Sophia Bechara – Family Law Paralegal
Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
Mediation Training Course, Australian Disputes Centre
Sophia initially joined the Unified Lawyers Family Law team in 2020 as a PLT student. Through assisting our experienced family lawyers Sophia gained invaluable experience and ignited her passion in family law. Sophia has a passion for understanding people with a particular interest in better serving their needs in the bigger picture of life and family dynamics.
Sophia’s passions originally manifested in her completion of a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Macquarie University, and also holds a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice.
Sophia has experience working on a wide array of family law matters including divorce applications, parenting disputes, property settlements, mediated matters, and care and protection of children matters.
Sophia is a strong advocate of dispute resolution processes in resolving disputes, particularly the utilisation of mediation in family law matters. Having previously completed mediator training with the Australian Dispute Centre, Sophia has a significant understanding of the benefits and processes used in mediation and is able to proficiently explain and support clients through such a process. Sophia believes that mediation is a communicative space that allows clients to improve their communication and autonomously set up new relationship dynamics for the future whilst negotiating appropriate settlement arrangements.
Nonetheless, Sophia understands that in some matters resolution can only come through initiating proceedings in the Federal Circuit Court or Family Court of Australia and will strongly advocate and guide her clients through that process.
Coming from a big family herself, Sophia recognises that communication is key to all relationships. Sophia strives to have open and prompt communications with clients, easing any queries they may have during an often-daunting process.
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