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David Gale

Gale Family Law
Parenting Orders and Contact Arrangements, Property Settlement, Spousal Maintenance
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Nationwide, Victoria
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About David


Hi, I’m David, and I help people going through divorce or separation resolve the legal side of things. I understand that this is a challenging time for you, which is why I’m here to provide assistance and support in navigating the process.

I commenced practising as a lawyer in 2014 and am a Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) Accredited Specialist in Family Law.

I can assist with a number of different aspects of your separation, including:

  • Financial settlement
  • Children’s arrangements
  • Child support
  • Divorce, and
  • Family violence and intervention orders.

My advice is always tailored to your specific needs, with a focus on achieving a positive outcome with minimal cost, delay, and acrimony.

I believe that lawyers should solve problems, not create them.

I understand that achieving the best outcome isn’t the only priority for you. You may have additional objectives, such as prioritising the well-being of your children, minimising the emotional toll of the process, or moving on with your life without being caught up in the legal system.

Whatever your values and goals may be, I take the time to understand them and factor them into my advice.

I offer a range of services, including:

  • Confidential advice
  • Formalising settlement agreements so they are binding
  • Out-of-court negotiation
  • Representation at mediation
  • Representation in court
  • Prenuptial agreements (for marriages and de facto relationships)

In relation to financial cases, I specialise in working with clients who are business owners, professionals or executives. The matters I am involved in frequently involve complexities such as businesses, trusts, and self-managed superannuation funds.

In relation to children’s cases, I have expertise in cases involving family violence, mental health conditions, alcohol & drug use, and allegations of child abuse. Having previously held roles as a specialist family violence lawyer and a mental health advocate, I have a deep understanding of these areas.

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Outside of being a lawyer

Outside of law my life is all about my wife and two boys. We are all very active and our favourite activities including Judo, cricket, swimming, volleyball, table tennis, and hiking. Our shelves are also overflowing with boardgames, with the favourites being chess and Catan.

We also have an adorable golden retriever puppy named Bella who is keeps us very occupied. I am originally from Tasmania and try to get back to the Island State a couple of times a year to see family and enjoy the food and natural environment.