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Alecia Connor

Alecia is a Senior Associate at Best Wilson Buckley Family Law and is the Practice Leader and founding member of our North Lakes office.

Alecia has practised exclusively in family law since 2011. Prior to joining the Best Wilson Buckley team in 2016, she worked in firms across north Brisbane and has developed strong relationships with colleagues throughout the family law fraternity in Brisbane and surrounds. Alecia is energetic, affable, and approachable, and has a passion for working with clients to provide them with practical and easy to understand advice whilst being sensitive to the emotional and psychological difficulties associated with separation. Alecia regularly volunteers at the Pine Rivers Community Legal Centre where she provides free legal advice to members of her local community who otherwise would not be in a position to afford private representation for their family law matters.

Outside of the law, Alecia is heavily involved with the Brisbane Netball Association. The leaderships skills developed through her time with the club have made for an easy transition into her role of Practice Leader where she provides leadership to our North Lakes team as well as daily operational support to our Legal Practice Director and Legal Partners.

Expertise and Professional Qualifications

In addition to her Bachelor of Laws and Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, Alecia holds a Bachelor of Psychology and a Diploma in Children’s Services. Combining these experiences and her formal education, Alecia has become extremely effective in dealing with difficult parenting and children’s matters involving relocation, drug and alcohol abuse, mental health issues, and communication difficulties between parents. These experiences have also allowed her to develop a high level of skill in resolving domestic and family violence matters, particularly those involving emotional and financial abuse, and complex property settlement matters involving spousal maintenance and the division of assets.

Alecia is also an experienced surrogacy lawyer and has acted for both birth mothers and intended parents in obtaining parentage orders in the Children’s Court. She is well-rehearsed in preparing Surrogacy Agreements and finds great satisfaction in acting for families in this area of law.

Associations and Career Awards

Memberships:

  • Volunteer, Pine Rivers Community Legal Centre
  • Moreton Bay District Law Association
  • Queensland Family Law Practitioners Association
  • Law Council of Australia

Legal Articles

October 17, 2019

By Alecia Connor | Divorce

Divorce Later in Life

There is a dramatic shift from “the way things used to be” in all areas of Australian life. It’s not up to us to say whether those changes are for...

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June 25, 2019

By Alecia Connor | Parenting | Parenting matters

Who is a Parent

It is not often that family law matters command the attention of the High Court. Recently in the case of Masson v Parsons & Ors [2019] FCA 21, the High...

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May 24, 2019

By Alecia Connor | General

Correcting Common Misconceptions about Court

Often times family lawyers hear the familiar catch cry of “I’m taking him / her to Court”. Whilst normally said at a particularly emotional time, and often immediately after separation...

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March 15, 2019

By Alecia Connor | Parenting

Factors to Consider When Relocating with Children Post Separation

It is becoming increasingly common and easy for families to relocate given our growing mobile society. The situation becomes difficult where one parent in a separated relationship, usually the one...

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December 18, 2018

By Alecia Connor | Surrogacy

Fast Facts About … Surrogacy

Surrogacy is one of the most heart-warming parts of practising in family law, however it is also an area that can be fairly unfamiliar and a little bit daunting to...

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November 05, 2018

By Alecia Connor | Divorce | Separation

How to Divide Your Assets After Divorce

Alecia Connor and Samantha Chai What’s actually involved in getting ‘divorced’ or separated? A whole lot more than meets the eye, including arrangements for children, the legal process of divorce...

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November 24, 2017

By Alecia Connor | Parenting | Separation

The Gift of Christmas

The tradition of Christmas gift-giving is one shared by many families in Australia and brings great smiles to the faces of little people all over Australia on Christmas morning (and...

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October 20, 2017

By Alecia Connor | Surrogacy

Just one bad egg? When Surrogacy Goes Wrong.

Altruistic surrogacy is often one of the most beautiful parts of our area of law. I understand however many of you may hold a very different view, after reading articles...

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The letter is perfect. I can’t thank you enough. This letter honestly means the world to me and I appreciate your time in putting this together for me.
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Wow, thank you so much Alecia! I appreciate what you’ve done so much.
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Thank you so much for the invaluable assistance both yourself and Samantha Chai have shown me. Your patience and guidance is appreciated and valued
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