Our Fees

FREE INITIAL APPOINTMENT AVAILABLE FOR FAMILY LAW & ESTATE MATTERS

We offer free initial appointment for up to 30 minutes so that you can get preliminary legal advice of your options and decide if you wish to proceed with appointing us as your lawyers.

FIXED FEES AVAILABLE

FAMILY LAW

Apply for Divorce:

*$800 (plus GST) plus outlays**

*Standard application, not contested.

Already agreed on children and or property with your ex? Then to do the Documents:

Consent Orders – Children or Property

*$2,200 (plus GST) plus outlays**

*Parties having already agreed on all issues.

Consent orders – Children and Property

*$2,500 (plus GST) plus outlays **

*Parties having already agreed on all issues.

OUTLAYS & DISBURSEMENTS **plus Outlays and Disbursements which are the expenses that are incurred by us in the course of the matter. Such as filing fees payable to the Court, for service of documents by a Process Server, property title searches, payments made to third parties for documents or services such as Superannuation Statements, Company Searches etc.

PLEASE NOTE: that Transfer of Property incurs extra professional fees.

FAMILY LAW – LEGAL AID

You may be eligible for Legal Aid assistance for your family law legal fees. We are Legal Aid providers and can lodge your application for assistance to Legal Aid.  In some matters Legal Aid may require a small contribution from clients. This will be made known to you at the time your Legal Aid is approved

DEFFERED FEES (paid at end of matter)

Available- subject to review of your matter (higher rates apply).

STANDARD WILLS, POWERS OF ATTORNEYS & ADVANCED HEALTH DIRECTIVES

Fixed fee-includes- initial appointment with you by video, telephone or at our office; document preparation; arrangement for document review and signing; storage in our safe custody at no extra cost to you.

CURRENT SPECIAL OFFER FOR STANDARD WILLS, POWERS OF ATTORNEYS & ADVANCED HEALTH DIRECTIVES OF $150.00 (Plus GST) per document

Testamentary Trusts (such as disability trusts), and complex wills, at extra cost.

Home or Nursing Home appointments are available, at extra cost.

DECEASED ESTATES & ADMINISTRATION

We accommodate Executors/Administrators who wish to attend to the estate distribution themselves, but it is necessary to obtain a-

GRANT OF PROBATE (is a will); or

LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION (no will)

For attending to documents only and filing a *Standard Probate Application (subject to our review) our fees for executor/s named in will start at:

*$1,850 (plus GST) plus disbursements** (outlined below)

For attending to documents only and filing *Standard Letters of Administration Application (subject to our review) our fees for applicants of a late child or partner our fees start at:

*$1,850 (plus GST) plus disbursements **(outlined below); or

For attending to documents only and filing *Standard Letters of Administration Application (subject to our review) our fees late parent or otherwise  start at:

*$2,050 (plus GST) plus disbursements** (outlined below)

FULL ESTATE ADMINISTRATION AVAILABLE

If you wish for us to getting in of estate assets, attending to payment of estate liabilities, distribution to beneficiaries, we would be pleased to quote/estimate, of what your extra charges will be.

DISBURSEMENTS **Please note: that Transfer of Property, getting in of estate assets, attending to payment of estate liabilities, and distribution to beneficiaries, incurs extra professional fees.

 CONVEYANCING

SELLING?

We offer a fixed price conveyancing service for SALE of a house, unit or vacant land of just $900 (plus GST)*  ** for professional fees. +Plus searches & disbursements.

BUYING?

We offer a fixed price conveyancing service for BUYING of a house, unit or vacant land for just $1,100 (plus GST)*  ** for professional fees. +Plus searches & disbursements.

*Non-Standard/Complex Conveyancing assistance- extra costs apply.

+We only charge the actual cost of searches and clients pay the amount charged to us by the authority. We try to ensure that quotes for the specified searches are correct, however authorities may alter the cost of their searches without notifying us. Standard searches & costs include- electronic settlement (PEXA) FEES; a title search; other optional searches and outlays as directed by you; settlement fee (SettleIT). For a complete list of searches contact one of our experienced staff who are more than willing to provide assistance.

Some of the advantages of fixed fees include-

You know up front exactly what your costs will be.

You can make realistic arrangements about how and when to pay your legal bills.

You will pay a fee that equals the value you and your lawyer place on the work to be done, not the time it may take.

Your lawyer has a real incentive to get the work done and achieve results – because that’s how they get paid.

You and your lawyer have the same goals and time frame – getting the matter resolved as quickly as possible.

You won’t get any nasty surprises in the mail at the end of each month telling you how many hours you must pay for.

You won’t be charged for every minute your lawyer spends on the phone or every document that they copy or email.

PLEASE NOTE: The above indication of costs is correct as at August 2022 and are subject to change at any time.

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