Things you can do to help keep your legal fees within a budget
The cost of receiving professional advice on legal matters can be prohibitive. How can you minimise costs and keep your legal fees within your budget?
Dealing with solicitors via email or phone versus face-to-face
Your initial contact with a lawyer lays the foundations for your professional relationship and allows an understanding of each other’s expectations to be established. So it is advisable to arrange an appointment with your solicitor or legal representative face to face, at least for the first meeting.
Common costs associated with engaging a solicitor
For many people, the complexity of legal fees prevents them from engaging a solicitor. What can you expect to be charged if you do need legal representation?
Things to consider when filing for divorce
Marriages don’t always last happily ever after like they do in fairy tales. Relationships often break down and one or both parties can request a divorce. This can be a very emotional and overwhelming time, however there are a number of practical things to be considered before making that final decision of whether to divorce.
Top 5 things to look for when engaging a solicitor
At some stage in your life you may need the professional advice of a solicitor. You may require legal representation in a court case, or in a workers compensation incident or personal injury dispute, assistance in drafting a will, settling a divorce, selling or purchasing a property. How do you go about choosing the solicitor who is best suited to represent you and your interests?
Common accreditations and qualifications for solicitors
In order to practice in Australia, a solicitor needs to be admitted to practice in the Supreme Court, and also obtain a practising certificate issued by the legal professional body (eg. Law Society) of his or her State or Territory.
Should I shop around or are all legal fees pretty much the same?
Legal fees can be very expensive and complex. Are there ways of reducing costs in legal matters?