As of November 2016, Kym-Marie has been admitted to practice in Queensland for 23 years.
Her first position was on the Sunshine Coast working in a general practice with a focus on family law. Since then, Kym-Marie has worked in small to medium sized practices both in the city and regional areas of Queensland.
Over time, Kym-Marie has been exposed to most areas of family law - from a Hague convention application to relocation and recovery applications for children, working out the living arrangements for children to best provide for them, liaising with Independent Children's Representatives where required to negotiation of property settlements involving anything from the family home to trust and company structures holding significant assets. As part of this journey, Kym-Marie has undertaken the Independent Children's Lawyer coursework, and has recently had her contract to supply this valuable service extended for a further 3 years. Kym-Marie also regularly updates her knowledge through participation in seminars and membership of professional bodies and is currently undertaking a Master of Law (Applied Law - Family Law) through College of Law - a practical rather than academic study.
Kym-Marie has previously been involved with the Bundaberg Chamber of Commerce and Bundaberg Business Women's Network, an active participant with the Brisbane North Chamber of Commerce and had some articles published in Women's Network Australia, as well as presented at Queensland Law Society and Lexis Nexis seminars.
Kym-Marie is currently a regular attendee at events run by Redlands Chamber of Commerce and Bayside Women In Business. Mentoring and supporting young folk is also a longstanding interest of Kym-Marie, with previous associations with the Women of Substance (Girl Guides Australia) and National Council of Women (Qld). Whilst there is a strong focus on women in the community, Kym-Marie will represent male and female clients alike and supports the move to recognize violence against both men and women.
Kym-Marie is a member of the Family Law Section of the Law Council Australia, Child Protection Practitioners Association of Queensland and the Family Law Practitioners Association of Queensland.