We have a policy of being upfront with our clients as far as money matters are concerned include a cost estimate in advance as possible.

We ensure that you have a full understanding of fees and how we operate so there are no nasty surprises.

Of course it is impossible to provide you with precise total costs at the outset but we can estimate from month to month how much work is to be done based on circumstances at the time.

The best way to find out about the costs involved in your particular case is to book an obligation free initial consultation to discuss your options.


Initial consultation: $345 incl GST

Hourly Rates*:
Family Law Solicitors $310 per hour – $475 per hour.
Accredited Family Law Specialists $500 per hour – $600 per hour.

* Solicitor hourly rates are subject to gst and disbursements.

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Initial Consultation

Our initial consultation provides you with an option to seek advice prior to engaging a solicitor. Having all those initial questions answered will enable you to make an informed decision as to how you proceed.

The initial consultation is for an appointment at the office (or by phone) with a solicitor to assess your matter and provide appropriate advice.

The consultation provides the following:

  • – Taking necessary information regarding your matter;
  • – Providing preliminary advice regarding:
  • – Property distribution and entitlements;
  • – Spousal maintenance;
  • – Child support and maintenance;
  • – Spending time with children;
  • – Personal protection orders;
  • – De facto relationship issues;
  • – Financial agreements;
  • – Implementation of orders;
  • – Such other family or de facto relationship issues you wish to discuss; and
  • – Legal processes and costs.

You will be provided with a Shann Family Lawyers information pack and either our Financial Director or Client Services Manager will discuss financial options with you.

Initial consultation fee: $345 incl GST

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