What to Bring to the Initial Interview

If you have the documents available please bring photocopies of:

  • The marriage certificate;
  • Decree of divorce if available;
  • Pay slips;
  • Tax returns and tax assessments for the last three financial years;
  • A list of assets and liabilities including:

List of real property including:

Addresses;
Title details if available;
Estimated values
List of all relevant bank, credit union and building societies accounts in the name of each of the parties including: Account numbers;
Funds held;
List of shares in companies (public and private companies including: Photocopies of certificates relating to the shares;
Company names;
In relation to private companies, the assets owned by the companies;
  • Details of all motor vehicles in each party’s name or private company’s name including make, model and red book value (available free in the internet)
  • Latest available statement for each super fund of which you and or your spouse is a member;
  • Each of the party’s interest in any partnership;
  • Each of the party’s interest in any business;
  • Each party’s interest in a trust or deceased estate;
  • Photocopies of latest available mortgage statements, credit card accounts statements, overdrafts, personal loans and any other liability

For more information or to make an appointment please contact:

Carlos Turini at: cturini@elringtons.com.au or

Phone the Family Law Team on (02) 6206 1300

Once you contact us to arrange an appointment, we will forward to you a form (Client Registration Form) for you to complete about background information about yourself, your spouse and children for you to bring to your initial interview.[*]

Before the interview, we suggest that you read our article: “Ten Questions to Ask your Family Law at the Initial Interview”.

What to Bring to the Initial Interview

If you have the documents available please bring photocopies of:

  • The marriage certificate;
  • Decree of divorce if available;
  • Pay slips;
  • Tax returns and tax assessments for the last three financial years;
  • A list of assets and liabilities including:

List of real property including:

addresses;
title details if available;
estimated values

List of all relevant bank, credit union and building societies accounts in the name of each of the parties including:

Account numbers;
Funds held;

List of shares in companies (public and private companies including:

Photocopies of certificates relating to the shares;
Company names;
In relation to private companies, the assets owned by the companies;

  • Details of all motor vehicles in each party’s name or private company’s name including make, model and red book value (available free in the internet)
  • Latest available statement for each super fund of which you and or your spouse is a member;
  • Each of the party’s interest in any partnership;
  • Each of the party’s interest in any business;
  • Each party’s interest in a trust or deceased estate;
  • Photocopies of latest available mortgage statements, credit card accounts statements, overdrafts, personal loans and any other liability

What to Expect from the Initial Interview

During the initial interview, our family law solicitor will ask numerous questions from you. We expect that you may also ask many questions from the solicitor but that is not necessarily the case. In any case, we should normally have a good grasp of your case one we have obtained the information we require. We should then be in a position to provide you with our advice.

Our advice will include:

  1. A legal analysis of your case;
  2. Possible tactical and strategic considerat

Once you contact us to arrange an appointment, we will forward to you a form (Client Registration Form) for you to complete about background information about yourself, your spouse and children for you to bring to your initial interview.[*]

Before the interview, we suggest that you read our article: “Ten Questions to Ask your Family Law at the Initial Interview”.

What to Bring to the Initial Interview

If you have the documents available please bring photocopies of:

  • The marriage certificate;
  • Decree of divorce if available;
  • Pay slips;
  • Tax returns and tax assessments for the last three financial years;
  • A list of assets and liabilities including:

List of real property including:

addresses;
title details if available;
estimated values

List of all relevant bank, credit union and building societies accounts in the name of each of the parties including:

Account numbers;
Funds held;

List of shares in companies (public and private companies including:

Photocopies of certificates relating to the shares;
Company names;
In relation to private companies, the assets owned by the companies;

  • Details of all motor vehicles in each party’s name or private company’s name including make, model and red book value (available free in the internet)
  • Latest available statement for each super fund of which you and or your spouse is a member;
  • Each of the party’s interest in any partnership;
  • Each of the party’s interest in any business;
  • Each party’s interest in a trust or deceased estate;
  • Photocopies of latest available mortgage statements, credit card accounts statements, overdrafts, personal loans and any other liability

What to Expect from the Initial Interview

During the initial interview, our family law solicitor will ask numerous questions from you. We expect that you may also ask many questions from the solicitor but that is not necessarily the case. In any case, we should normally have a good grasp of your case one we have obtained the information we require. We should then be in a position to provide you with our advice.

Our advice will include:

  1. A legal analysis of your case;
  2. Possible tactical and strategic considerations to achieve the best outcome;
  3. An assessment about how to achieve the outcome you (and perhaps your spouse) wish even if it’s outside the framework of the “legal analysis”;
  4. Information about a wide range resources and services available which may be appropriate for your case including, for example:
    1. Counselling;
    2. Different forms of alternative dispute resolution including mediation, collaborative law and other form of negotiations ;
    3. Financial advice;
    4. Courses available to parties and to children to deal with separation and divorce;
  5. The terms of our retainer and an estimate of your total costs depending on the stage which your matter reaches.
  1. ions to achieve the best outcome;
  2. An assessment about how to achieve the outcome you (and perhaps your spouse) wish even if it’s outside the framework of the “legal analysis”;
  3. Information about a wide range resources and services available which may be appropriate for your case including, for example:
    1. Counselling;
    2. Different forms of alternative dispute resolution including mediation, collaborative law and other form of negotiations ;
    3. Financial advice;
    4. Courses available to parties and to children to deal with separation and divorce;
  4. The terms of our retainer and an estimate of your total costs depending on the stage which your matter reaches.