Melanie is an experienced family law practitioner having been in practice for over 20 years, initially in South Africa and in Australia since 2003.
Melanie's collaborative training and her role as a Nationally Accredited Family Mediator equips Melanie with the skill to resolve most disputes using collaboration, negotiation and alternative dispute resolution. Melanie is respected for her ability to achieve a sensitive, structured and commercially sound resolution of financial and parenting cases (whether complex or straightforward), and also for her skill as an experienced litigator including in international financial disputes.
Melanie provides her clients with honest, commercial and practical information and advice. She arms her clients with support and resources to navigate through relationship breakdown to enable them to move on with their lives with renewed energy and knowledge.
Melanie provides advice and conducts cases on all aspects of family law - property settlement, pre-nuptial and other binding financial agreements, parenting arrangements, child support and spouse maintenance for married and de facto partners, and divorce.
Doyle's Guide recognised Melanie as a leading family lawyer for parenting and children’s matters in the New South Wales legal market for 2018.
Melanie holds a Bachelor in Law (Dean's Merit List). Melanie is on the Register of Practitioners in the High Court of Australia and is a member of:
- Law Society of New South Wales
- Law Council of Australia
- Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia
- Women Lawyers' Association of NSW
- International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
- Central Sydney Collaborative Forum
- AIFLAM (Australian Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators)
Melanie is a member of Collaborative Professionals (NSW) Inc.
Level 2, 370 Pitt Street
Sydney NSW 2000 Australia
PO Box 21117
World Square NSW 2002 Australia
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