As expert family and relationships lawyers, we encourage this, reassuring our clients that having a clear understanding of their needs will help us work together in creating an innovative and logical approach that will ultimately serve their best interests.
Holding more than 65 years combined experience, our expert team of family lawyers are always striving for excellence across all aspects of dealing and collaborating with our clients, particularly when it comes to the advantages and benefits of the results we work hard together for them.
Looking to achieve the best outcomes for all parties, we work closely with many recognised experts in the field of family law including counsellors, psychologists, accountants and financial advisors in order to provide you with the best legal advice possible.
We work with you to find solutions focusing on settlements via negotiation, collaboration, and encouraging a decision that is in everyone’s best interest. We are critical in all aspects of our thinking.
Arbitration is one pathway available to parties who are seeking to resolve financial family law disputes.
Contravention and Enforcement of Court Orders
Parenting Orders are designed to give both parties confidence in the arrangements for the care of their child, or children, following a separation.
Financial Agreements (Including Pre-nuptial)
A Financial Agreement is similar to an insurance policy, and exists to provide peace of mind. It ensures that if something does go wrong in the relationship and there is an eventual separation, both parties are clear about their respective financial situations going forward.
We can assist you in reaching agreements that are in your grandchildren’s best interests, including the grandchildren spending meaningful time with you.
A litigation guardian is a person who acts on behalf of a party who is unable to conduct their own litigation due to mental or physical disability.
Independent Children’s Lawyer
The role of an ICL is to provide an independent view as to which arrangements and decisions may be in the child’s best interest.
International Family Law
We work with families who are split across international borders on matters related to property, child abduction and Hague convention proceedings.
We can assist with applications for Intervention Orders for Applicants, Respondents and children, including those brought by the police.
We can assist, with the engagement of a third party expert mediator to achieve a negotiated settlement for parenting and/or financial matters.
We can assist you in reaching an agreement that is in the children’s best interest.
We can assist you with your property and asset division, superannuation splits and spousal maintenance.
Relocation & Overseas Travel
Are you planning to move with your child to another town, state, city, or overseas?
What our clients have to say
David and Kerry were excellent and achieved the best outcome possible. I would highly recommend them.Fiona H.
I cannot recommend Schetzer Papaleo Family Lawyers enough! I have been so lucky having Kerry Ktenas as my lawyer. She has been incredibly supportive, kind and professional throughout a stressful separation and has kept me sane during difficult times. Thank you for helping me gain freedom and happiness in my life again!Renee I. - Client
The hardest part of making your way through court is finding a decent lawyer. It’s painful and I know because I just came out the other side. Of the 50 or so I would have contacted Daniel Myers is on another level. Most are only concerned with how much money they can get out of you while Daniel has a genuine interest in your file. He drills down, understands the law in detail and has an uncanny ability to nail the most relevant issues. Daniel protects his clients by providing them with intelligent wise thoughtful counsel.
I was basically set upon by a pack of wolves and as soon as the opposition knew I had Daniel in my corner. They always had the towel nearby ready to throw it in. They don’t want to take him on because it means they have to work. This is how my matter resolved. Navigating your way through a legal matter and or court is a blood sport so let me give you some real first hand advice to make it a whole lot easier and get the result you are seeking. Start with Daniel Myers and finish with Daniel Myers. Don’t waste your time and put yourself through the pain of finding a lawyer. I just gave you the best. Daniel Myers.Richard B.
I have been dealing with Andrew Papaleo for the last six years and most recently Kerry Ktenas in regards to Family Law. This Firm is highly professional and child focused, all of my matters have been resolved in a cost efficient, honest manner with outstanding results.Jeremy M. - Client
I am so grateful to Schetzer Papaleo, they have been fabulous, they are very professional and have helped me through some very difficult times.
I am impressed that they are family focused and they have been great to work with. I would highly recommend their services.
The whole team are friendly, efficient and welcoming. Would recommend unhesitatingly.Polly G. - Client
Thanks to Andrew and the team for their professionalism and their support throughout the whole process. And for amazing result. A special thanks to David for taking on a difficult task.Michael G. - Client