COOKLEGAL

Our Services 

COOKLEGAL provides fixed prices for Domestic Violence and Family Law matters. We have developed our pricing structure to reflect the Court processes and are able to provide lower prices than other firms due to our expertise in the area, commitment to access to justice and low overheads. We know our competitors can charge over $20,000 for a contested Domestic Violence matter. We are different.


Please contact us for further information on any of our services. If you do not think your circumstances fit within our fixed price structure we can provide you with an estimate of costs.  


FIXED PRICE LEGAL SERVICES


INITIAL CONSULTATION $330 

1 hour initial meeting with a Solicitor to obtain your instructions and get an expert opinion on your case prospects. During this meeting you will also be provided with a fixed price quote for ongoing work or details of further information required to be able to provide a fixed price quote. After this initial meeting you can decide if you wish to proceed with our fixed price or other services which are listed below.


DOMESTIC VIOLENCE*


DRAFTING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE APPLICATION 

A Solicitor obtaining your instructions and drafting your Domestic Violence Application ready for submission in the local Magistrates Court.


DRAFTING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE APPLICATION AND FIRST COURT DATE

A Solicitor obtaining your instructions and drafting your Domestic Violence Application including submitting the Application in the local Magistrates Court and either a Solicitor or Barrister appearing on your first Court date in the Magistrates Court


PREPARATION OF COURT DOCUMENTATION FOR MENTION OR FINAL HEARING 

A Solicitor obtaining your instructions and preparing an Affidavit for a mention or for Final Hearing/Trial.


ATTENDING COURT DATES (NOT INCLUDING FINAL HEARING/TRIAL) 

Either a Solicitor or Barrister obtaining your instructions, preparing for and attending Court dates.


FINAL HEARING/TRIAL

A Solicitor and Barrister obtaining your instructions, preparing your case for Final Hearing/Trial and a Barrister appearing at the Final Hearing/Trial.


DIVORCE*


DRAFTING APPLICATION FOR DIVORCE

A Solicitor obtaining your instructions, drafting your Application for Divorce and filing the Application for Divorce (serving the Application for Divorce on your former partner can also be undertaken). 


DIVORCE HEARING

Depending on your circumstances you may or may not be required to appear at a Divorce Hearing. If required, a Solicitor or Barrister will obtain your instructions, prepare your case for Hearing and appear at your Court date.


PROPERTY*


ADVICE PROPERTY SETTLEMENT

A Solicitor obtaining your initial instructions and providing you with written advice about your entitlement to a property settlement and prospects of your case. 


DRAFTING CONSENT ORDER

A Solicitor obtaining your initial instructions, undertaking one round of negotiations with your former partner, drafting your Consent Orders, and filing the Consent Orders with the Court.


DRAFTING BINDING FINANCIAL AGREEMENT

A Solicitor obtaining your initial instructions, undertaking one round of negotiations with your former partner, drafting your Binding Financial Agreement and providing a letter of advice and certificate of independent legal advice.


REVIEW OF BINDING FINANCIAL AGREEMENT

A Solicitor obtaining your initial instructions, undertaking one round of negotiations with your former partner and providing a letter of advice and certificate of independent legal advice. 


CHILDREN*


ADVICE CHILDREN

A Solicitor obtaining your initial instructions and providing you with written advice about prospects of your case.


DRAFTING CONSENT ORDER

A Solicitor obtaining your initial instructions, undertaking one round of negotiations with your former partner, drafting your Consent Orders and filing the Consent Orders with the Court.


DRAFTING PARENTING PLAN

A Solicitor obtaining your initial instructions, undertaking one round of negotiations with your former partner, drafting your Parenting Plan and providing a copy to your former partner.


*Please note that subject to the circumstances of your matter there may be additional costs associated with obtaining subpoenas, preparation of additional witness affidavits, searches and process servers as required. We will always discuss these potential additional costs with you if they arise in your matter before undertaking any additional work. Where it is indicated that a Solicitor or Barrister will appear in your matter this is dependent on the individual circumstances of your case and the type of appearance. We are also able to offer work on a time costed basis if that best suits your needs.