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 have worked in major cities across Australia, most recently based in Melbourne as the national head of Family Law at Slater and Gordon where I worked for almost nine years.

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.

I provide practical, honest and realistic advice with a focus on cost effective settlements. 

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 on the Executive Committee for 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

What to look for when choosing a family lawyer

Tips for choosing the right family lawyer

When emotions are high, both needing and choosing a lawyer can be daunting. We provide some tips to consider when choosing your lawyer.
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Myth busting the top 10 misconceptions in family law

10 common family law myths

One of the most interesting parts of my job is hearing all sorts of things that people believe to be true about family law and of course, setting the record straight. In this article, we look to dispel the most common family law myths.
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Adjusting your property settlement for future needs is crucial in protecting your financial future.

Are my future needs considered in Family Law property settlements?

Negotiating and finalising the division of assets, commonly called property settlement, can happen at any time after separation. In this article, we will look at how the future needs of both parties are considered during property settlement negotiations.
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Separated under one roof

Separated under one roof: your guide

Many couples may have no option other than to remain separated under one roof, for a number of reasons including financial, convenience, for children etc. This article provides guidance around managing through a separation under the one roof.
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