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Family and Divorce Law

With offices in Preston and Brunswick, our talented and dedicated Family Lawyer Louie Elsoukmani heads our Family Law department. Louie practices exclusively in Family and Divorce Law. He represent clients in parenting disputes, property settlements, binding financial agreements, divorces and intervention orders every day. 

Louie talks straights with his clients and tough with his adversaries. He charges his clients fairly and is honest about their case prospects, strategies and costs. 

Louie has a proven record of settling his clients’ cases effectively and has had significant successes litigating complex property matters.

Contact us to book an affordable initial strategy session with Louie.  

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

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

We practise in all areas of Family 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 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 refreshingly 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 good advice and firm representation 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.

Property settlements & children's matters


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. 

We efficiently and cost effectively make negotiated property settlements, including the splitting of superannuation, into legally binding documents every day.

We routinely act for our clients to negotiate out of court settlements with their former partners about property and assets.

When required, we commence and defend legal proceedings to get a fair outcome with no-nonsense.

Children’s matters

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.

Intervention orders

If you are experiencing domestic violence, you can take steps to protect yourself and your family. 

You can contact the police, you can apply to the Magistrates’ Court for a Family Violence Intervention Order (IVO). You can also engage a lawyer to help and represent you. 

We can assist and represent you to file or respond to an IVO and with IVO negotiations.

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

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, you may decide to engage a solicitor who practices only in Family Law, such as our Louie Elsoukmani. 

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)