Family Law Legal Fees

Our firm is well aware that one of the great concerns that many people have when embarking on resolving their family law issues are the legal fees that are likely to be incurred.

Each matter is unique in the work that is required to bring a successful resolution to the parties.

At Big Law, we endeavour to keep our fees to the least reasonably possible.

Our firm has a strong philosophy of appropriate remuneration and we made a decision many years ago not to time cost our files as we believe that time costing in this area can lead to inefficiencies and inappropriate fees to clients.

Our Fees are based on a modification of the Family Law Scale under The Family Law Act. The Family Law Scale is regarded as the minimum baseline for legal costs in this area of Law. Our fees are based on a slight increase of the items in the Family Law Scale which reflects our higher expertise and attention to clients.

Clients are provided with a copy of our Cost Agreement prior to our commencing their work so that they have the opportunity to consider it and ask any questions. We usually charge for outcomes in the preparation of documents and not the time with which it takes to prepare various materials. This is fairer to our Clients.

Clients are provided with a copy of our Cost Agreement prior to our commencing their work so that they have the opportunity to consider it and ask any questions. We usually charge for outcomes in the preparation of documents and not the time with which it takes to prepare various materials. This is fairer to our Clients.

We also have our files independently cost by Graham & Bull, at no cost to our client. Michael Graham is a solicitor who has undertaken costings work for a number of firms in the South East Queensland area and is accredited by the Supreme Court of Queensland as a Costs Assessor. Michael will examine the file and charges in accordance with the Agreement which has been reached with our client.

By not time costing and by having our files independently assessed, we consider that our clients can be reassured that their fees are appropriate and if there is a concern with fees then clients are able to discuss those fees with either our firm or with the independent Assessor who has assessed the account.

These safeguards have resulted in our firm having very few, if any, disputes as to our accounts when they are rendered.

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At Big Law we’re dedicated to providing excellent legal help delivered in a manner that our clients understand.

Why Choose Big Law Lawyers, Strathpine?

At Big Law, our key priority is providing people and businesses of the Strathpine and surrounding areas with the very best quality legal help. Our diverse practice areas mean that we can take care of your issues from the most simple to the most complex. We like to say that we provide the quality of legal help that you may expect from a large Brisbane CBD law firm.

We’re conveniently located in Strathpine with ample parking.

No Hidden Legal Fees

At Big Law, you can be guaranteed that you’ll never received unexpected legal bills in the mail. We offer transparent legal pricing for all matters.

Top Quality Legal Help

At Big Law, quality legal help is our focus. You can expect from us, the very best legal advice in the matters we specialise.

Conveniently Located

No need to head to Brisbane CBD to get great legal help. We purposely established Big Law in Strathpine for your convenience.

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