Initial Consultation


This is what you can expect when you first meet with us:

  • We’ll listen to you and get an understanding of your situation.
  • We’ll ask you targeted questions to give us a better insight into your situation.
  • We’ll provide you with advice about your rights and obligations.
  • We’ll advise you of your options and the advantages and disadvantages of each option.
  • We’ll help you identify hidden pitfalls. For example, whether your desired agreement is enforceable, whether the proposed terms may attract negative tax consequences, and whether there is a deadline by which an agreement must be completed.
  • We’ll answer any concerns or questions you may have.
  • We’ll give you cost estimates.

If you are able to give us the information we need during the initial consultation, we will advise you of:

  • What a Court is likely to consider a “just and equitable” property settlement and what to do to increase the prospects of resolving your matter without having to go to Court.
  • How to obtain information from your spouse, their employer, their accountant, their bank or their super fund about your spouse’s income or asset position.
  • Whether you may be assessed for tax or stamp duty in the process of dividing your assets.
  • How to document any agreement you reach with your spouse so that you have a legally-binding and enforceable agreement.

If you have further questions about our initial consultation, or would like to book one, please contact us.

Contact one of our family lawyers today for an obligation free chat

Or call us on: (03) 9803 5673