Accredited Family Law Specialist


Beata Leszczuk is an Accredited Family Law Specialist and has nearly 20 years experience advising client’s on all facets of family law, including:-

–          parenting and financial cases;

–          divorce;

–          international family law matters, including relocation and Hague Convention matters;

–          pre-nuptial and post-nuptial Financial Agreements for married and de-facto couples;

–          domestic / family violence;

–          child support / departure applications;

–          spousal maintenance;

–          cross – jurisdictional matters (between Australia and New Zealand); and

–          complex property matters involving intricate business structures, including corporate and / or trusts entities and third parties and / or creditors.

Beata is dedicated to assisting clients to resolve matters through alternate dispute resolution processes including negotiation, mediation and arbitration, before invoking the pathway of Court intervention and litigation. Beata recognises the importance of achieving an early and harmonious resolution for her clients to reduce stress during what can be a highly emotional and difficult time.

Beata’s aim is to work closely with her clients to develop a strategy to progress their matter in an efficient and cost effective manner. Where necessary, she collaborates with many other reputable and trusted professionals, including accountants, forensic experts, valuers, counsellors, psychologists, psychiatrists, barristers and other solicitors, to achieve the best resolution for her clients.

Whilst being tactical in the manner in which she progresses her matters, Beata is empathetic to her client’s needs in guiding, supporting and preparing them through the various stages of their matter, be that alternate dispute resolution and / or Court proceedings.

Beata understands the emotional toll that separation can have on families, which is why she is passionate about what she does and is dedicated in helping her clients through their separation.

Our team’s speciality family law areas

Can I add back money my ex-partner has spent into our property pool?

15 February 2022, By Niki Schomberg of Hartley Family Law     When reviewing transactions in your ex-partner’s bank statements, it can be a tough pill to swallow seeing them spend significant funds on luxury holidays, fine dining and designer clothes, particularly …

I have Crypto, how does it get treated in my property settlement?

15 June 2022, By Sara Ser of Hartley of Family Law     Digital assets such as cryptocurrencies (think Bitcoin and Ethereum) are not new and by now, most of us know someone or are someone who has dabbled, if not regularly …

Am I in a De facto Relationship?

17 March 2022, By Emily Woodhouse of Hartley of Family Law     A common question asked by clients is, “is there / was there a de facto relationship between my partner and I?”  There is often a lot of confusion because …

Can I record conversations with my ex-partner?

1 March 2022, By Tom Hartley of Hartley Family Law     In Queensland, it is lawful to record a conversation with another person if you are a party to that conversation, even where you are recording the conversation without the other …

Family Law and COVID-19 Vaccinations for Children

3 February 2022, By Stephanie Barnes of Hartley Family Law     Family law and COVID-19 vaccinations for children Among the many queries we have received relating to the COVID-19 pandemic (i.e. travel of children where parents live interstate, children travelling between …

My Ex has withheld our children from my care… what can I do?

15 December 2021, By Niki Schomberg of Hartley Family Law     Unfortunately, this is a question we are commonly asked over the Christmas period when tensions in separated families can often run high. While it may be your first thought to …

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