About Us

Carla Santo is the Principal of Santo Family Lawyers.

She has over 10 years experience in Family Law and is accredited by the Law Society of NSW as a specialist in Family Law. Carla has extensive experience across every facet of family law and is well placed with such experience to provide high level legal advice and support.

Carla holds a Bachelor of Business and a Juris Doctor with Honours; qualifications that place her in a position to understand and provide valuable advice in all property matters, including understanding financial accounts, deciphering trust structures and multifaceted company structures and identifying and understanding complex taxation issues.

Carla also has extensive experience in parenting matters having successfully represented clients in proceedings involving family violence, drug use, relocation of children (where a parent seeks to change a child’s residence) and Hague convention proceedings.

Carla is known for her strong negotiation skills however, when required she is a skilled advocate and has extensive experience appearing in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia and the Family Court of Australia on behalf of her clients.

Carla has a reputation for her assertive nature and high-standard of work. If you are contemplating separation or have already separated from your partner and require sound and practical advice, Carla has the right skills and temperament to provide you with that advice. As your family lawyer Carla Santo will provide an objective perspective, whilst being a strong advocate for your rights and entitlements.

You can contact Carla by email on carla@santofamilylawyers.com.au or by telephone on (02) 8089 3195.

What clients say


I just wanted to thank you for all that you have done for me from the initial handover through to the distribution of funds. It has been such a stressful time with the twists and turns of the family court process, always causing a rollercoaster of emotions. During all that time you were always there, always helpful and always communicating the difficult messages with clarity in respect. Now the family court has ended, it is finally over and the fog is lifting slowly and I can get on with my life. It is reassuring to know that many more people benefit from your thoughtful, professional and caring approach.


Thank you so much for supporting me through the last 6 months. After having 3 prior lawyers, my only regret is not finding you earlier!


Totally appreciate your professionalism and style.


I want to say a huge thank you for helping me to get this done under such tight time restraints. You have been so supportive during a very stressful time and I am so grateful. Thank you with all my heart.


Thank you so much Carla! You are certainly right on to it all. It was so great to finally meet you, and thank you so much for everything. You never wish divorce on anyone, but you will absolutely be my one and only recommendation.


Carla is real, professional and really caters her advice to each unique situation. If you want to feel secure, know you are dealing with a trustworthy individual who is realistic – then Santo Family Lawyers are for you. Honestly can’t recommend highly enough!


Carla, of Santo Family Lawyers is a woman with a warm heart, integrity and high intelligence.

Family Law Accredited Specialists
Family Law Section
Law Council Australia
Law Society Member