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Our Team 

Marie Fedorov


Marie Fedorov is the Director of FEDOROV Family Lawyers and Family Mediation Station.


With 15 years experience as a Family Lawyer and with her collaborative law skills and mediation skills, Marie is a thought leader in Family Law offering a unique approach to family law matters focusing on out of Court solutions to stop the heartache so that her clients can move on with their lives.


Marie offers support and guidance through FEDOROV Family Lawyers unique Separation and Support Service to emotionally support our clients and empowering them to make considered decisions when negotiating outcomes. Combined with a friendly nature Marie is not only dedicated to understanding Client’s needs but is also dedicated to thinking outside the square whilst providing professional advice to Clients in a timely and cost effective fashion. Marie is a thought leader in Family Law and is hands down one of the top female lawyers on the Gold Coast.


In her spare time, Marie loves spending time with her husband and two little boys, running (and running after her boys) cooking up a storm and travel.


Natasha Harris

Head of Family Law, Gold Coast

Natasha has practised exclusively in family law for almost 10 years.

Natasha is passionate about helping her clients resolve their property settlement matters as quickly and as cost effectively as possible. She often receives positive feedback and referrals from her clients are grateful for her experience and honest advice.

Natasha has a particular interest in alternate dispute resolution which can often achieve a more efficient, discrete and harmonious resolution for clients. In her spare time, Natasha enjoy spending time with family and friends and travelling.


Michelangelo Benedetti

Senior Associate

Michelangelo is a diversified legal practitioner with almost 9 years post-admission experience. He has 6 years of focused family law experience on the Gold Coast and Brisbane. Michelangelo is an experienced negotiator of dispute and has a record of handling high volume of cases, while forming excellent client relations and obtaining quality outcomes across the spectrum of family law matters. He is also a capable solicitor-advocate and trusted advisor, having represented numerous clients both in court proceedings and mediations.


Between 2018 and 2020, Michelangelo took up a legal in-house role with the headquarters of an international non-governmental organization, working in corporate governance and compliance, property and land, contracts, banking, taxation, privacy, employment and litigation.


In 2021, he returned to the field of family and re-joined Fedorov Family Lawyers, having worked at the firm previously between 2016 and 2018.


Michelangelo has a particular interest in forms of alternate dispute resolution, such as mediation, and how they can help clients achieve better outcomes without the need for expensive and protracted litigation.


In his spare time, Michelangelo enjoys spending time with his family and playing soccer. He is an avid supporter of his favourite team, Juventus FC.

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Laura Muccitelli

Senior Associate

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Daniel Ulaszyn

Senior Associate

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Caroline Cavanagh

Caroline Cavanagh

Senior Associate

Caroline has over ten years post-admission experience and has worked across a range of legal sectors and practice areas. In the practice of family law she draws upon her knowledge of debt and finance and combines these with up to date legal principles to assist clients navigate the difficult process of separation with dignity.


Caroline also has a special interest in working with clients committed to generational wealth preservation through effective estate planning. By drawing on her understanding of taxation and experience as a wealth coach and building trust with clients to fully understand their assets and personal goals, Caroline tailors estate planning solutions for each client. Her practice portfolio also includes deceased estates administration, contested estates and superannuation claims.


Caroline enjoys contributing to her local and global community. Whilst practicing in the South Burnett, Caroline worked with a team of women to found South Burnett Women and deliver the Ellen Mary Kent Hughes Memorial Scholarship. Caroline has also mentored several early career lawyers and contributes to community projects where she can.


When not making memories with her wonderful husband and two young boys you might catch her hitting the iron or climbing a mountain at dawn.

Elodie Drevelle

Elodie Drevelle

Family Lawyer

Elodie completed a Juris Doctor from Bond University in 2016. Elodie has also studied international business and marketing in France. Elodie is fluent in both French and English.

Since her admission, Elodie has practised exclusively in family law on the Gold Coast.


Elodie pays close attention to the needs of each client in order to identify the best way to resolves issues quickly and cost effectively.

In her spare time, Elodie enjoys traveling, staying active, and spending time at the beach with her French Bulldog, George.

Ruiqi Bai

Ruiqi Bai

Family Lawyer

Ruiqi completed her Juris Doctor at Bond University in 2017. She was shortly admitted in 2018. She speaks fluent English and mandarin.


Ruiqi has a strong passion in family law. Her objective is to assist clients to reach an agreement with an affordable solution and to navigate the Court process when necessary. Ruiqi understands the emotional experience following separation and would like to have her clients feel as comfortable as she can.


Erin McEvoy

Law Graduate

Erin is our Law Graduate at FEDOROV Family Lawyers. She is young, ready and passionate about law and is currently studying her Bachelor of Laws at Bond University. After spending her first year out of school working and travelling she is ready to see what the law industry has to offer for her future.


Erin spends her own time down at the beach, out with friends and playing netball.


Tessa Hankey

Practice Manager

Tessa is the Practice Manager and Separation Support Manager at FEDOROV Family Lawyers. Tessa’s passion is supporting clients through a very difficult time in their lives, she believes that with someone by your side it makes separating a little less overwhelming. Tessa also supports each member of the team to be the best that they can be. Tessa stands by her motto “The holistic support team caring for you!!”, which is evident in the caring nature of the team. We aren’t just a family law firm, we are there with our clients each step of the way!


Family and friends are most important to Tessa. She even incorporates going to the gym with her friends to motivate each other. Tessa’s other love is walking every day with her labradoodle dog Roxy.


Come in and say hello to Tessa who will take care of you throughout the separation process.


Karen Ovens

Chief Financial Officer

Karen is our CFO and brings to the practice over 20 years commercial and corporate experience.


In her spare time Karen enjoys travelling and spending time with family and friends.

Joanna Burnett

Joanna Burnett

Separation Consultant

Joanna Burnett is a professional counsellor qualifying in 2003 with a Bachelor of Social Work from Deakin University. Joanna worked in the NSW local magistrate’s courts supporting people experiencing domestic violence and counselling/groups for families in the Tweed Shire.


She started her private practice in both NSW/QLD as a counsellor in 2006 working with families, individuals and couples. Joanna continued to work in her counselling practice part time and in 2005 worked in a psychiatric hospital, with inpatients experiencing depression, anxiety, PTSD, complex trauma and other mental health issues for over 10 years, whilst completing a Masters in Forensic Mental Health in 2013 with Griffith University.


Since 2017, Joanna has been working both in counselling and assessing separating couples in collaboration with family lawyers. She has commenced a Masters by Thesis in 2018 researching family violence and mediation with Southern Cross University.

Jay Verrico

Jay Verrico

Separation and Life Coach

Jay draws from a wealth of over 20 years’ experience enabling and developing others personally and professionally. With an intuitive and empathetic approach to coaching and mentoring, Jay’s exceptional communication skills create a strong personal drive to help others achieve their full potential.


Going through a separation can leave you feeling stuck in a negative place with little direction or even knowledge of who you are! Jay’s gentle structured approached will support you to move forward with your journey towards a new life.

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Kristy Shepherd

Legal Secretary

Coming soon…


Lateesha Bell

Legal Secretary

Lateesha has worked as a Legal Assistant in the area of Family Law for 9 years. Her empathetic nature is something that our clients really appreciate as go through the emotional Divorce process.


In her spare time, Lateesha enjoys travelling, spending time at the beach, jet skiing and catching up with friends and family.


Dawn Young

Accounts Administrator

Dawn is the Accounts Administrator at FEDOROV Family Lawyers.


She brings over 15 years Legal Accounting experience to the practice and also a wealth of knowledge from other industries.


Dawn enjoys spending her free time with her family and friends and loves to travel whenever she can.

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Fiona Whittaker

Accounts Assistant

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Annette Bell

Annette Bell


Annette is our amazing and friendly Receptionist. You will see her smiling face when you walk into our office.


Annette’s ability to comfort our clients as they head down the Divorce path is remarkable. Her ability to assist you with your enquiries over the phone is impressive.


On weekends Annette enjoys spending time with her 3 children, catching up for a coffee and chat with friends, walking, swimming and relaxing at the beach.