DA Family Lawyers


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Our Approach

With a professional team comprising some of the most respected and experienced family lawyers in Brisbane, DA Family Lawyers can offer clients qualified advice and guidance.

DA Family Lawyers prides itself on a sensitive and cost-effective approach to resolving legal issues arising out of relationship breakdown. We believe that it is important to work closely with our clients by providing them with frank, realistic and practical legal advice.

Lisa & Deborah

Deborah Awyzio | Director

Deborah commenced her experience as a lawyer in a general law firm at Ipswich, she is an accredited family law specialist and has over 16 years exclusive experience in Family Law. During this time Deborah has worked on the following cases:-

Deborah is on the panel of Independent Children’s Lawyers and Separate Representatives, which enables her to be appointed by the Court to represent the interests of children in court proceedings both in the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia and the Children’s Court of Queensland. Deborah appears regularly in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia, Family Court of Australia and the Children’s Court, often as a Solicitor Advocate, avoiding the need to retain separate counsel. Deborah is also the current vice president of the Queensland Law Society. Deborah’s approach is to work collaboratively with her clients and other practitioners to resolve disputes in a cost-effective logical manner.

Lisa Foley | Senior Managing Solicitor

Lisa has worked exclusively in family law and child protection since her admission in 2006. Lisa specialises in international family law matters, including matters falling under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. Lisa was actively involved in the well-publicised “Italian Sisters” international case. Lisa is also a qualified collaborative law practitioner and believes in collaborative law and mediation as a successful alternative to litigation.


  • Parenting
  • International family law
  • Property Settlement
  • De facto property settlement
  • Divorce
  • Child support
  • Spousal Maintenance
  • Appeals
  • Domestic Violence Order proceedings
  • Child Protection Proceedings
  • Acting as Litigation Guardian
  • Surrogacy – advising on surrogacy arrangements

Contact the team at DA Lawyers today!

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