Family Law Services and you
Our areas of expertise are:
- Property settlement
- Financial agreements
For help with your Family Law issues
Family law is centres around emotions. Choosing the right family lawyer is critical. Like choosing the right doctor to monitor your family’s health you need to sure that your family lawyer is the right fit for your circumstances.
Everyone has a friend who has been to see a lawyer and spent thousands of dollars when all they wanted was a divorce and a quick property settlement.
While in some cases significant legal expense cannot be avoided, especially where your partner may not be happy to mediate or utilise other alternative dispute measures, it is not necessary in every case.
Your journey through the family law process need not be an emotionally scarring one either.
Time taken to choose your lawyer carefully, and make sure you have a professional you can trust, will be time well spent.
You need to have been separated for 12 months before applying for divorce. In some circumstances, you can apply if you have been living separated, under the same roof.
Property settlement issues with your ex-partner can be just as fraught with emotion as the decision to separate was. It’s important to have a professional on your side who is there, not to act as your cheer squad, but to help you make informed decisions that will obtain the best outcome achievable.
Financial agreements can be used effectively in a variety of situations.
You may wish to begin a relationship by clearly setting out how assets should be divided in the event things don’t end as you would hope. Equally, this step can be taken during a relationship, if you and your partner come to a decision that it is sensible to record decisions about financial matters.
Financial agreements are also used to record the agreement of parties who have separated, and wish to properly record the financial aspects of their breakup.
For more information contact our Family Lawyer Jocelynne Berry