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Meet Our Family Law Team

We understand that the breakdown of a relationship can be one of the most stressful and difficult times of your life, so it is extremely important to have the right people supporting you through it.

We have an Accredited Specialist in Family Law. Our team of family lawyers comprises Ath Balaskas and Alana Di Paola.

They will care for you if you are caught up in a family crisis. Where necessary, they will engage in rigorous and passionate representation of you in the challenging context of your family law dispute.

Free no obligation 15 minute phone consultation

Contact our Accredited Specialist Family Law team today on 1300 205 506 for a free 15 minute initial phone consultation. We provide expert advice and assistance on a wide range of matters between married couples, de facto couples and same sex couples, including: divorce applications, separation, parenting arrangements, division of matrimonial and de facto property, family violence and intervention orders, child support, spousal maintenance, and also offer LGBTQI+ friendly services.

For more information about some of these issues, please see our Family Law Brochure and our Blog Articles.

Fixed Fees for Certainty

We know that every dollar counts and so we will agree with you up front on a fixed price for your legal work. In this way, you will not be charged for how long it takes us to do your work. Instead, you are charged for our expertise, knowledge and skills and for the benefit or outcome you will receive. You will have certainty, stage by stage, about what you will need to pay. Accordingly, you will not get any surprises when we send you an invoice.

Deceased Estates Melbourne

As Probate Lawyers, our role is to make sure that you do not have to stress over the legal side of a deceased estate. We assist customers by making sure all estates are administered professionally, carefully and swiftly.

We can be trusted to provide you with a caring approach while processing all matters concerning the administration of estates in an expeditious and cost effective manner. If probate is needed, we can obtain a Grant of Probate. If there is no Will, Letters of Administration can be obtained. If a Will is challenged, then we can conduct any court litigation which might ensue, either protecting the executors and beneficiaries or representing the person who is seeking a share of the estate.

Probate & Estate Lawyers

When a family member dies, there is a need for legal advice and assistance on the administration of that person’s estate. Our team of Probate and Estates Lawyers comprises Mitchell Zadow, Binay Prasad and Caroline Jeanne who are here to help at such a very difficult time in your life.

How long does probate take

One of the first questions we are asked when dealing with an estate is ‘How long does probate take?’. There is no set answer to this question, however, we have prepared an article that sets out factors that influence how long it will take to obtain a Grant of Probate and to administer an estate in Victoria.


Based in Glen Waverley in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, our offices are easy to access, with free parking directly across the street. Click here for a map.

In the meantime, here’s some useful information to assist you:

COVID-19 Updates

You can find more COVID-19 related information and articles on our Resources page.

When it comes to probate & estates, we are:

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Deceased Estates


"Experience with previous large impersonal legal firms drove our desire for a more one-on-one relationship. My Lawyer has consistently delivered everything promised in a timely manner. It’s all I could ask for."
—Tony Anstee
“My legal needs were simple, but the service was excellent and I felt valued as a customer.”
—Julie Savedra
“Sharrock Pitman have been involved in three estate matters for my family and we have all been very happy with the results and the personalised attention that we received.”
—Stewart Boundy
“I was very appreciative of my Lawyer’s hard work and professionalism in the administration of my parents’ estates. He was very helpful during a very difficult time and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to others.”
—Dashintha Jayasuriya
“I would always recommend your office. Looking forward to using your service in the future.”
—Irene Bartlett
“Thanks for your work and care I really appreciated it.”
—Joy Braybrook
“The matter of our mother’s estate was handled in a friendly, professional and well informed manner. I would have no hesitation in using Sharrock Pitman in the future.”
—Lynne, Robyn & Peter

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