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Chinese Family Lawyers Melbourne

Specialists in Chinese family law matters

Book your first consultation free with our highly experienced Chinese family lawyers today – fluent in English, Mandarin & Cantonese to ensure your matter is resolved with simplicity.

Fluent Chinese (Mandarin & Cantonese)

Our Chinese-speaking family lawyers are fluent in English, Mandarin & Cantonese and will ensure you receive professional family law advice and understanding of court proceedings at all times.

Family Law Specialists

You can rely on our team to drive the best outcome for you and your children, protecting your interests regarding property settlement and parenting disputes as quickly and fairly as possible.

Professionalism & Respect

We understand that language barriers can be a significant challenge in legal proceedings. We will always fight for the best outcome for you and avoid delays with matters concerning you and your former partner.

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Chinese Lawyers in Melbourne

Our specialist family law team can help you with family law litigation, mediation and negotiations, with any language barriers met with expertise by our team of multilingual lawyers. Our Chinese-speaking lawyers can help you with all aspects of family law, including separation and divorce, property and asset division, custody disputes, financial matters, domestic violence, spousal maintenance, and de facto and same-sex relationships.

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Why Work With Pearsons Family Lawyers?

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Experienced Family Lawyers

Highly Experienced Lawyers for Melbourne’s Chinese Community

Pearsons is a multicultural, multilingual firm who have acted on behalf of many Chinese clients needing a family lawyer in Melbourne. Our firm is highly respected and awarded for our work across property settlement; family court matters, parenting disputes and divorce proceedings.

We work closely with other lawyers in our legal practice and can assist with cross-jurisdictional matters and if there are language barriers between parties. We fully understand how important it is for our clients to have a trusted legal advisor to communicate with, especially regarding family law matters.

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Our Family Lawyers

Deborah Sim Tile

Deborah Sim
Senior Associate Solicitor
– Bachelor of Law at Monash University
– Fluent in English & Mandarin

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Andrew MacDonald Tile

Brenda Ling
Associate Solicitor
– Bachelor of Laws/ Arts
– Fluent in English & Mandarin

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Andrew MacDonald Tile

Jessica Wong
Family Law Solicitor
– Bachelor of Laws (with Honours)/ Biomedical Science at Monash University
– Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice
– Fluent English & Cantonese

“The thing about having over 35 years of experience in Family Law is that you do not panic. In a crisis you stay calm and remain courageous so that you do not lose focus on what is important, namely the clients’ needs.” – Leanne Abela (Principal Director)

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Family Law, Divorce & Property Settlement

Choosing a family lawyer who understands your needs is essential regarding divorce, property settlements and parenting arrangements. You need to know you are working with someone that puts your best interest first will help you to reach a fair outcome. We can assist you with negotiations and mediation with Chinese-speaking bi-lingual staff and translators to ensure clarity at all times. We are highly experienced at resolving matters out of court but can provide firm representation for Family and Federal Circuit Court matters.

We aim to reach a prompt agreement with a fair outcome for property settlement, spousal maintenance and matters relating to parenting and children. If family law litigation is necessary, you will have a highly experienced family lawyer representing you throughout the proceedings. If you are dealing with a case being heard across courts in Australia and China, you can rely on us to navigate relevant laws and legislation to achieve a positive outcome. We can also help you in complex matters involving domestic violence, business interests and disputes between other family members. Get in touch to have a chat about your needs, and we will ensure you have the best legal services to manage your upcoming family law issue.

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Client Reviews & Testimonials

Professional. Helpful and very easy to deal with.
Luisa Modesti
Luisa M.
21:26 15 Feb 24
I was recommended to go to Pearsons Lawyers and speak to Leanne Abela about my family law matter. I was told that Leanne and her team will win your case! From my initial meeting to my very last court hearing Pearson’s Lawyers have provided exceptional professionalism and the highest level of compassion during one of the most challenging times in my life. Louis Horsley was appointed my solicitor and his expertise, knowledge and genuine care for me and my two young boys was unbelievable. We had a complex legal case and nothing thrown his way was left defeated. Louis is extremely committed he ensured I got the best outcome and kept me grounded and focused through the whole process. To come away with the win was an unbelievable feeling and to be able to trust a team of people who were fighting my battle with me, was truly remarkable! Thank you Louis, Kenny, Karen, Christine, and Leanne! You are amazing people to do the work you do and deal with the stress of your clients with such respect and grace! I am forever grateful! Louis you are an absolute legend and I wish you all the success in your career, you are amazing!
Dahnielle Fox
Dahnielle F.
12:16 06 Feb 24
I dealt with a difficult case where goal posts changed and an inconsistent and nasty approach from the other side dragged proceedings on for a long time. Kenny with great support from Joe lead me through the details and assured me of the process. Amanda was great closing out with a completely unexpected win for my children and I.The team at Glenroy as a whole is warm, welcoming, supportive and professional, I wasn't mislead in any way and prepped well for whatever situation we were facing, I applaud the team as they really do go along the journey with you.I hope anyone reading this doesn't face the same as I did but if you're looking for a good all round professional and experienced team, look no further than Pearson's Glenroy. Stay patient and listen to their advise.Thanks to Kenny, Joe, Amanda, Loriene, Jayne, Christine, Sam, Andrew, Venus and anyone else remotely associated with my case, life changing and appreciated.Regards,Nick E
Nicholas Eilers
Nicholas E.
00:04 07 Sep 23
Venus PhamI uldlike to express my most sincere thanks for the most professional representation. You have stuck by me through thos months in dealing with this very stressful case. I admire your composure, work ethic and most of all excellent representation, and I know that you will be on my side until the very end. And thanks Leanne for her unforgettable support.❤️
Edivania De Oliveira
Edivania De O.
23:50 26 Jul 23
I met with Jacqui Spry. She was the most down to earth and up front person I’ve ever come across. She never gave up on me. Jacqui always let me know what was happening and what could happen along the way. She kept the fees down as much as she could under the circumstances. It was the most traumatic time I’ve ever had in my whole life (a horrible domestic violence situation), although she helped me keep it together. She helped me to do what I thought was the undoable. Jacqui was fantastic and I’m so glad I had her to represent me. 😊
Leanne Beattie
Leanne B.
06:39 27 Jun 23
Thank you to Leanne and Louis and the team at Pearsons (Glenroy). The Pearsons team secured a great result for me and I am very grateful for their assistance and professionalism throughout our engagement. Thanks again
Iman G
Iman G
11:31 26 Apr 23
Very informative
Dobbie Porter
Dobbie P.
11:25 18 Apr 23
Exceptional service, guidance and professionalism. Highly recommended
meagan evans
meagan E.
05:37 06 Feb 23
Leanne, Anne and Deborah have been remarkable! These professional women are transparent, honest, hardworking and most importantly they remain child focused at all times without a doubt. They have gone well above and beyond expectations and they are respectful, understanding and empathetic. They were recommended to me by a highly regarded criminal Lawyer as being extremely well respected Lawyers within the Family Court system - this is accurate on every level as they have conducted themselves with professionalism. Anne, Deborah and Leanne are extremely knowledgable, most certainly ethical and absolutely fearless!I have experienced first hand that practising Family Law is not simply just a job for Anne, Deborah and Leanne, but rather a passion for enhancing family peace and security.
Sarah Halloran
Sarah H.
05:46 11 Nov 22
Joe your a gun, i cant thank you enough for your assistance. Considering the last min notice you and your team came through for me, i can only imagine what you could of accomplished on a much larger time frame. Straight to the point no bs i only wish I knew about you sooner. Family law specialist see Joe at Pearsons you wont be disappointed. I look forward to working with you in the future and once again i can't express my gratitude enough , better to have him on side than against thats for sure.🙏🙏 thank you, thank you! I'll definitely be recommending your firm and your services. 🙂
Elizabeth Zourkas
Elizabeth Z.
05:41 13 Oct 22
My Father recommended Pearsons Lawyers to me years ago Then recently another trusted referral. From Solicitors Leanne, Brenda, Vertiy, Karen at Reception. The team are fantastic. Understanding. Sincerely interested in protecting your welfare and have your best interests at heart. I feel safe with Pearsons Lawyers looking after me. Thankyou Pearsons Lawyers.
Birute Ohlmann
Birute O.
02:27 26 Sep 22
Cannot recommend Helen Le at pearsons lawyers enough! From the start til very end Helen was extremely helpful and put up with my constant calls annoying her with all the silly questions and worrying. Helen always listened to me and actually helped me come out with a lot better outcome then I expected. Once again can not recommend Helen enough!!
Aaron Tomkinson
Aaron T.
02:24 18 Jul 22
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Can you help with matters dealing with domestic violence?

Experienced lawyer Family violence, or domestic violence, affects many couples and families. This can make a divorce matter, parenting arrangements and property settlement much more complex to navigate. Having the support of a family lawyer experienced in these areas ensures that your safety and best interests are a priority when dealing with your former partner to reach any agreement.

If children are involved, we will ensure you have the best advice to protect their wellbeing and best interests, negotiating with your former partner on your behalf to finalise a divorce, implement any required protection orders and represent you in court if necessary to achieve a fair outcome.

Can you help with cross-jurisdictional matters?

Our family lawyers can assist you if you are dealing with family law matters such as divorce or parenting arrangements. We can represent you in Australia and ensure that you have professional support in China or other countries in which you may have family law matters.

Deborah has worked extensively with clients dealing with parenting matters related to child custody, child abduction and recovery. She also has a wealth of experience handling international issues such as forum and jurisdictional disputes. She has assisted clients with cross-jurisdictional matters relating to China, Malaysia and other countries and has the expertise to protect your best interests.

Brenda has worked with adults and children who have been defined as stateless children or not recognised as citizens in the country they are born in or live in. These laws vary significantly from country to country and the circumstances in which a child was born. Please speak to us if this is an area you have concerns about; we are here to help.

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Can your team help me with financial agreements with my spouse, partner or other family members?

Absolutely. A family lawyer can assist with all matters relating to family law, including binding financial agreements made before, during or after marriages and de facto relationships, as well as property settlements and agreements made between parents regarding the care of their children.

If you have decided to lend or borrow money from your parents or another family member, we can consult with you and provide advice to help involved parties have a formal agreement that documents how and when this should be repaid. If you have loaned money to a family member and need it repaid due to a property settlement or divorce, we can also provide professional advice on how to approach this best.

We can also assist you in having a lawyer draw up a trust deed or a Will if you plan to marry, remarry or divorce that reflects your current wishes and how you would like your estate distributed.

What other areas of law do your lawyers have experience in?

Pearsons’ Lawyers specialise in Family Law, but all many of our staff have experience in other legal areas. Both Brenda and Jessica have had diverse careers that have given them additional perspectives that may be helpful during your family law matter.

These areas include commercial law, business bankruptcy, migration law, civil law, adult adoptions and stateless children (children without citizenship). We do not practice criminal law or construction law but can assist you in finding a reputable Chinese-speaking lawyer in the Melbourne area who does work in these areas. Please get in touch with our team for more information.

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During your initial free consultation we will:

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"I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for all your work and in getting me this far. Having you on board to represent me since your involvement has been such a great experience. You have helped me much more than you realise. To move on and move forward with my life, for me and my son. I really appreciate your help, your push-forward attitude and professionalism!!"

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Christina, Melbourne