The mantra of Montague Law is "Sensibly priced legal services". Our commitment is to provide professional services at rates that are more affordable than most other law firms.

The benchmark for charging for legal fees in South Australia is the Scale of Fees set by the Supreme Court. Most firms charge at or (significantly) above the scale for most types of work. We charge at least 10% below the scale, always.

We provide fixed rates for simple, standard types of work, and those prices are listed below. Where we cannot provide a fixed fee we will give you an estimate and keep you updated if the estimate needs to change.

We wouldn’t say that we are providing cheap legal services, if there is such a thing, but we do want our charges to be reasonable, because we believe that everyone should have access to legal services. For this reason, we offer concession card holders and pensioners discounts for many types of work. Montague Law also offers packages which bundle important necessary documents together at a more cost effective rate.

First free interview

We also offer a 30 minute first free interview.

During this first consultation potential clients are provided with preliminary information about how matters similar to their own ordinarily proceed. Although we will not be able to provide you with considered or specific advice in relation to your matter in such an appointment, we can provide information about the steps and costs that might be required to ensure that your matter can proceed effectively and efficiently.

The interview is obligation free and any engagement with you would then be subject to us entering into a mutually agreeable retainer and costs agreement with you.

Wills

These rates cover the preparation of typical documents, but additional charges apply where your affairs are legally complex, require considered drafting for your particular requirements, or where searches, interpretation or out of office visits are required.

Standard Rates

  • Single Will – $240
  • Couple Wills – $440
  • Power of Attorney – $160
  • Advanced Care Directive – $160

Single package – Wills with Power of Attorney and Advanced Care Directive – $440

Couple package – Wills with Powers of Attorney and Advanced Care Directive – $660

Concession/Pensioner Rates

  • Single Will – $200
  • Couple Wills – $340
  • Power of Attorney – $140
  • Advanced Care Directive – $140

Single package – Wills with Power of Attorney and Advanced Care Directive – $385

Couple package – Wills with Powers of Attorney and Advanced Care Directive – $550

Conveyancing

Residential sale or purchase – $585 (plus search costs, duty, cheque fees, registration fees etc.)

Deceased estates

Simple Grant of Probate – $1,400

Simple Grant of Letters of Administration – $1,400

The circumstances of the Will (if any), the assets of the estate and your own circumstances will determine whether an application is simple. Homemade and Will-kit Wills generally require additional work and cost. These prices do not include assistance with the administration of the estate. A filing fee is payable for grant applications (varies between $780 and $3,118 as at 1 July 2017) and search costs may apply.

Divorce

$800 plus filing fee (the courts will accept a reduced filing fee if you are a concession card holder or if you can demonstrate financial hardship) plus service fee (varies) for a simple divorce.

Excludes divorces for marriages less than 24 months, where a party to the marriage cannot be located and other unusual circumstances. Additional fees are charged where court attendances or additional documents are required.