Catriona Kilgallon advises and acts for clients in matters relating to children including suitable parenting arrangements and more complex matters such as relocations, recovery matters, domestic violence, child abuse, adoptions, and surrogacy arrangements. She advises clients regularly regarding property settlements (including complex matters involving businesses, trusts, self-managed superannuation funds, overseas assets, farming matters and international jurisdictions), spousal maintenance, child support and child support agreements. Ms Kilgallon is experienced in negotiating and mediation, and has negotiated settlements in both parenting and property matters. When disputes are unable to be resolved by way of alternate dispute resolution, she represents clients in Family Court proceedings. Ms Kilgallon has acted as counsel in many Family Court hearings and has appeared as either junior counsel or an instructor in trials in both the Family Court of Western Australia and the Full Court of the Family Court of Australia. In the event parties are able to reach agreement regarding their parenting arrangements and their financial matters, Ms Kilgallon is highly experienced in formalising such agreements by way of consent or binding financial agreements and assisting in the implementation of the Orders. Should the need arise, she is also experienced in enforcing those agreements through the Family Court. Prior to joining Lavan in 2015, Ms Kilgallon was a senior associate in the family law practice of a commercial law firm and formerly worked at a specialist family law firm in Subiaco for four years. She also worked in two top-tier commercial firms in Ireland and the UK.