3 WAYS TO SAVE MONEY WITH YOUR FAMILY LAWYER
I’m going to visit a lawyer to discuss separation, but I’m worried about how much it will cost. Any tips?
Separation can be hard enough; it does not need to be costly too. There are a few things you can do to make the process run more smoothly, which will help in keeping legal costs low:
• Be prepared – if you can, come to your first appointment with a list of questions that you have for your Lawyer, and any relevant documents – look at our website at www.ruhlfamilylaw.com.au for a handy checklist that sets out what to bring.
• Do your homework – if your Lawyer asks you to provide copies of certain documents to be reviewed, try and get those documents to us as soon as possible, so that no delays are caused.
• Be realistic – your Lawyer can assist you with any legal issues you need, however keep in mind that you should try and work out any issues between yourself and your former partner first. This will save costs. Also be realistic about what types of issues need a Lawyer’s involvement. For example, we would strongly recommend that you not spend time and money involving your Lawyer over a dispute about a pair of socks or a second hand toaster! Try not to lose focus of the big picture – but you don’t have to stress about that as we will guide you all along the way.
If you or anyone else you know needs assistance with a family law matter, contact our experienced team of Solicitors on (07) 4772 7672.