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Attwood Marshall Lawyers welcome Family Law Senior Associate Carlu Booth as we grow our Family Law team


Attwood Marshall Lawyers are excited to announce the new appointment of a highly experienced Family Law Senior Associate to our growing Family Law department, explains Legal Practice Director Jeff Garrett.


Carlu Booth, who was raised in Melbourne, has resided on the Gold Coast for the past 30 years. Growing up, Carlu always knew she wanted to work in law, specifically in family law.

She has worked in the legal industry for over 20 years, having completed her Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) at Griffith University, where she received the Top Graduate Award. Following the completion of her studies at Griffith University, Carlu commenced practising exclusively in family law at a boutique law firm on the Gold Coast whilst completing her Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice at the Queensland College of Law.

Carlu was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland in early 2011.

She is a member of the Queensland Law Society, the Family Law Practitioners Association and the Gold Coast District Law Association.

As a solicitor practising exclusively in Family Law, Carlu’s focus is on assisting clients in finding practical and cost-effective legal solutions, whether it be by negotiation and mediation or through Court proceedings. Carlu is acutely aware that each family law matter is as unique as each family, and she is driven to achieve the best outcomes for her clients in a confidential and sympathetic environment.

Carlu shares Attwood Marshall Lawyers’ intent to help people and change their lives for the better, as she finds it most rewarding to help families through tough times, for many usually the most challenging time of their lives.

She was attracted to the newly created role at Attwood Marshall Lawyers because of the firm’s strong reputation, long-standing history of achieving successful results, community engagement, and the office’s positive cultural environment.

Carlu’s expertise lies in:

  • Parenting disputes
  • Property settlements
  • Divorce
  • Mediation and dispute resolution
  • Financial Agreements
  • De Facto Relationships
  • Domestic and family violence-related matters
  • Spousal Maintenance
  • Surrogacy and Adoption

When Carlu is not working, she enjoys spending time with family and friends and meeting new people.

The need for experienced family lawyers

Family lawyers are seeing a jump in the number of people seeking advice about separation and parenting arrangements since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit our shores. This is one of the reasons why Attwood Marshall Lawyers are expanding the Family Law department to ensure we can meet the community’s demand in this space and help as many clients and their families as possible.

Unfortunately, domestic and family violence also continues to be one of our country’s most significant health and welfare issues. There is increased pressure on those most vulnerable in our community and a drastic need for skilled practitioners who can assist people experiencing domestic and family violence. Carlu will be an asset to our firm and her clients as she brings vast experience in this space. She is passionate about guiding her clients to a positive resolution to break the cycle of violence.

Family law is a complex area of law that requires a skilled and experienced practitioner to ensure disputes can be resolved quickly, minimising conflict as much as possible. We believe we have one of the strongest family law teams who offer diverse and specialist skills to support our clients with their matters.

Attwood Marshall Lawyers – helping families resolve disputes effectively

When families are facing contentious issues, we understand the stakes are high and how important it is to have the best family lawyer on your side. We offer considered legal action by an expert team who understand that your children, your home, and your family are the most important things to you.

Our family law team includes 5 family lawyers, supported by paralegals and the department manager.  The team are well-versed in assisting clients with divorceproperty settlementsbinding financial agreementsparenting disputes and spousal maintenance, domestic and family violence, and estate planning.

Our staff are trained to listen and connect to understand what matters most to our clients. We will assess the situation, help set goals, and formulate a strategy that will achieve the desired outcome.

To make an appointment with Carlu or any of our dedicated family lawyers, please contact our Family Law Department Manager Donna Tolley, on direct line 07 5506 8241, email or free call our 24/7 phone line on 1800 621 071.

Find out more about our family law services:

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Jeff Garrett

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Wills & Estates, Estate Litigation, Property & Commercial, Compensation Law, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Law, Racing & Equine Law

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The contents of this article are considered accurate as at the date of publication. The information contained in this article does not constitute legal advice and is of a general nature only. Readers should seek legal advice about their specific circumstances. 

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