Family Lawyers Cairns

Our Story

Catherine and Amalie worked together as family lawyers for 5 years in one of Queensland’s leading law firms. In 2018, following two years of embarking on their separate career paths, the duo joined forces again to create Cairns Family Law Group. Their vision was to bring a fresh approach to family and divorce law in the Cairns  and North Queensland region and provide an affordable holistic service of connecting their clients with the right professionals to assist them through their separation.

At Cairns Family Law Group we aim to empower you by providing you with information about your legal options and be part of your team to help you get through your separation.

We know that separation is hard. To get through this time it is important that you have the right team. We know the best counsellors, financial planners and accountants. We want to help you build an A-team to help you get through your separation and help you start your new life.

We approach every matter with a practical and commercial focus. We want to help you resolve your family or divorce law matter without the need for expensive court proceedings.

We will have your back while you are going through a separation.

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Catherine Ross

Catherine Ross is a Director at Cairns Family Law Group. Catherine has been a family lawyer for over 16 years. She became an Accredited Specialist in 2009 meaning she has successfully completed an advance, peer review assessment and has been recognised as having achieved a standard of excellence in family law.

Catherine prides herself in being empathetic whilst providing clients with practical solutions to their legal problems. She is known for her client focused, common sense approach to achieving excellent results for her clients. Catherine is experienced in all aspects of family law and divorce law – it’s all we do.

Catherine has worked on a number of property issues from the simple to the complex, involving companies, trusts, partnerships, self managed superannuation. She is commercially savvy and gets that your business is your ‘baby”. She is equally experienced in parenting matters helping clients navigate co-parenting after separation, whatever that means for your family and gets that no two families are the same.

In recent years, Catherine has been consistently ranked as a leading family lawyer in the North Queensland region in the prestigious Doyles Guide.

Amalie Grima

Amalie is a Director at Cairns Family Law Group. Amalie has over 10 years of experience working solely in family law. Amalie commenced her law career in Cairns, before relocating to Brisbane. In Brisbane, Amalie practiced family law in one of the city’s largest and most reputable family law firms. Amalie returned to Cairns bringing with her a wealth of experience especially in relation to complex property and parenting matters.

Amalie is a North Queensland local. She was brought up in a family of small business owners. She has the lay of the land in our region and insight for the need for practical and cost effective resolutions for her clients and their families.

Amalie has devoted her career to divorce and family law. Her focus is to obtain practical and commercial outcomes for her clients by resolving issues without going to the Court. Amalie understands that not all matters can be resolved through negotiation and mediation. When required, Amalie provides strong and strategic representation for her client’s in Court. She has extensive experience in appearing before the family law courts having appeared before various judges across Queensland.

Amalie was ranked as a leading family law, parenting and children’s lawyer for 2019 in the prestigious Doyle’s Guide.

In 2019, Amalie was appointed by her peers as a Committee Member for the Family Law Practitioners Association which is the leading professional body for family lawyers in Queensland.