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Appointment Preparation

What to prepare:

While not required, bringing the following does allow us to concentrate on your particular concerns during the meeting:

  • Prepare a list of questions and notes about the matters that you require assistance with, and any deadlines that are important to you that will help you get the most out of your appointment
  • If your matter relates to arrangements for your children, please bring along any notes relating to the history of the children’s care that you think are important;
  • If your matter relates to a property settlement or a financial agreement, a list of your current assets and liabilities and superannuation entitlements belonging to you or your former partner. If you can, include an estimate of values, current balances of debit and credit accounts and provide copies of the most recent superannuation statement.

What to bring:

Along with your completed Client Information Questionnaire bring along your list of notes or questions and any copies of relevant Court Orders or Agreements. It’s also helpful to bring along any child support assessments, correspondence with your former partner and or their lawyer.

What to expect on the day:

During the meeting, your solicitor will provide you with information and advice about the matters that concern you, as well as providing information about the options available in order to resolve your issues. Payment is then taken after the meeting at reception. Payment can be made by cash or EFTPOS. We do not accept American Express.

If you would like to learn more about our initial consultations we have written a detailed description in the Carew Family Law Guide.

What to expect after your appointment:

During your appointment you will not be given an estimate of costs however after your consultation, your file will be costed by the internal costing committee, and we will send you a fixed fee option or an hourly based option of payment.