What Our Clients Say
During my family law journey I was so unsure of myself and what I wanted. But with your patience, guidance and advice, I feel I have reached a place of both personal and financial security. Your support in helping me navigate my matter will always be remembered with appreciation. Thank you so much.
Thank you Franca for all your help over the past few years. Much appreciated.
A huge thank you for everything you have done for me.
I would like to thank Franca and Kim for their ongoing support and advice during a very stressful time. They were both very professional and supportive during the entire process. Thank you.
Thank you so much for making this process a breeze and being so prompt with updates. The communication was exceptional! Will be recommending you guys in the future to others.
Would like to say thank you for your work and the good result.
Franca is a senior associate in our family law practice, having joined the Kells Shellharbour office as a lawyer in 2001. She practices exclusively in family law, mediation and collaborative law. Franca grew up in the Illawarra and is known for being considerate and conscientious.
What she does
Franca has extensive experience in family law disputes arising from the breakdown of marriages and de facto relationships. Franca also has valuable expertise in the resolution of property settlements.
“Having been a lawyer for more than 30 years I have gained insight into dealing with people in high conflict situations “.
Franca delivers a confident attitude in negotiating matters and has become active in assisting clients to resolve their disputes through alternate dispute methods including mediation and the collaborative law process which promotes more co-operation and less litigation to achieve a solution for a client’s problem
Franca is the vice president of Collaborative Family Lawyers Illawarra and Shoalhaven and former president (2012 to 2016).
Interestingly Franca has a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Italian and French. She also has a Bachelor of Law and has completed her National Accreditation as Mediator and Collaborative Law training. Franca is a member of the family law section of the Law Council of Australia and the Australian Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators.
Life Outside Kells
Outside the office, Franca enjoys spending quality time reading novels and will be found socialising with family and friends in and around Wollongong.
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