Family Lawyers Maroochydore
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Based in Maroochydore, Family Lawyers Shanahan Family Law is your local family law specialist. We understand that dealing with a family law matter is highly emotionally taxing, and what you need is for someone to hear your concerns and advocate zealously on your behalf. We care about helping you achieve the best result possible because we are parents ourselves, and protecting families is what we care about the most.
If you need a results-driven Sunshine Coast family lawyer who will be there for you, contact us today for a free consultation.
Entrance to Shanahan Family Law Offices.
Kon Tiki Building is the main entrance to our offices.
When you come to us for help, we will:
A message from our Principal Luke Shanahan
When dealing with the family court system, you are often at the most vulnerable moment of your life. Managing the trauma of relationship breakups and child custody matters is hard enough when you also have to work through the process of a property settlement, parenting arrangements, spousal maintenance agreements, and the like.
It’s never easy, which is why our family law solicitors are dedicated to making the entire process as smooth and pain-free as possible with solid legal representation. We have the best family lawyers available with decades of combined experience in family law. Offering practical and professional advice and helping you get the best outcome for you and your family.
Principal Luke Shanahan.
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Places of interest near me in Maroochydore
Maroochydore is fast becoming a significant hub on the Sunshine Coast and has several family law-related resources available. Here are some of the services you can find.
Family Law Legal Aid Maroochydore
Legal Aid Queensland is a Queensland government-funded entity that provides legal assistance to financially disadvantaged people regarding civil, criminal and family law matters. Their services cover areas such as:
Their Maroochydore office is located at:
They are open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and can be contacted at:
Family Law Court Maroochydore
Maroochydore Magistrates Court
Maroochydore is home to a Magistrates Court, and a District Court. The courts are located at:
We hope you never visit the Maroochydore Courthouse.
Magistrates Court of Queensland
This is the first level of the Queensland court system and is the first port of call for the vast majority of court cases, both criminal and civil. The Magistrates Court has no jury; instead, the Magistrate will make determinations, as well as any penalties.
The Magistrates Court hears cases of varying seriousness, from minor traffic infringements to burglary and assault. It will also hear minor family law matters, domestic violence cases, and applications for child protection orders.
Any non-urgent domestic violence orders are heard on Tuesdays, though urgent orders are heard daily. Any contraventions of a domestic violence order are heard on the second Friday of each month, and children’s court matters are heard every Wednesday.
District Court of Queensland
Dealing with serious crime
The District Court is the tier above the Magistrates Court, and hears more serious offences that have already passed through the Magistrates Court. Criminal proceedings occur in front of a jury, while civil cases are handled only by the judge. The District Court will also hear appeals of decisions made in the Magistrates Court.
Mediation Services in Maroochydore
Dealing with serious crime
Family Mediation Brisbane is a mediation provider that operates in Maroochydore and surrounding areas. Their nationally accredited mediators offer family dispute resolution solutions that can be formalised as legally binding agreements at an affordable cost.
They can help clients, both married couples and those in a de facto relationship, develop parenting plans, financial agreements, child support agreements, and more. They can also assist with drafting documentation such as consent orders for submission to the family courts.
Family Law Frequently Asked Questions
Suncoast Community Legal Service provides free legal advice on family law issues to people in a disadvantaged position. They can offer advice on a range of areas, including: family law, domestic violence concerns, child safety, and more.
They also have experience with elder abuse prevention, tenancy issues, and matters of immigration law.
Their head office is located at TAFE Building, 170 Horton Parade, Maroochydore.
Phone: (07) 5376 7800.
The Sunshine Coast Domestic and Family Violence Service System Coordination Service is part of the Queensland Government’s Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Strategy.
If you need access to qualified counsellors who can provide practical support pathways, DV Connect is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
DV Connect Women line: 1800 811 811
DV Connect Men’s line: 1800 600 636
A variety of services attending to the needs of domestic violence victims, children, and anyone else in need of access to resources such as counselling and emergency accommodation. Website: Sunshinecoastdfvcoordination.com.au
The Queensland Law Society (QLS) is the highest representative body for the Queensland legal profession. QLS is a passionate advocate for laws that serve the public good, and provide a voice for solicitors and the legal profession.
QLS works alongside government, the public, and legal professionals on matters of importance to the profession.
Shanahan Family Law is a proud QLS member. As such, we are governed by the highest professional standards legislation as family law experts, providing practical advice and zealous legal representation to our highly satisfied customers.Website: qls.com.au
Women’s Legal Service QLD, provides free legal advice to women on matters concerning domestic violence, and sexual violence. They also offer a clinic for women in need of assistance completing a divorce application, and provide discrete advice to women undergoing mediation.
Women’s Legal Service social workers are also available to offer emotional support to women who have experienced domestic violence and may be dealing with a separation, divorce, or have child related concerns.
Statewide legal advice helpline: 1800 957 957
Rural, regional and remote legal advice line: 1800 457 117
Family Relationship Centres can provide assistance with relationships at all stages, from the formation of a relationship, 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, and staff may refer you to services that can provide specialised counselling for family law issues.Website: Familyrelationships.gov.au