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Judge Slams Family Law Costs: Why You Need Good Family Law Lawyers

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Family law lawyers have been in the media spotlight of late, thanks to a Family Law Court Judge who has blasted family law firms for gross overcharging.

Judge Slams Family Law Costs

Justice Benjamin was quoted by the Sydney Morning Herald as criticising “win at all costs, concede little or nothing, chase every rabbit down every hole and hang the consequences approach to family law litigation”. In the case that earned His Honour’s ire, the parties forked out over $860,000 in costs on their solicitors alone! With barrister fees, the actual legal costs of the case could have easily been in excess of $1 million.

As Justice Benjamin points out, this kind of spending on lawyers leaves little important money to support and provide for children whom are already in a difficult part of their lives as a result of the separation.

If you have read some of our articles on this website you will see that at Vizzone Ruggero Twigg lawyers, we try and resolve matters in a favourable yet cost effective manner.

This case and  the comments by Judge Benjamin shows how parties need to focus on what are the real issues and how much are you prepared to spend on litigation.

As an experienced Family Law Secialist,  Lisa Ruggero Salerno gives good advice and tells her clients the spectrum of possibilities and the costs. Her clients  can make informed decisions.


If you have read some of our articles on this website you will see that at Vizzone Ruggero Twigg lawyers, we try and resolve matters. This case and  the comments by Judge Benjamin shows how parties need to focus on what are the real issues and how much are you prepared to spend on litigation. As an experienced Family Law Specialist,  Lisa Ruggero Salerno gives good advice and tells her clients the spectrum of possibilities,the costs.  Her clients  can make informed decisions. Lisa Ruggero Salerno recently took over a matter from a  another solicitor who had told her client that she would receive 95% of the matrimonial assets. This was so unrealistic and that is why parties litigate to such an extent when they are misinformed.

For proper advice contact Vizzone Ruggero Twigg lawyers on 9264 7244 for an appointment or email us at law@vrtlawyers.com.au