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Maria Gomes


Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Arts

  • Dispute Resolution
  • Family Law

Maria is an associate at Russell Kennedy with a passion for Family Law. Although Maria has been admitted as a lawyer in NSW for a relatively short period her skills and knowledge extend a far beyond her years because of her experience at the Federal Circuit and Family Court prior to her admission.

Maria has spent many years assisting litigants navigate the Court system and has a deep understanding of the law and how it applies to families.

This experience means that Maria is able to provide practical guidance that ensures cases advance with the least cost and emotional investment possible. Maria has experience in both property and parenting matters including complex issues involving international child abduction and international relocation. Maria also has experience in spouse maintenance and child support applications.


  • Associate to a Judge at the Federal Circuit Court -Sydney NSW (as it then was).
  • Provided information regarding family law applications and procedures to litigants and solicitors
  • Issued forms, publications, proof of divorce documents and complete administrative/ ad hoc duties as required.
  • Provided referrals for legal advice, mediation, and other relevant external services.
  • Liaised with Registry staff, child dispute services and Associates within the Family and Federal Circuit Court.


  • Member of the NSW Young Lawyers - Family Law.