Your first meeting
Why spend hours reading and researching when you can arrange a meeting to get targeted advice, discover your options on strategy and consider the next steps you should take?
The first meeting usually takes one hour.
Before we can set up a meeting, we need the full name of your ex to check that we don't have a conflict if we advise you. We are unable to discuss your circumstances until after the conflict check is done.
We ask you to pay for the first meeting when it ends. We will give you an estimate of future costs.
To make the most of the first meeting, it will help if you give us the information on Your Checklist.
If you don't have some of this information, we will help you get it. If you don't have the time to put it all together, we will go through it at our first meeting.
- the date you started living together
- the date you were married
- the names and dates of birth of the children
- any parenting plans
- any current or old orders
- copies of other court documents
- emails of attempts to agree or summaries of agreements reached informally
- a list of assets, debts and superannuation with current values
- a list of the assets and debts you had when you started living together
- a list of your ex's assets and debts when you started living together
- the names of companies, businesses and trusts
- copies of financial reports and tax returns for companies, trusts and any self managed super funds (if you have them)
- details of any money injected during the relationship such as inheritances, gifts and loans, compensation payouts, redundancies, including what was done with the money