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Gary Yan & Gillian Coote
Gary Yan & Gillian Coote


I feel lucky to have met you and I feel confident that you have my back.

Leading Family and Divorce Lawyers

Melbourne’s top family law firm

Coote Family Lawyers is one of Australia’s most-awarded divorce and family law firms. Established in Melbourne in 2002, and led by Founder Gillian Coote and Partners Gary Yan and Annelis Bos, the firm includes six Accredited Family Law Specialists and a pioneer of family law in Australia, Ian Mawson QC.

Coote Family Lawyers is recognised by Doyle’s Guide as one of the country’s preeminent family law firms. The esteemed legal directory also consistently acknowledges our solicitors for their individual expertise in family law.

Doyles Guide - Leading Melbourne Family Law Firm

We’ll get you to the other side

Our primary aim is to provide a level of client care rarely found in top-tier, multi-disciplinary law firms. We tailor our approach to your needs, guiding you through the legal system during what can be a very challenging period of your life.

Our experienced team of specialists offer supportive and pragmatic counsel in all areas of divorce and family law, including children’s arrangements, property settlements, child support, de facto and same-sex relationships, autonomous ageing, conveyancing and wills and estates.

We empower you with access to an established network of psychologists, accountants, financial planners, buyer advocates, conveyancers, superannuation specialists, and wills and probate specialists.

At Coote Family Lawyers, we’ll get you to the other side.

We provide a full range of family law services, covering:



You will be pleased to know I took your advice and was able to have a calm conversation.  We have been able to re-establish our relationship and the boys are back to their normal time with me again.

"At Coote Family Lawyers, we’ll get you to the other side."
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