Living under a Cloud?

Our Expert Family Lawyers are here to support & guide you from under it. With no upfront fees & flexible payment options, there’s no reason to suffer any longer.



Get your family law matter sorted with no upfront fees & flexible payment options.

At Lawyers By The Bay, our number 1 priority is to support and guide you smoothly and quickly through your legal matter. As a leading family lawyer on the Mornington Peninsula, we work with clients all over Melbourne and offer a relaxed, down-to-earth service without the typical ‘mumbo-jumbo’ of other law firms. We understand the need to move through legal issues with as little fuss and stress as possible, so we are proud to be able to offer all of our clients flexible payment options and no upfront fees. This ensures there are no barriers to getting your legal matter sorted as soon as possible. Contact us today for a confidential chat.

We’ll help you find a better way forward.

There’s no reason to delay getting the help and support you need. We promise a non-threatening, non-judgemental environment where you can discuss your legal issue openly and with the confidence that we are here to help you in any way we can.

Family Law

Our experience and latest knowledge will ensure you get the best possible outcome for your family law matter. We will be with you every step of the way, doing all that we can to help your family through this difficult time.

Wills & Estates

While not the most fun thing to talk about, getting your Will and Estate sorted should be a priority. Once done, we will look after it for you and you can get on with the joy of living life to the fullest.

I can’t thank you both enough for your kindness, patience, guidance, understanding and expertise through a very difficult and hazy time for me. I was reminded today how much I trusted you both when I heard you on the phone earlier David Althaus and knew it would all be ok!

B. McDonald

I cannot recommend Lawyers by the Bay highly enough! They are fantastic and amazingly supportive and would recommend them to anyone looking for a caring lawyer for family law matters. David Althaus and Sharlene are fantastic and very understanding. I have recommended them to family and friends and will continue to do so as I don't think you will find a better firm to deal with!

S. Ottery

I worked with David Galloway from Lawyers By The Bay recently and he was nothing short of incredible. Made an extremely difficult situation seem a lot less stressful and was there to support me every step of the way. His guidance, understanding and thoroughness was priceless throughout my time working with Lawyers by the bay. Thank you.


Why choose Lawyers By The Bay?


Dedicated to the wellbeing of your family


No upfront fees & fixed fees


Experts in our field


Easy to talk to & compassionate


Available after hours

The Team

Our team is lead by David Althaus and David Galloway, which can be a little confusing, so we’ll refer to them simply as David A and David G. Both are experienced Family Lawyers with a wealth of knowledge and skill. They are supported by an equally experienced support team who will dedicate their time and effort to supporting you through your family law matter.

Family Law Experts

Separating from your partner, even on good terms, is one of life’s most challenging times and there is so much to consider. Besides dealing with the end of your relationship, you need to sort out your finances, property arrangements, living arrangements, custody of children, pets plus more. When you’re in the thick of it, it feels very overwhelming, to the point where it becomes very easy to put your head in the sand and do nothing. That dark cloud can hover over your head for some time, making life feel heavy and hopeless.

Prompt service for your family law matter.

With our expertise, we can help you to move through the process of separating and divorce, if that is the eventual outcome, and out the other side. Life can once again feel exciting and open to all possibilities. While the legal process isn’t fun, it is necessary and our aim is to make it as smooth and painless as possible. With our supportive team of expert family lawyers, we have the skills an experience to move you through the process as quickly as possible.

How can we help?

If you're looking for advice, consultation or simply a sounding board please get in touch and we'll get back to you shortly.

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11 Railway Grove, Mornington Victoria

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