Family Lawyers Newcastle & Central Coast
Get what you deserve with the support of Newcastle’s No.1 Team of Family Lawyers.
If you are able to reach an agreement about your Family Law Property Settlement there are two ways that the agreement can be documented:
- By way of Consent Orders, or
- Through a Binding Financial Agreement (BFA) or a Separation Agreement.
Entering into a Binding Financial Agreement ousts the jurisdiction of the Court to make Orders about the alteration of parties property interests. By entering into a BFA you are in effect contracting out of the ability of the Court to make a decision about what you are entitled to in a Family Law Property Settlement.
BFA’s can be entered into by parties to a marriage or de facto relationship, at the beginning of, during, or at the conclusion of the relationship and there is a requirement that each party to a BFA obtain independent legal advice prior to entering into the agreement.
How We Charge
We offer flexible fee structures and payment arrangements for our clients including:
- A once-off fixed fee initial consultation ($275 incl. GST) to get you started in Family Law,
- Hourly rates or negotiated fixed fees for each stage of your matter.
Our Family Lawyers will discuss our fees and charges with you and will provide an estimate of the fees and charges likely to arise in your matter.