Wendy Barry


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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.

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Wendy Barry


My Qualifications

  • 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

  • Divorce
  • 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 2017, Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession
  • Recommended Family Lawyer 2015, Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession

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Media & Blog Posts

When home is not a haven

For most of us, our homes are where we feel safe and secure. For others, a home is a hostile place where safety is not a certainty and where protecting oneself and our family is a daily struggle. It’s a day by day ritual of walking on eggshells to keep the peace and never knowing what slightest act or word will trigger...

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Podcast: Dollars and sense - make sure you understand the family finances before separation

Money is a common battleground in separation, but it’s not always a fair fight. Do you know everything about the shared finances between you and your former partner? Were you in charge of the banking? Or did you blindly trust your ex to pay the bills and make the investments? Do you know where all the money is and where...

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ABC Radio: Debunking de facto relationship myths

Many couples make the decision to never marry. “It’s just a piece of paper,” they say. What they may not realise is in the eyes of the law de facto couples are the same as married couples. TGB family law partner Wendy Barry spoke to ABC Radio Adelaide’s Narelle Graham to debunk the myths of de facto relationships. Listen...

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