It’s that time of year again!
With the new financial year in full swing, lawyers across the nation brace themselves with bated breath for the release of the new Family and Federal Court filing fees. You may recall my earlier blog where I discussed my concern in relation to how these fees literally skyrocketed last year. The fees were so high (to the point of being ridiculous) that the Senate was forced to disallow the new fees. Those working in the legal profession breathed a deep sigh of relief.
Surprisingly this year, sanity has prevailed. While fees have attracted a slight increase, the filing fees remain affordable. In raising the fees slightly, it was made clear that the CPI has dictated this increase rather than some arbitrary measure designed purely to increase revenue.
Finally, some transparency.
For assistance or advice in any Family Law matter, feel free to contact myself, Joanna Diamantopoulos or one of our expert solicitors at Welden & Coluccio Lawyers on 7225 8703.