Caldwell Family Lawyers has an expert team of lawyers
with their entire focus on family law issues, our client’s can be
rest assured their matter is in experienced hands.

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Caldwell Family Lawyers is based on the Gold Coast & Brisbane and exclusively focus of practice to the area of family law. We offer quality legal services and a resolution and service focused approach to our clients’ needs.

Our team of family lawyers and support staff are professional, approachable and uncomplicated. We provide family law advice in plain English to clients from all spectrums, during and after marriage and relationships.

We deal in all areas of family law, including but not limited to separation, property settlement, parenting, children’s matters, domestic violence, financial agreements, divorce, child support, spousal maintenance, child abduction, child relocation and binding financial agreements.

At Caldwell Family Lawyers we work as a team to ensure our client’s receive the best possible service and advice.  We know the law, we know the issues you are facing, and we are committed to helping our client’s through what can be a very difficult process and experience.

Our lawyers are experienced in all areas of family law, offering practical solutions and solid legal advice. Importantly our entire focus is getting our clients the best outcome possible and enabling them to positively move forward with their life.


Caralee Fontenele Director

Caralee Fontenele


Caralee is the managing partner at Caldwell Family Lawyers. She is a highly skilled family lawyer..

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Jenni Weick Senior Associate

 Jenni Weick

 Senior Associate

Jenni is a Senior Associate and practices in all areas of family law, including parenting and property disputes, domestic violence and child protection matters.


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Toni-Lee Saunders-Locke Associate



Intelligent and hard-working with an in-depth understanding of family law..

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Danielle Karlos Senior Lawyer

Danielle Karlos

Senior Lawyer

Danielle is a senior lawyer with more than 5 years experience in Family Law.


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Jill Wolff Solicitor

Jill Wolff


Jill started her legal career at Caldwell Family Lawyers in 2013. She was admitted to practice law in July 2014. Jill is a compassionate family lawyer with a focus on achieving the best outcomes for her clients.

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Rebecca Halpin Solicitor

Rebecca Halpin


Rebecca is a client-focussed family lawyer who is regarded as empathetic and hard-working. She is passionate about assisting clients to navigate the legal system, promoting a positive approach to post-separation life, with a focus on resolving family law matters quickly and efficiently…..

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Joanna Fowler Solicitor

Joanna Fowler


Joanna is a family law solicitor who recently started her career at Caldwell Family Lawyers in February 2019.  Joanna graduated from Western Sydney University in September 2011 and was admitted to practice in Queensland in October 2013

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Rachel Shannon-Hooper Office Manager


Office Manager

Rachel is the friendly voice that greets you when you telephone our office..

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Chiara Gerard Personal Assistant & Legal Administrative Assistant

Chiara Gerard

Legal Administrative Assistant

Chiara has been with Caldwell Family Lawyers since June 2015 starting out as the firm’s receptionist and progressed….

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Michelle Campbell Accounts Manager

Michelle Campbell

Accounts Manager

Michelle is our office accounts manager. Michelle is our newest team member and brings with her a wealth of experience in running accounts departments…

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Tiarna Malcolm Receptionist

Tiarna Malcolm


Tiarna Malcolm is our newest addition to the firm and is a fresh face to the Law industry…

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Caldwell Family Lawyers are proud members of the Family Law Practitioners’ Association of Qld Ltd. The Family Law Practitioners’ Association (FLPA) is Queensland’s leading professional body representing those who work in family law. FLPA aims to be Queensland’s leading voice for family law practitioners on major issues of concern.



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