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Andrew McCormack

Andrew is a Senior Associate in Best Wilson Buckley’s Toowoomba office.

Andrew is a Queensland Law Society Accredited Family Law Specialist and has been practising exclusively in family law since 2005. With a background in litigation and wills and estates law, as well as his time spent with a top-tier firm in Brisbane as a specialist family lawyer, his clients are consistently benefiting from his wealth of knowledge about the intricacies of the law.  In 2017 he was recognised as a leading family lawyer in the Toowoomba and Western Queensland region by independent Doyle’s Guide.

The reach of family law into other areas of life is behind Andrew’s desire to practise in this area of the law, and as a collaboratively trained lawyer his focus is on reaching amicable agreements outside of Court wherever practical and possible.  His unique blend of supporting clients as well as searching for answers across the spectrum of family law and its effects on financial and emotional wellbeing mean a safe place to land for clients as they redefine their future.

Andrew grew up in country New South Wales and after a stint in Brisbane with his time as a specialist family lawyer in a top-tier firm, he moved to Toowoomba with his family and joined the Best Wilson Buckley team in 2012.

Expertise and Professional Qualifications

Andrew is a Queensland Law Society Accredited Family Law Specialist and a Collaborative Lawyer with over 15 years of experience practising exclusively in family law. As an established Toowoomba family law practitioner, he is well-versed in resolving complex property settlements involving large rural properties, as well as being experienced in resolving spousal maintenance, parenting, and domestic and family violence matters.

As a collaboratively trained family lawyer, Andrew’s approach is to reach a swift and amicable resolution for his clients by way of agreement wherever possible. Where necessary, his incredibly high attention to detail and intricate knowledge of family law rules and procedures has also assisted his clients through Court proceedings.

family law accredited specialist

Associations and Career Awards

Memberships:

  • Downs and South West Queensland Law Association
  • Queensland Family Law Practitioners Association
  • Queensland Association of Collaborative Practitioners
  • Law Council of Australia

Awards:

  • Doyle’s Guide Recommended Family Lawyer (Toowoomba and Western Queensland) – 2017

Resources

July 09, 2019

By Andrew McCormack | Property settlements

Same but Different – Why Your Property Settlement Matter is Different

Family law practitioners are often asked what a likely outcome will be during property settlement matters. This is something that you do need to know so you can plan for...

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December 04, 2018

By Andrew McCormack | General

Duty of Disclosure – the Rule Applies to Everyone

“For duty, duty must be done. The rule applies to everyone. And painful though that duty be …”         – WS Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan Full and...

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March 22, 2018

By Andrew McCormack | Divorce

Where are they Now? How do I find a Former Spouse to Serve a Divorce Application?

“Am I ever gonna’ see your face again?” – The Angels A response of no to this question has times where it can be a blessing and times where it...

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December 01, 2017

By Andrew McCormack | About Us | General

‘Tis The Season

It’s getting towards the end of the year. For some, it’s been quite a long year. The impact of family law matters on both parties and their legal practitioners shouldn’t...

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October 06, 2017

By Andrew McCormack | Domestic and Family Violence Issues | Family Law

National DVO Scheme to Commence on White Ribbon Day

All domestic violence orders (AVOs/DVOs/Intervention/Restraining Orders) issued from 25 November 2017 will be nationally recognised. This includes temporary/interim and final orders. Police and courts will be to enforce a domestic...

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September 14, 2017

By Andrew McCormack | Child Support | Family Law

Child Support Enforcement: Departure Prohibition Orders

Picture this, you’re in the departure lounge of your favourite international airline waiting to travel on an overseas holiday. You hear the familiar sound of a boarding call over the...

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February 06, 2017

By Andrew McCormack | De Facto Law

What is a De Facto Relationship?

What is a de facto relationship? It’s complicated. Andrew McCormack “When does a de facto relationship start?”, is a question I often get asked. The reason that it is a...

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November 07, 2016

By Andrew McCormack | Family Dispute Resolution | Property settlements

The Season of Goodwill

The Christmas and New Year season will soon be upon us again. Most of us will have echoed the comment “Where did the year go?” 2016 has been an eventful...

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