It is important to understand that there are many factors that determine what a fair and equitable property division is. Everyone's circumstances are unique and will have different outcomes. In order to assess what is a fair and equitable property settlement, we need to extensively consider your circumstances before, during and after separation.
There are many ways that families enter into agreements regarding child arrangements. This can be done informally, by private agreement or through a mediated parenting plan. If these options are not working for you there are other avenues for you to secure time with your children. Our lawyers can negotiate with the other party on your behalf, assist you with drafting consent orders or file proceedings in the Family Court or Federal Circuit Court of Australia on your behalf.
Yes we can. If you have reached an agreement about child arrangements and/or property division our lawyers can draft this agreement into a consent order. As the name suggests, a consent order is an order of the court that is consented to by both parties. Consent orders empower both parties to reach a decision together without leaving the decision to a Judge. We offer affordable fees for the drafting of consent orders where an agreement has already been reached between the parties. Please note that the Court must assess any consent orders proposed before making them. The Court must be satisfied that the agreement meets legislative guidelines.
If an agreement cannot be reached and mediation has been unsuccessful you may wish to have our lawyers attempt to negotiate on your behalf. If this does not resolve the issues, then it may be necessary to file proceedings in the Family Court or Federal Circuit Court of Australia. We offer affordable fees for drafting the relevant Application or Response to proceedings in the Court and also for representation at Court. See our fees here
Divorce and separation can be a particularly challenging and highly emotive time. Our lawyers can help you navigate the legal maze after family breakdown. We can give you advice about child arrangements and property division post separation. If you have separated from your partner and need assistance with property division or making living and care arrangements for your children contact us today.