Our Family Solicitors Townsville Are Here To Serve You
A separation can be a trying time for anyone and the process often leads to substantial emotional and financial strain.
Here at Strategic Lawyers we are focussed on removing the financial stress by creating an affordable solution for you and your ex, as quickly as possible.
Our fixed-price billing system means you will know how much your legal fees will cost because we will give you a quote up-front.
This lets you save for the bill and factor it in – instead of wondering about the future.
We are the only firm in Queensland to publish our family law prices on our website.
This lets you check our price and compare it with others. We’re confident we are price-competitive and if you receive a lower-price offer at another firm in Townsville bring it in and we will endeavour to match it.
The total cost of sorting out your relationship breakdown is $8,095 however if you agree to finalise your whole divorce with us we will reduce that by 10% to $7,285.50 – a saving of $809.50
People looking to separate require two legal processes, once you separate you need to work out what you are going to do about your assets and how to divide time and responsibility in relation to the kids. If you receive a quote for a lower price from a competitor firm show us and we will seek to beat it.
These are costs of each step in that process:
Initial Meeting – $300
Come in meet with our solicitor and get expert advice on all the steps in the process and what you need to do to move on with your life.
Negotiations – $990
This is the first thing you need to do after you separate. This step involves negotiating a settlement and communicating with your partner, or their lawyers to try and reach an agreement.
Our price is only for one round of negotiations and this cost can increase if you and your partner are in a dispute over assets, or children.
Consent Orders – $4,950
This step involves us drafting the agreement between you and your partner. It is binding and lets you move on with your life.
Consent Orders Filing Fee – $165
The Australian courts charge $165 for you to file your consent orders with them, to make them legally binding.
Divorce application – $990
Not everyone is married but if you are you must wait one full year after you separate before you can file for divorce.
Filing fee for divorce order – $900
The Australian courts charge $900 for you to file your divorce order with them, to make it legally binding.
*Disclaimer: Legal matters are complex and fees may change in accordance with those complexities. Strategic Lawyers will always inform you of any change in price before fees and charges are incurred.
If your legal matter needs to go to mediation or to court we can meet with you to provide a quote.
Look through the steps below to get a picture of the kind of actions that might be appropriate for you.
Why Are We The Best?
We do not view the success of the firm through the prism of commercial gain and believe that the most important outcome is client satisfaction. Through the abolishment of six-minute units and billable hours, and the introduction of our fixed-fee billing model, we are able to provide unparalleled value for money and customer service.
Never again will you be worried about a 20 second phone call or two sentence email costing you an arm and a leg. We actually encourage you to keep us informed about developments and changes to the situation, as often these are important details and need to be included in our correspondence or case.
Our philosophy is that often the best way to resolve your issue is away from the financial and emotional stress of Court. Our views are reflected in the following quote from Abraham Lincoln:
“Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbours to compromise when you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.”
Here at Strategic Lawyers, we are not afraid to do away with archaic traditions in favour of creative and futuristic solutions. Our service extends far beyond legislative compliance as we are able to work closely with you and all who are involved in the matter, whether it is your family, accountant, consultant, financial advisor or doctor.
Here at Strategic Lawyers, we believe in doing what is best for you. We apply this principle to every aspect of our business, including our customer service, advice and pricing structure.
We know that every personal and business situation is different so we make it our business to understand what has happened and how we can best help you. We don’t categorise you and decide which precedent document best suits you, but instead accept that you are unique and think creatively about how we can customise our advice to suit.
We have a team of lawyers who excel in every aspect of the law, including property law, commercial law, intellectual property, family law, banking and finance law, immigration law, wills and estates, criminal law and litigation. Our use of lawyers, consultants and barristers, gives you access to a wealth of knowledge that is not possessed by the inexperienced, in-house generalists who would be running the case if it was done through another firm.
Our adoption of a fixed-fee method of quoting and payments means that you will get value for money. You do not need to be concerned about calling or emailing us because all of our communication with you is included. This means we are able to provide a high level of customer service and build a working relationship that will result in us being able to better understand the situation and provide a custom solution.
Strategic Lawyers is dedicated to achieving the best possible outcome for you, in a timely manner and at an affordable price.