Wendy Barry’s entire legal career has centred on the challenges that people face when entering or separating from relationships.
Wendy’s accumulated Family Law experience has been built on a desire to help people through their most traumatic times.
She is well served by an ability to listen to her clients with sensitivity, and get straight to the heart of the most diverse and daunting matters.
Wendy’s advice on property matters has ranged from simple matters to multi Million dollar settlements, involving trusts, intricate company structures, and sometimes assets spread across the world.
In matters related to children, she helps parents to prepare care arrangements, and has kept abreast with evolving legislation.
Wendy provides advice on conflict resolution and directs clients to appropriate mediation services. She believes an ideal outcome is one where the parties are assisted to negotiate an appropriate resolution to their dispute, and the ongoing parental relationship between the parties is preserved, because regardless of separation the parties will need to have continuing communications with one another.
At varying stages of their relationships, Wendy has assisted married, non-married and samesex couples to create agreements for the protection of assets.
She is extensively experienced in preparing complex divorce applications and spousal maintenance agreements, and has lodged urgent court applications for maintenance payments.
- Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
- Bachelor of Law and Legal Practice
- Bachelor of Communications (PR and Journalism)
- Accredited Family Law Specialist
- Admitted to practice 2001
My Areas of Expertise
- Matrimonial and De Facto Relationships
- Child Issues
- Child Support
- Financial Agreements
- Spousal Maintenance
- Same Sex Relationships
My Professional Interests
- Member of Law Society of South Australia
- Board Member – Palliative Care Council South Australia
- Board Member – Football Federation South Australia
- Recommended Family Lawyer 2015, Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession
Media & Blog Posts
I've left my partner, but have no money. What can I do?
Deciding to leave your partner is never easy. Life after separation is full of uncertainties, and what stops many people from leaving a broken relationship is the fear of financial hardship. In this blog TGB family law partner Wendy Barry outlines potential financial safety nets for those considering separation but fear they...Read more
Podcast: Divorce and Your Mental Health Plan
For just about everyone facing a relationship breakdown, the psychological and emotional toll is enormous.Read more