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.

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.

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.

Elise Fordham

Elise is an experienced family lawyer, who has worked exclusively in family law related matters throughout her career. Elise has extensive experience in domestic violence, and has successfully represented clients in all areas of family law in NSW and QLD, including de facto relationships, same sex relationships, spousal maintenance, property matters, international child abduction, contravention applications and children’s matters in mediation, arbitration and litigation, all the way from the Federal Circuit Court up to Appellate level. Elise’s approach is pragmatic, strategic and tailored for each client; whether they be low income or high net worth clients.

Rowena Grenenger

Rowena Grenenger is experienced in all areas of family law. Rowena’s pragmatic, professional and empathetic approach allows her to find the best possible solution so that her clients can move on with their lives. Rowena is aware of the financial and emotional toll of litigation and works hard to achieve early resolution of matters through negotiation and alternative dispute resolution without the involvement of the Court wherever possible. However, where litigation is unavoidable Rowena is a strong and persuasive advocate and her extensive litigation experience assists in achieving the best possible outcome for her clients.