Kelly Stanford

Principal

A little about me.

I love talking to people.   I enjoy helping my clients find a solution to their legal problems.  I love our two mottos, "We help when life changes" and "We help families stay out of Court".  That change comes in varying shapes and sizes.  It could be the birth of a baby that prompts you to update your Will or the death of a loved one who didn't leave a Will or maybe you are planning an overseas trip.  Sometimes the change comes as a result of the breakdown of a relationship.  My passion is people and the law that affects them.  The law that affects everyday people like you and me is usually around Family Law, Conveyancing and Estate Planning.

Family Law

I love that in Family Law there are various ways to resolve disputes for people just like you who don't want to go to Court.  I am able to advise you about all of the options open to you and assist your family in finding a solution that is right for you, whether that solution is family negotiation, lawyer-assisted negotiation, mediation, collaborative family law or if we can't reach an agreement, then helping you with litigation or arbitration.  There are so many options for families to choose from.  Call me today to discuss the options that may suit you on 1300 444 LAW.

Conveyancing

Our conveyancing clients would have to be some of my favorite people.  Happy Home Owners is our aim!  We are working with PEXA to ensure that the sale or purchase of your home is smooth and as uncomplicated as it can be.  We have a streamlined process so that from the time that you tell us that you are ready to buy or sell, we can have your work started very quickly.

Estate Planning

I know that this is a tough area of law, especially deceased estates.  But what I love is helping you have peace of mind before something goes wrong and you pass away or lose the capacity to look after your own affairs.  Planning how you would like things to be, can give you comfort in knowing that your chosen team of loved ones will know how you would like to be cared for if you can't live at home, or suffer a life-threatening illness.  I can tell you it will give them enormous comfort too!  You have the power to give them a roadmap about the care you would like to receive.Preparing for our death is also a bit hard to think about.  But the reality is that everyone who lives will also pass away at some point in time.  And touch wood not before you are ready!  Biting the bullet and making your Will, appointing an Enduring Power of Attorney and Guardian seem like hard things to do but I am here to help you and your family have a smooth discussion about these things and to prepare the necessary documents for you.

Serving the Community

Giving back time and energy to the community and those who are disadvantaged is another area of my life that I enjoy.  To facilitate this in my work I have successfully been appointed to the Legal Aid NSW Family Law Panel, Independent Children's Lawyer Panel, and the Care and Protection Panel. In addition, for many years I have been appointed as an External Legal Practitioner by the NSW Department of Community and Justice, Family and Community Services, Community Services (DCJ). I established the firm in 2000 and we continue to provide quality services to our clients.  Our firm culture is on our team, their families and happiness in our work.  To be part of our team you need to love what you do and be prepared to go above and beyond.

Qualifications

University of Technology Sydney | Bachelor of LawsUniversity of Technology Sydney | Graduate Certificate in Legal Practice

Admitted Solicitor | High Court of Australia and Supreme Court of NSW

University of Technology Sydney | Collaborative Law

College of Law | Master of Applied Law (Family Law)

Bond University | Nationally Accredited Mediator (NMAS)Bond University | Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP)AIFLAM | Arbitrator

The Happy Family Lawyer | Collaborative Practitioner

Uniting Burnside | Family Group Conference Organiser

Memberships & Associations

Member - Law Society of NSW

Executive Member - Macarthur Law SocietyMember -

AIFLAM

President - Macarthur Collaborative Law Group

Member - Women Lawyers Australia

Member - Law Council of Australia, Family Law Section

Member - Greater Narellan Chamber

Member - Camden Chamber of Commerce

Member - Campbelltown Chamber of Commerce

Areas of Law

  • Estates
  • Family Law
  • Wills, Power of Attorney & Guardianship