Accredited Family Law Specialist and Director at Brisbane-based Michael Lynch Family Lawyers, Amy Honan is a dedicated and passionate family lawyer. Amy is an active member of the Family Law Practitioners Association of Queensland, as well as being a member of the Queensland Law Society and the Family Law Section.
Having worked exclusively in family law since her admission in 2006, Amy became an Accredited Specialist in Family Law in 2013, and has spent 10 years as a volunteer lawyer at Caxton Legal Centre. Amy has been nominated by her peers in the profession as a leading Family & Divorce Lawyer in the Doyle’s Guide in both 2018 and 2019.
Amy’s passion and expertise lies in working with clients to achieve successful outcomes through dispute resolution and mediation without resorting to litigation. This approach is of the utmost importance when you consider the current state of affairs with the family court system in Australia; which continues to be significantly under resourced.
Continuing to broaden her research and depth of knowledge, Amy actively contributes to professional publications and education within law and other professional services industries. Most recently, Amy’s article, ‘The How to for Step Parent Adoptions’ was published in the Queensland Law Society publication, Proctor. In 2015, Amy advocated against the significant rise in the court fees for divorce applications by speaking to both Radio National and the Courier Mail. Additionally, Amy has penned and published articles on all areas of family law on behalf of Michael Lynch Family Lawyers, and continues to present webinars and seminars to various service industry professionals including accountants, financial planners, and counsellors, to ensure an accurate understanding of family law principles for professionals who come into contact with people dealing with separation.
Amy has proven dedication and experience in family law, with an enviable track record in providing sound and professional advice for her clients. Amy knows that a family law matter may be her clients’ first contact with the legal system, and understands that they just want to move on with their lives. For this reason, Amy encourages a holistic, “bigger picture” focus, right from the first meeting. For Amy, the best part of being a family lawyer is being able to help a client through a stressful and overwhelming process and achieve a great outcome without high conflict or long delays.