Romana Simic is a Senior Associate at GTC Lawyers and the Joondalup office manager. She practises primarily in family law.
After graduating from the University of Western Australia with the Bachelor of Laws, she was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Western Australia. She also holds a Masters in Applied Family Law.
She initially practiced at a small law practice where she gained experience in a wide variety of different areas of law. While Romana now practices exclusively in family law, she brings to the firm considerable experience in the areas of wills and probate, estate litigation, and commercial law.
Romana practices in all areas of family law including property settlements, child-related matters, and binding financial agreements, representing her clients in the Family Court of Western Australia, and the Children’s Court.
In addition to private client work, Romana is a trained Independent Children’s Lawyer. In this role Romana assists the Family Court in complex parenting disputes, involving a range of serious allegations including, but not limited to, family violence, physical, sexual and emotional abuse of children. Romana performs a similar role as Child Representative in Care and Protection Matters dealt with in the Children’s Court.
Accreditations & Memberships
- Member of the Law Society of Western Australia
- Member of the Family Law Practitioners’ Association of Western Australia
Success Stories and Publications
- Paid Legal Fees in Property Matters
- Are Family Trusts Part of the Asset Pool?
- Gifts in Property Settlements
- Subpoenas in the Family Court (WA)
- Children’s Court or Family Court?
- Surrogacy Law In Australia
- Changes to Restraining Orders (WA)
- Superannuation Splitting for De Facto Couples (WA)
Our solicitor Romana Simic assisted a client who was seeking financial orders following separation from her husband.
The parties had prepared consent orders without any assistance from solicitors. However, the parties had not contemplated the possibility of non-compliance with orders and had not drafted provisions to deal with these circumstances. As a result, the parties ended up in a dispute over the interpretation of the orders and a change in the circumstances following the orders being approved.
With Romana’s assistance, the parties ended up reaching an agreement regarding their changed circumstances. Romana also redrafted the consent orders and arranged for them to be approved by the court. This resolved the client’s issue and the frustration of a dispute arising from what was supposed to be an amicable separation.
This case illustrates the importance of having quality representation and carefully tailored advice to resolve your legal matters, including amicable separations where an agreement simply needs to be appropriately documented.
Our solicitor Romana Simic assisted the wife in a family law matter, where proceedings had already been commenced seeking financial orders following separation from her husband.
After changing solicitors several times and falling into financial despair, the client came to see us for advice and representation. While attending only one court event, Ms Simic managed to negotiate and resolve the matter before the court.
The client avoided having to attend further court events and a trial and was more than satisfied with the outcome of the negotiations.
This case illustrates the importance of having quality representation and carefully tailored advice to resolve your legal matter.
Our solicitor Romana Simic assisted a client who was involved in family court proceedings seeking financial orders following separation from her husband. The client had self-represented in the Family Court of WA due to her financial situation. After falling into despair, she came to see us for advice.
Ms Simic attended one consultation and managed to give the client tips and advice on how best to proceed at her next court appearance. The client continued to self-represent but came back to receive advice from Ms Simic prior to each court event.
This case illustrates the importance of a client receiving thorough legal advice even where they are intending to represent themselves in order to effectively navigate the court system and achieve the desired outcome.
The client said: “I think you're a gun and really good and informative! It has really helped with my proceedings! Thanks for all your help!”
Our solicitor Romana Simic assisted a client who was seeking both parenting and financial orders following separation from his wife. The client had been through several solicitors and had fallen into despair, before coming to see us for advice and representation in his family law matters.
After attending three court events in this matter, Ms Simic managed to negotiate a satisfactory resolution in both the parenting and financial matters, avoiding the need for the client to go through a trial in either.
This case illustrates the importance of cost effective representation and carefully tailored advice to resolve legal matters in a timely manner.
The client said, "Thank you Romana you did your best with her and did a great job. I thank you for all your help, your time and also helping me out in the best way you did financially too. I appreciate this and thank you for your kindness. You are a great lawyer, very professional and do your job well. Thanks again! Take care and all the best in life!”
Our solicitor Romana Simic assisted a client who was a husband seeking to challenge a binding financial agreement entered into with a wife.
The client’s trial date was approaching and he had been through a few different solicitors when he came to see us for advice and representation. After reviewing his matter in some detail, it became apparent that the parties had not fully explored the possibility of negotiating an outcome and avoiding the need to proceed to trial.
With the assistance of a senior barrister, Ms Simic managed to negotiate a successful outcome for the client who ended up avoiding having to go through a trial, which would have been costly and stressful.
This case illustrates the importance of quality representation, carefully tailored advice and a solicitor who understands and cares about her client’s circumstances and has experience in negotiating a good outcome.
The client gave the following feedback: “I would like to take this opportunity to firstly thank you for helping me through the recent tough family court matter I was faced with. The understanding and experience you provided me made this all so much easier to deal with. Your professionalism and empathy you showed me will not be forgotten and I promise to highly recommend your services to anyone else I may come across that requires a lawyer’s assistance.”