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 $8,820 however if you agree to finalise your whole divorce with us we will reduce that by 10% to $7,938 – a saving of $882
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 – $330
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 increases to $1,485 if we are negotiating both children’s and property matters. The cost will also be adjusted for highly urgent situations.
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 – $1,485
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.