610 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn VIC 3122, Australia


Melbourne’s Trusted Family Lawyers for More Than 50 Years.

Law Firm, Hawthorn

We can represent you in 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. In all cases, including the most complex cases involving international law, we will provide expertise and support at every stage to tell your story.

Accredited Family Law Specialists

Many of our lawyers are accredited family law specialists, and our founder, Patricia Clancy AM, was recognised with the Order of Australia for her commitment to family law.

Accredited Family Law Specialist

 Doyle's Guide - Leading Family Law Firm 2024 Recommended

What is an Accredited Specialist?

An Accredited Specialist is a solicitor who is recognised as an expert in their particular field by the Law Institute of Victoria.

Recognition requires at least five years 'full-time practice experience and at least three years' practice experience in the chosen area of specialisation.

The solicitor must also pass a comprehensive examination process and maintain a high degree of professional development in their area of specialisation.


We tell your story

Our lawyers are compassionate and driven to helping people and their families navigate stressful situations and rebuild their lives.

We view court as the last resort, not a first resort. 

We succeed in resolving approximately 95% of our cases before court proceedings are issued, saving our clients unnecessary stress, cost and time.

Kimberly Hunter - Recognized by Best Lawyers 2023


Here's more about our story

Managing director Paul Staindl talks about the Clancy & Triado difference.

Paul was recommended as a Leading Family & Divorce Lawyer in Melbourne by Doyle’s Guide 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021.

Ready to Take Steps Towards Your Future? Call us on 03 9813 1111 or email your details.

Our Founder

In 1976, Patricia Clancy was building up her legal practice when Gough Whitlam's attorney-general Lionel Murphy changed the law.

It also changed her life.

Her firm Clancy and Triado went on to become one of the most prominent in the state handling divorce - notably for female clients - and custody cases.

Later, Clancy was awarded an Order of Australia for services to law, particularly family law.

The Whitlam period "was a very exciting time. Things a lot of people had objected to were so suddenly remedied at the stroke of a pen."

The legal changes fundamentally changed people's lives for the better, particularly women and children, she says.

"We will never go back to the appalling situation that existed before the act, whereby people were forced to stay in dreadful marriages".

Patricia Clancy AM, Founder
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We Tell Your Story

We listen to your story and advocate for your best interests. Our lawyers are committed to supporting you to achieve the best possible outcome in your family law settlement.

We view Court as the last resort, not a first resort.

We succeed in resolving approximately 95% of our cases before court proceedings are issued, saving our clients unnecessary stress, cost and time.

Your first meeting carries no obligation to proceed.