Romana Simic is a Senior Associate at GTC Lawyers and the Perth 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
- Contact Services and the Family Court
- Joint Tenants in the Family Court (WA)
- 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 wife who came to seek legal advice in relation to property proceedings commenced following separation from her husband.
The parties had attempted to negotiate property matters prior to the wife commencing proceedings but to no avail. Once in the Family Court, the parties were ordered to attend a conciliation conference to attempt to negotiate the property proceedings before the matter proceeded to trial.
The negotiations were difficult, but Ms Simic assisted the wife to negotiate the orders she wanted.
This case illustrates the importance of having quality representation and carefully tailored advice to resolve your legal matters, including matters where you wish to avoid proceeding to trial.
The client said,“Thankyou for your support and expertise in court on Wednesday, I definitely couldn’t of done it without you .”
Our solicitor Romana Simic assisted a mother in relation to relocation parenting proceedings she had commenced following separation from her husband.
With Romana's assistance, the mother was finally able to obtain interim orders allowing her to relocate. This resolved the client’s issue and the frustration of not being able to move closer to her family.
This case illustrates the importance of having quality representation and carefully tailored advice to resolve your legal matters, including when you wish to relocate with your children following separation to obtain support from your family.
The client said, 'thank you so much for the result.'
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!”