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Sunshine Coast Family Law Support?

Are you dealing with a stressful family law matter that involves a recent divorce or separation, parenting dispute, property settlement, or court appearances?  Our family law experts can help with legal advice.

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Shanahan Family Lawyers

Why choose us?

We care

Let us take away some of your stress.

We listen

We take the time to get to know you.

We get results

Value driven results.

Cost effective results

Lowest fees tailored to your position.

The family law experts

Luke Shanahan has over 15 years of experience.

Sunshine Coast based

We represent matters Australia wide, other than WA.

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Family business practicing since 2008

About us

Shanahan Family Law was established by Luke Shanahan after having worked for one of Queensland’s longest running firms for approximately 10 years. Before starting Shanahan Family Law, Luke was a family law partner and also the partner responsible for the insurance and injury compensation law depart in that firm. With their extensive experience in family law, you are in good hands with Luke and his family lawyers Sunshine Coast staff who strive for a high level of quality.

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Click the book consult button and Shanahan Family Law will help you understand where you stand with your legal position. The passionate staff at Shanahan Family Law is committed to bringing you a better life with their extensive experience in law.

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Kent Sparke
Kent Sparke
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From day one dealing with solicitor Ilinke Naude, I felt very comfortable and was quietly very impressed with the way Luke Shanahan’s Team do business. It left me confident in all advice I received in my custody and access matter. Ilinke is a true professional who goes above and beyond to ensure every possible eventuality is covered. After a very successful Mediation with Ilinke there every step of the way, I was able achieve all of my goals, I am convinced that if Ilinke hadn’t been with me, the result may not have been the same. Not only were Shanahan Family Law able to help me sort my matter without having to step foot in the Court, they understood that not everyone has large sums of money sitting around to pay legal fees and they worked with me on several occasions to get a mutually beneficial arrangement in place. I highly recommend Luke Shanahan’s Family Law Team and particularly Ilinke to anyone who finds themselves in a similar Family Law situation that I did. Thank you again Shanahan’s and Ilinke - Love your work!
Suncoast Pest Solutions
Suncoast Pest Solutions
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I am so thankful for the great advice that I received at my initial consultation. I had an urgent parenting matter where I was concerned about a potential relocation. I contacted Shanahan in pure distress; I had an appointment the same day, received thorough legal advice and empathy towards my case. I am relieved to have been able to get some genuine legal advice in urgent circumstances. I look forward to working with the firm to assist in my case moving forward. Thank you Shanahan family law for your expert legal advice!
lisa Perry
lisa Perry
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The team at Shanahan Family Law assisted me through a very difficult property settlement matter. Luke was kind and empathetic, and provided a clear plan on how to move forward a progress my matter through to an agreement; avoiding litigation and lengthy delays. Nikki and Kate were always lovely to speak to as well and provided assistance where needed. I would highly recommend the team at Shanhan Family Law for anyone needing assistance with their family law matters.
Ben Tandy
Ben Tandy
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Thorough on detail and always
out to achieve the best outcome for
both parties, a good reliable advocate to have behind you, highly recommended.
Dans Videos
Dans Videos
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Great experience with a professional team that has compassion as well.
cordogs82
cordogs82
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I can't thank Luke and Ilinke enough for their kindness, support and professionalism. After nearly 12 months of ongoing legal representation I can't fault them in any way. I highly recommend Shanahan Family law, their reputation speaks for itself.
sharni B
sharni B
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I just finished a stressful and lengthy custody matter. I initially started with a different lawyer, but right before final hearing she dropped me as client due to a difference of opinion. So I was feeling super stressed and anxious about going forward. But upon meeting with Dianne I instantly felt at ease, Dianne showed me kindness and compassion and really fought for myself and my family. We were able to get the best possible outcome and now I'm looking forward to putting all of this behind me and enjoying a more positive future. I can't recommend Dianne more highly she really is an amazing lawyer and a wonderful person.
Matt Daniels
Matt Daniels
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Very professional and were able to accommodate me on very short notice. This was followed up by an email the same day outlining a proposed plan.
Kristine Warren
Kristine Warren
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Highly recommend Shanahan Family Law, very professional and friendly approach to highly stressful situations.
Jai Drennan
Jai Drennan
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Wonderful people, very kind and gave me lots of information. Highly recommended!
YOGITA RIDGLEY
YOGITA RIDGLEY
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Highly recommend Shanahan Family Law. Professional and stress free. Everything was done over email and phone easy and effectless. Thank you.
Cameron Boyce
Cameron Boyce
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For a persons first time Luke and his team made my experience very easy and helpful, couldn’t be happier thanks team Shanahan
David Fife
David Fife
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Great experience. Very thorough and pleasant to deal with. Good value for money too .
Dion Janssen
Dion Janssen
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A Great warm welcoming firm that were exceptionally professional in the introduction of my family case. I have faith in and really believe a result will finally be made for my family after a long 7 year wait of previous devastating failures.
Mat
Mat
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I'm currently in the middle of a stressful Family Law matter. Luke, Kate and Rhonda have been wonderful. Luke in particular is so calm and professional, I would be loss without them! Thank you!
Chris Austin
Chris Austin
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I can’t thank Luke Shanahan from Shanahan Law enough. He assisted me in negotiating my way through a messy, aggressive financial/divorce settlement. Can’t sing his praises enough. A truly focused professional possessing a moral compass. I trusted him to rectify my situation quickly and that’s exactly what he did with the greatest eloquence and some fine negotiating skills allowing me to walk away with my head held high and a smile on my face. If you are struggling to finalise divorce proceedings or a financial settlement, Luke is your man most definitely. He's your all round solicitor for life.
Tania Green
Tania Green
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Knowing I needed to find someone who could help me with my family court matters was quite stressful to say the least. I was worried about how much it would cost, would they do the work I needed and all of the usual worries that come with finding a Lawyer. I was lucky enough to come across Luke from Shanahan’s Lawyers. From the first time I emailed him, I had all of my questions answered- he was very helpful, informative and polite. Luke explained the process and was upfront with costs (which were fixed). I felt like nothing was too much of a bother. I’ve had a wonderful experience dealing with them and would highly recommend Luke from Shanahans Lawyers.
Michelle Williamson
Michelle Williamson
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Dealing with Shanahan Law has been very easy. Very good service and attention to detail.
Anthony Rososinski
Anthony Rososinski
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Excellent advice and follow up
Sharon Hill
Sharon Hill
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Shanahan Law is a breath of fresh air. Great family law service.
Kylie Summers
Kylie Summers
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Shanahan Law has been great in providing excellent customer service and legal expertise
Elle Du Plessis
Elle Du Plessis
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Aaron Matthews
Aaron Matthews
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Natalie Nortman
Natalie Nortman
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Mel Campbell
Mel Campbell
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What Shanahan Family Law customers are asking?

To help you understand more about your circumstances Shanahan Family Law have created some of the most common questions with these FAQ’s? 

I’m not sure we would use the words ‘best Family Lawyers’ instead we think of Shanahan Family Law as an experienced firm with proven results. We don’t take your circumstances for granted, we genuinely care for every client that chooses to partner with us. We are serious when we say we care, listen, and get results. When we listen we do so through active listening, where we not only hear your words but understand the complete message being communicated. We care because we genuinely believe in supporting you find a better life through our range of family law services.

At Shanahan Family Law, where possible, we always encourage staying away from the courts. If you can mediate away from the courts, you’re likely to save yourself thousands in lawyers’ and hearing expenses and the emotional toll of it all. Sometimes it may be difficult to avoid. It is important to understand that if you have been experiencing domestic violence or communication has completely broken down between both parties, it may be in your best interest to seek legal help.

If it is for divorce, The Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia explain it well here, as you will have to attend in some capacity. If you are experiencing a different problem, Family Relationships Australia talks more about the broader family law matters and attending court. Read more here. Following the COVID-19 pandemic, in many cases, if you are required to attend court, you will do so via a Microsoft Teams video link.

Luke Shanahan principal of Shanahan Family Law is a passionate family law lawyer who understands the importance of building strong, enduring and lasting relationships. Luke Shanahan is committed to ensuring that his clients receive the best legal advice while remaining accessible and responsive. Luke believes everyone deserves a second chance at a better life, and his aim is to do this through his family law support services. Luke started practising in 2008. You can learn more about Luke Shanahan by clicking here.

This really depends on your circumstances and whether or not you have the confidence and skills to navigate through the family law court system. A divorce lawyer is often the first person you think of when you are going through a divorce. They can represent you in a divorce, property consent orders, domestic violence, child custody, attendance in court, mediation, barrister support and a range of other family law matters. This makes them uniquely qualified to represent you throughout the whole process. Hiring a specialist lawyer in these types of matters, like a Shanahan Family Lawyer, will help ensure you are protected throughout the entire process. They will increase your chances of obtaining the best possible outcome for you and your family.

Call our office and let us help you understand or even point you in the right direction. Our initial consultation will allow us to determine whether you require our services or not. Call the office and we would be only too happy to discuss your family law matters in more detail. You can learn more about family law here.

We Provide Family Law Services to the entire Sunshine Coast Region.

Maroochydore Surrounding Suburbs 4558

Minyama Surrounding Suburbs 4575

Twin Waters Surrounding Suburbs 4564

Caloundra Surrounding Suburbs 4551

Noosa Surrounding Suburbs 4567

Nambour Surrounding Suburbs 4560

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