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Separation, divorce, and child custody are complex legal matters. You need to know where you stand.  We are experts. Our Melbourne Family Lawyer Jackie Smith practices exclusively in  Family Law and Divorce Law. She represents clients in parenting disputes, property settlements, binding financial agreements and divorces every day. Contact us to book an affordable initial consultation. We will explain the legal process, give you a preliminary case assessment, and a legal costs estimate. 

Elvin Lawyers, Melbourne lawyers in Brunswick, Coburg, Preston, Moreland and Darebin

Melbourne Family Lawyers

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

Separation, child custody and divorce are painful and exhausting. You can also expect us to listen to you, to give you direct access to your lawyer, and to show you compassion.

If you are experiencing domestic violence, you can take steps to protect yourself and your family. Our Melbourne Family Lawyers are experienced in domestic abuse legislation and can assist you with legal representation, filing or responding to a Family Violence Intervention Order (IVO) and IVO negotiations.


Property Settlements

Couples going through a divorce or separation will generally need to divide their assets and finalise their financial relations, known as a property settlement. A property settlement can be done immediately following separation up until either 12 months after a Divorce Order is made or 24 months after the end of the relationship for De Facto couples. Our Melbourne family lawyers are experienced in documenting property settlements, including the splitting of superannuation.


Children's Matters

If you are concerned about your children’s wellbeing and welfare, our Melbourne family law experts can advise and represent you. We act in all children’s legal matters, including child custody, adult child maintenance, adoption, child support, child abduction, domestic violence and international legal matters involving children, such as adoption.


Family Court Lawyers

If no agreement can be negotiated on a family law issue such as parenting (child custody) arrangements or a property settlement, court procedures and legal proceedings may commence. Because the family courts’ processes are complex, we recommend engaging a solicitor who practices only in family law. Wherever in Melbourne you are, our family lawyers will navigate you through the court procedures and advocate for you fearlessly.

What our clients say

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)
callum shearercallum shearer
10:36 14 Feb 22
Great service, easy process preparing power of attorney. I'm happy to recommend Elvin Lawyers
Corinne DavisCorinne Davis
21:22 13 Feb 22
Elvin Lawyers provided excellent service while supporting me with a work dispute. They helped me through the process and negotiated on my behalf. I couldn't have done it without them.
Dan MeehanDan Meehan
11:58 10 Feb 22
Elvin lawyers recently prepared our Wills for us. They went above and beyond, really taking the time to explain legalities and what this means for our family. We found the whole process to be professional, timely and clear. We will definitely be using their services for any legal matters in the future. Thank you!
Travis HobbsTravis Hobbs
02:06 10 Feb 22
I had a difficult legal matter and Matt and his team were responsive and provided excellent advice at a reasonable rate. I was very happy with the outcome and the costs were explained to me upfront and I didn't have a heart-attack when I saw the bill. It was also nice to have a local lawyer that actually returned my calls. I would definitely recommend Elvin Lawyers.

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