Caralee Fontenele Director


Caralee is the Director and Principal at Collective Family Law Group. She is a highly skilled family lawyer and has built a family law firm with a difference. From the moment you walk into the practice, you get a sense of Caralee’s core values and commitment to assisting clients through their family law matters. She combines her high level of legal expertise with a practical, compassionate and empathetic approach.

Family law is a complicated area and can be overwhelming for clients who are unfamiliar with the legal system. Caralee steers clients through the process by giving practical advice and clarity around each client’s legal rights. She appreciates the importance of understanding the needs and outcomes of the individual, and finds realistic and workable solutions for each unique circumstance.

Where possible Caralee encourages clients to settle their matters through cost-effective negotiations rather than litigation. However, if required, she has no fear of going to Court to get the desired result.

Caralee can help assist client’s in all areas of family law including property, parenting and maintenance matters.

Caralee’s Skills



In what was the worst time in my life, Caldwell Family Lawyers were able to give me the guidance I needed to deal with a very stressful separation. They handled both my Financial Settlement as well as Consent Orders in relation to our children. In all of my dealings with my solicitor, Caralee Caldwell, both in the office and over the phone, was extremely compassionate but also very clear in what my options were. I always felt she had my best interests at heart. The lines of communication were very open and I felt I could always get hold of her at short notice. A family law situation would never be easy but I certainly felt supported and well represented with Caldwell Family Lawyers.
Words cannot express my gratitude for what you have done for me. The time and energy you have put in to help me get more time with my Son, means more than you will ever know.

Caralee, thank you for taking the time out of your days to help me get through the toughest 8 months of my life. Forever grateful.

From my initial consultation with Caralee, I felt I was in great hands and was well informed. She made me feel very comfortable, which was awesome when going through such a difficult time and event.
Collective Family Law Group are extremely professional and compassionate. From my initial enquiry the staff have been nothing but helpful. Caralee makes you feel comfortable and at ease during what can be such a stressful time for families! I would also like to congratulate CFLG on their efficient post appointment follow up procedure; making sure each and every clients is more then satisfied with their experience. I look forward to working with Rebecca to finalise my family law matter and would highly recommend Collective Family Law Group