Contact us to make an appointment at either our Melbourne, Balwyn or Caulfield Office.

5/170 Queen Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

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5/170 Queen Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

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-nups) 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 Papaleo


Available at our Melbourne or Balwyn office

Andrew understands that separation can take an enormous emotional toll on families, particularly where children are involved. With this in mind, his focus is on achieving effective, mediated outcomes rather than litigation. He is compassionate, pragmatic and solution focused, known for empowering clients to achieve positive long-term outcomes.

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Viewing every family law matter through her ‘specialist lens’, Jodylee has dedicated 20 years to advising couples on everything from separation and divorce to parenting disputes as well as binding financial agreements and all areas of financial issues and property settlements.

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Daniel Myers


Available at our Melbourne office or Caulfield by appointment

Daniel understands the issues that can arise with property and parenting disputes for couples during separation and/or divorce. He provides specific advice and expertise in these circumstances.

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Kerry Ktenas

Senior Associate

Available at our Melbourne or Balwyn office

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. Kerry has assisted clients in resolving their parenting and property matters without the need to going to Court by way of Application for Consent Orders so that we can best resolve matters in a timely and more cost-effective manner.

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Camille is passionate about helping clients find their best solution by providing a compassionate legal service in an efficient manner.  She has extensive knowledge and experience in family law that allows her to skillfully ease a client’s stress.  Camille has expertise in all aspects of property/financial and parenting matters as well as niche expertise in …

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Lawyer Abbey previously worked as a lawyer in areas of civil litigation and commercial law and has now made the transition to family law, having previously worked in family law firms in country NSW and Victoria. Abbey is passionate about assisting clients in what can be a very difficult time of their lives and helping …

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Stella joined our firm in August 2023 as a Paralegal and was recently admitted to the Supreme Court of Victoria as an Australian Legal Practitioner. Stella has previous experience in working on various types of legal matters and is gaining experience in all aspects of family law including divorce, property settlements and intervention orders.  She has always …

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Amanda recently graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from Monash University and completed her Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice at Leo Cussen Centre for Law.  Amanda was admitted to the Supreme Court of Victoria as an Australian Legal Practitioner in March 2024. Amanda has always had a strong interest in family law and is …

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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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