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How we work

The people you meet at Coote Family Lawyers are here to support you navigate the legal system as smoothly and efficiently as possible to service your needs first and foremost

The legal system can seem confusing, complicated and unfamiliar. Marriage and relationship breakdowns can also be emotionally charged and sensitive times. Our lawyers are understanding of these challenges and are well equipped to offer supportive counsel as well as strategic legal advice.

Our solicitors are all excellent litigators with impressive financial acumen, and are adept at clearly explaining legal proceedings to clients in a way that makes them feel comfortable and confident.

A greater understanding

At Coote Family Lawyers, we understand that beginning a new chapter in life has its unique challenges, which is why in addition to providing legal advice, we have established an extensive network of specialist referral law services to ensure all of your needs are met.

Buyers Advocate
Buyers Advocate
Financial Planners
Financial Planners
Psychologists
Psychologists
Accountants
Accountants
superannuation
superannuation

Costs

To help reduce unnecessary stress during what is already a difficult time, we are transparent about our fees at Coote Family Lawyers. Prior to scheduling an appointment, we will advise you of the hourly rate for the solicitor you have chosen to meet.

We provide all of our clients with detailed information about our rates, including an initial estimate of what the overall cost of your case will be. There are many factors that can affect your overall legal costs as your case progresses, in particular the conduct of the other party. With this in mind, we will send you interim statements so that you are kept up-to-date with your account.

We will provide you with written information about your rights in relation to legal costs and will respond promptly to any queries you have without charge. We will not incur substantial disbursements (such as engaging accountants, family psychologists or barristers), on your behalf without discussing this with you first.

You will be asked to sign a written costs agreement which sets out our method of charging and in some cases you may also be asked to provide us with money to be held in our trust account for disbursements as approved by you.

If you have difficulty paying your costs, you can apply for litigation funding, also known as legal financing and settlement funding, and we can advise you on how to pursue this.