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Clause Code : DIV2

Divorce where there are children under 18 years of age

Clause type: Approval

Solicitor clause wording

Legal aid has been granted for you to apply for a divorce where there are children under 18 years of age. This is a maximum fee grant of aid. Claims can be made for actual time spent up to the maximum. As your client is in receipt of a grant of legal assistance, a waiver of filing fees should be sought. Funding for parties in family law matters is subject to a cost cap. Refer to Guideline 18 – Family law costs management.

Client clause wording

Legal aid has been granted for a lawyer to apply for a divorce where there are children under 18 years of age. The maximum professional fee Legal Aid will pay your lawyer at this stage is $700.00 plus disbursements of $25.00. Funding for parties in family law matters is subject to a cost cap. Refer to Guideline 18 – Family law costs management.

Explanatory notes

Attendances
Practitioners must claim for the actual time spent on a matter, up to the maximum allowable.

Sundries
Practitioners may claim up to the entire sundries fee granted. The sundries fee includes all photocopying, phone calls, faxes and stamps. The fees provided are fixed. There are no exceptions for exceeding the sundries grant provided.

Specific disbursements such as subpoena fees and expert reports are subject to separate grants of aid (request separately).

Solicitors

Fee Structure 1

Work type Fee
All Work On Clause $700.00
Total $700.00

Outlays

Work type Fee
Total disbursements $25.00
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