Collier Family Lawyers Cairns
Save time, money and sanity
Need a Family Lawyer in Cairns? You want to avoid costly court proceedings so that your dispute can be settled as quickly and affordably as possible.
As a Family law attorney, Nardine Collier has practiced for over 26+ years and is an accredited specialist in divorce & family law, and has successfully resolved hundreds of cases (focusing on fairly dividing property, divorce and children’s matters).
We understand that money is tight and you want to get the best legal advice. This is why we offer affordable rates and flexible payment options.
* Family law attorney
* Family Law Specialist
Divorce Lawyers Cairns
* Cairns Family Lawyers
* Arrangements for Children
* Separation & Divorce
* DIY Divorce
* Division of assets
We look forward to speaking to you today.
Collier Family Lawyers Cairns Frequently Asked Questions.
When should I contact an attorney for family law? The sooner you contact a family lawyer, the better. Some people contact us even before they separate to ask for advice on how to protect their assets in the event that everything goes wrong, or to just find out what to do. The sooner you get the advice you need, the sooner you can start getting on with what needs to be done to sort out your family law matters. We will discuss your situation with you and give you a checklist of things to think about and attend to in order to streamline the process as much as possible
Do I really need a Family lawyer? Can’t I do it myself? You may be tempted not to get legal advice because you think it is expensive or not really necessary. In the same way you wouldn’t think of building a house unless you had the expertise to do so, you run the risk of getting it wrong if you don’t get legal advice. This could be a costly mistake!
You need to be sure that you are on track and know what could happen if you find yourself in front of a judge. You need to pick your battles sometimes and not waste time and money arguing about something you are just not going to get. You will need to understand the property settlement process and what your rights are. You need to know what legal steps have to be taken, and how to go about it.
Each case is unique and what worked for your friend may not work for you. You can also find a lot of useful information online. But, just like with a medical problem, you shouldn’t try to diagnose yourself using Dr Google! It is worth it, to outlay what is really only a small sum in the scheme of things, to get some good advice to get you started.
How can I reduce my legal fees? How can I manage my fees? YES! In the lawyer world, our time is your money. Most lawyers charge according to the time they spend in your file. The more time your lawyer spends working on your file, you will pay more.
At Collier Family Law, we know that money is tight and you want the best value for money. We will tell you to do some of the work yourself, as it will lower your fees.
For example, you can write out your story – you might find it therapeutic! You can prepare all your financial records to give us if it’s a property issue. We also have an automated letter of instruction which you fill in, and it gives us the background we need from you to give you advice. By doing this yourself, you will save an hour.
As another great time saver I regularly have my clients fill in documents in draft for me to check over; or make their own enquiries where they can – for example, getting three quotes from a valuer. The more you can do, the less I need to, which reduces your fees.
Remember that your Cairns Family Lawyers MUST give you an accurate estimate of fees when you first engage them and continue to do so throughout the duration of your case. Ask why this wasn’t discussed with you during your first appointment.
Is it easy to get a consent order?
It is a very simple process. The hard part is usually reaching the agreement in the first place! Once you’ve reached an agreement, it is fairly straightforward to fill out a consent order application. There are two places where the ‘do it yourself’ person comes unstuck. There are two sections of the form that may require legal advice. The second is that the application for consent orders must be accompanied by minutes of order where you set out the orders you want the court to make. This is the part that does require some legal expertise in order to make sure the orders are worded correctly and you don’t miss things out.
Our service areas:
* Cairns City
* Wharf St, Cairns QLD 4888
* Spence Street Cairns QLD4870
* Lake Street, Cairns QLD4870
* Bunda Street, Cairns QLD 4870
Collier Family Lawyers Cairns
3/1 Pyne St, Cairns City QLD 4870,Cairns City Queensland 4870Australia
07 4214 5666
About Cairns City
Cairns City is a coastal suburb at the centre of Cairns in the Cairns Region, Queensland, Australia. It is also known as the Cairns Central Business District (CBD). In the 2016 census, Cairns City had a population of 2,737 people. == Geography == The suburb is bounded to the north-west by Upward Street, to the north-east by Trinity Bay (16.9118°S 145.7818°E / -16.9118; 145.7818 (Trinity Bay)), to the east by Trinity Inlet (16.9264°S 145.7831°E / -16.9264; 145.7831 (Trinity Inlet)), and the railway lines to the south. The North Coast railway line enters the suburb from the south (Portsmith) and then follows the suburb's south-west boundary to the Cairns railway station (16.9251°S 145.7707°E / -16.9251; 145.7707 (Cairns railway station)) where the line terminates.
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