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Shelbourne Legal exists to protect your family and your legacy!

Shelbourne Legal - Divorce and Estate Lawyers

Shelbourne Legal specialise in the “law of the family” which includes the law of inheritance. Our team has extensive legal experience in family law, wills, trusts and estates. We have a particular interest in the intersection of family law and succession planning. 

We can protect your family and your legacy (from divorce, insolvency, or a claim against the estate) through asset structuring, trusts, superannuation solutions, family loan agreements and binding financial agreements (‘pre-nups’).

We see ourselves as guides for your biggest moments in life.  Whether you are planning for the future, implementing the wishes of a loved one, or facing a family dispute – we are there for you every step of the way. 

What to expect

Build Motivation

We empower you to take action with confidence

No jargon

We avoid confusing legal jargon – we give it to you straight, no BS

Avoid Mistakes

We’ve seen them all and can show you how to avoid trouble

Real people

We keep things approachable

Not boring

Estate law does not need to be dry – we keep it fresh

Practical Advice

So you can get started implementing the knowledge straight away

Our Principal Lawyer –
Leonie Dubbelman

Family law, including the law of inheritance, is my passion.

I understand the immense stress and emotional challenges of a breakdown in a relationship, or the loss of a loved one.

I see myself as playing an important role in guiding people through these tough times and helping them navigate the legal system. I want to help people (as clichéd as that sounds).

I take a collaborative approach to litigation and try to resolve matters outside of court. However, I also have a wealth of litigation experience both in the Family Court, the Supreme Court and VCAT.

I have a particular interest in complex family law property settlements and helping people understand the intricacies of how their family wealth has been structured.

I am known as a queen of trusts! Family trusts, testamentary trusts, special disability trusts… I am your woman when it comes to trusts.

What our clients are saying

Amazing experience! Leonie did a Will for my mum whilst my mum was in hospital. She prepared the Will that same day and drove to Dandenong Hospital to meet with my mum to sign. We cannot recommend her enough!
Chloe Eman
Chloe Eman
Highly recommend Leonie. She is extremely competent, responsive and caring.
Alana Joynes
Alana Joynes
Leonie has a wealth of knowledge regarding wills and estates. She is also lovely to deal with and very caring.
Sewwandi Navarathna
Sewwandi Navarathna
Leonie is a very capable and reliable lawyer who genuinely care for her clients. Highly recommended