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Michelle Rydzewski

Michelle Rydzewski

Michelle Rydzewski


Michelle has worked in various roles within state government at the Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Public Sector Commission and Department of Finance.

From July 2012 to March 2015 Michelle was employed as a Legal Associate at the Family Court of Western Australia, where she gained extensive experience in complex property and parenting matters while working closely with Judges and Magistrates of the Family Court.

In 2015 Michelle commenced work at Leach Legal.

Who Michelle works with
Michelle practices in all areas of family law, including

Michelle also advises on and appears in the Magistrates Court in Family Violence Restraining Order matters.

  • Property settlement;
  • Family and unit trusts, inter-family loans;
  • Business and valuation disputes, third party claims;
  • Superannuation splitting;
  • children’s arrangements;
  • financial agreements;
  • Child support matters including Binding Child Support Agreements;
  • Parenting matters; and
  • Matters involving third parties from overseas.

Michelle takes a proactive, informed approach and assists clients to achieve outcomes either by agreement or through the Family Court process. Michelle regularly appears as counsel in the Family Court on divorce, property and children’s matters and has extensive experience instructing Senior and Queen’s Counsel in defended trials.

Michelle is dedicated to achieving the best possible outcome for her clients, taking into account their needs now and enforceability in the future.

Michelle graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Distinction) and Commerce from Murdoch University in 2011 and was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Western Australia in 2013.

Michelle is a member of the Family Law Practitioners’ Association of Western Australia and drafts articles in conjunction with Registrars of the Family Court aimed at junior practitioners entering family law practice.