisdiction since that time.

Accordingly, Denise has many years of experience in relation to all aspects of children’s matters and Court proceedings, including complex relocation and Hague Convention cases, together with the adjustment of property interests between competing parties.  This includes married couples, domestic relationships and same-sex relationships, as well as intervention by Third Parties.

Denise is able to assist clients with all property issues, ranging from either simple property divisions, through to more complex corporate property matters, by either negotiated agreement, including via Private Mediation, or to take such matters through to Final Trial if necessary and appropriate.  With an original litigation background, Denise is conscious of the benefits of taking a commercial approach to the resolution of client’s matters, so that they are resolved as expediently and cost efficiently as possible.

Denise is a member of the Family Law and Psychology Association of Australasia, the Law Council of Australia (Family Law Section) and the Law Institute of Victoria.

Family Law Section