Marlene Ebejer

Marlene Ebejer - Specialists in Family Law, Wills & Powers of Attorney, Deceased Estates and Estate Planning, Conveyancing, Intervention Orders, a Notary Public and Maltese Legal Matters
  • Accredited Family Law Specialist
  • Accredited Family Law Dispute Resolution Practitioner
  • Maltese speaking lawyer

Marlene Ebejer

Principal Lawyer

Marlene Ebejer is the Principal Lawyer of Ebejer & Associates Lawyers. She was admitted to practice in 2005 and in 2014 became an Accredited Family Law Specialist. Ebejer & Associates Lawyers Pty Ltd opened its doors in Werribee in 2006.

Prior to becoming a lawyer Marlene worked as a community worker focusing on housing, education, and economic development with a range of communities. She is the immediate past President of the Maltese Community Council of Victoria. 

Returning to study law in 2000 whilst the general manager of a national training company, Marlene brings a holistic approach to legal work. She is able to look at a client’s circumstances and develop a plan forward to deal with the legal issues and any other associated issues that come to the surface.

Marlene Ebejer represents clients in the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, Magistrates Court, the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFCOA) and the Supreme Court of Victoria.

In 2009 Marlene co-authored her first book, Focus: Family Law, 4th edition which was published by Lexis Nexis. The 8th edition was released in 2022 who co-authors are Victoria Byrne and Megan Aylett.

In 2013 Marlene’s first solo book was published by Lexis Nexis, Q & A: Legal Practice and Ethics. The 4th edition was released in 2022.

Marlene is also an academic in the areas of family law and legal ethics. She spent 13 years at Deakin University, 2 years at Australian Catholic University and Leo Cussen Institute, and Central Queensland University. By keeping her hand in academia Marlene ensures she is up to date with the ever-changing world of law and best practice.

Marlene has been actively involved in the Law Institute of Victoria’s legal aid task force promoting and encouraging Legal Aid to continue funding those people in the community who cannot afford to access the legal system.

Passionate about children’s issues, Marlene is often appointed by the Federal Circuit & Family Court of Australia as an Independent Children’s Lawyer.

Marlene has developed a practice in assisting parents to retrieve their children who have been abducted by the other parent and relocated overseas. When such cases arise Marlene works closely with the Department of Foreign Affairs, the Attorney General’s department and lawyers in the country where the children have been taken. Our firm has had success with retrieving children from the Sudan, Indonesia and Nigeria.

Marlene speaks Maltese and works with clients of a Maltese background who have legal issues in Malta. Although she cannot practice in Malta she has close associations with various lawyers in Malta which enable her to assist those living in Australia with powers of attorney, sale of land and deceased estate issues.

In 2021, Marlene was duly admitted as a Notary Public in the Supreme Court of Victoria. She offers Notarial services in the Melbourne CBD, Werribee, Geelong and Bellarine Peninsula.

Marlene’s qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Multicultural Studies) RMIT 1995
  • Certificate in Asian Studies Victoria University 1996
  • Graduate Diploma in Vocational Education and Training Melbourne University 1998
  • Bachelor of Laws Monash University 2005
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Services Leo Cussens Institute 2005
  • Masters in Applied Family Law College of Law 2010
  • Accredited Family Law Specialist 2014
  • Accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner
  • Public Notary 2021

Our legal services

Our lawyers provide expert assistance and advice in the following areas:

Family Law

  • Parenting and Property Matters
  • De Facto Separation 
  • Divorce 
  • Binding Financial Agreements 

Wills & Powers of Attorney

  • Wills 
  • Enduring and Non-Enduring Power of Attorney
  • Medical Treatment Decision Maker 
  • Guardianship Applications at VCAT

Deceased Estates, Estate Planning and Probate

  • Grant of Probate
  • Letters of Administration 
  • Contesting Wills 
  • Calling in and Distributing Assets from deceased estates

Conveyancing

  • Purchase 
  • Sale 
  • Transfer of Titles 
  • Caveats 

Intervention Orders

  • Family Violence Intervention Orders
  • Personal Safety Intervention Orders 
  • Representation at Court
  • Advice and assistance contesting an Intervention Order

Commercial & Residential Leases

  • Drafting Leases 
  • Advice and Review of lease documents
  • Disputes as to rental relief
  • Representation at VCAT

Maltese Legal Matters

  • Drafting Powers of Attorney 
  • Advice regarding Maltese matters
  • Referrals to lawyers in Malta 
  • Notary Public 

Client testimonials

I really appreciate Marlene and her team for all their support and I highly recommended Ebejer & Associates to anyone for their hard work and taking care of clients. Thank-you.

SP

I’m very glad, got the good outcome. Thank-you Megan for your support during these challenging times. You’re so friendly with kind words and patience. You worked really hard and helped with assisting me during this traumatic phase in my life.

Srvani

Thank you ladies for all your hard work, I will definitely recommend you to all my friends. Wishing you a great Christmas holiday and a loving and wonderful 2018 with your family and friends.

Linda
I have sought legal advice from Ebejer & Associates for a number of family law and conveyancing matters over many years. Their exceptional service, delivered in “plain English” with an empathetic, reassuring approach is fantastic. I would highly recommend this firm and their wonderful staff.
Angela

Accreditations & Memberships

Ebejer & Associates Lawyers are a proud supporter of Cancer Council Victoria’s Financial and Legal Support Program, providing legal support to vulnerable Victorians affected by cancer. If you, or someone you know, has cancer and needs support, learn about the services available at www.cancervic.org.au

Proudly Supporting Cancer Council Victoria

Ebejer & Associates Lawyers acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the regions we service, their diversity, histories and knowledge and their continuing connections to land, water and community. We pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, their Elders past, present and emerging.

Ebejer & Associates Lawyers

6/19 Synnot Street, Werribee, 3030
Monday – Friday / 9am – 5pm

Suite 7.12, 365 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, 3000
By appointment only

Bellarine Peninsula
By appointment only

PO Box 171, Portarlington, VIC, 3223

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