Dedicated Family Lawyers in Perth
We give advice on all aspects of family law, including:
- Divorce and Separation
- Children & Parenting Issues
- Property & Finance
- Orders & Agreements
- Mediation & Family Dispute Resolution (FDR)
- Spousal Maintenance
- Child Support
- De Facto Relationships
- Family Violence Restraining Orders (FVRO)
- Protection & Care
Director and Principle
Family Law is an extremely complex area of the law, and involves far more than purely property and children’s matters.
Ann has been involved in complex family law issues including children’s matters (both Children’s Court and Family Court), interacting with the Department of Communities, Interstate and international matters (including Hague Convention), complex property matters (including commercial and farming interests), same sex matters and a particular interest in Family Violence Restraining Order Matters representing clients in the Magistrates Court. Ann has also appeared in the Federal Circuit Court representing clients in all states of Australia and overseas and has an in depth knowledge of the Australian Defence Force.
In 2021 Ann established Maude Family Lawyers where her intention is to provide legal advice that is simple to understand and in particular a cost effective solution where her aim is for the client to focus on their future and feel secure knowing where the next chapter of their life will lead.
For the next 22 years Ann worked in field of Nuclear Medicine, living and working in Sydney, Melbourne and predominantly Perth, where she settled on a permanent basis in 2006 with her family.
Ann has always had a love of the law and commenced studying part time at night whilst working full time and raising her three beautiful boys.
Whilst studying Ann completed work experience at a boutique family law practice and this is where her love of this area of the law was ignited.
Ann graduated with a Bachelor of Laws in 2015 and in 2016 commenced working for another boutique family law practice as a legal assistant whilst completing her Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice.
In 2016 Ann was admitted to the Supreme Court of Western Australia as a Barrister and Solicitor. Since her admission, Ann has worked exclusively in the area of Family Law dealing with all matters that this area of the law encompasses.
Ann also volunteers at the Subiaco Justice Centre on a regular basis.
Away from the office Ann shares her life with her blended family including her partner, 3 sons and stepson. Besides her family, Ann’s other passions include the West Coast Eagles (some years are better than others!), running and has a passion for rescue animals as well as a love for her horses which provide the perfect calming balance between work and downtime.
What Our Clients Say
"She’s the best Lawyer out there"
I can not recommend Ann more than enough. I’ve had her for two years now in my family matter. She is caring, friendly and efficient at getting the job done, with clear instructions and empathy. Her professionalism goes above and beyond. She’s the best Lawyer out there. So if your looking for a compassionate person who will do what is needed in a timely manner in your case, please choose Ann. It’s been a privilege to know such an amazing person in the law industry. Someone who wants the best for your family and your future. - Rene
"Amazing outcome from her service"
Having been a client of Ann's at previous legal firm I cannot praise her and her extremely high standard of workmanship, kindness and caring enough. I will certainly be using her company again in the future and look forward to another amazing out come from her services. Highly highly recommend meeting with Ann to see for yourself how wonderful and knowledgeable Ann is.
"You are honestly a gem"
I’m not really sure that words can express how great Ann is!
She literally gave my family and I our freedom. She was always available for us.
Our case was quite complex and had already spent quite a few years in the
Family Court, this did not deter her, she was always one step ahead of it all. She always
shared great advice that was in the best interest for myself, my partner and our children.
She is easy to get along with and extremely knowledgeable. When we were with her, her
focus was always on our case. I always felt heard, valued and supported.
I honestly don’t know what we would’ve done without her she is an absolute Angel
and we will be forever grateful for everything she did for us.
Amy and Sarah
"Luckily for me I found Ann Maude"
Going through a divorce is, is one of, if not the hardest things I have ever had to go through. You are in unfamiliar territory and in my case, I unfortunately was needing to navigate through the Family Court system in the end, not knowing where to start or where to look. Luckily for me I found Ann Maude.
Ann not only had the vast knowledge and experience that I needed, but she also listened, cared and at every step of the way had the best interests of myself and that of my children at the forefront of her mind. I can honestly say that I could not have been blessed with better representation that what I had. Anne was professional, efficient, incredibly reliable, very personable, and had a solid and considerably strong work ethic, all this surpassed any expectations I had coming into this process.
If Court is what is needed, above all things you need someone that understands the law, you, and your circumstances. I would not hesitate in recommending Ann’s expertise to anyone that found themselves in the same position I did.