How much will it cost me to get a Consent Order?
Most lawyers now charge a fixed fee for preparing consent orders. The fixed fee they charge, however, varies widely. It is quite common for lawyers to charge a fixed fee if there is some level of negotiation between the parties prior to the Consent Orders being signed off, and the fees will include the cost of independent legal advice as well. Lawyers often charge a fixed fee based on the possibility that the matter may become protracted and take some months to resolve. Legal fees associated with preparing Consent Orders are typically in the vicinity of $7000-$10000. Based on this assumption, Kate Austin Family Lawyers assumes you will not need independent legal advice in relation to your property settlement or the future care arrangements for your children, and our fixed fee is based on your agreement, and we draft it simply on the basis of what you’ve asked for.
Consent Orders generally cost much less to prepare than a binding financial agreement, particularly as both parties must obtain independent legal advice in relation to a binding financial agreement, which can increase the cost considerably. Binding Financial Agreements can also be much more comprehensive than Consent Orders, which result in additional costs.
If you have any questions in relation to How much will it cost me to get a Consent Order? or consent orders please contact us to discuss your proposed agreement. We provide an instant quote for your agreement online that is fixed and includes all aspects of the documentation and submission process. General information about Kate Austin Family Lawyers can be found on our home page or if you would like information about our story or Rachel and Brendan there are links on our home page.
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This information is general in nature and cannot be interpreted as legal advice. Legal advice can only be provided by a qualified legal practitioner.