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.
Nardine Collier is a Family Law Attorney who has been practicing for over 26 years. She is a specialist in divorce and family law and has successfully handled hundreds of cases.
We know that money is tight, and that you want the best legal advice possible. 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 speaking with you today.
Collier Family Lawyers Cairns Frequently Asked Questions.
When should I contact an attorney for family law? The sooner the better! We have people contact even us before they have separated for advice as to what they can do to start protecting assets in case it all goes pear shaped; or just to find out what they need 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 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 have to know when to choose your battles and not waste money and time arguing over something you will never 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.
Each case is unique and what worked for your friend may not work for you. There is also a lot of information out there and just like a medical issue you really shouldn’t self diagnose from 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 do I cope with fees? YES! In the world of law, your time is our money. Most lawyers charge based on the time they spend working on 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. 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! If it is a property matter, you can get together all your financial records and prepare them to give to us. 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. You doing this yourself will save at least an hour of time.
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 do, the less work I have to do. This reduces my fees.
Remember also – your Cairns family lawyers MUST give you a proper estimate of fees at the start of your engagement with them, and keep giving you further estimates throughout the life of your file. If this isn’t covered with you at the first appointment, ask why.
Is it easy to get a consent order?
It is a very simple process. It’s usually the hardest part to reach an agreement! 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. 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. 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:
* Bently Park
* Cairns City
* Wharf St, Cairns QLD 4888
* Spence Street, Cairns QLD 4870
* Lake Street, Cairns QLD 4870
* 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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