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Highly Skilled Family Lawyers - Brisbane

– Your Family Deserves Expert Legal Support

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At Shanahan Family Law located in Brisbane, we recognise that dealing with family law matters can be difficult. It goes beyond legal processes as it is closely connected with the experiences and emotions that you and your family go through. We are here to listen attentively and ensure that we completely understand the unique situation and needs of your family. Our goal is to assist you in achieving the best possible outcome.

Because we are parents ourselves, we understand the significance of family. We protect your family’s legal rights, ensure your voice is heard, and prioritise your best interests. Our team is dedicated to providing individualised attention to each client.

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Entrance to Shanahan Family Law Offices.


Our Brisbane family lawyers at Shanahan Family Law are committed to providing expert advice and empathy as we guide you through this process.

With their combined experience and expertise, our divorce lawyers strive to secure the best possible outcome for our clients. Whether it’s a simple separation or a complex family law issue, our lawyers are here to assist you at every stage.

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Our Brisbane-based family law solicitors focus on child custody and parenting arrangements, prioritising the wellbeing of children during separations. We recognise the significance of creating stable parenting orders and offering practical guidance to safeguard your children’s welfare.

Our team is dedicated to securing the best possible outcome for your family, aiming to create a brighter future for everyone involved.

Property Settlement

Our family lawyers in Brisbane specialise in property settlement to ensure a fair division of assets during separations, as property arrangements and financial matters can often become contentious. Whether it’s real estate, investments, or other assets, you require a family lawyer who can offer professional advice to protect your financial security.

Additionally, we provide assistance with binding financial agreements to guarantee that all property settlements are legally sound and in your best interests.

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Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a serious concern within family law and necessitates prompt attention and empathy. Our team of family lawyers in Brisbane has the expertise to address domestic violence cases with care and professionalism. Whether you are seeking protection or legal remedies, our attorneys are ready to offer the assistance and direction you require.

We are committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of our clients, and our staff is devoted to aiding you in overcoming these difficult circumstances.

Luka Shanahan

Experienced Brisbane Family Lawyers

Simplifying Complex family matters

Family law can be complex and emotional as it involves various family members and their interests. Managing all the legal aspects can be overwhelming, adding to the difficulty. However, with the assistance of a compassionate and knowledgeable family lawyer, you can navigate through these challenging times.

Our legal practice has extensive experience in family law and can assist you with a wide range of family-related matters. We are here to provide support and ensure your confidence and wellbeing as you navigate through this difficult period.

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

We charge the lowest fees tailored to your position.

The family law experts

Luke Shanahan has over 15 years of experience.

Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, and Brisbane based

We represent matters Australia wide, other than WA.

A Message from Our Principal, Luke Shanahan

Getting through family court can be challenging, especially during complex life events like breakups or determining child custody. Establishing ownership, managing child visitation, and arranging support payments can be difficult.

We understand that these situations are never easy. That’s why we are committed to providing smooth and stress-free assistance. Our team has extensive family law experience, offering practical guidance to achieve the best outcomes for you and your family.

At Shanahan Family Law in Brisbane, we are dedicated to supporting you through these challenging times and providing the expertise needed to resolve your family law matters.

Luke Shanahan Family Law

Principal Luke Shanahan.


When You Come to Us for Help, We Will:

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Satisfied Clients in Brisbane

Walk away happy every time

Robert Johnston
Robert Johnston
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
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
Many thanks to the hard working team at Shanahan law. All such professionals.
Trace Mcnamara
Trace Mcnamara
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
Highly recommend Shanahan Family Law and Lindsay Nicholson for all your family law needs.
Nathan Batley
Nathan Batley
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
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
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.

Shanahan Family Law in Brisbane

Do you require support from Brisbane Family Lawyers?

Relationship breaks are hard enough without worrying about family law disputes as well. Are you dealing with a stressful and complex family law matter that involves a recent divorce or separation, parenting dispute, property settlement, or court appearances? Our family law solicitors can help with practical advice.

Do you have an enquiry? Call or book a discovery call where we will get you back on track with your family law matters.  

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Click the book discovery call button, and Shanahan Family Law will help you understand where you stand with your legal position. One of Shanahan Family Law’s experienced Brisbane family lawyers will help bring you a better life with practical and professional family law advice.

We can also discuss family lawyer costs to give you a clear understanding of what to expect financially.

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Places to Visit to Improve Your Mental Health and Wellbeing in Brisbane QLD

Working with family law matters and potential court proceedings can be stressful. Finding ways to cope with the mental and emotional strain of your family law matter is vital. The Brisbane has many beautiful and exciting locations to occupy your mind.

In the busy city life of Brisbane, South Bank Parklands is a peaceful escape with beautiful gardens and views of the river. You can relax, picnic, and enjoy activities here, allowing you to unwind and connect with nature.

The Brisbane Botanic Gardens provide a peaceful environment with a variety of plants. It’s a tranquil place to stroll and enjoy nature’s beauty, helping visitors relax and gain a deeper understanding of different types of plants.

When looking to explore Brisbane from a different perspective, a Brisbane River Cruise offers a scenic and relaxing journey along the river. It provides a unique view of the city’s landmarks and natural beauty, allowing for a leisurely and informative experience.

Looking for the most stunning panoramic vistas of Brisbane? Mount Coot-tha Lookout offers awe-inspiring sights of the Brisbane skyline and the surrounding areas.

It is a perfect location for photography, relaxing picnics, and admiring sunsets.

Need a lush, urban park for relaxation and recreation?

Roma Street Parkland is a vibrant urban park with themed gardens, walking trails, and open spaces. It’s perfect for leisurely walks, picnics, and family outings.

Looking for an exhilarating outdoor activity?

The Story Bridge Adventure Climb offers a thrilling climb with spectacular views of Brisbane. It’s an exciting experience for adventure seekers.

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Family Law Frequently Asked Questions

To find family law services near you on the Brisbane, you can start by conducting an online search. Additionally, you may want to explore local business directories or seek recommendations from friends or family members in the area.

For more information, read our blog here.

Local community centres and churches around the Brisbane offer support groups for divorced parents.

These groups provide a space to share experiences, receive emotional support, and learn from others navigating similar challenges. 

Choosing the right family lawyer in Brisbane is super important. You want someone who really knows family law, which is all about families and the problems they sometimes face, like when parents split up. It’s also a good idea to pick a lawyer who works in Brisbane because they know the local courts and rules well.

When looking for a lawyer, try to find someone with lots of experience who can provide the help you need. Some lawyers are good at handling divorce cases, while others might be experts in determining who children should live with when their parents aren’t together.

Shanahan Family Law, located in Brisbane, specialises in helping families. We are known for our ability to listen and explain legal matters clearly. Contact us today.

(For more information about choosing the right family lawyer near you, we recommend to read this blog.)

Family Relationship Centres can assist with relationships at all stages, from the beginning to dealing with existing relationship issues and resolving the end of a relationship.

A Family Relationship Centre can work with you to understand your options and provide the best solution for your children. If necessary, joint mediation sessions are available to form a parenting arrangement with your former partner. Staff may refer you to specialised counselling services for family law issues.

Website: www.Familyrelationships.gov.au

Divorce proceedings can encompass several different areas of family law. You may need to work with your lawyer to create financial agreements, organise child custody, and other parenting considerations. Depending on your assistance, a divorce lawyer’s cost can vary widely.

At Shanahan Family Law, our standard rates for divorce are as follows:

  • Preparing a joint divorce application: $660
  • Preparing a sole divorce application: $1100
  • Preparing a sole divorce application if the other party’s location is unknown: $1980

If the application includes a court appearance, a fee of $940 will also apply.

A cheap lawyer does not necessarily mean it will cost you less and is usually cheap for one reason. They may lack the necessary skills and experience, or their service model may require high client turnover. We agree that an expensive lawyer might cost you more, but they should not. An experienced lawyer will find ways to save you money and will most likely find a resolution to your family law issues much quicker.

Brisbane family lawyer fees can vary according to experience. They may be as follows:

  • cheap $150 per hour
  • affordable $300 per hour
  • premium $400 plus per hour

Of course, our goal is to ensure that your legal matters are dealt with professionally and promptly. Ultimately we want you to walk away happy every time, which means financially. 

Contact us for advice about your circumstances if you require a divorce lawyer in Brisbane.

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