Fixed Fees for Binding Financial Agreement Certificate

We can provide a Certificate of Independent Legal Advice for a Binding Financial Agreement which is agreed after separation (N.B. This does not include Pre-Nups).

A Financial Agreement formally documents your Property Division. A Solicitor must sign a Certificate of Legal Advice about your Financial Agreement so that it is enforceable.

Our Specialist Family Lawyers can prepare and finalise the Certificate of Legal Advice so that the terms of your Financial Agreement will be binding.

Our Fixed Fee includes the following:

Attending to financial disclosure including obtaining your financial documents and providing them to the other party, and obtaining and reviewing the other party’s financial documents
Advising you regarding the effect of the Binding Financial Agreement and execution of a Certificate of Independent Legal Advice
Arranging for execution and finalisation of the Binding Financial Agreement
File Management Fee
Total (GST incl)                                                                 $2,400.00

Our Fixed Fee does not include the following:

Smart Start Appointment Fee
Your Smart Start appointment fee is $350.00 (GST incl) for up to a 90 minute appointment.

Please note that the Solicitor assisting you in your Smart Start Appointment will advise you as to whether our Fixed Fee Consent Orders are appropriate for your case.

Other charges from external providers
Other amounts required to be paid to other service providers. You will be advised of any such amounts with as much notice as reasonably practicable.
Additional scope of work
  • Where there is any change to the terms of the agreement initiated by you and/or the other party which is different to the initial instructions provided by you in your Initial Appointment. In this case, we shall provide you with a Legal Services Agreement detailing an estimate of the likely cost of the work required to negotiate the terms.
  • Where the property subject to division under the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) includes any of the following:
    • A business interest
    • 2 or more investment properties
    • An unlisted shareholding
    • Corporate appointment(s) or resignation(s)
    • A family trust
    • A defined-benefit superannuation interest
    • A self-managed superannuation fund
  • The implementation of the terms of the Binding Financial Agreement including transfer of property, discharge of mortgage/refinance, provision of documentation to the Trustee of a superannuation fund to effect a superannuation split.

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