+61 3 9091 7000
599 Canterbury Road Surrey Hills Vic 3127
Melissa has worked exclusively in the area of family and de facto relationship law since 2001. She is an Accredited Family Law Specialist and became a partner of Barbayannis Lawyers in 2014. Melissa is highly experienced and well regarded. She is valued in her role on the panel of Independent Children’s Lawyers. She has a special interest in advocating for the best interests of children in parenting disputes. She has extensive experience in advocacy, court procedure and in a broad range of complex financial, child support and parenting matters.
Melissa was recognised as a Recommended Parenting and Children's Matters Lawyer in the Doyles Guide 2020, 2021 and 2022.
• Property disputes
• Complex financial matters
• Children’s matters and parenting disputes
• Divorce proceedings
• Relocation Cases (local, interstate and international)
• Spousal Maintenance
• Adult Child Maintenance
• Child Support Disputes
• Financial Agreements
• Child Support Agreements
• Independent Children’s Lawyer
• Hague Convention Cases (international abduction of children)