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About us

Shanahan Family Law listens, cares and gets results

We’re committed to making sure you can move past your legal troubles leaving you with a positive outcome. This is why we’ve been able to successfully help more than 4,000 clients since 2009. We have made it our hallmark to be different and believe that our clients should not have to just “get through” their legal issues – they should move past them in a dignified manner.
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Aligning Our Services with Your Goals and Circumstances

Luke Shanahan started the family  law firm to offer people a cost-effective way to resolve family law matters and acknowledge that people are not numbers. If you are new to this space and want to learn more about law visit our family lawyer sunshine coast page. 

We are down-to-earth, friendly, and approachable, but it does not stop us from being able to represent matters Australia-wide, other than Western Australia. We believe in supporting the community, and we give back regularly through our work. We are experts in family law and highly experienced in all aspects of divorce, separation, and relationship breakdown.

Testimonials from some of our happy clients

All 5 star reviews

Robert Johnston
Robert Johnston
2023-12-18
I was very happy with my experience at Shanahan Family Law. Danyelle guided me through the property settlement and a satisfactory outcome was reached. This was achieved without going to mediation or court.
Diana Homer
Diana Homer
2023-09-28
Very professional, supportive and respectful in all communications and responsibilities. I found their team very patient when challenges occured and kept me informed at all times. Highly recommend them, for personal legal requirements.
Jodie Hickson
Jodie Hickson
2023-08-31
Many thanks to the hard working team at Shanahan law. All such professionals.
Trace Mcnamara
Trace Mcnamara
2023-08-30
I was pleasantly surprised from the very beginning with my experience with shanahans family law ,from the reception staff at shanahans ,who were lovely and tentative and at how comfortable and at ease Danielle O’Connor from shanahans family law made me feel from Our very first phone consult to attending court with me each time , Danielle constantly reassured me that she had things taken care of and not to worry about anything ,she kept me calm and relaxed about things at a time when my anxiety level was very high , but certainly not after meeting up with Danielle each time , Danielle was always punctual bright and cheerful and Danielles compassion for her clients shines through ,her passion for her work is very obvious , Danielle ALWAYS went out of her way to reassure me everything was ok like a long lost friend not just once but every single time without fail ,Danielle is just so lovely to be around her compassion, personality ,demeanour and easy going nature makes it a pleasant experience just being around her ,watching Danielle work with such competency ,multi tasking whilst also listening to me at the same time was also very reassuring , her interactions with the magistrate ,other solicitors and the way she Carries herself is also inspiring to watch ,I could honestly not recommend Danielle O’Connor at shanahans enough,she even took the time to come in for my case alone whilst she was on a well deserved leave break, wich I felt terrible about but am more than grateful for as it made all the difference to my case, even though our case is now over with an amazing win ( THANKYOU DANIELLE ) I feel like I am missing a friend. If you ever need a solicitor and are very stressed about a case Danielle O’Connor is definitely who I would recommend, Danielle was also very understanding of monetary issues and did her best at all times to keep costs at a minimum for me wich I also appreciated a great deal , also I would also like to mention Travis Terracall who was also very compassionate and caring and seemed to understand my situation, I wanted to let Travis know that I appreciated his empathy towards my situation at the time . It certainly helped me. If I could have give 100 stars I would . I hope both you and you partner have a very beautiful relaxed and lovely well deserved holiday break Danielle, I’m so sorry It was interrupted due to my case and again Thank you so much not just for your amazing work but your beautiful kindness and compassion . And just being you ! with much gratitude Tracy McNamara 🌸🫶😊
David Fenech
David Fenech
2023-08-28
Highly recommend Shanahan Family Law and Lindsay Nicholson for all your family law needs.
Nathan Batley
Nathan Batley
2022-08-11
I found this firm excellent to deal with. I had received some exorbitant quotes for executing what was really quite a straightforward matter in my case. Shanahans were prompt, professional and fairly priced. I've was very happy with their service.
Chris Mehonoshen
Chris Mehonoshen
2022-04-05
Having experienced the sunny disposition of Danielle at Shanahan Family Law I can say that anyone would be in good hands. Danielle is very understanding and shows great insight in analysing the situation and cutting to the heart of the matter. Both Danielle and Shanahan Law are very professional and respond promptly in a care manner. Very happy with my choice there.
Nicole Mcmullen
Nicole Mcmullen
2021-12-14
I can highly recommend Luke and his associates for their professionalism and thoughtfulness. I really didn't know what to expect when I needed the advice and assistance of a solicitor, but Luke has been extremely patient and kind in leading me through this process.

What to expect in your initial appointment:

  • You will meet with one of our professional solicitors.
  • We will listen to you and discuss what you want to achieve out of the appointment and get an understanding of your circumstances.
  • We will then discuss the options that are available to you.
  • You will then be informed of any relevant costs, if applicable.
  • What to expect next will be clearly identified to you and time-frames will be agreed upon for any follow up appointments.

We take on one special case each month on a pro bono bases.

We have a heart for children that find themselves in tough circumstances and we do everything possible to help the courts make the decisions that are in the best interest of the child.

If you feel your child is suffering at the hands of an unfit caregiver and you don’t have the financial means to resolve the matter. Email us your details.

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