Torney Legal offers a fixed fee initial consultation for $330 (inc GST). During this consultation we can advise you on:
- Family Law Matters including children and parenting issues, property and financial matters and divorce;
- Estate Planning matters;
- Decease Estate matters:
From initial consultation you can expect to leave with an understanding of your legal issue, preliminary advice as to your options and what action to take next and an estimate of the costs involved of further action.
There are no additional costs and no ongoing obligations associated with your fixed cost initial consultation meeting.
We may end your initial consultation at 60 minutes, but if we go longer there is no additional charge.
What Do I Bring To My Appointment?
Family Law Matters
Generally It is not necessary for you to bring anything with you. However:
- For advice with property concerns, it is helpful for you have a list of your assets (including superannuation) and liabilities and the estimated values. You may wish to use our Assets & Liability Schedule.
- If you are seeking advice as to the enforcement or contravention of previously made Court Orders, that you bring those orders with you;
- If you have been served with Court documents by the other party or are seeking representation in a matter already before the Court, that you bring the Court documents with you.
Estate Planning Matters
Depending upon what your circumstances are, we would ask you to consider bringing the following if they are relevant to you:
- Details of your assets and liabilities;
- The last Will you made;
- Copies of any Advance Personal Plans, Enduring Power of Attorney, Enduring Power of Guardianship, Advance Health Directives or Power of Attorney.
- Details of your Superannuation and Life Insurance policies (note: if you have a SMSF please bring your trust document along);
- Trust Deeds and any variations to the Deed;
- Your Company Constitution and any other relevant documents to companies you own or may be a director of.
People will seek advice in relation to Deceased Estates for a number of reasons including:
- You are a family member of the deceased and you want advice:
- as to how an estate is administered;
- whether you are entitled to any of the deceased estate (particularly if they died without a Will)
- You have been appointed as an Executor;
- You are a beneficiary under the Will;
- You are concerned about the administration or distribution of the estate assets;
- You are a family member who hasn’t been provided for in the Will and wish to challenge the Will (or consider the gift made in the Will inadequate) or make a Family Provision claim.
If you have access the following documents we recommend you bring these to your consultation:
- The Will;
- Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration (if these have been granted);
- Details of any estate assets and liabilities.