Help­ing fam­i­lies work through dif­fi­cult times

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SARAH Adams, who moved to the Gar­den City in 2009, is an as­so­ciate at Mur­doch Lawyers’ Toowoomba fam­ily law team and loves the re­ward­ing as­pect of her job.

“I re­ally en­joy sup­port­ing peo­ple to nav­i­gate a re­ally tough time in their lives and com­ing up with prac­ti­cal and work­able ar­range­ments both for chil­dren and prop­erty,” Sarah said.

“The best part is be­ing able to work with a va­ri­ety of dif­fer­ent peo­ple to move through a re­ally tough pe­riod in their life.

“I like work­ing to­gether to put in place ar­range­ments that work for them and their kids and/or their fi­nan­cial sit­u­a­tion.”

Sarah ini­tially stud­ied law be­cause she was un­sure what di­rec­tion to take ca­reer-wise and thought it would al­ways en­able her to find work.

It was af­ter work­ing as a me­di­a­tor at a fam­ily re­la­tion­ship cen­tre dur­ing her study that she re­alised she loved the pro­fes­sion and the fam­ily side of law.

She has con­tin­ued her ca­reer path in fam­ily law.

With a hus­band and two small chil­dren, Sarah is no stranger to the chal­lenges of par­ent­hood.

She en­cour­aged any­body look­ing for sup­port and as­sis­tance to nav­i­gate through life af­ter sep­a­ra­tion to get in con­tact.

“I can as­sist with di­vorces, chil­dren’s ar­range­ments or fi­nan­cial mat­ters,” Sarah said.

“An­other re­ally in­ter­est­ing part of my job is draft­ing fi­nan­cial agree­ments that can put in place ar­range­ments just in case of sep­a­ra­tion, like the Aus­tralian ver­sion of a pre-nup­tial agree­ment.”

Most days of the week Sarah can be found work­ing up a sweat at Toowoomba CrossFit and has just started nav­i­gat­ing some of the great trails through Ju­bilee Park and Red­wood.

“We re­ally en­joy be­ing out­side and Toowoomba has lots of great parks and ac­tiv­i­ties,” Sarah said.

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TRUSTED REP­RE­SEN­TA­TION: Sarah Adams, As­so­ciate in Mur­doch Lawyers Toowoomba Fam­ily Law team.

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