Jennifer Hetherington

Jennifer Hetherington

Jennifer Hetherington is a multi award-winning Brisbane family lawyer with over 20 years experience.   She has been an Accredited Family Law Specialist for the last 12 years.

After many years heading family law divisions of commercial legal firms, Jennifer established her own firm, Hetherington Family Law, in 2014 (renamed Divorce Hub Legal in February 2020).

Jennifer believes the family law courts should be your place of last resort.   She recommends you use options to divorce without court, like mediation or collaborative divorce. So, you can be confident she will avoid creating conflict.

However, she is no pushover, and if your former spouse decides to take you down a litigation pathway, they would be foolish to underestimate her!

Jennifer is first and foremost a strategist. She will work with you to develop a pathway to achieve your goals for your future for yourself and your family,  and connect you with the various services offered by Divorce Hub, to assist you through the separation and divorce process.

Jennifer is regularly quoted in the media in relation to family law issues and has featured in The Huffington Post.

She is frequently called on to present and chair presentations and seminars for the Queensland Law Society and has presented at numerous international conferences.

Jennifer has been an adjunct lecturer with the College of Law in their Practical Legal Training program, in particular in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution.

Memberships and board roles

Volunteering and charity

  • Past Chair of Mummy’s Wish, a charity providing practical support whilst Mums of young children are having cancer treatment

  • Volunteer Women ‘s Legal Service

  • Past member Karalee Community Association after the 2011 floods devastated her area

Jennifer Hetherington and Hetherington Family Law have traditionally supported a number of charities including:

Family Law Partner of the Year Finalist Jennifer Hetherington