Emma Swiatlo holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts from Monash University. She graduated from Law with First Class Honours and from Arts with a major in Psychology. She completed her Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice at Leo Cussen Centre for Law and was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Victoria.
Emma has practiced primarily in family law (including parenting matters and property settlements), representing clients in the Federal Circuit Court and the Family Court. She has also represented clients in Personal Safety and Family Violence Intervention Order matters in the Magistrates Court.
In her spare time, Emma enjoys yoga, indoor rock climbing and spending time with family and friends.
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Our solicitor Emma Swiatlo assisted the mother in a parenting matter. There were current parenting orders in place, which the father was contravening by withholding the children from the mother. The father had informed the mother that the children did not want to live with her any more.
Ms Swiatlo advised the client in relation to her options including a Contravention Application or Recovery Order proceedings.
As the client’s time with the children was scheduled to occur at the cessation of school on the day Ms Swiatlo took instructions, Ms Swiatlo arranged with the client that they attend at the children’s school and liaised with the school principal on the client’s behalf. With the assistance of the school principal and teachers, the children were passed into the client's care. The children made their wishes clear in the presence of the teacher and principal, and those wishes were significantly different to what the father had represented. Both children were overjoyed to be reconciled with their Mother.
This outcome allowed the client to avoid expensive court proceedings and opened the possibility for mediation between the parties.
Our solicitor Emma Swiatlo represented the Respondent in an Intervention Order Application. The Applicant and her children were listed as protected persons on the interim intervention order. The Respondent did not have a cross-application for an intervention order.
Prior to our engagement, the Respondent was prevented from attending the Applicant’s children’s school, which interfered with her employment duties. Ms Swiatlo assisted the client by attending in-court Dispute Settlement and negotiating on the client’s behalf.
As a result of negotiations, the Applicant agreed to resolve the matter by withdrawing her intervention order and agreed to mutual undertakings in its place. Furthermore, the Applicant agreed to remove her children from the undertaking meaning the client’s employment was no longer impacted. The client also attained protection from the Applicant by way of an undertaking made by the Applicant.
Our solicitor Emma Swiatlo represented the husband in a divorce matter. The husband had not had communication with his wife in over a year and was unsure where she was living.
Prior to our engagement, the husband’s divorce application had been adjourned on numerous occasions due to failure to comply with service obligations.
The wife had falsely presented herself online as living and working in Australia.
Ms Swiatlo assisted the client by providing the court with evidence that the wife did not work at the workplace she had presented online.
The court granted the divorce, dispensing with the need for the client to comply with the rule of personal service.
Our solicitor Emma Swiatlo represented a father who was seeking a DNA test of a child, as the child’s birth certificate identified another man as the father.
The mother had issues of ice dependence and was unable to properly care for the child. The father needed to make an urgent application for parenting orders to avoid the Department of Health and Human Services filing proceedings in the Children's Court.
Ms Swiatlo assisted the father in successfully obtaining court orders for a DNA test proving his parentage and parenting orders for the child to live with him.
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