Without doubt, family law including separating or divorcing someone could be the most emotional, and costly, time of your life.

We can help you navigate the family law through this time so that it is one less thing that you have to focus on.

It is very important that you get the right legal advice in relation to your family law matter when thinking of separating so that you’re aware of your rights when dividing up the assets or acting in the best interests of your children in parenting agreements. It can be an amicable separation (uncontested) or, more often than not, not amicable (contested divorce). We can help you with your family law matter in Maitland and the Hunter Valley.

Family Law services.

We can help you with any aspect of your family law matter including:

We offer personalised and compassionate service to every client to help them navigate this uncertain, and often traumatising, family law process all around Australia. Vania has much court litigation experience so she can explain the process clearly and confidently. It is nerve-wracking being in court and you need someone who understands the court process well: Vania Holt Legal.
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How much does it cost?

Legal Cost - Vania Holt Legal

At Vania Holt Legal, we offer the following fixed fee divorce services


Joint Application
Where both you and your spouse consent to the divorce

Solicitor fees of $550 (incl.   GST) + court filing fee of $930.

Sole Application
Full service sole application for if you and your spouse do not consent. This includes appearance at court (if required)

Solicitor fees of $990 (incl. GST) + court filing fee of $930

Sole Application (if no service possible)
Full service sole application with an Application in a Case for dispensation with service (ie not serving your partner) or an order for substituted service (ie a different form of service) including appearance at Court

Solicitor fees of $1980 (incl. GST) + court filing fee of $930



The choice is yours – if you want a fixed fee litigation where you pay based on each step in the process or event and the action or work that needs to be done.
Or, I can work for an hourly rate.

I can appear for you in the early stages of a matter rather than counsel but it is usually better for counsel to be briefed if the matter goes to a defended hearing. I will advise you of your options at the outset so you can make an informed decision.

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