Karissa Hannigan

Senior Lawyer

Karissa is an integral part of the firm’s Family Law team, and draws on her commercial law background to take a pragmatic and strategic approach to family law matters.

About Karissa Hannigan

Karissa was admitted to practise in 2012 and worked at one of Sydney’s leading commercial law firms before joining Ivy Law Group as a Family Lawyer in 2018.

Karissa’s family law practice covers all aspects of this emotion-charged area of law. She capably helps clients in negotiating fair outcomes in family law matters that can involve the parties reaching an agreement on property and / or parenting matters. If a matter is unable to be resolved between the parties, Karissa is diligent when preparing matters for Court and which may involve applications or a response to a Divorce, Property / Financial and / or parenting orders.

Praised as hard-working, patient and empathetic by both colleagues and clients, she always gives 100% and says the reward of working in family law comes when she sees the relief and joy her clients’ experience when she resolves their issues or dispute.

In her downtime, Karissa enjoys spending time at the beach or taking a bushwalk with her family. She is also a wordsmith who enjoys writing articles for an international website that supports parents of twins.

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