Vanessa Hernandez



Admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland 2007

Admitted to the High Court of Australia 2008


Bachelor of Laws

Bachelor of Business Management

Nationally Accredited Mediator


Family Law Practitioners Association

Family Law Section of the Law Council

Gold Coast and Brisbane Family Law Pathways Network

Joined Firm




Vanessa Hernandez

Women Lawyers Association of Queensland

As a Principal at BTLawyers, I work with clients who are separating, divorced or experiencing domestic violence. This is always a really stressful time for people. They are often overwhelmed with everything they need to do regarding their finances, property and parenting matters, regardless of whether the split is amicable or not, and many simply don’t know what their rights are or even where to start.I am passionate about assisting parties to resolve matters without the need for court proceedings, and as such I have completed mediation training with Bond University, and am a Nationally Accredited Mediator.

I specifically work with people who:

  • are thinking about separating, or have recently separated, and need advice on their rights, and assistance with parenting and property matters.
  • need help with their divorce application.
  • are in a LGBTI relationship and need advice on their legal rights.
  • need legal advice on a domestic violence situation they are experiencing.

My approach to working with clients is to understand their unique circumstances and provide them with information, options and solutions to consider and assist in decision making.  I try to ensure that the relationship between my client and I is one of trust and our team aims to be a supportive resource for client’s during what is a difficult time.  I am resolution focused, and aim to work with my clients and all other parties involved in the matter to reach a suitable outcome so that you as a client, may move forward and commence building your “new normal”.

As with all the lawyers at BTLawyers, I work on a fixed fee basis, which provides peace of mind for my clients during an otherwise stressful and uncertain time.

In family law matters, the relationship between you and your lawyer is really important. If you’d like some advice on your matter, and to find out if you might like to work with me, book in for your consultation today by emailing me at or book an appointment here.

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