About Us

Anderson Family Lawyers is a specialist family law firm established by Lucy Padula.

Anderson Family Lawyers

Accredited Family Law Specialists

At Anderson Family Lawyers we hold strong beliefs as to the values a law firm should possess. Namely, giving clients expert advice in plain English so that clients can make conscious decisions about their future. Lucy Padula, principal of the firm, is supported by an excellent team of staff with considerable experience in family law.

As parents ourselves, we understand that it can be difficult to attend at appointments in person. Thus, conferences can be arranged via telephone and Skye. However, we do consider it to be important to have an initial face to face conference. After hours and weekend telephone and Skype appointments can also be arranged.

Lucy Padula

B.A. LLB (Hons), Accredited Family Law Specialist


Lucy is an Accredited Family Law Specialist who considers it of utmost importance to assist her clients in resolving family law matters fairly and with integrity. Lucy commenced her career in law as a law clerk whilst studying. Lucy completed a Bachelor of Arts and A Bachelor of Law (with Honours) degrees in 2002. She was admitted to practice law in February 2004.

Suzan Gurpinar


Senior Associate

Suzan completed a Bachelor of Law in 2008 and completed Practical Legal Training in 2009. Suzan was admitted into practice in 2009 and has been working exclusively in family law since 2010. Suzan advises clients in all aspects of family law, including property matters, parenting matters, relocation matters, spousal maintenance matters and intervention order matters.

Christina Papadopoulos


Family Lawyer

Prior to her admission in May 2019, Christina gained experience as a Law Clerk within private practice Melbourne CBD law firms. Her experience includes having had involvement in non-litigious and litigious Family Law, Criminal Law, Intervention Orders, Victims of Crime Assistance and Commercial Law matters. Christina holds internationally certified qualifications in mediation and alternative dispute resolution (negotiation and arbitration).

Chloe Wilson


Graduate Lawyer

Prior to her admission in November 2021, Chloe gained experience as a Legal Assistant and Paralegal within the public sector and private law firms across Melbourne. Chloe commenced her career in Law as a legal assistant whilst studying. Her experience includes assisting on litigious and non-litigious matters, State Care and Personal Injury matters and Police matters.

Anderson Family Lawyers

Anderson Family Lawyers is a specialist family law firm established by Lucy Padula. Lucy is dedicated to assisting clients in resolving family law issues with dignity. The breakdown of a relationship is an extremely difficult time, particularly where there are children involved. We understand that there are numerous considerations in addition to legal factors which may impact your needs and goals. We can assist you in creating solutions to meet the needs of your family. This includes financial settlement and making appropriate care arrangements for your children, which are in their best interests. We can also help you to address financial and other matters at the commencement of a relationship. As a busy parent Lucy understands that it can be difficult to attend appointments during business hours and/or in person and thus will arrange phone conferences outside business hours where necessary.