Kristy Fuge

Senior Associate
Kristy Fuge

Kristy is an Accredited Family Law Specialist. She has experience in all aspects of family law with a focus on complex, high net worth property disputes involving corporate and trust structures and often third party interests.

Kristy also has specialist knowledge and experience in negotiating and litigating parenting matters (including cases involving allegations of abuse, domestic and international relocations, recovery orders), intervention orders, child support, de facto claims, injunctive relief and restraining orders, financial agreements, divorce and spousal maintenance.

During her studies, Kristy worked as an articled clerk specialising in family law.  Following her graduation, Kristy held the position of Deputy Associate to Federal Magistrate Keith Wilson of what was then known as the Federal Magistrates Court of Australia (now the Federal Circuit Court of Australia).  She was admitted to practice in 2006 and has predominately practised in family law at specialist family law firms in Brisbane and Melbourne.

Kristy has a detailed knowledge of the Court processes and cases involved in family law and understands the financial and emotional impacts of litigation on parties and their children. She is committed to providing a high level of client care and achieving optimal results for her clients using methods which best suit their circumstances.

Kristy is Co-Deputy Chair of the Maintenance and Property Sub-Committee of the Family Law Section of the Law Institute of Victoria.  She also serves on the Courts’ Practice Sub-Committee and is a member of the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia and the Family Law Section of the Law Institute Victoria. 

In 2018, Kristy co-authored and presented a paper with her colleague Kylie Sanders at the Legalwise Family Law Conference addressing third party rights under the Family Law Act 1975.  Titled “Section 90AE – The Impossibly Elusive Dream”, the paper examined in detail the power of the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court to make orders relating to third parties, including altering their rights, property and interests.  The paper was recommended to Commissioner Professor Helen Rhoades for the Australian Law Reform Commission’s Review of the Family Law System, and requested for the purpose of their research.

Kristy has been recognised as a Rising Star in the peer reviewed Doyle’s Guide for both 2018 and 2019.  

Doyle's Guide - Family Law Rising Stars - Melbourne, 2019

Family Law Rising Stars - Victoria, 2019

Rising Star - Kristy Fuge, Taussig Cherrie Fildes - Melbourne

 
Doyle's Guide - Family Law Rising Stars - Victoria, 2018

Family Law Rising Stars - Victoria, 2018

Rising Star - Kristy Fuge, Taussig Cherrie Fildes - Melbourne

 
Family Law Accredited Specialist
Family Law Accredited SpecialistDoyle's Guide - Family Law Rising Stars - Melbourne, 2019

Case Law Overview from Kristy Fuge

Kelby & Kelby [2017] FamCA 438

Does Capital Gains Tax form part of the “legal costs of sale” of a property?

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Ryers & Ryers [2017] FamCA 429

When will the court make orders freezing a bank account or requiring a spouse to leave their home?

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Publications by Kristy Fuge

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