Collier Family Lawyers Cairns
Save time, money and sanity
Need a family lawyer in Cairns? You want to avoid costly court proceedings so that your dispute can be settled as quickly and affordably as possible.
Nardine Collier is a Family Law Attorney who has been practicing for over 26 years. She is a specialist in divorce and family law and has successfully handled hundreds of cases.
We know that money is tight, and that you want the best legal advice possible. We offer flexible payment options and affordable rates.
* Family law attorney
* Family Law Specialist
Divorce Lawyers Cairns
* Cairns Family Lawyers
* Arrangements for Children
* Separation & Divorce
* DIY Divorce
* Division of assets
We look forward to speaking to you today.
Collier Family Lawyers Cairns FAQ
When should I contact an attorney for family law? The sooner the better! We have people contact even us before they have separated for advice as to what they can do to start protecting assets in case it all goes pear shaped; or just to find out what they need to do. The sooner you get the advice you need, the sooner you can start getting on with what needs to be done to sort out your family law matters. We will discuss your situation with you and give you a checklist of things to think about and attend to in order to streamline the process as much as possible
Do I really need a Family lawyer? Can’t I do it myself? You may be tempted to not get legal advice, thinking it is too expensive or not necessary. In the same way you wouldn’t think of building a house unless you had the expertise to do so, you run the risk of getting it wrong if you don’t get legal advice. This could be a costly mistake!
You need to be sure that you are on track and know what could happen if you find yourself in front of a judge. You have to know when to choose your battles and not waste money and time arguing over something you will never get. You will need to understand the property settlement process and what your rights are. You need to know what legal steps have to be taken, and how to go about it.
Every case is different and just because your mate got a certain outcome doesn’t mean you will. You can also find a lot of useful information online. But, just like with a medical problem, you shouldn’t try to diagnose yourself using Dr Google! It is worth it, to outlay what is really only a small sum in the scheme of things, to get some good advice to get you started.
Can I save money on my legal fees? How can I manage my fees? YES! In the lawyer world, our time is your money. Most lawyers charge based on the time they spend working on your file. The more time your lawyer spends working on your file, you will pay more.
We at Collier Family Law understand that money is a concern and you want to get the best deal possible. This is why we will suggest to you that you can do some of the legwork yourself – as this will reduce your fees.
For example, you can write out your story – you might find it therapeutic! You can prepare all your financial records to give us if it’s a property issue. We also have an automated letter of instruction which you fill in, and it gives us the background we need from you to give you advice. By doing this yourself, you will save an hour.
As another great time saver I regularly have my clients fill in documents in draft for me to check over; or make their own enquiries where they can – for example, getting three quotes from a valuer. The more you can do, the less I need to, which reduces your fees.
Remember also – your Cairns family lawyers MUST give you a proper estimate of fees at the start of your engagement with them, and keep giving you further estimates throughout the life of your file. If this isn’t covered with you at the first appointment, ask why.
Is a consent order an easy process?
Yes it really is quite a simple process. It’s usually the hardest part to reach an agreement! Once you’ve reached an agreement, it is fairly straightforward to fill out a consent order application. Two places are where the “do it yourself” person gets stuck. Firstly there are a couple of sections in the form that are not as straightforward as other parts of the form and might require some legal advice. The second is that the application for consent orders must be accompanied by minutes of order where you set out the orders you want the court to make. This is the part that does require some legal expertise in order to make sure the orders are worded correctly and you don’t miss things out.
Our service areas:
* Bently Park
* Mount Sheridan
* Cairns City
* Wharf Street, Cairns QLD 4870
* Spence Street, Cairns QLD 4870
* Lake Street, Cairns QLD4870
* Bunda Street Cairns QLD4870
Collier Family Lawyers Cairns
3/1 Pyne St, Cairns City QLD 4870,Cairns City Queensland 4870Australia
07 4214 5666
About Cairns City
Cairns City is a coastal suburb at the centre of Cairns in the Cairns Region, Queensland, Australia. It is also known as the Cairns Central Business District (CBD). In the 2016 census, Cairns City had a population of 2,737 people. == Geography == The suburb is bounded to the north-west by Upward Street, to the north-east by Trinity Bay (16.9118°S 145.7818°E / -16.9118; 145.7818 (Trinity Bay)), to the east by Trinity Inlet (16.9264°S 145.7831°E / -16.9264; 145.7831 (Trinity Inlet)), and the railway lines to the south. The North Coast railway line enters the suburb from the south (Portsmith) and then follows the suburb's south-west boundary to the Cairns railway station (16.9251°S 145.7707°E / -16.9251; 145.7707 (Cairns railway station)) where the line terminates.
Neighborhoods in Cairns City, Queensland
All Day Car Rental, Balfes Creek, Bilwon, Bourke Close Park, CQUniversity Cairns, Cairns, Cairns, Cairns Airport, Cairns Central Shopping Centre, Cairns City Apartments, Cairns City Centre, Cairns Esplanade Lagoon, Cairns North, Cairns Regional Council, Cairns Sunland Leisure Park
Things to do in Cairns City, Queensland
Our Newest Profiles