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Joanna Maloney

Joanna is a Senior Solicitor with Best Wilson Buckley Family Law, working with both family law and estate planning clients across our Toowoomba, Brisbane, Ipswich and North Lakes offices.

Since her admission in 2005, Joanna practised in wills and estates law in firms throughout south-east Queensland. She joined Best Wilson Buckley in 2018 as the founding member of our in-house estate planning team, and now works with both family law and estate planning clients across all office locations. Joanna’s in-depth understanding of both estate planning and family law gifts her with a unique insight and allows her to review our client’s estate planning in the context of their family law matter and future pathways. To read more about why it is important to review your estate planning and what needs to be considered, click here.

Joanna possesses a deep understanding of how difficult it can be for families to think and talk about separation and their estate planning. She is intimately aware of the impact significant changes in family circumstances can have, and her nurturing, approachable, and pragmatic approach ensure clients are confident while forging their new life pathway knowing their best interests will be looked after every step of the way.

In addition to her Bachelor of Laws and Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, Joanna holds a Bachelor of Business (Communications) from the Queensland University of Technology.

Expertise and Professional Qualifications

Joanna has worked in wills and estates law since her admission in 2005, and in family law since joining our team in 2018. With close to 15 years of experience under her belt, she is well-versed in estate planning and administration, disputes regarding estates, superannuation death benefits, and life insurance policies. Joanna is also proficient at resolving family law disputes involving separation, property settlements, and care arrangements for children, and is intimately aware of how these changes in family circumstances can impact her clients in a myriad of ways.

Associations and Career Awards


  • Downs and South West Queensland Law Association
  • Law Council of Australia


By Joanna Maloney | Separation | Wills and Estate Planning

Family Separation – Why Do I Need a Will Now More than Ever?

If you’re going through a separation, the world as you know it is no doubt shifting dramatically. There are certain chapters of your life that need to close with some...

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By Joanna Maloney | Property settlements | Wills and Estate Planning

‘Til Death Do Us Part

The process of legally separating from a spouse can be extremely emotional and draining. Navigating property matters and parenting arrangements within the family law context can involve a very steep,...

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By Joanna Maloney | Family Law | Videos | Wills and Estate Planning

The Importance of Estate Planning in Family Law Matters

In this video, Estate Planning Lawyer, Joanna Maloney discusses the importance of estate planning in family law matters.

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By Joanna Maloney | Divorce | Separation | Wills and Estate Planning

I Will! Why Reviewing Your Estate Planning is Crucial upon Separation from Your Spouse

Your Will might be the very last thing you want to think about when separating from your spouse. However, not taking the time to review your estate planning can have...

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I would like to thank Jo Maloney who handled my Will and Enduring Power of Attorney. She showed professionalism and explained things to me in a down-to-earth manner.
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