I have practiced in family law for over 8 years, across a range of property settlement, parenting and domestic violence matters.
A family lawyer’s role is unique and we have to remember that we are guiding people through what is often the most stressful and daunting time of their lives. It is therefore important to ensure that our professional relationship with clients also includes elements of both compassion and empathy.
Although I enjoy the advocacy work that comes with courtroom litigation, I have a keen interest in mediation and assisting clients to try and ensure that their matters are resolved as efficiently as possible and without the need to resort to litigation, wherever possible.
No client circumstances are ever the same and I am passionate about using my experience to ensure that clients feel seen, heard and properly supported throughout the family law system. We have good working relationships with other professionals such as accountants, mortgage brokers and counsellors which means that we offer a holistic approach to clients in relation to their particular matter.
Outside of law-land, I enjoy keeping fit (particularly strength training), spending time with my children and getting outdoors as much as possible. I am the president of my children’s daycare Management Committee and also a member of the Mackay Community Visitors Association.
- Bachelor of Laws
- Bachelor of Arts
- Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice
Memberships & Associations
- Member of the Queensland Law Society
- Member of the Mackay District Law Association
- Member of the North Queensland Law Association
- Member of the Family Law Practitioners Association of Queensland
- Member of the Law Council Australia – Family Law Association
- Member of the Women Lawyers Association of Queensland and Australian Women Lawyers Limited
- Member of the Queensland Family Law Pathways Network (Mackay-Whitsunday)
- Volunteer at Mackay Community Legal Centre
- Volunteer at Women’s Legal Service Queensland
- Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland
- Solicitor of the High Court of Australia
What our clients have to say
“Was good to be heard and advised by James and Ruth was great while James was away. Gemma is an asset to your front desk. Also Peta who did my Will explained documents well.”
"Peta Krarup has been wonderful throughout the whole process, I am very impressed."
Edward & Yvonne
"We found Peta really efficient with a lovely personal touch."
"Used for two matters now and both results in my favour."
"My praise and gratitude to Peta and her team cannot be explained. Being the first time having to use legal services was daunting and emotional. Peta always showed professionalism but had empathy for my circumstances. I truly bel... Read More
Ron & Jill
"Our experience with your firm was very emotional in the beginning, but James listened and obviously cared about our situation. Peta handled our case very personally and Tanya very politely answered any questions I had when Peta was not available.... Read More
"You guys were an absolute pleasure to deal with. I can’t thank Peta enough and I am extremely happy with the outcome."
"My praise and gratitude to Peta and her team cannot be explained. Being the first time having to use legal services was daunting and emotional. Peta always showed professionalism but had empathy for my circumstances. I truly believe I would not have received the results without her knowledge and willingness to support my needs and wants. Words cannot express the gratitude and respect I feel for Peta and her team they took the stress off my shoulders and always made me feel at ease."
Ron & Jill
"Our experience with your firm was very emotional in the beginning, but James listened and obviously cared about our situation. Peta handled our case very personally and Tanya very politely answered any questions I had when Peta was not available. Thank you all for your help.”