Experienced in Family Law, Conveyancing and Wills & Estates Law

MDV Family Lawyers is the biggest law firm in the Shoalhaven and on the South Coast operating solely in the area of family law. MDV Family Lawyers can assist clients from as far south as Moruya and Ulladulla to as far north as Shellharbour, Wollongong and even Sydney.

We offer a fixed fee initial consult for only $300.00. Book your first appointment using our contact us page or phone 02 4421 7455.

Our dedication to helping families through all stages of life ensures our clients receive expert advice from experienced lawyers able to assist our clients buy or sell their first home or investment property, updating their will, managing the estate of a loved one on their passing or guiding our clients to a successful resolution upon marriage break down.

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Shoalhaven and South Coast leaders in Family Law

Our legal team has an outstanding reputation for professionalism with both the courts and other law firms in the Illawarra & Shoalhaven regions. Feel confident that a respected firm is representing your interests.



I thank you and your team sincerely for all your hard work and support. I couldn’t of found a more dedicated and professional firm with honest and child focussed people. I am so pleased with the outcome.

- KC, Bomaderry

I would like to thank MDV Family Lawyers for their ongoing support and professional assistance with a family law issue.

I approached MDV Family Lawyers because of a custody battle over the care of my two boys, MDV Family Lawyers helped me by always being available to help with legal questions and making me feel supported throughout the whole court process. They guided me from the beginning of the court proceedings to the final one. I found the experience stressful at times, but was always reassured with the wonderful assistance from Melissa and the team from MDV Family Lawyers.

I would strongly recommend MDV Family Lawyers to people who need assistance with any Family Law issues. Huge thanks for all your help and for putting the future of my two little boys first. I will be forever grateful.

- BD, North Nowra

Just wanted to say a huge thank you to Melissa and MDV for your representations on our behalf. We have been delighted with your guidance, advice and representations throughout. You were relentless in your strive for what is “right” and that was very comforting at such an emotional time. Thank you for your professionalism, your passion and your skills.

- SV, Sydney

The moment I met Melissa I knew she was the person I wanted in my corner. She listened to me without interruption, then after some questions explained the options available and possible outcomes. She was always straightforward, reassuring and positive. I would recommend MDV Family Lawyers to anyone wanting a good family solicitor for a stress free property settlement.

- YM, St George's Basin

I found MDV Family Lawyers to be extremely professional and understanding towards my circumstance, during what has been the most stressful time of my life. Melissa constantly kept me up to date with the progress of my complex case and was very knowledgeable and efficient, always advising me in the most cost effective way possible. The end result exceeded my expectation and I would definitely recommend MDV Family Lawyers to anyone.

- FA, Bomaderry, near Nowra

Melissa Vine came highly recommended by a number of people and I am pleased that I took their advice. Melissa is definitely the lady you want to represent you. Professional and caring, Melissa and her team supported me through a very difficult and trying time. Conscious of keeping costs to a minimum my matter was settled in a timely fashion with a great result. I cannot recommend her highly enough and I am very grateful.

- MS, Ulladulla

Melissa, thank you for all of your hard work and assistance in all of my family matters. Because of your firm, I get to spend Christmas with my children and share in their life.

- CS, Worrigee, near Nowra