Lawyers have a reputation for being expensive and for being opaque about their fees.
We make every effort to be as transparent and clear as possible when it comes to our fees. We will provide written quotes for the work we do for you.
We do not wish to tell you that legal fees are cheap. They are not. We will dedicate a lot of time and attention to your case to ensure that your rights are upheld. We will provide a clear record of the work that we do for you so you know that you are not being overcharged.
Where the scope of the work is clear, we offer to fix our fees where possible. For example, if you and your spouse have already agreed on how to resolve your property and parenting matters and you need us to draft a document to record the terms of that agreement to ensure that the agreement is legally binding, we will usually offer you a Fixed Fee quote once we have met with you and have clarified what the terms are.
Sometimes, the scope of your case is not as clear. For example, where we do not know the attitude of your former partner and how reasonable he or she will be in negotiations. In these circumstances, we will give you an estimate of the likely range of legal costs. If unforeseen circumstances occur that affect our estimate, we will notify you as soon as possible and will consult with you before incurring further costs.
If you would like to chat to us further about costs, or would like to make an appointment to discuss your case, please call us on (03) 9803 5673.