Collier Family Lawyers Cairns
Save time, money and sanity
Need a Family Lawyer in Cairns? And looking to keep your issue out of costly court proceedings – so that you’ll settle your dispute as quickly and as 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. We offer flexible payment options and affordable rates.
* 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 FAQ
When should I contact a Family Lawyer? 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 with you your situation and give you a list of things you need to consider and do to streamline the process.
Do I need a Family Lawyer? Can’t I just do it myself? You may be tempted not to get legal advice because you think it is expensive or not really necessary. You wouldn’t build a house without the right expertise, so why would you risk making a mistake 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. With a property settlement you will need to know the process to working it all out and what you are entitled to. You must know the legal steps to take and how to do it.
Every case is different and just because your mate got a certain outcome doesn’t mean you will. 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 world of law, your time is our money. Most lawyers charge according to the time they spend in your file. This means, the more time your lawyer spends on your file, the more it costs you.
We at Collier Family Law understand that money is a concern and you want to get the best deal possible. This is why we will suggest to you that you can do some of the legwork yourself – as this will reduce your fees.
You can also write your story. It could be therapeutic for you! You can prepare all your financial records to give us if it’s a property issue. You can also fill out an automated letter that gives us all the information we need to give you advice. By doing this yourself, you will save an hour.
My clients can also save time by filling out documents in draft form and sending them to me for review. They can also do their own research, such as getting three quotes from an appraiser. The more you do, the less work I have to do. This reduces my 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. If this isn’t covered with you at the first appointment, ask why.
Is it easy to get a consent order?
Yes it really is quite a 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. Two places are where the “do it yourself” person gets stuck. 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:
* Mount Sheridan
* Cairns City
* Edge Hill
* Wharf St, Cairns QLD 4888
* Spence Street Cairns QLD4870
* Lake Street, Cairns QLD4870
* Bunda Street Cairns QLD4870
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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