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Melanie Tilmouth is an experienced family lawyer, having honed her skills working across a variety of areas while practicing in a country firm. This experience has given Melanie a broad base of knowledge, which she uses to her clients’ advantage when dealing with their Family Law matters. Melanie is well equipped to provide Family Law advice which is tailored to her clients’ individual needs and circumstances.
Melanie is acutely aware of how Family Law can also integrate with other areas of law, which ensures her Family Law advice is comprehensive and practical. Melanie’s background in Wills and Estates, Agriculture Law, small business management, Criminal Law and Conveyancing ensures that she can handle even the most complex of Family Law matters.
Melanie values professionalism, communication and achieving results that truly reflect the desires of her clients. Melanie takes the time to get to the heart of the issue and ensure that her clients’ needs are being met in an empathetic manner.
Melanie is personable, approachable, down-to-earth and is keenly aware of the emotional toll that Family Law can have on her clients. She adopts a realistic approach that allows her clients to know where they stand right from the outset.
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- Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice, Flinders University
- Bachelor of International Studies, Flinders University
- LLM (Applied Law) majoring in Family Law (currently completing)
My Areas of Expertise
- Matrimonial and De Facto Relationships
- Child Issues
- Child Support
- Same Sex Relationships
- Property Settlement
My Professional Interests
- Young Lawyers’ Committee, Committee Member
- Member of Law Society of South Australia
- Contributor to the Advertiser newspaper’s Family Forum Panel;
- Committee Member of Family Law Committee of the Law Society of South Australia
- Co-Chair of Young Lawyers’ Committee of the Law Society of South Australia
- Council Member of the Law Society of South Australia
Media & Blog Posts
For many separating couples the writing was on the wall for some time and a final separation does not come as a complete surprise to either person. Whether it was a gradual process over many months or years or a particular event that led to the separation both parties often agree that separation was inevitable. However...Read more
Reaching agreement on custody can be difficult, with both parents seeking what they believe is “right” or “fair”. TGB associate Melanie Tilmouth explains how the Family Court makes decisions. Family lawyers are often asked what are “fair” or “the standard” custody arrangements for children following...Read more
You may think posting a picture of a day out with your kids is harmless, but it could have consequences for your custody arrangement. Tindall Gask Bentley associate Melanie Tilmouth looks at a big issue affecting parenting in the digital age. Can something as seemingly innocent as a Facebook post or a quick Tweet really impact...Read more
Although Australia continues to wait for true marriage equality, you should know that if you’re a de facto same-sex couple similar laws apply to you as those for heterosexual couples in the event of a break-up.Read more
Family lawyers Melanie Tilmouth and Diana Dichiera talk about the challenges of divorce and property settlements in agricultural, aquaculture, wine and other primary industries.Read more