The Family Law System Isn’t Serving the People Who Need it Most.
The Kate Austin Story started when people like you tell us this every day. And we’ve experienced it first hand for almost 20 years.
The problems are obvious, but that doesn’t mean they don’t hurt any less. It’s an unwieldy process that stretches on far too long, costs far too much and leaves everyone exhausted by the end of it.
But the worst part? The adversarial nature of the family law system almost seems to encourage bitterness, one-upmanship and anger.
It’s a system we can’t defend. It’s been a long time since we tried. Instead, we look to persuade clients to find a solution outside the system. To work things out in a more peaceful, inexpensive and harmonious way.
We weren’t always critics of the system. In fact, our first practice — Rachel Stubbs & Associates, founded in the little New South Wales town of Camden — was focused on family law and related areas.
Creating a unique environment for our mainly female staff, we grew to three offices and almost 30 staff. We took pride in seeing so many of our staff become accredited family law specialists.
But a growing business takes a toll both professionally and personally. After scaling back our operations, we decided to make a fresh start somewhere new.
A Better Way to Help You
Opening a new practice in Brisbane gave us a chance to do things the way we wanted, and more importantly, help others the way we hoped to.
A way to avoid drawn-out legal battles and spare families from the irreparable damage of taking matters to court.
A service that had no hidden fees or enormous costs lurking.
And a process that kept control in our clients’ hands the whole time.
We do this by drafting consent orders, which are court orders for private agreements to be sealed by the court. These allow you to make your own arrangements outside the court, but then have those wishes legally approved to reflect those arrangements. And because we specialise in consent orders, we do them cheaper, faster and better than practically anyone else.
So…The Kate Austin Story born again
We recreated our rules for Business
Firstly what we do
Our fees are always fixed – there is never confusion about our fee structure.
We always answer the phone and return calls – this seems obvious however if you have ever dealt with law firms you are know what I mean.
Our Orders and Applications are prepared in 24Hrs
Changes requested by clients are ready in 24 Hrs
Most importantly what we Dont Do
We do NOT represent clients who are unable to come to an agreement between them selves
We do NOT negotiate between parties
We do NOT attempt to change a clients agreement
So If ….
if you’ve tried another lawyer and found the process too expensive or too confusing,
if you’ve tried to do the legalities yourself but been buried in pages of fine print,
or you’re looking to avoid the huge stamp duty costs when transferring property from one name to another,
…you’ll find the help you need at the price you want at Kate Austin Family Law.
With Kate Austin, you’ll get the resolution and fresh start you’re looking for. If you’d like to know more about how people like you find a better way through these tough times, get in touch for a free, no-strings-attached chat.
The process of writing consent orders was made very simple by your knowledge and professionalism. Jessica was easy to talk with from my initial telephone call and easy to communicate with by email thereafter. Her manner was reassuring and considerate and she had the knowledge required to answer my questions. The fixed cost made budgeting easy and affordable. I have already recommended your company to a friend and will do so again in the futureread more
I can highly recommend the team at Kate Austin Family Lawyers. They prepared Consent Orders and also organised the property transfers. From beginning to end everyone has been very friendly, professional and helpful and the whole process has been extremely stress free. The fees definitely did not break the bank and worth every $ to know that the process is done properly the first time. Jessica in particular has been very reassuring to me and it's been greatly appreciated. Thank you Kate Austin Lawyers!read more
I highly recommend Kate Austin Family Lawyers. Jessica was fantastic! Jessica explained the whole process, answered all our questions and made things easy during a tough time. Jessica was professional and understanding of our requirements. The process was simple and completed in timely fashion. Thanks Jessica, Brendan and team.read more
Handelled my consent orders and property transfer efficiently and were always prompt with communication. About time there was a firm that you can trust to have your best interests in mind the whole time 😁 thanks Rachel, Brendan and teamread more
Kate Austin Family Lawyers have been nothing short of amazing! From the minute I spoke to Brendan when I made that initial enquiry, I knew I had stumbled across something great (just by surfing the web).. The patience and compassion he and Rachel showed me in dealing with my case was very much appreciated. Thank you both so much for making this daunting process as smooth and as easy as possible.read more
At such a stressful time, Kate Austin Lawyers made my life so much easier. They worked efficiently and were so very paitient. They were clear, communicated perfectly and kind people from the first phone call. The one time cost was well worth their services. I highly recommend this Law Firm to everyone.read more
Firstly, a huge Thank you to the team Rachel, Tori & Brendan, at Kate Austin Family Lawyers.Family law problems are not an everyday event and when mine happened it was daunting to say the least.However from my first conversation, right through to the end of processing my Consent Orders & Property Transfers, the Team at Kate Austin Family Lawyers were friendly, timely, and they communicated with me on a level I understood. Overall an extremely professional company that made the whole process stress free.Going forward I wouldn't hesitate to use them again and highly recommend their services.Thanks again Team, I wish you all a very Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year.I will be having one thanks to all your hard work.D Westburyread more
I am really happy with Kate Austin Family Lawyer. All staff member are professional and informative. My property settlement consent order was approved by court within a week which was very impressive. Brendan, Rachel and Tori were helpful. Everything I asked for was acted in time. I would recommend anyone to contact Kate Austin Family Lawyer for their family matters.read more
Friendly, efficient and caring service. They make the process of Consent orders and property settlement as painless as possible for all concerned. I would highly recommend Kate Austin's Team to listen and expedite this for you. Tori was really friendly and took the time to understand our situation and to progress it as fast as possible. Thanks Tori, Brendan and Rachel.read more