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Meet Deborah Awyzio

About Deborah


Deborah Awyzio is a nationally accredited mediator, arbitrator and approved family dispute resolution provider under the Family Law Regulations.

Deborah is also an accredited family law specialist and a qualified solicitor with nearly 30 years experience in family law exclusively. She was the founder of the firm D A Family Lawyers and is highly respected in the industry among her professional colleagues and former clients.

This respect is demonstrated by Deborah’s’ elected professional positions. Deborah held the position of Vice President of the Queensland Law Society for 2014 and 2015, was formerly the Queensland solicitor member for the executive of the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia and a past president of the Family Law Practitioners Association of Queensland. Deborah continues to hold the role of Senior Counsellor for the Queensland Law Society and provides ethical guidance to Queensland solicitors when required.

Deborah has undertaken mediation training at Harvard Business School and conducted hundreds of mediations in Family Law, as well as franchising disputes and estate disputes.

Deborah is recognised as a leading mediator and family lawyer on the Doyles list, which details individuals who have been specifically highlighted for their expertise, experience and reputation among their peers.

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Deborah’s family law dispute resolution and mediation experience and interest particularly lies in the following areas:

  • Property settlements and binding financial agreements
  • Child custody disputes including Hague Convention
  • Child support and spousal maintenance


Deborah believes in a fair and equitable approach for all parties to settlements. Known by her colleagues as taking a no-nonsense approach, Deborah is an unbiased and independent mediator. Her sole focus during mediation is to use her years of family law experience to resolve the participants’ issues with purpose and respect so that people can move on with their lives.

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History & Expertise


  • Bachelor of Information Technology (QUT) 1996
  • Bachelor of Laws (QUT) 1996
  • Accredited Family Law Specialist (Queensland Law Society) 2006
  • Practice Management Course (Queensland Law Society) 2005
  • National Accredited Mediator
  • National Accredited Arbitrator
  • Registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner

Professional memberships

  • Queensland Law Society
  • Family Law Practitioners Associations Queensland
  • Australia Law Council Family Law Section
  • Australian Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators
  • Queensland Association of Collaborative Practitioners


  • Supreme Court of Queensland 1996
  • High Court of Australia 1998


  • Senior Counsellor – Queensland Law Society
  • Former President of Family Law Practitioner’s Association Queensland (2011, 2012)
  • Former Vice President of the Queensland Law Society (2014, 2015)
  • Former chair of the Professional Conduct Committee – Queensland Law Society
  • Former solicitor member of the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia
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