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Annelis Bos

Annelis Bos


I want to thank you so much for all your work, advice and everything.

Annelis Bos - Partner 

Annelis has sound multi-disciplinary legal experience, leading the firm in family law as well as overseeing wills and estates and conveyancing.

She was named by Doyle’s Guide as a Rising Star in Australian Family Law in 2016, and has consistently been listed by the esteemed legal directory as one of Victoria’s Leading Parenting and Children’s Matters Lawyers, and as a Leading Family and Divorce Lawyer.

After graduating from Monash University in 2008, Annelis began her career at Mildura's largest law firm. Her experience covered the full spectrum of legal services, including international orders, criminal and VCAT matters. She joined Coote Family Lawyers in 2013 where her holistic advice is highly sought-after – her broad legal training invaluable when family law matters impact other aspects of clients’ lives.

Accommodating yet candid, Annelis offers pragmatic, commercial counsel. She is driven to help families navigate through crisis, with great expertise in high-conflict parenting and relocation cases. Annelis is a member of the Law Institute of Victoria and the Law Council of Australia's Family Law Section.


Read what our clients have to say

Thank you Annelis
You remain so calm and caring, no wonder you are so good at your job.

Thank you Annelis and Emily for your great service. I really appreciate your help a lot during these stressful times.

I had a phonecall this morning with you regarding myself and my ex, our divorce application papers and court details.

I just wanted to thank you so much for your support and your expertise in regards to my situation and providing me with information for the next steps forward.

You have certainly helped me breathe today and be able to get a sense I can move forward without having to really endure a process I was not looking forward to.

I also really appreciate the time, at short notice, you provided me this morning. I am very grateful.

I will certainly be recommending you in the future for your professionalism and compassion.

Can you please pass my appreciation also to Ping for the initial phone calls to myself and also to my new partner, who made the initial call for information.

Thank you so much again.

A sincere thank you for all your work on this, made so much more difficult during these COVID restrictions. Also thank you for all the updated information regarding after settlement.

Hello Annelis and Emily,

What a momentous day! I will send another letter, but thanking you all in getting to this position. I know it has not been easy, and you needed on more than one occasion to act as part psychologist with me. However, I look back and know the right advice was given and I thank you for that so I can start to move on in part with my life.

I can guarantee a meal with one, maybe two bottles of Grange :)

I wanted to take the time to write to thank you and Emmy for your assistance in finalizing the matter in regards to my late husband’s estate.

Your patience, professionalism and understanding regarding this matter put me at ease right from the start at this very difficult time, which I am forever grateful for.

I was referred to Coote Family Lawyers from a family friend, and it was the best decision to contact you and have you act on my behalf. I will not hesitate to refer others to you in the future.

Thanks for assisting with the discharge and refinancing of my home.

Your support and assistance has enabled the process to be completed easily.

Thank you Annelis. You have been amazing! I can’t thank you enough for your patience and support getting me through this tough road.

You are a wonderful solicitor and I would refer anyone going through a divorce to you.

All the best and take care during these tough times.

I just wanted to start with a huge thank you to you and Victoria for your patience, professionalism and for getting me out of my awful situation. So grateful having you on my team.

Thank you so much Annelis and Georgia, for all your assistance with our purchase. We really appreciated all your help and it made the whole process stress free.

A huge thank you to Annelis and Georgia for helping me through this very challenging time in my life. I am so grateful for the outcome we had and have you both to thank for this.

Thanks Annelis and Georgia, you both made something which I thought was going to be very difficult an extremely smooth process.

Annelis is amazing to work with and I felt throughout the process that I was supported by the best in the industry. I loved her candid approach and very much appreciated her expertise as it became necessary to work through unique challenges.

Your advice and the supportive and professional way that you delivered that advice has been perfect, and it is truly appreciated.

Both Annelis and Emmy have guided me through this emotional and personally difficult process in such an amazingly professional and careful manner.

I truly appreciated everything they both have done to bring this to a successful conclusion.

I would have had no hope of seeing my kids for months if it wasn’t for Annelis. Thank you so much.

Your guidance and perspective has helped me in so many ways beyond the financial outcome, thank you.

The quality of services Annelis and Emmy provided me made an extremely challenging process as manageable as is possible. I felt they were across the details of my case at all times which provided a great sense of confidence and peace of mind.

I am so very grateful for Annelis and Emmy’s innovate attitude. Their ability to envision m proposed approach and collaborate with me in achieving a very respectable and successful outcome has been a highly esteeming experience for me.

The respect Annelis and Emmy showed me and my brother at all times and their ability to assist us to share the load was a key part of the process.

Thank you Annelis and all your team for your support, time, effort and expertise. I am exceptionally happy.

Sending huge hugs to Annelis and Emmy – you have done an amazing job!

Thank you so much Annelis and Emmy for each of your exceptional contributions.

Hi Annelis, not sure if you remember me, but you helped sort out my situation a couple of years ago.

I’m just sending a quick note to thank you.

With your efforts, I now have a very successful business, employing close to 70 people.

So, from a position of rock bottom, I now have a bright future.

Thank you and I hope you have a great Easter.



Recommended - Leading Family & Divorce Lawyers – Melbourne, 2020 

Annelis has been awarded Doyle's Recommended Leading Family & Divorce Lawyers – Melbourne, 2020

The 2020 listing of leading Melbourne Family & Divorce Lawyers details solicitors practising within the areas of family law, matrimonial, parenting, property and spousal maintenance matters in the Victorian legal market who have been identified by their peers for their expertise and abilities in these areas.


Leading Parenting & Children’s Matters Lawyers – Victoria, 2020 

Annelis has been awarded Doyle's Recommended Parenting & Children’s Matters Lawyers – Victoria, 2020

The 2020 listing of leading Victoria Parenting & Children's Matters Lawyers details individuals who have been specifically highlighted for their expertise, abilities and experience in complex parenting/child custody issues and disputes. These rankings also include individuals with experience acting as an independent Children's Lawyer in relation to matters that may include, but are not limited to, family violence, physical, sexual and emotional abuse of children. Individuals included in our broader Family Law rankings may also possess significant skill with respect to parenting matters however have not been identified for such.




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