Dixie Ann Middleton
Dixie Ann Middleton LLB
Dixie established Dixie Ann Middleton & Associates in June 1992 and retired as Principal on 1 October 2015. She remains as a consultant to the practice.
Dixie is a well-known and respected practitioner with her expertise concerning such topics as child and spouse maintenance, family financial disputes and litigation involving married and de facto partners. Dixie has conducted litigation over 30 odd years involving nett matrimonial pools of assets varying in size from $100,000 to $1 billion. She has had to consider the complexities of international law and competing jurisdictions, as many Australians live and work overseas while retaining assets in Australia. She is familiar with the complexities of splitting superannuation as part of a financial settlement.
Dixie has also undertaken estate administration and litigation involving deceased estates throughout her lengthy career. Dixie is committed to legal education for the community at large.
Dixie Ann Middleton has practiced extensively as a lawyer in the area of Family Law in both rural and urban Queensland since 1983.
She has had her own boutique Family Law Practice in Brisbane City since June 1992, moving to Morningside in March 2007. She has acted in thousands of matters over the years to assist people in resolving disputes relating to financial matters including deceased estate administration and arrangements for their children. This assistance has been in the form of negotiating and advocacy in various Courts, both State and Federal. She has also participated in community educative programs as a presenter at National conferences, e.g. for the recruitment industry and for women in regional Australia.
The matrimonial jurisdiction has relevance to parties not only on a personal level but also to many employers, accountants, counsellors and now trustees of superannuation funds all of whom must have a working knowledge of the legislation so far as it impinges on their area of responsibility.
Dixie has provided advice to such individuals and associations on many occasions. She has written on various legal topics for magazines including Woman & Child, Brisbane Circle, Country Voice, Honestly Woman Pride and Style. She was a member for some years of the legal talk back panel for the radio station 4QR. She has also guest lectured to accountants and general medical practitioners on Family Law issues as it affected their areas of practice. She has also served on committees at the QLD Law Society including the Family Law Committee.
Dixie is a member of the Queensland Rural, Regional & Remote Women’s Network – an organisation committed to supporting rural women.
Dixie, Emma and the team launched an e-book regarding Family Law, Succession and Estate matters on Amazon in September 2014 titled, Yours, Mine, Ours: A Guide to Family Law.