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Alecia Featherstone

Please note that Alecia is currently on maternity leave and will be returning at the end of 2020.  For the other members of our North Lakes team, please click here.

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

By Alecia Featherstone | COVID-19 | Property settlements

Should I Continue with My Property Settlement During Coronavirus/COVID-19?

In such a time of uncertainty it can be difficult to know whether continuing with your property settlement is the best way forward, or whether you are better placed to...

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By Alecia Featherstone | Child Support

Sorting Out the School Fees

It may not be the first thing you think about after separation, however, the issue of who pays the school fees can be very contentious, particularly if your children attend...

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By Alecia Featherstone | 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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By Alecia Featherstone | 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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By Alecia Featherstone | 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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By Alecia Featherstone | 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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By Alecia Featherstone | 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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By Alecia Featherstone | Divorce | Separation

How to Divide Your Assets After Divorce

Alecia Featherstone 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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I’m a bit lost for words… you have no idea of the pressures that have been lifted. Thank you for your guidance, devotion, and relentless focus on my case for the past three and a half years. It has been extremely long and mentally exhausting… I am blown away by [your] integrity and all the hard work you did on my behalf. I will always be grateful for your efforts and copious amounts of time, research, and understanding to ensure the best possible outcome for establishing and concreting the building blocks for a beautiful and meaningful relationship with my [girls]. Thank you once again.
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Thanks Alecia, I appreciate all the help you have given me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
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Thank you for your email and all the work BWBFL, Sam and yourself have done to get to this stage.
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I just wanted to say, from the bottom of my heart, thank you to you and the Best Wilson Buckley team… It means a lot to me to have people like yourself on my side giving me a voice that would otherwise go unheard. You do an amazing job with such profession, so thank you. I’m so glad this is finally over and I can make a fresh start. I appreciate your hard work. Thanks again.
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I wanted to say thank you for sorting this so promptly and so well.
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Thank you Alecia and Samantha for your support and the satisfactory outcome with this matter.
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I want to thank you for being so steady and understanding in my situation. You made this process so much easier with your kind and gentle approach. You are a credit to your firm. It's a shame we never met you in person so I could shake your hand.
Happy Client
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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