Family Law

Families, relationships and separations can be complex and emotionally charged.  Our team of highly experienced family lawyers are committed to addressing your needs with empathy, determination, and passion.

Families, relationships and separations can be complex and emotionally charged. 

Elit Lawyers by McGirr & Snell is a boutique firm with a dynamic approach to family law practice, providing empathetic, pragmatic and strategic advice to clients in all areas of family and relationship law.  This includes binding financial agreements, divorce, property and financial settlements (married, de-facto relationships, same-sex and LBGTQIA+ relationships), maintenance, child arrangements and child support.

Led by Aggie Vlahos, our family law team is focussed on achieving the best possible outcome for clients taking into consideration their specific needs and objectives.  We strive to assist clients to negotiate out-of-court settlements; however, we are well placed to provide clients with expert representation in court should it be necessary to commence or respond to court proceedings.
 
At Elit Lawyers by McGirr & Snell, clients are at the heart of everything we do.  

Our approach to providing legal services embraces the spirit of entrepreneurship and modern collaboration, enabling our clients to be part of the journey, rather than removed from it.

Expertise

Marriage (Decree of Nullity & Validity Proceedings)

De Facto, Same Sex Relationships (Advice, property & financial rights, financial proceedings, parenting, parenting proceedings)

Divorce & Separation (Procedural advice, divorce applications, court representation, property and financial rights)

Property & Financial Settlements (General advice, dispute resolution and negotiated settlements, litigated disputes)

Superannuation Settlements (Superannuation agreements, payment splitting orders, payment flags, binding death benefit nominations, self-managed super funds)

Children & Parenting (Parenting arrangements, parenting proceedings, consent orders, contravention proceedings, variation proceedings, parenting plans, location and recovery proceedings, grandparents applications, family violence and child abuse, child support, child support agreements)

Family Violence and Intervention Orders

Binding Financial Agreements (Pre-relationship, during relationship, following separation, enforcement proceedings)

Injunctions & Urgent Applications

Dispute Resolution (Round table conferencing, private mediation)

Litigation

Expertise

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Marriage (Decree of Nullity & Validity Proceedings)

De Facto, Same Sex Relationships (Advice, property & financial rights, financial proceedings, parenting, parenting proceedings)

Divorce & Separation (Procedural advice, divorce applications, court representation, property and financial rights)

Property & Financial Settlements (General advice, dispute resolution and negotiated settlements, litigated disputes)

Superannuation Settlements (Superannuation agreements, payment splitting orders, payment flags, binding death benefit nominations, self-managed super funds)

Children & Parenting (Parenting arrangements, parenting proceedings, consent orders, contravention proceedings, variation proceedings, parenting plans, location and recovery proceedings, grandparents applications, family violence and child abuse, child support, child support agreements)

Family Violence and Intervention Orders

Binding Financial Agreements (Pre-relationship, during relationship, following separation, enforcement proceedings)

Injunctions & Urgent Applications

Dispute Resolution (Round table conferencing, private mediation)

Litigation

Since the firm launched, Elit Lawyers by McGirr & Snell have won multiple awards, including:

Danielle Snell. Managing Partner of the Year.

Managing Partner of the Year - Winner

Law Firm Leader of the Year <100 employees - Winner

Elit Lawyers. Litigation Team of the Year

Litigation Team of the Year - Finalist

NewLaw Firm of the Year - Finalist

Boutique Firm of the Year - Winner

NewLaw Firm of the Year - Finalist

Major Matters

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With us personally, it is just one more way we’re different.

Danielle Snell

CO-FOUNDER AND MANAGING PARTNER

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Robert McGirr

CO-FOUNDER AND PARTNER

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"I just wanted to thank you all for the hard work and dedication you put into my Workcover case. A special thanks to Aggie whom I'm glad I chose to support me."

Personal Injury

Shane

I just wanted to thank you all for the hard work and dedication you put into my Workcover case.

A special thanks to Aggie whom I’m glad I chose to support me and give me the step by step instructions on how to go about proving my case for a result in my favour.

Thanks again for all your advice.

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"Aggie is the best lawyer in Common Law Claims I have ever worked with. Aggie helped me achieve an extraordinary outcome."

Common Law Claim

Ian

Aggie is the best lawyer in Common Law Claims I have ever worked with. Having seen a couple of large Law Firms l felt let down, being quickly shown the front door. Luckily for me a friend suggested seeing Aggie Vlahos (Partner).

Having engaged Aggie Vlahos gave me the confidence to continue with the injuries l knew were caused by heavy physical and repetitive work. I am also indebted to Brendan Johnson (Barrister) for his outstanding efforts!

She explained everything in a way I could easily understand and always got back to me quickly when I had questions even outside her working hours.

Aggie helped me achieve an extraordinary outcome. However, only charged fair fees.

If someone is seeking a legal help, I highly recommend Aggie Vlahos and Elit Lawyers.

P.S. Thanks to you so much Aggie

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"I had the good luck to be recommended to Aggie Vlahos for handling my Estate Litigation Case. Through Aggie I achieved a very satisfying result."

Estate Litigation

Jan

I had the good luck to be recommended to Aggie Vlahos for handling my Estate Litigation Case. She was always available to me, no matter how big or small my concern was. She was kind, patient, easy to talk to and very understanding regarding my troubles.

The case was resolved within only 5 months, which I was grateful for. Through Aggie I achieved a very satisfying result.

I would have no hesitation in recommending her to others.

 

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"If you want a safe, caring, professional group of lawyers and company, look no further than Aggie Vlahos and Elit Lawyers."

Family Law Matter

Michael

Thank you to Aggie Vlahos (Partner) and the staff at Elit Law, also James Eley (Barrister). You did a marvelous job in representing me in relation to my family matter and most importantly caring about me and providing a secure environment for me to navigate a very difficult situation.

The result you achieved was nothing short of amazing. The professionalism displayed on the day by Aggie and James blew me away. With their invaluable guidance and support we achieved a extremely favourable result.

If you want a safe, caring, professional group of lawyers and company, look no further than Elit Lawyers.

Great people, Great Service, Great Company.

 

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"The best of the best plaintiff lawyers against insurance companies. We had a very tough and complex case and Danielle and her team settled with the insurance company for an optimal outcome."

Insurance Policy Holder

Home owner

The best of the best plaintiff lawyers team against insurance companies.

We had a very tough and complex case against insurance company that we lost our home and contents.  After disappointing and frustrating process from another law firm and firing them we found Danielle Snell and her team.

They are very dedicated, knowledgeable, passionate and possess great communication skills.  We couldn’t ask for more and settled with a optimal outcome.

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"It’s great to be able to confidently refer clients to someone who can help and support them, and to feel that they are receiving the best service."

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Financial Planner

We are so glad to have you in our referral channel.

It’s great to be able to confidently refer clients to someone who can help and support them, and to feel that they are receiving the best service.

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