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 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 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 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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With an interest in helping solving complex family law property matters and a developing ‘critical eye’ for family asset and investment arrangements, Danie provides assistance to senior team members on protecting and distributing client’s wealth in a separation.

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Sanj has an interest in both family law parenting and property matters and is proud to support our senior team, offering skilled advice and advocating for our clients.

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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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