Skip to main content

Your Family. Your Assets.

Our Fight.


tough no-nonsense family and divorce lawyers


located in Brunswick and Preston



0 +
Court Appearances
0 +
Happy Clients
0 +
5 star google reviews
Talented Legal Team
Elvin Lawyers, Melbourne lawyers in Brunswick, Coburg, Preston, Moreland and Darebin
Brunswick Office

Straight Talking Lawyers

We are tough no-nonsense Family Court and Divorce Lawyers who talk straight with our clients and tough with our opponents. We charge fairly and we know how to fight.

We practise in all areas of Family Court and Divorce Law. We have a reputation for fighting for our clients’ rights, providing strategic representation, and maintaining strict confidentiality.

Our legal services are high quality, our advice is clear, and we are transparent with our costs. Our clients have direct access to their lawyer, not just their assistant. 

We are a reliable established firm in the Northern suburbs offering a practical and direct approach to the practice of law. Each of our lawyers works exclusively in one practice area and comes to our firm with substantial experience.

Our clients can expect to:

  • Receive excellent advice from an experienced Family Lawyer.
  • Have access to our professional network of experts and legal minds.
  • Feel comfortable and supported in our collaborative and judgment-free legal practice environment.

Google reviews

Jenny FlemingJenny Fleming
00:37 23 Feb 22
Matthew Elvin and his team from Elvin Lawyers come with the highest recommendation for their professionalism, expertise and unwavering commitment to their clients. Matthew Elvin specifically takes the time to listen to your legal issue, evaluate, present options with realistic expectations and keep you constantly updated.Elvin Lawyer's success is having a great office team that balances a high level of legal expertise with empathy and kindness for the client.Thank you Matthew for your tireless commitment to our legal matter and congratulations on representing an outstanding legal practice.
Cathy BinningtonCathy Binnington
03:37 14 Jan 22
We had a good experience with Elvin Lawyers - Jason was a very thorough and thoughtful lawyer.
Rohan ManuelRohan Manuel
03:45 02 Nov 21
Very happy to show our support for this firm. They are very knowledgeable, professional and good people to work with.
Paul GreensteinPaul Greenstein
05:53 02 Sep 20
We've employed Elvin Lawyers on two occasions, and in both cases they have been very professional, friendly and accommodating. Highly recommended.
Alison DwyerAlison Dwyer
02:31 20 Apr 20
A thoroughly professional lawyer. Most importantly kind, empathetic and driven to get the best outcome for the client. I would have no hesitation in using the services again.
04:54 09 Apr 20
I worked with Skye Wilde for my family law matter and she was fantastic to work with. She was kinda and courteous, always approachable, and always prompt in getting things done. She also gave us realistic advice on how to proceed after the case was completed.(Posted on behalf of my mother)

Case highlights



In the absence of clear and satisfactory proof, the court cannot be satisfied that the deceased knew and approved of the contents of the Will.” – Judge McMillan, 17 May 2021

  1. In a 2022 VCAT case VNH (Guardianship) [2022] VCAT 379  Elvin Lawyers relied on expert neuropsychological evidence to obtain a VCAT order overturning a 2021 Power of Attorney and instead upholding a 2017 Power of Attorney made by Elvin Lawyers’ client.
  2. In a 2022 Supreme Court case (Restricted Judgment) Elvin Lawyers obtained a Court order to remove a person from a Melbourne house they were illegally occupying and that they pay Elvin Lawyers’ legal costs. 
  3. In a 2022 Supreme Court case Matthew Elvin won an appeal, overturning an earlier Magistrates’ Court judgment regarding breaches of Overarching Obligations.
  4. In a 2021 Supreme Court case, Elvin Lawyers a Court Order overturning a deceased’s Will. As a result, Elvin Lawyers’ client received more from the deceased estate.
  5. In a 2021 County Court case Elvin Lawyers made a hard fought and complex application to dismiss a Court proceeding for ‘abuse of process’. Unfortunately that application was not successful.
  6. In a 2020 Supreme Court case Matthew Elvin successfully defended a summary judgment application.
  7. In a 2020 Supreme Court case, Elvin Lawyers obtained a Court Order dismissing the other party’s meritless claim against Elvin Lawyers’ client.
  8. In a 2019 VCAT case, Elvin Lawyers obtained a VCAT Order revoking an Administration Order which had previously been placed on their client. 
  9. In a 2019 case Elvin Lawyers successfully defended their client against a summary judgment application brought by the other party in the Magistrates’ Court.
  10. In a 2018 case, Elvin Lawyers obtained a judgment from VCAT ordering the other parties to return valuable tools and machinery to Elvin Lawyers’ client.
  11. In a 2016 case, Elvin Lawyers successfully defended their client against a strike out application brought by the other party in the Magistrates’ Court.