Melissa Hine


Melissa has extensive experience in Family Law, Wills & Deceased Estates; and Commercial Litigation. She has a special interest in financial and estate matters including property, companies and trusts.

Melissa has a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Accounting.  She has also spent time as a volunteer at the Fitzroy Legal Service. In her practice, she brings understanding and enthusiasm to the timely and cost effective resolution of family law disputes.

Melissa acts for a range of private clients in metropolitan and country Victoria, interstate and overseas.

Melissa’s areas of expertise include:

  • Property settlements and litigation including complex financial matters
  • Superannuation splitting
  • Maintenance
  • Financial agreements
  • Child support
  • Divorce
  • All aspects of children’s matters including living with and spending time with arrangements.

Prior to joining McNab McNab and Starke, Melissa practiced Family Law in the Family & Relationship Group of a Melbourne CBD national firm and prior to that, a boutique Melbourne firm.  Melissa has broad litigation experience and was formerly a commercial litigator with a mid-tier firm.  Melissa is also experienced in Wills and Estates law.

Melissa is a member of:

  • The Maintenance and Property Committee of the Law Institute of Victoria, Family Law Section
  • The Family Law, Collaborative Lawyers and Litigation Sections of the Law Institute of Victoria
  • The Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia and
  • The Victorian Women Lawyers


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