Maeve O'Brien & Associates


is a law practice based in Balwyn North, Melbourne dedicated to delivering the highest standard of legal services. Our purpose is to proactively assist our clients in finding and implementing solutions to their legal issues in a constructive, pragmatic and cost-efficient manner.

Our expertise is in Family Law, an area of practice which affects clients and their families on many levels – emotionally, financially and legally. It is of the utmost importance that every client is assured of and has the security of knowing that everything will be done to assist them and, where possible, to mitigate risks which inevitably arise in situations of relationship breakdown.

We offer our clients a range of options so that they are in a position to choose which is best for their particular needs. We ensure that any decision taken by our clients is fully informed. At Maeve O’Brien & Associates, our clients are at the center of our legal team.

We are highly experienced in both litigation and in alternative methods of dispute resolution. It is increasingly recognized that it is desirable to consider a range of options in order to identify which method of dispute resolution is best suited to each case.

We offer our clients avenues in Mediation, Arbitration and a relatively new model of practice known as Collaborative Practice with a view to assisting parties in reaching agreements.

In addition to Family Law, our other areas of practice include Family/Domestic Violence, Child Support, Child Protection, Wills and Estates (including Probate matters and Estate planning), Powers of Attorney (including Enduring, General, financial, personal and/or medical) and Conveyancing.

Our firm was founded by Maeve O’Brien and has been engaged in the delivery of high quality legal services to the community for more than 60 years.

If you would like to get in touch, please do not hesitate to contact Arthur Athan (Associate) on (03) 9857 0099 or

Contact Person
Arthur Athan