What to expect
This initial consultation gives you a clear understanding of all the aspects of your legal problem, and constructive options on how to proceed.
We welcome you to contact us for an initial consultation.
During the consultation we discuss your individual circumstances and give you a comprehensive outline of your legal options. This includes an upfront estimate of the costs and likely time frame to resolve your matter.
Our standard fees and charges
New clients receive an initial hour long appointment. Our hourly rates are as follows.
HOURLY RATES (INC. GST)
- Director – $440.00
- Solicitor – $400.00
- Legal Secretary/Paralegal – $250.00
APPLICATION FOR DIVORCE
The following fees are standard for straightforward divorces only. Disbursements include the filing fee and serving fees.
In the event that your application is defended, the fees will exceed those outlined and further work will be charged at our hourly rate. In this case, we will provide you with an estimate of fees.
- Divorce (no children under 18) – $990.00 including GST plus disbursements
- Divorce (children under 18) – $1,100.00 including GST plus disbursements
- Divorce (separation under one roof or substituted/dispensing with service) – $1,100.00 including GST plus disbursements
What previous clients have said
With more than 25 years experience in legal practice, we’ve acted for a wide range of clients including defence personnel, same sex couples, and couples outside the ACT.
Our firm has dealt with matters ranging from straightforward superannuation advice to complex property settlements and child welfare issues.
Our clients value our expertise and personable, non-judgemental approach.
Here’s what some of our clients have told us:
“Thank you very much for handling my divorce so efficiently. I couldn’t have done it without your help and I really appreciate it.”
“You have been clear with my concerns and proposals and hopefully this will help to inform the other party on a way forward in a positive manner.”
“Thank you for seeing me yesterday at such short notice. Your clear and concise guidance and advice has put my mind at ease a lot more, in relation to my case which is now under instruction with your firm.”
“Once again, I am a very happy client indeed. Many thanks to you and your staff.”
Andrew Evans and Sarah-Jane Henry are your experienced conveyancing team at Evans Family Lawyers.
Contact Evans Family Lawyers today and let us help you with your purchase or sale.
If you are buying or selling a residential property in the ACT or in NSW, be it a house, a unit or vacant land, Evans Family Lawyers can guide you through the process with advice on all aspects of your conveyance from beginning to end.
- ACT Purchase – $1,100 plus GST and disbursements
- ACT Sale – $1,100 plus GST and disbursements
- NSW Purchase – $950 plus GST and disbursements
- NSW Sale – $1,000 plus GST and disbursements
Memberships and charities
Evans Family Lawyers is proud to support the following organisations and charities.
- ACT Law Society
- ACT Women’s Lawyers Association
- NSW Law Society (Associate Memberships)
- Women’s Legal Centre (ACT & Region)
- Family Law Section (Law Council of Australia)
- Australian Institute of Conveyancers NSW Division
Oxfam is to help create lasting solutions to the injustice of poverty. Oxfam’s vision is a world in which people can influence decisions which affect their lives, enjoy their rights, and assume their responsibilities as full citizens of a world in which all human beings are valued and treated equally.
TEAR Australia is a Christian development, relief and advocacy organisation responding to global poverty and injustice. TEAR works in partnership with other Christian groups, relief and development agencies and community-based
organisations, which are working with the poor in their communities.