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. 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 speaking with you today.
Collier Family Lawyers Cairns FAQ
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. You can begin to resolve your family law issues sooner if you receive the advice you require. 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. 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 an expensive mistake!
You really do need to know whether you are on the right track with what you think you are entitled to and what might be done if you end up before 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 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’s worth spending a little money to get good advice.
Can I save money on my legal fees? How do I cope with fees? YES! In the lawyer world, our time is your money. Most lawyers charge based on the time they spend working on 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. We will tell you to do some of the work yourself, as it will lower 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 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. If this isn’t covered with you at the first appointment, ask why.
Is a consent order an easy process?
Yes it really is quite a simple process. It’s usually the hardest part to reach an agreement! But once you’ve done that, filling in an application for consent orders is reasonably straightforward. Two places are where the “do it yourself” person gets stuck. Firstly there are a couple of sections in the form that are not as straightforward as other parts of the form and might require some legal advice. Second, the consent order application must be accompanied with a minutes of order in which you state the orders that you want the court make. This part requires some legal expertise to ensure that the orders are formulated correctly and that you don’t miss anything.
Our service areas:
* Bently Park
* 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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