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About Clarissa Rayward

Clarissa Rayward

Clarissa Rayward, is the Director of Brisbane Family Law Centre and is also known as the ‘Happy Family Lawyer’. As a Divorce Lawyer, Clarissa specialises in helping separating families stay out of the Family Courts and stay friends as she believes that a divorce can be a positive end to a marriage.

Divorce Specialist

Over the past 11 years Clarissa has worked as a specialist family lawyer and in that time, has helped over 2,000 Australian families through their divorce. That experience has only reinforced her belief that traditional legal processes do little to help separating families find a positive future after divorce. 

It takes more than lawyers and Courts to help families through divorce and separation in a way that ensures a positive end to a marriage. For this reason Clarissa established Brisbane Family Law Centre, a multidisciplinary practice where lawyers work alongside counsellors and financial planners to ensure that clients receive the holistic support they need at this challenging time.

Clarissa is determined to change the way Australian families experience divorce and separation for the better. She is the author of the successful ‘Happy Family Lawyer’ blog, providing weekly commentary and tips on issues relating to divorce.  She has also started an online education series ensuring separating families all over Australia can share in her knowledge on how to experience a dignified and positive divorce.  Clarissa is also about to publish her book Splitsville- How to separate, stay out of Court and stay friends.

A community for Lawyers

Clarissa has written a book called Happy Lawyer, Happy Life. This book is for people on the law path who want to live the happiest life they can, at the same time enjoying all that brought them to their law career in the first place.

Happy Lawyer, Happy Life will give you the tools you need to make the best of your career in the law and, perhaps more importantly, find happiness in your life. Clarissa’s own experience of managing unhappiness in her career is combined with the knowledge and wisdom of many other happy lawyers to create this practical guide – a must-read for anyone considering or navigating a career in the law.

Following this Clarissa has written a variety of courses and workshops for Lawyers. If you would like more information please visit the Happy Lawyer Happy Life website here. 

About Clarissa

Clarissa Rayward is a family lawyer, wife and mum who is passionate about relationships, people and family. Clarissa uses her industry knowledge and skill to change the way Australian families experience divorce and separation. She is known as ‘The Happy Family Lawyer’ as she believes that your divorce can be something you can look back on with pride.

Clarissa has started 'Separation Shop' to provide resources to separating couples that will ensure they can survive divorce with as little angst as possible. From this her work has grown to help Lawyers and Clients alike.  

 Clarissa Rayward

You can contact Clarissa at-

Brisbane Family Law Centre

27/14 Argyle Street Albion 4010

07 3862 1955