About Andrew McCormack


Why a Rural Family Lawyer?

I was born in Griffith in South-West New South Wales.  I grew up in Northern New South Wales, not far from the Queensland border.  My wife, also a lawyer, grew up in the Central Burnett area of Queensland.  My grandfather, James Victor McCormack was a farmer and graizer in the Old Junee region of South-West New South Wales.

I spent around 14 years in Brisbane either studying or working for a large firm.

Just before my second daughter was born, we decided that it was time to get out of the city for a more family friendly lifestyle.  I was lucky enough to find a position with a firm in Toowoomba.

Over the years I have acted for a broad cross-section of people from rural areas.

My family law practice

I  have practised exclusively in family law since 2005.  In 2013 I became  an Accredited Family Law Specialist.  I am a Senior Associate at the firm Best Wilson Buckley Family Law.  I am based in the Toowoomba Office but I regularly travel to Brisbane for court and client commitments.  I also have a growing client base in the Border areas including Northern New South Wales and South West Queensland.

Back of house at our Toowoomba office.  Yes, that is my to the left in a remarkable tidy office!
Back of house at our Toowoomba office. Yes, that is me to the left in a remarkable tidy office!

My current practice areas and experience include disputes relating to:

  • rural family law and third party/inter-generational interests;
  • parenting issues including child protection matters;
  • matrimonial and de facto property settlements;
  • domestic and family violence matters;
  • third party intervention in matrimonial and de facto property settlements; and
  • child support matters.

I also have an interest in the intersection of estate and succession planning and family law.

I have a broad range of experience across these areas.  I am admitted as a Legal Practitioner in Queensland and New South Wales and the High Court of Australia.

Outside of life in the law, I:

  • am an Alumnus of Emmanuel College (University of Queensland) and a former Alumni member of the College Council;
  • am a student of Australian and United States politics (having a degree in Political Science);
  • am an associate member of both the Warwick Gliding Club and the Gliding Federation of Australia, and I assist with ground operations at the Warwick aerodrome;
  • am currently studying to obtain my Aircraft Radiotelephone Operator Certificate of Proficiency from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority; and
  • am a member of St David’s North Toowoomba Presbyterian Church and Secretary of the Committee of Management.

To contact me:

All articles and posts on this site contain general legal information and is not a complete statement of the law.  You should obtain specific advice about your own circumstances and not rely upon any articles or posts until you have done so.  Andrew McCormack and Best Wilson Buckley Family Law Pty Ltd will not accept any liability or responsibility for loss occurring (including negligence) as a result of any person or entity acting or refraining from acting in reliance on any material contained herein.  Information current as at date of posting.
Liability is limited by a scheme approved under professional standards legislation

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