Frances Maatouk – Senior Family Lawyer
Bachelor of Law & Bachelor of Commerce
Frances is an experienced family lawyer with a strong passion for family law.
Since her admission as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW, Frances has always focussed on the field of family and divorce law. Frances has worked in both suburban and city firms and she is able to connect with a range of client’s and adapt to their needs based on their varying situations.
Frances is committed to working hard for her client’s and always attempts to achieve the best outcome she can. Frances’ clients appreciate her ability to take the commercial approaches to resolving their cases, while maintaining empathy and understanding their emotions.
Frances has extensive experience in family law, de-facto and same sex relationships, including but not limited to property settlements, parenting disputes, child support and divorce.
Frances’ family law team was rated top three best Family Lawyers in Sydney for 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.
Frances also specialises in wills, estate planning and probate matters. Frances’ experience in this complex area of the law allows her to put into place strategic structures like testamentary trusts, which provide savings and protection to beneficiaries, including: tax flexibility, asset protection and capital gains tax benefits.
Frances ensures to communicate regularly with her client’s so that they remain informed each step along the way.
Frances’ effective communication, professionalism and interpersonal skills enable her to develop strong lasting relationships with her clients, based on trust understanding and respect ensuring she achieves the best results for them.
Frances also speaks Arabic fluently and can assist Arabic speaking clients with their matters.
Frances understands the emotional sensitivities associated with family law and probate matters.
This understanding drives her passion to resolve majority of her matters outside of the Court system- without compromising the best possible outcome for her client’s.