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lawyers with over 21 years experience

We guide you through your family law matter with
compassion, care and cost-effective advice and

Perth Family Lawyers

Bodekers Family Lawyers & Mediators has been established since 2002.

We are a long-established, boutique, Family Law firm in Perth, Western Australia with highly experienced Family Law staff. Our Legal Practitioner Director has been practising almost exclusively in Family Law for over 21 years. We have extensive experience in all areas of Family Law, including child custody, international child relocation, grandparent’s rights, complex financial matters and mediation.

Contact us by telephone (08) 9323 7711 or email for your free pre-read and first appointment at a reduced flat rate.

Why choose us?

Family breakdowns can be hard on everyone involved. You need a family lawyer who can guide you with compassion and professionalism.

Our Legal Practitioner Director Shannon Bodeker has practised exclusively and extensively in Family Law for over 21 years. Shannon and our team can give you personalised, cost-effective family law advice and representation.

We work quickly and aim to resolve your family law matters outside of court. We help you keep your legal fee down and stay focused on the strategies of your case. So you can reach a fair outcome and move forward with your life.

You can send us an email outlining your situation before meeting with us. We read this on a complimentary basis. This allows you to hit the ground running in your first appointment and save on legal fees.

Our Perth Family Law Services

Father and Son

Recovery Orders

A recovery order is an order of the Family Court. It directs a person/s to take appropriate action to find, recover and deliver a child to a person. A police officer may carry out a recovery order.



At separation, there may be family law issues that you need to resolve. We try to resolve family law matters through mediation. Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution. Therefore, it aims to assist people to solve their legal problems outside of court.

Grandparents and family

Perth Family Law Grandparents’ & Grandchildren’s Rights

Separation and divorce can impact how much time a grandchild spends with their grandparents. Sometimes, grandparents may see grandchildren less or be cut off from them post-separation.

Child Recovery

Child Abduction

Parental child abduction can include a parent relocating a child to another country. If done without permission, this is serious. If you believe your child is at risk of child abduction you should contact us right away.

Happy Family

Child Relocation Perth

Are you considering relocating with your child? We have practised child relocation for over 21 years.

Understand consent to relocate, and yours and your children’s rights to relocate with our trusted legal team.

Child Parenting

Child Support

Child support is usually paid until a child reaches the age of 18 years. However, in some instances a parent may pay child support towards a child over 18 years.

Meet us in person or remotely

Our private suburban offices and mediation facilities are discrete yet accessible. We are close to multiple public transport spots and free parking.

Can’t meet in person? We have extensive experience working with remote clients. We can guide you through telephone and video call appointments and attend court on your behalf.

Book your first appointment at a reduced rate

Do you have a question about a family law matter or mediation? Write to us today and a member of our team will get back to you soon.

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What our clients say about us

I was with Shannon Bodeker from the start of this journey in 2016. She has done above and beyond my expectation throughout and I was pleased with the result which was agreed by both parties in 2018. Circumstances with the other party had changed where in the other party could be deported and could take the child away from Australia. My case then became what I personally didn’t think would result to my best interest knowing that as most cases of a father fighting to preserve their place in their children’s lives there has been less of a 50% chance for the court to rule in favour of the fathers but Shannon had reaassured me and was able to put my mind at ease during an extremely stressful time. I was very lucky to have Shanon Boddeker as my representation with my Family Court Case. Shannon is thorough and tough but she truly cares about her clients and their children. I am especially pleased to say that Shanon was exceptional in her legal knowledge, courtroom presence, appropriately setting my expectations and guiding me through my case.Thank you so much Shannon for everything.
Kris Walker
Kris Walker
08:47 21 Mar 22
From organising the appointment with receptionists to meeting with Shannon; everything was exceptional. Every email, communication and question was responded to promptly and Shannon was an amazing help with every question I had and information given from her professionally including both opinions and facts from her knowledge and experience. I felt very heard by all of them and comforted knowing I was getting the best advice from Shannon in the one hour session we had together. Including no pressure to do anything I didn’t want to do or being pushed into any further action until I am ready. Highly recommended ✨
Juanita Panozzo
Juanita Panozzo
11:21 21 Feb 22
Shannon is thorough, honest and extremely diligent at what she does. I'm extremely happy with Shannon's service, as well as the paralegal teams help resolving my case. I wouldn't hesitate to return to Shannon and the team if so required.
Kimberly Sparrow
Kimberly Sparrow
08:59 18 Aug 21
From the very first day I walked into the offices of Bodekers Lawyers I was treated with dignity, respect and supported in every way. Shannon Bodeker and her staff made all the difference in my extremely difficult, traumatic and drawn out legal battle. Without her professionalism, compassion, and continued dedication to my case I would not have been able to walk away with the result I did. Shannon is an outstanding lawyer. Her knowledge of Family Law and her commitment to my case will never be forgotten.
Beth Morton
Beth Morton
03:52 03 Oct 18
The service provided by Bodekers over the last five years has always been professional, efficient and has achieved the desired outcome for my situation. The team are always friendly and helpful and Shannon herself is a fantastic lawyer!
The Joys
The Joys
03:26 11 Jul 18
I can not fault Shannon & her team they are just amazing if u need a family lawyer they are number 1 😃 professional and friendly.
carol money
carol money
13:11 10 Jul 18

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