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Melbourne’s Trusted Family Lawyers for More Than Five Decades

We have the expertise to help you navigate the stress of family law and re-build your life.

Proudly named Leading Family Law Firm

In Doyle's Guide to Best Lawyers & Law Firms 2019

Leading Family

Leading Family
Law Firm

Leading Parenting &
Children’s Matters

Rising Stars in
Family Law

The Clancy & Triado Difference


They have been my lawyers for more than ten years. They provided professional advice and time proved they were correct and accurate. I am most satisfied with the documents they prepared as they were clear, hold water and still understandable for a layman like me.Clancy & Triado has assembled an excellent team providing service to clients.” – Laszlo ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“I cannot speak more highly of my experience with Clancy & Triado. They are an extremely professional and ethical organisation. My dealings with them were managed by Senior Associate Rachel Peattie and I was extremely pleased with her professionalism as well as caring attitude towards me as a client. I always felt that all options were presented to me when discussing my case and a genuine resolution was possible. I cannot recommend highly enough both Rachel and Clancy & Triado.” – Theo ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“A lawyer friend referred me to Paul Staindl at Clancy & Triado to advise me about a separation and the division of joint assets. It was acrimonious, at times vicious and I was often extremely stressed and concerned for my physical safety. Not only was Paul highly professional, he represented me and my interests with determined resolution. He was a great comfort and a calming influence. Paul’s P.A., Angela, is a gem. I have referred others to the firm and Paul and I have become firm friends.” – Jane ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“I couldn’t speak more highly of Clancy & Triado they were very helpful and compassionate with my family law matters.  More importantly I was very happy with the outcome they were able to achieve for me in these matters.” – Wayne ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“From my first meeting to my final settlement, Georgina and all staff I had the pleasure to liaise with were empathetic and highly professional. Thank you.” – Rachael ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“I have absolute no hesitation in recommending Clancy and Triado to anyone seeking legal advice in matters pertaining to family law.” – Mark ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Melanie from Clancy & Triado was amazing, calm, professional and astute. Felt very confident with her in my corner. Highly recommended.” – Paul ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Our founder, Patricia Clancy AM, was a pioneer in family law in Australia and her commitment to family law was recognised with the Order of Australia.
Today, our commitment to family law continues – ten of our lawyers are accredited specialists in family law.
We advise on all aspects of family law, including financial settlements, children’s arrangements, de facto relationships, same-sex relationships, spousal maintenance and wills and estates.

How We Can Help You


Our team of lawyers based in Hawthorn, Melbourne can help you with all aspects of family law.


Are you contemplating a separation and need practical guidance and expert advice?



Do you need assistance to ensure your rights are protected following a relationship breakdown?



Are you concerned about the welfare of your children now and into the future?



Do you have concerns about your children being relocated overseas?


Wills & Estates

Are you thinking about how to pass on your assets after your death?


Family Violence

Do you need support to escape from domestic violence and move forward in safety?

The Clancy & Triado Approach


We’re ready to listen to your story and advocate for your best interests.


Our ultimate goal is to help you resolve your family law issues and achieve the best possible settlement with your integrity intact.

We view court proceedings as a last resort, and settle the large majority of our cases without resorting to court proceedings.

Of those that do go to court, about 95% are settled before a final trial.

Your family lawyers based in Hawthorn, Melbourne

Whether you’re looking for some initial advice, or require urgent legal assistance, we can help.

We're Melbourne’s leading family law firm

In 2017 we were recommended as a leading Australian family and divorce law firm in Doyle’s Guide, the country’s most comprehensive listing of the best lawyers, law firms and barristers. Our team has the knowledge and resources to protect the interests of your family and help you achieve the best possible outcome.

We’ve got every aspect of family law covered

We can represent you through all aspects of family law, including marriage separation and divorce, breakdown of de facto relationships, parenting and child support agreements, spousal maintenance, property settlements, and financial settlements including superannuation, trusts, wills and estates. From straight-forward domestic matters to the most complex cases involving international law, we will provide expertise and support at every stage to tell your story.


We offer strategic negotiation and mediation

We know lengthy court proceedings can take a heavy toll, both financially and emotionally. Fortunately, the large majority of family law matters never go to court. By focusing on strategic negotiation and mediation our team strives to reach the best outcome for you in the most timely and cost-efficient way. We will discuss your concerns and ideal outcomes, and we will outline your options and guide you through each step of the way.


We're Melbourne’s trusted family law firm

We’re acutely aware that you entrust us with your most sensitive and delicate information. We pride ourselves on operating with the highest levels of discretion in all of our matters and always aim to be Melbourne’s most trusted family law firm.

Case Studies


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Separation with property & kids

When Rita’s relationship ended she had very little knowledge about her family’s financial structures or how she would be able to support her children.

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International relocation

Anton came to Clancy & Triado for urgent advice and action. His former partner had abducted his seven-year old son and fled the country

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Domestic Violence

Thida’s husband had been emotionally, financially and physically abusive for ten years. Eventually she turned to Clancy & Triado for help.



Congratulations to our new Director

Clancy & Triado (C&T) is delighted to announce the promotion of Georgina Gregory as a Director of the firm.   Georgie joined C&T in 2013 as a Senior Associate and Accredited Family Law Specialist, having practised exclusively in...

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