610 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn VIC 3122, Australia

Melanie Wilson


Melanie is a Director of the firm and is accredited as a Family Law Specialist by the Law Institute of Victoria.

Melanie joined Clancy & Triado in December 2005 after completing a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts at the University of Melbourne. She has worked in all aspects of family law since that time. Her experience includes acting for high net worth individuals in complex financial cases involving family businesses, companies and trusts, as well as contested parenting disputes involving international and domestic relocation, disputes as to parentage, and hard fought cases involving mental health issues and personality disorders, addiction and family violence.

In 2016, 2018, 2019 and 2020 Melanie was recognised as a Rising Star in family law in the much coveted Doyles List.

Melanie has been recommended in the Doyle's Guide Leading Parenting & Children’s Matters Lawyers – Victoria, 2024.

Melanie sits on the Education Working Group for the family law section of the Law Institute of Victoria and previously sat on the Court’s Practice Committee for a number of consecutive years.

Melanie has authored and presented various professional development papers for her peers including papers titled ‘The Definition of De Facto Relationship: Are we making Progress?’ in 2011, “Dealing with Parental and Third Party Property in Family Law Matters” in 2014 , and two papers on legal ethics in 2013 and 2015.

Melanie is also experienced in all aspects of estate planning including preparing wills, testamentary trusts, Powers of Attorney, Appointment of Medical Treatment Decision Maker, as well as obtaining Grants of Probate and estate administration.

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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.