We understand that costs are an important issue to our clients – it can literally mean whether you can take action or not. At Rachel Storey & Associates, we make the costs process easier to understand by:
- we charge a nominal administrative fee for our first appointment so we can provide you with an estimate of costs after receiving your instructions before you decide to do anything. This initial cost can be waived in certain circumstances;
- If you wish to proceed, we then provide you with a detailed costs agreement and disclosure statement explaining our costs so that you know beforehand in more detail what the likely costs may be before you do anything.
- If our estimate of costs change at any time in your case based on an increased complexity of your matter, or involves increased levels of work on your matter not expected at the outset of your claim, or due to matters known , we advise you before engaging in that additional work so you can decide how you wish to proceed.
We believe in total transparency, we can provide itemised bills of costs or explain why we believe your costs fall within the ranges quoted.
We are also very competitive on price as we keep our overheads low so that means more savings in your pocket.
In summary: we believe in your right to know of anticipated costs before you commence legal proceedings. This just makes good business sense.
We have also teamed up with a leading legal finance provider for family law property matters which can also include funding for parenting matters (conditions apply). This means you can have your legal costs paid for until settlement giving you greater peace of mind.
We aim to keep your costs down without compromising on quality.
Having trouble funding a property dispute?
In 2020, Rachel Storey & Associates were pleased to arrange a new costs funding service for those facing family law property disputes. Applications are made online, they are then onforwarded to our firm for our submissions regarding the relative merits of the case and invoices, that are agreed with you first, are paid throughout your claim by Plenti and Just Fund.
Any amounts paid by Plenti and Just Fund at the end of your property settlement are then reimbursed to Plenti leaving you with the peace of mind that you have been able to pursue your property law rights when you do not have the money ‘up front’ to do so.
Plenti and Just Fund can offer funding for parental disputes so long as they are linked to property law matters also. The loan can be applied for at any time during the legal proceeding.
Loans are secured against your property with a competitive interest rate. Financial advice should be obtained to ensure that Plenti and Just Fund are right for your situation.