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Background: My friend got divorced. She's in Sydney with her son whilst her ex is in Perth.

She said:

- she paid $60,000 in the last 2 months to her lawyer just for the lawyer to process child custody papers

- paid $30,000 to the court. There was supposed to be a child custody hearing but it got cancelled and they still asked her for fees

- paid $6,000 for a lawyer to send her ex an email

- she got sent a letter from a police station requesting her to withdraw the AVO she has against her ex

- she says her ex keeps post poning the child custody hearings

It all sounds pretty ummm dodgy to me. Is it possible for such things to happen or is she lying?
curious_cat said
Background: My friend got divorced. She's in Sydney with her son whilst her ex is in Perth.
She said:
- she paid $60,000 in the last 2 months to her lawyer just for the lawyer to process child custody papers
Even at expensive Sydney rates that over 100 hours of lawyer time. So in 8 weeks the Lawyer spent two and a half weeks on her case alone?
curious_cat said
- paid $30,000 to the court. There was supposed to be a child custody hearing but it got cancelled and they still asked her for fees
Apart from standardized costs other costs might be for specialist reports, no way shape or form $30K.
curious_cat said
- paid $6,000 for a lawyer to send her ex an email
Rubbish there is even a scale rate for emails unless he sent it from the International Space Station.
curious_cat said
- she got sent a letter from a police station requesting her to withdraw the AVO she has against her ex
The Police DO NOT do things like that.
curious_cat said
- she says her ex keeps post poning the child custody hearings
He cannot postpone hearings, only a Court can do that!
curious_cat said
It all sounds pretty ummm dodgy to me. Is it possible for such things to happen or is she lying?
Lying or off with the fairies, you choose which!
Thanks Conan. I wish she was off with the fairies. I'd hate to think she's lying to me as she is my best friend. 
I agree with Conan.  Even though the custody / access process in the courts can be quite extensive, from the details you have provided, I am of the opinion that there is a lot of fabrication in the story she has provided to you.
Hi,
I also agreed with the Conan. She gives you the wrong statement i don't know why, but maybe she wants to get your sympathy. you should meet the lawyer to clear the thing.
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