Consultation & Fees

Together we agree on a set fee for all the work I will do on your case, rather than charge you an hourly rate at the end of the work. The first step is an initial consultation ($900 – GST incl) which is a face-to-face meeting to give me an accurate measure of your legal position and the work needed to be done to settle your divorce quickly.

How much will you pay?

My fee calculator provides an estimate of the fixed fee you will be charged when you are settling matters by negotiation with your ex-partner. There is also a calculator for pre-nuptial agreements. These calculations will only be a guide, but they will offer an approximation of cost, which we can then specify.

The calculated amount covers all steps required to resolve your issues, including:

  • Drafting all required documents.
  • All consultation with you (including phone calls, meetings, and emails).
  • All negotiations with other parties.
  • Photocopying, postage, phone etc.

These fees do not include the cost of other professional services you might need to engage, e.g property valuations, counselling or forensic accountancy. We can provide indicative costs of those services.

Calculator

Does either party have a Trust? Yes No
Is the matter urgent? (within 14 days) Yes No
Do the net combined assets of both parties exceed $1.5 million? Yes No
Has an agreement already been drafted? Yes No
Total Fees: $ 5,000
Do you have any dependent children? (Under 18) Yes No
Does one spouse financially support the other? Yes No
Is there a jointly owned business? Yes No
Do you or your spouse have an interest in any other business? Yes No
Does the estate exceed $1.5 million? Yes No
Do you or your spouse have a trust? Yes No
Total Fees: $ 5,000
Are there any allegations of domestic violence? Yes No
Has the matter already been before the court? Yes No
Are there any guardianship disputes? Yes No
Is an Order Preventing Removal (stopping your child from leaving the country) required? Yes No
Total Fees: $ 1,500
Are there any allegations of domestic violence? Yes No
Has the matter already been before the court? Yes No
Are there any guardianship disputes? Yes No
Is an Order Preventing Removal (stopping your child from leaving the country) required? Yes No
Total Fees: $ 2,000

I will protect you and your assets going through divorce.

Pre-separation is the time when I most often meet clients. This is the time they are looking to make some big decisions and require clarity around their legal/financial situation. In my experience if you own or have shares in a business or company, own multiple relationship properties, earn a high income and/or have complex family trusts, you will need expert advice on what impact separating will have on your financial situation. I have extensive experience dealing with these sorts of cases and will protect you and your assets going through divorce.

My Fee

Together we agree on a set fee for all the work I will do on your case, rather than charge you an hourly rate at the end of the work.

  1. We work with you to clearly define your goals at the first meeting.
  2. We are then able to offer a fixed fee to settle your case.

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Initial Consultation

The fee is $900 including GST for an initial consultation. I will –

  1. Review provided information prior to our meeting so our time together can be spent focusing on the key issues.
  2. Outline the steps you should be taking now to protect you and your family in the future.
  3. Also explain the information and time-frame required to settle matters relating to property and care of children.

If you are able, it is useful if you provide us with a completed client information form (which will be sent to you on confirmation of your appointment). This form provides the opportunity for you to document a full background to your situation.

I found myself in the unenviable position of needing a lawyer to negotiate a messy break up and be able to see my kids again. Jeremy was not only the only lawyer willing to take my call on a weekend, but the end result was all I could have asked for. Both Jeremy and every member of his team were consummate professionals and I couldn’t recommend them highly enough. A+, 10/10.

VX

Jeremy acted for a family member’s compensation claim. We have found Jeremy to be a passionate lawyer who strives towards achieving a favourable outcome for his clients. Through previous experience, I feel a good lawyer needs to have excellent communication, honesty, willingness, listening skills, and have the experience behind them to be able to work towards achieving a positive outcome….Jeremy exceeded expectations and delivered! Thanks Jeremy.

Rachel

I had the pleasure of working with Jeremy for 6 months and would not have had the results I did if it wasn’t for them. If ever you need brilliant, hands on, no nonsense, straight forward, honest and up front lawyer then Jeremy is your man. He has a great understanding of the emotional effects the process takes on every individual and shows sincerity towards your situation. He gets the job done and keeps you in the loop every step of the way. To me personally having to deal with the Family Court is stressful in itself to say the least, but he makes you feel at ease as you are properly informed of all stages of the process as you go along. At the end of the day, you get what you pay for and what you want is results. Absolutely worth giving him a call. Thank you Jeremy!!!

Vanessa Serfontein

Jeremy is very approachable, friendly, supportive and pro-active in progressing matters. He explains the Court and non-Court options and processes and what is happening in easy to understand language. Jeremy is very responsive in returning messages. I highly recommend Jeremy Sutton and his team for all of your family law matters.

Alison

Jeremy was extremely helpful in communicating family court process and timeframes to achieve as harmonious as possible outcome. Some key benefits in dealing with Jeremy were the prior planning of court proceedings and the preparation of the information required. Communication was excellent and Jeremy’s no nonsense and practical court performance was of the highest calibre.

Greg

Jeremy’s style was refreshing – empathetic, direct and focused on my priorities. Communication is important to me and he exceeded my expectations in terms of clarity, frequency and availability. Jeremy is very experienced and provided extremely sound counsel. Highly recommend.

Drew

Jeremy Sutton represented me on finalising my recent separation and child support agreement. He was well informed, thorough in his advice and cost-conscious to meet my personal requirements. I appreciated Jeremy’s calmness during my turmoil but also his toughness when required. I highly recommend him.

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