“Kristy is an Accredited Specialist in Family Law and a Partner of the firm, with a passionate commitment to working with her clients to create the best solutions regarding all facets of family law.

Accredited Specialist


Kristy has a depth of experience as an advocate in court matters as well as in settling matters without the need for litigation. Kristy understands that a family separation is one of the most difficult situations that a person can face and demonstrates professionalism and understanding when dealing with her clients.

Kristy’s practice includes:

  • Property matters
  • Parenting matters
  • Divorce
  • De facto property and parenting matters
  • Binding financial agreements and pre-nuptial agreements
  • Relocation matters

Kristy joined Watkins Tapsell in June 2007 and, prior to that, worked as a solicitor in the area of child protection. Kristy has practiced Family Law in the Sutherland Shire for almost 10 years.
Having completed her law degree in 2004,Kristy  was admitted as a Legal Practitioner in New South Wales in 2005 and achieved her Specialist Accreditation in 2013. Kristy has a background in education and is a qualified teacher.