Mona Emera

Principal and Founder

I’m Mona, Principal and founder of Emera Family Law. I have practised exclusively in family law since I was admitted to practice in 2006.

From day one I have been motivated by the opportunity to use my knowledge to help people through some of the most challenging periods of their life. I provide practical, honest and realistic advice with a focus on cost effective settlements. 

My expertise spans all areas of family law including:

  • divorce;
  • parenting matters
  • financial settlements
  • financial agreements
  • intervention and restraining orders; and
  • LGBTIQA+ family law matters.

Understanding that most people prefer to settle their matters out of court, I am skilled at supporting my clients to achieve excellent out of court settlements. If court becomes necessary, I draw upon my years of diverse experience to help navigate my clients through the process to achieve the best result.

I am always happy to travel between our Melbourne and Sunshine locations to make things easier for my clients.

I am a former Executive Committee member of the Western Suburbs Lawyers Association and I am passionate about the advancement of legal services and supporting lawyers who work in the West. 

Outside of work, I enjoy weekend escapes, binge watching a Netflix series and catching up with friends and family over a meal.


  • Member of the Victorian Women Lawyers
  • Member of the Law Institute of Victoria
  • Member of the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia
  • Member of Western Suburbs Law Association

Recent articles by Mona

How to Negotiate a Fair Property Settlement Agreement

Negotiating a property settlement agreement is a significant step in moving forward after a separation or divorce. It's essential to approach the process with clarity, patience, and a focus on finding a fair and equitable solution.
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Grandparents' Rights in Australia

Grandparents' Rights in Australia: What You Need to Know?

Grandparents are a vital part of many families, offering love, support, and guidance to their grandchildren. However, when family dynamics change due to separation or divorce, grandparents' may be impacted.
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6 Steps to manage negotiating parenting arrangements with your ex

6 Steps to manage negotiating parenting arrangements with your ex

Going through a separation or divorce can be a difficult process. In this article, we provide you with some tips and practical advice on how to navigate the process of parenting arrangements as smoothly and effectively as possible.
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Social media during separation and divorce – tips and traps

Social media during separation and divorce – tips and traps

Using social media during a separation or divorce is totally fine - unless of course, you are posting about your ex-partner. It is important to understand that in Australia, using social media can have an impact on the outcomes of your separation and divorce.
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