We provide complimentary advice over the telephone during your first call. These calls are generally of 15-20 minutes duration.
Initial Consultations and our Separation Action Plan
You will often require more detailed advice for your particular circumstances. We offer an initial consultation for up to 1.25 hours at a fixed rate of $330.00, including GST. This is usually sufficient time to discuss your concerns and the issues involved. You will receive our Separation Action Plan as part of your initial consultation.
Should you then choose us as your solicitors, you will find that our work is charged at very competitive rates.
Dependent upon the circumstances, in limited cases we may be able to defer a portion of our fees until completion or arrange for payment at progressive stages. You need to raise this for discussion with us at our first meeting if you wish us to consider whether this option may be available for you.
Since every person’s situation is unique, we provide you with further information regarding our costs once we know your personal circumstances. We have set out below an indication of our rates for particular items where you and your former partner are in agreement.
Application for Divorce
Our professional fees for preparing the Application for Divorce document and providing advice related to completion of that document start from $800.00 (plus GST). Court filing fees and any necessary outlays are additional charges. This figure does not include costs for any Court appearance which may be necessary and assumes that the details and certificates required for completion of the document are provided on a timely basis.
If you and your former partner are in agreement and provide us with the required information on a timely basis, we can prepare Consent Orders from $1,500 (plus GST). We can advise you the actual cost once we have your details and can assess the degree of complexity involved. Court filing fees and any necessary outlays are additional charges.
Get in Touch
We prefer to meet you in person but are happy to have a telephone consultation if this suits you. At an initial consultation, we will take some particulars from you so that we can provide you with advice about the likely outcome at family law for your particular circumstances and estimated costs if you wish to proceed further.