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We make it simple to engage us for your family law matter

New Clients

Step 1 – Enquire

Before we get started, we want to make sure that we are able to assist with your case and that our services are a good fit for you.

All of our engagements start with a Free 15-minute Introductory Call which you can book here.

The Free Introductory Call is with David Gale, Director and Accredited Specialist in Family Law. In this call, we will understand what your case is about and answer any questions you have about our services.

After the Introductory call, if you are ready to proceed we will then arrange a Strategy & Advice Conference.

Book a Free Introductory Call

In this free 15-minute call, we will confirm if we can assist with your case, answer any questions you have about our services, and discuss the next steps. This call is with David Gale, Director & Accredited Specialist in Family Law.


Step 2 – Strategy & Advice Conference

If you are ready to get started after our Introductory Call, we will arrange a Strategy & Advice Conference.

In this conference, we will discuss your situation in detail and provide you with advice about where you stand and your options. After the conference, we provide you with a written Action Plan with a summary of our advice and next steps.

We allow up to 90 minutes for the conference to ensure that we can provide detailed advice and answer any questions you have.

Our fees for the Strategy & Advice Conference are $750 (including GST) .

The conference can be conducted face-to-face in South Melbourne or Narre Warren, or online using Zoom or Microsoft Team. 

For more information, see our Strategy & Advice Conference FAQ.



Step 3 – Engage us

In our Strategy & Advice Conference, we will discuss what further steps (if any) you wish to engage us for.

We will then send you our fee proposal to engage us for the agreed work. We charge fixed fees where they are practicable to quote.

Please see our general FAQ if you would like to learn more about our fees.




Step 4 – Resolve your case

The steps to resolve your case will depend on a number of factors, including the type of case (e.g. financial settlement, children, prenup, etc), the complexity of your circumstances, and the level of cooperation and goodwill between you and the other party.

With assistance from experienced and sensible family law experts, most cases can resolve through negotiations or mediation without the need for court proceedings.

Rest assured that at each step along the way, we will consult with you before any important decisions are made and will keep in close communication with you so that you always know what is happening.



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