Alliance Legal gives you the confidence of being with a firm led by a NSW Law Society Accredited Specialist in Family Law, not just a generalist local law firm.
Our customers tell us it’s not always easy to deal with family law issues with a local solicitor who may have acted for the extended family for many years. In small towns, some people feel concerned their personal business can become common knowledge if they’re seen visiting a local law firm to discuss a family law problem.
Family law is a complicated speciality area. There are no easy answers, there are many common myths, and the case law concerning how businesses, trusts, companies, blended families, and the like are treated by the Family Court are constantly changing.
We offer a fresh approach to your family law matter and will help you get the best outcome. For example we always try to settle without expensive court battles – which should always be a last resort. We will do whatever we can to help you manage your legal costs.
No matter who you engage you will be surprised how few face to face meetings you ever need to have with your lawyer in the digital age. And if we do need to travel to attend mediation or court with you, we only charge a nominal rate for travel time. Mostly, we work with clients by phone, email and by utilising our secure online portal that gives you easy access to materials. Whether you are uploading evidence to us, or we are making available draft documents for your review, editing and uploading back to us, the portal save times for us, and money for you.
As you read the information on our website you will see that we offer a free first conference. For our regional clients we can do this by phone, Skype, or Facetime. This is a chance for you to tell us a little bit about your issues, and to get some feedback on how we would handle your matter. If you then decide to formally engage us as your family lawyer we will send you a costs agreement.
If you read our fees section you will see we try to help you manage your costs. We know this process can be expensive, but we do our best to keep your costs down. We operate a virtually paperless office and we encourage you to do as much work as you can yourself, by giving you acces to our secure online portal. For example, if you’re confident you can draft documents we advise you how to approach it, rather than insisting on doing it for you. We also suggest where possible that our paralegals are used to assist collate evidence, answer basic questions, and do much of the lower level work which is cheaper than using a lawyer – but who will always check the work.
Call us to discuss your options on 02 6223 2400 during office hours. If you prefer to use the contact form please send us some brief details in a short email and we’ll get back to you to make an appointment within a few hours; or if it’s the evening or weekend, on the next business day. Everything you tell us about your family law issue is strictly confidential.