About Pearsons

About Us


A message from Leanne Abela & Joseph Schepis.

Our offices remain open for business. Know where you stand with your first appointment free.
For those experiencing financial hardship at this time, we offer payment plans and payment options*.
We have offices in Melbourne CBD, Caulfield, Geelong, Glenroy, Moonee Ponds, Point Cook, South Morang, Sunshine & More.

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Better Outcomes Come with Experience

Established in 1922, it’s true to say many clients today speak of Family Law in Melbourne and Pearsons in the same breath. Our rich heritage is the cornerstone of our core commitment ­– ‘We stand strong’.

We understand you need a lawyer strong enough to ask the tough questions, take on the difficult negotiations, and come up with a clear robust legal solution.

Strength runs deep

This commitment to standing strong runs far deeper than achieving a “winning” outcome. It is also your assurance of access to a large, experienced legal team of lawyers and paralegals across three Melbourne offices. All of our staff have the experience and resilience to help you go the distance. This means you get expert advice and support from “our people” in every conceivable area of family law. We work as a team.

Individually tailored options

The extra plus is that we can tailor the depth and diversity of our in-house team to give you more options and minimise costs wherever possible. This refreshing level of individual care, collaboration and transparency is something our principals Leanne and Joe have been practicing at Pearsons for over 30 years.

Integrity & dignity

So whatever you’re going through, we are 100% committed to help you overcome even the most challenging situation with integrity and dignity.

In my darkest times, I was recommended by a friend to see Helen Chetcuti. I found her to be a solicitor that is down to earth who made me feel very comfortable in being able to discuss my personal case.

Helen has years of experience and references a mile long. I was blessed to have had her on my side and therefore enabled me to get the best possible result for me and my family.


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