Welcome to Doolan Callaghan Family Lawyers

Our Lawyers

Family and financial security are two of the most important things in life. When you need help in these areas, only the best will do.

Doolan Callaghan is one of the strongest names in family law and our team of dedicated specialists are leaders in their field. You can confidently put your trust in us to achieve the best outcome for you.

Meet Our Family Law Specialist Team:

Northern Beaches Lawyer Deborah Callaghan
Deborah Callaghan

Deborah is the Principal of Doolan Callaghan Family Lawyers and is a NSW Law Society Accredited Specialist in Family Law and a longstanding Member of the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia. Deborah is also a qualified Collaborative Lawyer. Deborah is dedicated to helping couples reach agreement about issues that arise following the breakdown of their relationship. Her commitment and practical approach together with her extensive family law experience ensures her clients receive a unique and personal service and optimum outcomes.

Northern Beaches Solicitor Jodie Anderson
Jodie Anderson

Jodie is a Senior Associate and NSW Law Society Accredited Specialist in Family Law. Jodie has been assisting family law clients for more than ten years on the Northern Beaches. Jodie is committed to using alternative dispute resolution and mediation wherever possible to resolve matters quickly and efficiently without the involvement of Court. Where this is not possible, Jodie is experienced in representing clients at all stages of the court process. Jodie is passionate about family law and helping clients to find the best solution for their family.

Family Lawyer Christine La Cava
Christine La Cava

Christine is a NSW Law Society Accredited Specialist in Family Law. Christine’s broad experience, understanding nature and many years of experience in Family Law ensures a sensitive, practical and efficient approach. Christine places a strong emphasis on family dispute resolution, mediation and effective negotiation with the aim of resolving matters formalised in Consent Orders, whenever possible, without the need for client’s to appear in Court. Christine cares deeply about her clients and finding the best solution for them.

Family Solicitor Helen Irga
Helen Irga

Helen is a highly experienced family lawyer and an Accredited Specialist in Family Law who is dedicated to helping her clients resolve their family law matters. Helen is keenly aware that most people who seek Family Law advice from her are experiencing an extremely difficult period in their lives. She possesses a committed approach to securing the best possible outcome for all clients as expeditiously as possible. Helen’s strong communication and interpersonal skills also ensure that the best needs of her clients are met.

Family Mediation Solicitor Janine De Saxe
Janine De Saxe

Janine has been practicing as a Family Lawyer since the late 1980s, and became an Accredited Specialist in Family Law in 1993. She has extensive experience in all areas of Family Law, including property settlements, both de facto and married, parenting disputes, child support issues and spousal maintenance. Janine is skilled at resolving emotionally fraught and contentious disputes by way of negotiations and conciliation. When litigating, she facilitates cost-effective and smooth proceedings.

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Christopher Lapointe

Chris was admitted as a solicitor in 1991 and is an experienced family lawyer with a “settlement focused” approach. Chris has extensive commercial business experience through previous self employment in the finance industry and understands complicated company and trust structures which are helpful in resolving complex financial disputes arising in Family Law matters. Being commercially minded helps Chris settle his property related matters for his clients in a timely and cost effective manner.

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Margie O’Neill

Margie has a practical, empathic and determined approach in helping clients achieve the best possible outcome for them and their family. This includes assisting clients with property settlements, parenting arrangements, child support issues, de facto matters and relocation disputes. Wherever possible, Margie tries to resolve issues without the intervention of the Court. If required however, she is a dedicated and confident lawyer who can successfully represent her client’s best interests in the Courtroom.