Denise Foster is a special counsel and an accredited family law specialist who practises exclusively in MST Lawyers’ family law team. Her background in litigation benefits her clients whose matters become litigious.

Denise’s Practice

Denise has a special interest and vast experience in complex children’s issues. She is well-known for handling each matter with compassion and fairness to ensure the best possible outcome for her clients. Denise has practised in family law for more than 30 years and manages all manner of family law disputes, including difficult parenting cases and 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.

Many clients require Denise’s expertise to resolve property issues ranging from simple property division through to more complex matters involving family businesses, companies and trusts. Denise’s goal is to achieve the best possible outcomes for her clients in the most efficient and cost effective manner, either via negotiation, private mediation or when necessary through the courts.

Areas Of Specialty

  • Children’s residence and other parenting arrangements including situations
    involving high conflict and complex cases
  • Relocation of children within Australia and overseas
  • Third party property claims
  • Property and financial settlement between competing parties.
  • Spousal maintenance
  • Private mediation in relation to parenting and property issues
  • Divorce


  • Bachelor of Laws University of Melbourne
  • Bachelor of Arts University of Melbourne
  • 1987 – Admitted to the Supreme Court of Victoria and the
    High Court of Australia
  • 1992 -LIV Accredited Specialist in the area of Family Law


  • Law Institute of Victoria (1987)
  • Law Council of Australia – Family Law Section

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