Fees

We are able to provide you with some of the most reasonably priced family law services and family dispute resolution services possible.

We consider fixed fee options wherever possible and, if not possible, will estimate your legal costs for you, keep you informed of your legal costs on request and advise you about your legal costs at each stage of the Family Court process.

We provide fixed-fee pricing for some services like family dispute resoltion.  This means that you are less likely to get any surprises about the costs of the process.

Children – Intake and Assessment

For child-related issues, there is an Intake and Assessment fee of $250 including GST which includes:

  • an appointment with you;
  • letters or phone calls to your former partner;
  • an appointment with your former partner; and
  • a certificate if family dispute resolution does not proceed or is not appropriate.

Children – Joint Sessions

There is a fixed fee of $165 per person including GST ($330 in total) for a three hour session of family dispute resolution.

The fee is payable whether you or your partner decide to end the session after 5 minutes or 3 hours.

You have a full three hours to discuss your children in a safe and structured process. This means you will not feel under too much pressure to discuss issues or reach agreements too quickly. 

If you wish to book another three hour session, each subsequent session is $330 ($165 per person including GST).

Children – Child-Inclusive Family Dispute Resolution

If both parents agree, and it is considered appropriate by the family dispute resolution practitioner, we can conduct a child-inclusive form of family dispute resolution.  The process is that our Child-Inclusive Practitioner (CIP) has a short interview with each parent, arranges a child-inclusive session involving the children and the CIP, and she then attends a subsequent joint session with the parents and the Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner.  The fees of the Child-Inclusive Practitioner are $400 including GST.

Property – Intake and Assessment

There is a fixed fee of $250 including GST for each person for their Intake and Assessment Session for property.

Property – Joint Session

There is a fixed fee of $275 including GST for each person ($550 in total) for their Joint Session for property settlement.  Property settlement sessions are scheduled for a full day from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, because property settlements tend to take a bit longer to discuss.

The fee of $275 is payable whether you or your partner decide to end the session after 5 minutes or 8 hours. 

You and your partner will have the entire day to discuss your matter, obtain and exchange documents, take breaks when required and consider your options.  This means you may not feel under too much pressure to discuss issues or reach agreements too quickly.  You may also have time to discuss other issues such as children, child support or divorce.

Family Law Services

Benn offers an Initial Appointment for legal services for $250 including GST. This will include:

  • an initial, no-obligation appointment of about an hour to discuss your legal issues;
  • written confirmation of the legal advice provided during the session; and
  • an estimate of the costs involved if your matter requires further work.

Contact Details

Benn Hill

ECU Business Centre
Unit 18, 15 Barron Parade

JOONDALUP  WA  6027

0413 856 299
(08) 9301 1438

benn@bennhill.com.au


Benn Hill - Barrister & Solicitor

Experienced, legally trained and child-focused

  • Professional & personal service
  • Prompt appointments
  • Mediation sessions may occur even if one party has a violence restraining order in place
  • Competitive pricing
  • Section 60I certificates