Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What Matters Do You Deal With?
Commercial, Family and De Facto Law, Tenancy Leases, Property Law, Employment, Probate, Survivorship and Transmission applications, Wills, Civil and Commercial Litigation.
How Much Is The Initial Consultation?
The initial consultation is $110. Payment is by cash or EFTPOS no cheques.
How Long Is The Initial Consultation?
The initial consultation is up to 1 hour.
What Legal Advice Is Not Included In The Initial Consultation?
Drafting commercial documents, and complex legal commercial documents i.e leases, deeds, bank documents, etc.
Do You Provide Legal Aid?
Please contact us for more information.
Do You Provide Concession Rates?
We provide concession rates for our standard will services. Normally priced at $231, a discounted rate of $187 is available for Pensioner or Health Care Card holders.
Fact Sheet #1
Produced by the Western Australia Legal Profession Complaints Committee
Updated May 2014
Fact Sheet #2
Legal Costs – Your Right to Know
Legal Profession Regulations 2009 Regulation 80(1) – Form of disclosure of clients’ rights Legal Profession Act 2008 (the Act) Section 260(5) and Section 260(1)(b)(i),(ii),(iii),(g), (i),(j) and (l)
Fact Sheet #3
Your Right to Challenge Legal Costs
Legal Profession Regulations 2009 Regulation 82(1) – Form of Notification of clients’ rights Legal Profession Act 2008 (the Act) Section 291(3) and Sections 291(1)(a) and (b)
Legal Resources, Tips, More
What is the time frame to pursue money owed?
In WA, unless the debt follows a court judgement you have 6 years, otherwise under judgement the period is 12 years. Seek legal advice to recover debts if other avenues have failed.
Who has an obligation to pay child support?
Under the law; both parents have a duty to support their children financially, whether they are biological (birth) or adoptive parents, same-sex or otherwise.
I work with a friend, should we have a business contract?
When you started out, it most likely was with the intention that business would not change the friendship, but overtime people’s circumstances change and disputes over small things that weren’t foreseen can escalate and ruin the friendship and the business. The best way to ensure clarity for all parties is to have a contract.
How to avoid a challenge to your Will
Make sure the Will is properly executed, be tested for competency by your solicitor when making the Will to verify sound mind, avoid undue influence from inheritors by removing them from the process and discussion, consider a no-content clause and make a video recording of the Will signing to avoid unnecessary dispute.
If I don't pay a fine what can happen?
If you don't pay your fine within the prescribed time, usually 28 days, your fine will be registered with the Fines Enforcement Registry. This can lead to an enforceable licence suspension order, an enforcement warrant to sell or wheel clamp your vehicle, an unpaid community work order, even spending time in prison.
In a conveyancing matter can a settlement agent offer legal advice?
No, a settlement agent cannot offer legal advice. To avoid settlement problems seek proper legal advice.
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We Can Help Your Legal Needs
It can seem quite tempting to save a few dollars on legal fees by preparing your own will, however a will is a very important document that needs to be prepared in a legal manner that ensures your wishes are very clear as to what happens to your estate at the time of your passing.