Julie has over 40 years’ experience practising in all aspects of family law in South Australia. She has been ranked every year by the profession, though the Doyle’s guide, as one of the top family lawyers in South Australia
In 2018 she merged her very successful family law practice Alderman Redman with Adelta Legal to establish the Adelta family law unit.
Julie is an Accredited Family Law Specialist, a Nationally Accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP), an Independent Children’s Lawyer and a Nationally Accredited Mediator in Mediation Practice since 1990.
She is also a Nationally Accredited Arbitrator in family property matters and practises in Collaborative Family Law on request.
Julie accepts instructions in:
- complex property matters involving large property pools, family businesses
- spousal maintenance, child support and adult child maintenance
- sensitive and complex children’s and parenting matters including relocation
interstate and overseas
- Hague Convention matters
- surrogacy and adoption.
Julie keeps steady focus on the best interests of children and her advocacy is designed to retain co-operation, preserve goodwill and promote resolution as the preferable pathway to progress.
Experience governs Julie’s approach to the law. Julie works with clients to explore all options and to respond appropriately and speedily to a client’s needs. If litigation is necessary it will only be embarked upon after careful consideration of all other options, recognising it is hardly ever in the client’s interests to progress to lengthy, protracted litigation. If litigation is recommended it will be prepared with diligence and resolve.
Julie is the SA Representative and Director of AIFLAM (The Australian Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators). She has been on many government and non-government children’s interest boards, including the SA Government Children’s Interest Bureau, The Council of Reproductive Technology, Uniting Communities and the Children and the Family Law Committee of the Law Society.
Julie has presented numerous papers at conferences and universities both nationally and internationally on family law issues and has a particular area of legal interest in surrogacy arrangements and other alternate family formations.
Julie has been married “for a long time”, is a keen bushwalker, reads widely and enjoys the theatre and visual arts. She is an accredited volunteer guide at the Art Gallery of South Australia.