Kristina is a highly experienced family and relationships lawyer, having practised in family law for nearly 20 years. She is an accredited family law specialist with the Law Institute of Victoria, an accredited mediator and a family dispute resolution practitioner. Kristina was acknowledged for her excellence in her area of law by the Law Institute of Victoria in 2018 when she was awarded the Accredited Specialist Achievement Award at the 14th Victorian Legal Awards.
Kristina has developed a specialist practice in LGBTI family and relationship matters, including donor agreements and surrogacy agreements. She also has expertise in drafting child support agreements and complex property matters, as well as challenging parenting matters. Kristina recently acted in the Hague Convention matter of Handbury & Ors  FamCA 668 which addressed the issue of repudiatory retention. Kristina is passionate about helping her clients achieve the best possible outcomes for their family.
Kristina is a member of the Law Institute of Victoria, the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia, LEDR (Association of Dispute Resolvers) and AIFLAM (Australian Institute of Family Lawyers and Mediators). Kristina also co-facilitates the not for profit, Prospective Lesbian Parents Association and is also involved in Melbourne radio station, JOY94.9 where she previously appeared regularly on the JOYLaw segment.
Kristina is based in Melbourne.
|2021- present||Keypoint Law | Consulting Principal|
|2016-2021||KHQ Lawyers | Special Counsel|
|2014-2016||Logie-Smith Lanyon | Senior Associate|
|2010-2014||Nicholes Family Lawyers | Senior Associate|
|2006 – 2010||Landers & Rogers | Senior Associate/Lawyer|
|2004-2006||Legal Aid, Gippsland | Lawyer|
|2003 – 2004||Clerkships/Work Experience/Internships/Paralegal|