Benita Crocker has worked exclusively in the area of Family Law for over twenty two years, having graduated with a double degree of Bachelor of Arts/Law in 1998. Benita became an Accredited Family Law Specialist in 2015. In 2018 she was selected to become an Independent Children’s Lawyer appointed by Victoria Legal Aid and will represent children in difficult parenting matters.
She has been recognised as a Leading Lawyer for Parenting and Children’s matters in Doyles Guide for Victoria.
Benita possesses extensive experience in all aspects of Family Law including complex children and complex property matters (international matters included), spousal maintenance, binding financial agreements, child support agreements and intervention orders.
She has previously volunteered at the Fitzroy Legal Service and Women’s Legal Service, and has also worked with the Australian Government Solicitor.
When litigation is required, she is a strong advocate and often appears at interim hearings in Court on behalf of her clients.
She is focused on resolving matters in a pragmatic, cost effective and timely manner.
Benita is kept busy with two children, and otherwise enjoys having good meals with friends, running socially and reading.
Qualifications & Memberships
- Bachelor of Law
- Bachelor of Arts
- Accredited Family law specialist
- Admitted to practice in Supreme Court of Victoria
- Admitted to practice in High Court
- Member of Law Institute of Victoria