"I understand the complexities of a separation and provide my clients with expert family law advice in an empathetic way, always attempting to ensure resolution of family law issues in an efficient and timely manner so clients are able to move forward with their lives"

Bridgette Kelly

Principal Lawyer | Family & Relationship Law
Bridgette is an Accredited Family & Relationship Law Specialist with the Law Institute of Victoria and has been recognised as a Recommended Family & Divorce Lawyer in Regional Victoria in the 2021 Doyle’s Guide. She acts for clients in the Geelong office in all aspects of family law including complex financial settlements and parenting disputes.

Bridgette joined Coulter Legal in 2020 and has solely practiced in family law in Geelong for many years. She brings with her a wealth of experience in the ever changing and complex area of family law.

Bridgette is known for her expertise in family law with a focus on resolution, where possible, through negotiation by correspondence, roundtable conferences and mediation without the need for court proceedings.

She is also known for her quality client service, her ability to appreciate and understand her client’s needs in the highly emotional area of family law and her ability to provide appropriate and reasoned family law advice to achieve the best outcome for her clients.

Bridgette has significant involvement in the Geelong community being a Board member of the Geelong Community Foundation and a Board member of The Geelong College Council. She was a founding member of the Geelong Young Professionals and retired from the Geelong Young Professionals committee in 2019 after 10 years of involvement as a committee member.

Bridgette was the founding Chair of the Geelong Community Foundations, Philanthropy 500 committee from 2016-2019 and is an alumni of the Committee for Geelong, Leaders for Geelong Program.

Bridgette is passionate about obtaining the best possible outcomes for her clients and about the Geelong community.