We understand your need for emotional support when it comes to settling your
delicate family matters.

We remain small enough to collaborate and share our niche expertise with one another. This firm-wide commitment to knowledge sharing means our clients receive the best advice, strategy and outcome for their situation.

Understanding the sensitive nature of separation, child custody, and other delicate family law matters, we always aim to provide you with accurate, pragmatic, and tailored advice so as to achieve the optimal outcome for you.

We are leaders in the industry and offer services specialising in divorce, property settlements, maintenance, parenting arrangements (custody), financial agreements (pre-nuptial) and child support, among many others.

We have vast experience in litigation and niche areas of family law, including but not limited to matters relating to IVF treatment, setting aside financial agreements, alienation cases and Hague convention cases. Our team has likewise handled cases dealing with international clients and clients of various cultural backgrounds.

David Schetzer

Senior Partner Accredited Family Law Specialist

David is a former chair of the Family Law Section of the Law Institute of Victoria. David has been named a leading family lawyer by Doyles Guide.

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Andrew practices all aspects of family law and in particular assists clients in Intervention Order matters, both family violence and personal safety.

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Jodylee has dedicated the last 20 years to advising couples (married, de facto and same-sex) on everything from separation and divorce to parenting disputes.

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Acting with strength and empathy, Louise is an experienced negotiator and litigator who prides herself on providing pragmatic and economically sustainable advice. She has considerable experience with mediation and dispute resolution processes.

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Having grown up in Manchester, Daniel has been a proud Melbournian since 2007.  During which he has practiced exclusively in all aspects of family law, including both simple and complex property and parenting disputes.

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Kerry helps clients to understand their legal rights regarding issues of child custody.  She looks to guiding clients towards more child-focused solutions to parenting matters.

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Danie covers a range of family law matters with a special focus on highly complex property settlements and managing the associated tax implications. She has in-depth experience in a range of complex property matters which involve multiple corporate entities, family trusts and family-related businesses, including CGT and ATO related issues.

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Are you passionate about family law?

More than just the calibre and competence, we value character, commitment, and integrity among every single member at
Schetzer Papaleo. If that spirit and culture resonates well with you,
we will be happy to call you one of ours.

If you’re interested in joining our team, please email your CV to Allison Rooney.

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