We specialise in helping professionals, executives and business owners going through divorce or separation resolve the legal side of things with solutions-focused advice & representation.


Our approach

We don’t just provide legal advice.

We help you find solutions to the real issues and obtain a final outcome that will enable you to move on with your life after separation.

In the vast majority of cases, we help our clients reach a settlement without the need for court proceedings or hostile legal communication.

Specialist expertise

We practise exclusively in family law and our Director is an Accredited Specialist in Family Law. 

You can rest assured that your matter is in safe hands and that we have the skills and knowledge to handle even the most complex of cases. 

We further specialise in acting for professionals, executives, and business owners who are going through divorce or separation or who are thinking about making a prenup. 

This comes from our particular expertise in complex financial settlements, including settlements involving business valuations, self-managed superannuation funds, and taxation considerations

Ways we can help

We tailor our service to your circumstances and can do any of the following:

  • Provide you with confidential advice
  • Act for you to negotiate a settlement
  • Represent you in court proceedings
  • Help you formalise an agreement you have already reached with your former partner so it is binding

See our FAQ page or Contact Us if you have any questions about how we may be able to help you.

About Gale Family Law

David Gale
Director & Accredited Specialist in Family Law

Hi, I’m David.

I started Gale Family Law when I saw that many traditional law firms were not delivering what clients wanted.

Although these firms get the legal work done, many clients are still feeling lost and bewildered in a process that is poorly-explained, cumbersome, and delivered using dated methods and technology.

My vision has been to create a family law firm where clients receive a service that is both highly skilled from a technical legal perspective but also personal, solutions-focused and responsive to each client’s needs.

Backed by technology and adopting client-focused practices such as fixed fee pricing, I want to make it straightforward to access high-quality legal services.

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

I am fluent in Chinese (Mandarin).

You see view my full CV in my LinkedIn profile.

Book a Free Introductory Call

In this free 15-minute call, we will confirm if we can assist with your case, answer any questions you have about our services, and discuss the next steps. This call is with David Gale, Director & Accredited Specialist in Family Law.

Online or F2F

Meet with us either online or face-to-face at South Melbourne or Narre Warren.

Fixed fees

Forget hourly billing. We charge fixed fees so that you have costs certainty and no surprise bills.

Client Portal

Conveniently upload your documents and information using our Client Portal.




I can’t thank you enough for all your help, assistance and guidance throughout this whole process. You have made this so easy for me to understand, you have been so honest and up front with me the whole way through and again I thank you for that! I’m glad that I can finally move on with my life.


Separation isn’t easy, but David Gale really did make the process seamless. David was thorough, insightful and had my best interests in mind throughout my dealings with him.


Thank you for being so amazing and helping me through the worst days of my life. Having my kids taken from me was like someone taking my life.


David was terrific, his advice saved me months of torment and undoubtedly thousands of dollars, very professional and well organised.


Thank you so much for your representation, I was particularly impressed with your understanding and compassion towards [my child’s] mental health history and various vulnerabilities.


Thanks for your help on all matters over the past 10 months or so. I have really appreciated your honesty, integrity, financial acumen and attention to detail, and of course your legal expertise!


I would like to thank you for your support and for guiding me through the legal process. Thanks once again for having a genuine interest in my divorce. Now it’s over!!


Thank you for all your advice, help and hard work during this difficult process. You have been kind and prompt. It has given me peace of mind and allowed me to look forward. I appreciate it very much.


I’m so glad I got to deal with you and not the issue