Maria Forbes
B Soc Wk (Melb)


Maria’s warm personality and extensive experience in social work and mediation reassure highly stressed clients looking for solutions to apparently insoluble parenting issues after separation and divorce.

Some of Maria’s relevant Training and Experience is as follows:

  • Registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner with the Attorney General’s Department and able to issue s60I Certificates under The Family Law Act 1975 
  • Social Worker with 30 years experience
  • Experienced in Health, Education and Welfare services
  • Lengthy Private practice as a Mediator and Report Writer in Parenting matters since 1999
  • Chairperson for Legal Aid Queensland Family Law Conferences since 1995
  • Child Protection Assessments and Reports for Children’s Court and Children’s Services Tribunal since 2001
  • Member Australian Association of Social Workers
  • Member Family Law Practitioners Association
  • Official Visitor with Department of Corrective Services for six years until June 2006


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