Our costs

Our process

Step 1

If you’re unsure about where to start and would like some initial guidance, contact us to book in for a no obligation, free telephone chat with one of our family lawyers.

Step 2

Book in for a fixed fee 90-minute initial consultation charged at $440 (incl. GST). In this meeting we will get to know you and provide you with advice about your options and help you formulate a pathway to move forward. It is our goal for you to walk away feeling well-informed and empowered to take the next step towards a solution.

Step 3

If you decide to engage us after the initial consultation, we will provide you with our engagement terms.

Step 4

We will work with you to develop a plan to help you to move forward with your life.

Step 5

We will commence the legal work to progress you towards final settlement of your matter.

Our fees

At Village Family Lawyers we appreciate that having certainty about your legal costs is important.
We will provide you with an initial estimate of your costs and communicate with you at each stage of your matter. 
We will explain the options available to you and the costs associated with each option so you have certainty.

We offer a range of pricing options that we tailor to your specific requirements and the matter including:

Fixed fees

We may agree to undertake your matter for a fixed fee.
If this option is agreed upon, we will not exceed the fixed fee.

Specific event or stage costed fees

If this option is agreed upon, we will provide a fee range for specified stages of your matter as it progresses (e.g. negotiations, mediations, round table conferences, preparation of Court documents, interim and final Court hearings).

Deferred Fees

We understand that legal fees can be daunting.
This is why we have teamed up with Plenti who provide loans to eligible clients for the purpose of funding their legal matter.
This is an option for our clients who may not be able meet the up-front costs of their legal matter but have equity in their property.

A loan from Plenti may be an option that allows you to receive expert advice and the support you deserve, without the stress of paying legal fees until your matter is finalised.

Please see below case studies, visit https://www.plenti.com.au/legal-finance/ for more information, or contact us to discuss your options.

Case Study 1

Mary and Bill have separated. Their assets include the matrimonial home and two cars.

The matrimonial home is estimated to be worth $800,000 and there is a mortgage of $300,000. There is significant equity in the property.

However, Mary is a stay at home mum to two young children and does not have the cash flow to meet her legal fees.

Mary may be eligible for a loan from Plenti, which will provide her with the opportunity to obtain the legal representation she deserves.

Case Study 2


Jane and Jack have separated. Their assets include the matrimonial home and shares in Jane’s name.

There is equity in the matrimonial home. Jane and Jack have three children. Jane has remained in the matrimonial home with the children and Jack has moved into a rental property. Jack has used his savings to set up his new home.

He has also been paying rent and the mortgage so things are tight until his property settlement occurs. Jack knows he needs expert legal representation but cannot meet the up-front costs. He may be eligible for a legal loan from Plenti, which may alleviate some of his immediate financial pressures.

Please contact us for your free telephone chat and we can talk to you about your options.


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