November 2020 Divorce Special – 20% off all Divorce Applications
During these difficult times of COVID-19 restrictions, Pearsons Lawyers are reaching out to all who have not yet obtained a Divorce.
We are offering a 20% discount for the cost of legal work on all Divorce Applications where a deposit is paid in November.
NOW IS THE TIME TO OBTAIN YOUR DIVORCE CERTIFICATE.
Call Pearsons Lawyers on 9306 0044 or 1300 699 688 to book a free, 30-minute telephone or face to face appointment.
THE TOTALS ABOVE INCLUDE:
Our legal fees as per Family Law scale.
Filing fee to lodge Divorce.
The cost above does not include disbursements (out of pocket expenses) such as process server fees to serve the document on the other party or translation of a marriage certificate. This is likely to be approximately $150.00.
The cost above does not include Divorces where the other party cannot be served in the usual way, the parties have not been separated for 12 months or have been separated for 12 months partially under the same roof.
Pearsons Lawyers and all their support staff are professional, punctual and extremely knowledgeable. They can frankly tell you all possible outcomes of your case right at the beginning. At the hearings I noticed that judges respect their lawyers due to their long-lasting reputation and professionalism in the industry. You can't go wrong if you choose them : )
14:15 27 Nov 20
Pearsons lawyers are very experienced and professional. They helped me a lot in my case. Hellen and her team gave me very good advise at every step and helped me in achieving best outcome for my child and me in my situation. My case went though over a year which was difficult time for me but their constant guidance me helped me to clearly understand and decide. I highly recommend Pearson Lawyers for family law.
00:22 14 Nov 20
Thank you Christina Papadopoulos for your patience and professionalism during my divorce hearing. Fantastic service 100%.
01:48 17 Oct 20
My family law matter was complicated. Everyone I dealt with at Pearson’s Legal worked with the utmost professionalism and carried out their part with the attention to detail that my case needed. They clearly have many years of experience and are passionate about, and genuinely interested in, their field. Their advice was always informative, practical and realistic. Throughout the entire case nothing was sent without my consent and any correspondence received was promptly sent to me.I highly recommend Pearson’s Legal as their caring, genuine and thorough approach provides the clarity and support one needs in difficult times.
02:48 08 Oct 20
I wanted to write to let you know how much your help in quickly resolving my case meant to me. I am so grateful to have you by my side.Divorce is never easy, but with your help, I was able to get through it.I cannot thank you enough for your assistance, time, and effort. I wish you continued success in your practice. I would not hesitate to recommend you to any friends or family members.Special thanks to Cassandra Vannitamby & Bani Mishra.
08:53 05 Oct 20
Pearsons Lawyers acted for me over a 5 year period for property and child access matters. They are very experienced and highly knowledgeable of the Family Court legal system and well respected by the Court. Most particularly, they were pragmatic in advising me how to achieve the best outcome for my child within the existing system. I would recommend them without hesitation.
00:33 26 Sep 20
I used Helen as my lawyer for both my property and children matters. From the first meeting with Helen I knew I had met the right person to represent me. At that first meeting she told me my most likely outcome and she was spot on. Along the way I had many letter from my exes lawyer most designed to just intimidate me. Helen worked through all of it and told me straight up if there was anything of importance. She also let me know straight away if I was asking for something that I was not going to achieve so I would drop it and not waste time or money on it. I was also impressed with how she would try and save me money and would email or ring me back promptly. Sometimes it gets exhausting to keep fighting that is why it is important to have a lawyer who will fight for you. Helen is genuine and hardworking, I would recommend her to anyone.DP
07:59 25 Sep 20
Highly recommend Pearsons Lawyers. I went through a messy divorce in 2019 and the advice I received from Pearsons resulted in me keeping my business and working out an amicable outcome with my ex partner. If you're looking for a firm that is on-the-ball, responsive and exceptionally knowledgeable about family law, then I highly recommend you speak to Pearsons. They really do go above and beyond.
07:22 24 Sep 20
Have used Pearsons for my family matter and could not fault them in any aspect of my experience. I have always felt I have received value for money and will always return if needed in the future.
10:00 23 Sep 20
My experience with Benita Crocker at Pearsons Lawyers was excellent and I couldn’t recommend her highly enough.Benita demonstrated empathy whilst she strived to get the best outcome for me and always offered clear advice. She always had my best interest at heart and with her great knowledge and experience provided me with cost effective avenues.Benita provided a quality service for me to which I am very grateful for.
21:00 21 Sep 20
Without doubt Joe and his team protected our family through the most challenging periods we have had on two occasions. My case was first then my sisters. I did not hesitate in contacting Joe to help my sister once her situation arose. Even though the time we had not been in contact was over five years it was like talking to an old friend. Joe was working hard on the file within 24 hours of me contacting Pearson's. His direct fair approach has saved a fortune in time and fees as Joe in particular ensured a trial did not occur where significant assets were at stake and avoided a potential fire sale. Now the entire family including my ex wife are in a strong financial position and the children's financial future is solid. My sister has also had a fantastic outcome and given the complexity around her case we are delighted with the outcome. Most of the communication was conducted by telephone hook up even on weekends allowing me to continue running my business and putting valuable time into my Business and my two daughter's. Thankyou again Joe, Lorien and the Parsons's team.
09:05 21 Sep 20
Thank you to Pearson lawyers Glenroy my experience with you was so reassuring and comfortable, there I was thinking my life was falling apart when Pearson represented me they saw a good father just trying to get his life in order with his children and property and that’s exactly what they delivered. I am greatful of a excellent outcome with Pearson’s lawyer Glenroy winning my family law case and property 60/ 40 my way, unheard of apparently. For all you fathers out there or mothers who have been cheated on or ripped of your integrity and honesty this law firm is the answer for justice.
06:17 21 Sep 20
Thank you Joe and your amazing team for guiding us through a terribly difficult time. Your expertise, support and care means we now have freedom and a chance of a much better life. We highly recommend you to anyone who finds themselves in need of a family lawyer.
04:01 21 Sep 20
I am currently employed as a Solicitor at Pearsons Lawyers and can say that the Solicitors and support staff at Pearsons are dedicated to providing the best possible service and outcome for their clients.As a firm we take pride in working as a team and alongside our clients to provide legal advice and support during a difficult time in their lives.On a personal note, I thoroughly enjoy working at the firm.
23:46 20 Sep 20
Pearsons gave me an opportunity to join their support staff 20 years ago. So many changes over this period but not the fact that Joe and Leanne and their team always strive to get the best results for their clients.
21:57 18 Sep 20
The team at Pearsons are exceptional. They are hardworking and go above and beyond to help.
08:42 18 Sep 20
Pearsons navigated me through my divorce and settlement with absolute care and professionalism. Joe was always candid, efficient and upfront about costs and expectations. I knew where I stood from the onset with both Joe and Leanne. I have recommended Pearsons to my friends and family and they cannot speak highly enough of the service and support they received.
07:56 18 Sep 20
Joe and the team at Pearsons were extremely helpful in dealing with our family matter. Their service and experience is second to none!I highly recommend them.
07:45 18 Sep 20
My experience with Pearsons Lawyers was second to none! Professional, trustworthy and with the client always their priority! Joe and his team made a difficult time that much easier by providing clear options and delivering a fantastic result! Thanks for the advice and support throughout the entirety of the process!
23:24 10 Sep 20
Joe Schepis and his team at Pearsons Lawyers represented me in my separation, settlement and divorce in 2019. They were extremely professional whilst being sensitive to my situation through their honesty, transparency and vast experience in family law matters.With two young boys in the mix, it was important to me that the legal matters were handled discretely and as swiftly as possible so we could get on with our new lives. This is exactly what I received.The flow of information and valuable advice was key to the successful settlement of the property and parenting matters.I highly recommend to have the team at Pearsons Lawyers in your corner.
12:20 10 Sep 20
Leanne and Anne 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 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 and Leanne, but rather a passion for enhancing family peace and security.
06:14 09 Sep 20
Terrific representation and advice from Amanda Vella and her team at Pearsons.The strategy was well thought out and well executed in court to achieve a great outcome.There are no winners in a divorce, but the team at Pearson’s helped achieve a fair result.
03:26 07 Sep 20
Leanne and Andrew at Pearsons have been amazing. They have navigated a truly complex situation with professionalism, empathy, and genuine concern for providing an outcome in the best interests of all parties involved. I can not recommend Pearsons highly enough and they came highly recommended to me from an ex Primary School principal.
04:33 06 Sep 20
At last after 2 years my divorce is finalized a big thanks to Joe Schepis, Amanda Vella, Lorien voss ,and the rest of the team who helped achieve this great result.
11:39 03 Sep 20
I have worked at Pearsons for a little over 12 months and I can honestly say that it is the most enjoyable family law I have worked in. The staff are professional, incredibly dedicated and genuinely concerned about achieving the best outcome for their clients. The business has an incredible array of knowledge and experience meaning that no matter what your issue is they will know how to manage it efficiently and in a cost effective manner.
03:24 03 Sep 20
I am one of two staff members who have been working at Pearsons Lawyers for over 35 years an achievement for which I am very proud of. For the majority of those years I have worked with the Directors Leanne Abela & Joe Schepis whose expertise and professionalism is second to none. All the Lawyers at Pearsons work as a team in striving to achieve a cost effective and the best result possible for their clients whilst providing their upmost care, reassurance and support ensuring that their journey with Pearsons is a smooth one during a time which can be quite overwhelming for them. Most importantly, all the people at Pearsons are down to earth, friendly and we all enjoy our social events together. I couldn’t work with a better bunch of people!
02:42 03 Sep 20
We transferred firms to Pearsons Lawyers part way through our family law case. We previously dealt with both Sara and Amanda at a another firm and decided to make the transition in order to continue dealing with them.Our transition to Pearsons was handled in a professional manner that made the transition smooth and simple.Throughout our tough and unusual proceedings both Amanda and Sara were supportive, proactive, professional and helpful.We always felt as though our case really mattered and that they and the team at Pearsons were in it for the long haul and wanted to help us achieve our goal.
00:25 03 Sep 20
I have worked at Pearsons Lawyers for the past 14 years. Pearsons has a very professional team of Family Lawyers who are both passionate about what they do and are committed to achieving great outcomes for their clients. Great place to work with great camaraderie amongst the lawyers and support staff.
00:00 02 Sep 20
Would HIGHLY recommend Pearsons Lawyers. Not only did Leanne and Breana act professionally throughout our dealings but they treated me as a person not a number. Going through a Divorce is such an emotional time but they made me feel at ease and helped me tremendously emotionally throughout the whole process achieving a great result! From Anna at the front desk, to Christine in accounts and Lisa in Conveyancing back to Leanne and her team, it has been an absolute pleasure having them represent me. Thank you for everything!
02:14 01 Sep 20
When I first separated I was completely overwhelmed and confused. The staff at Pearsons were reassuring and calm, and made me feel supported and comfortable as we worked together to manage the settlement. Their professional knowledge and skill in advocating for me was of the highest standard and this helped me to trust in their advice. It is evident that they apply a team approach to the work that they do, and at all times I felt that the tasks and issues that arose were done in a respectful and timely manner and that their communication with me was regular, open and transparent. At the end of the process I felt like I was a person and not just a client ID number. Thank you Pearsons.
23:48 30 Aug 20
Pearsons have been a client of ours for almost a year now and during that time we've found them to be highly professional, knowledgable and great to work with.I highly recommend Pearsons Lawyers if you're looking for an expert family lawyer in Melbourne.
10:16 28 Aug 20
I am a Senior family law solicitor with over 20 years experience who has recently started work with Pearsons. I can honestly say that Leanne and Joe genuinely care about achieving pragmatic and cost effective outcomes for their clients and the other members of the team are enthusiastic, hardworking and skilled family lawyers.
Melissa V Donovan
13:10 27 Aug 20
After divorcing my husband of 27 years, I sought legal assistance from Pearsons, and can safely say that this firm goes above and beyond to meet the needs of their clients. I am grateful to my amazing solicitor Helen, who I cannot recommend enough to anyone seeking family legal services, as well as the rest of the staff at Pearsons.
11:47 27 Aug 20
Surrogacy - I met Leanne Abela and the team a few years ago and they represented me and my husband to obtain legal rights and parental orders for the birth of our daughter through Surrogacy in Victoria. Although it is altruistic in Australia it’s very complicated BUT can be done with success for the Intended Parents. Leanne and the team guided us through a very difficult and emotional time in our lives - she let us know our legal rights after our daughter was to be born and what could have happened - there was no sugar coating BUT there was complete transparency, honesty and trust! Leanne reassured me during the long journey that it was her job to sort out the details and as her clients we just had to have a positive outlook and look forward in being parents - which we are! Pearsons handle a variety of family law - Surrogacy included and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending them.
05:46 27 Aug 20
Leanne Abela and the team at Pearson’s lawyers came very highly recommended and my experience has been extremely positive.Leanne is genuine and knowledgeable. She was open and honest with me from the start and guided me through a very complicated case, going out of her way to truly help me and answer any questions that I had.I appreciated Leanne and her team for keeping me informed, the options I could take, the steps involved and the progress throughout.I would highly recommend them to anyone seeking legal advice.
07:29 18 Aug 20
My divorce is a very messy one and it took me about 20 months to go through all the hurdles. I was with a law firm in Balwyn North for a while but then my lawyer left to NZ and someone recommended me to Benita. When I first met with her, I knew she is the one who will fully understands what I need and want and gave me the best advice on what we can do to close the case. That is why I went with her since December last year.I am so happy to have her alongside with me. She is very responsive, if I want to talk to her about the case, she will be there for me. She always tries to help me to save my money to avoid the needs of going to trial. She is well communicated with my barrister John to help me to get the best outcome.I am really thankful to have Benita and my barrister John on my side. Yes, messy divorce costs a lot but then without them, I need to say I am going nowehere.I am very happy everything is finished now and I can't thank you enough for all that you guys have done for me.
07:41 11 Aug 20
It’s been a roller coaster but Pearson’s have been by my side the entire way - yes it’s cost money - but no matter who I went through, it would’ve cost me.Pearson’s equiped me with my rights - that I thank them for.
12:36 19 May 20
12:02 06 Apr 20
I went to Leanne Abela at Pearsons after procrastinating for quite some time as to what to do after the separation from my wife. It was years before I was able to bring myself to obtain legal advice. When I came to Pearsons it was explained to me on my initial consultation what my best and worst case scenario would look like. I knew immediately l was in safe and capable hands.Leanne and her team of lawyers and support staff fought my case hard, strong and fairly at all times. I was kept in the loop with every telephone call, letter and strategy in my case. I was successful in retaining the family home and most importantly my children. Thank you to everyone at Pearsons for your hard work and effort.Mario Mucilli
05:03 21 Jan 20
Where do I start I never thought in my life that I will get a divorce I thought I will grow old with the man I married. I went online looking for lawyers who can represent me and understand what I was going through I was scared but I knew it was the right thing for me. I found Pearson lawyers in Glenroy I have checked other law firm around but Pearson stood out for me I read their testimonials and I was very impressed. I called to make a appointment for consultation and was fortunate to meet Helen. My first impression was of Helen kind, warm and also have great sense of humour. All the staff are just amazing and they went above and beyond with their service. I would highly recommend Pearson lawyers to family and friends. I can say that I’m very happy with my outcome and move on with my life, all thanks to Helen and their team of solicitor and staff.
01:44 11 Dec 19
A family lawyer that actually cares
11:18 02 Dec 19
Great meal for different appetites ,good value and friendly staff.
01:08 13 Nov 19
I found Pearson’s Lawyers online and they acted on my behalf in a divorce settlement.While no one ever wins in a divorce I was very happy with their professionalism.I was no longer living in Melbourne so all correspondence had to be done online.Joesph had a good understanding of my circumstances and presented my case well to the family court where a settlement was reached.I have no hesitation in recommending Pearson’s Lawyers.
06:36 19 Jul 19
Excellent law firm, very Professional.. Amanda Vella, my solicitor went above and beyond and did everything she could to achieve a great outcome for me in a very difficult situation. Thanks very much Amanda
09:13 25 Jun 19
Pearsons were a long term firm to my late Grandmother. They guided and advised her to ensure her Will was watertight and her wishes would be respected when she was no longer here to fight for herself. Jacqui was wonderful to deal with during the probate and settlement of the Will. I was kept informed every step of the way and everything was explained clearly and simply. She always advised what was in the client's best interest, she was honest, fair and firm with dealing with opposing parties. Her "no nonsense" approach made me feel very comfortable and confident, I felt fully supported and thanks to her we were able to negotiate through a very difficult situation and reach a settlement avoiding unnecessary court costs. The fee structure was clearly outlined and very transparent with no nasty surprises, I was kept up to date with costs and advised of the best options to minimise legal costs. Thanks to Jacqui and Pearsons my grandmother's wishes were respected and her estate was not eaten away in legal fees. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a firm that is honest and extremely knowledgeable in family Law.
23:02 21 Feb 19
Pearsons Lawyers are well known for their long standing professionalism and high standard of work in family law matters. Bad reviews posted by our competitors or by the other party, the husband or wife, in a matrimonial breakdown arise because of the great representation the firm provides, leaving the other side unhappy.
06:45 20 Jun 18
You guys are really awesome specially Bani mishra and clovelly board!! Three cheers for you both!!Thanks a lot 🤗