Our family law and divorce solicitors have many years of combined experience. This experience allows us to assist you to navigate through the complex and stressful period of a relationship breakdown.
Our primary goal is to assist you resolve your family law matter in the least intrusive way, including by negotiation and mediation. Unfortunately, this is not always the case and we will be called on to advise and take all necessary steps to resolve your matter through the court process.
No matter which way we resolve your family law matter, we will always make you aware of the steps and costs involved. This ensures that you have full knowledge and understand the stages of your case and can budget appropriately.
Whether it is children and/or property matters, many issues can arise that need special consideration by our practitioners to meet your needs.
Problems such as living arrangements, support for children or a spouse, financial and non-financial contributions and many other issues often arise. Despite this, our solicitors will help you address these matters and guide you through to a successful end.
Generally, we charge a flat fee of $3,000.00 (plus GST) for family law applications (property and children combined matters) plus the usual Court filing fee ($345.00 to $690.00 – these fees are charged by the Court and we have no control over these costs). Where you have a Health Care Card or Pensioner Card then usually the court filing fees are not applicable.
In the event that you are experiencing financial difficulty, we are happy to look at payment options that will suit your budget or you can pay us when you receive payment of your share of property (subject to certainty of what you will receive).
We complete all court application documents in all areas of family law including:-
Divorce – our fees $660 – $1,250 plus filing court fees of $900
Domestic Violence Orders – $440 to $1,100 (subject to conditions)
Children only matters – $2,200 for Court Applications
- Property or Property & Children’s matters combined – $3,300 for finalising Court Application documents
Parenting Plans/Parenting Orders by Consent – $880 to $2,200
Child Abduction & Child Recovery Applications (including Hague Convention Applications) – by agreement
Financial Agreements / Pre-Nups – $2,200 to $3,300 (if agreed) $880 for simple advice and signing off when document is completed by other solicitor and fully agreed
Child Support Agreements – $1650 to $2,200 (if agreed)
Consent Orders – $2,200 to $3,300 (if agreed)
Mediation & Arbitration – $330 per hour or by agreement