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All parties involved in a family law dispute are required to provide to each party and the Court all information which is relevant to an issue in the case. This information could be in the form of a paper document or stored by some other means such as USB’s, CDs and other computer storage device.
Disputes after relationships end are uncomfortable but are a regular part of the separation process. If you have previously done some research on Alternative Dispute Resolution, you may have noticed that there are a lot of different types of Alternative Dispute Resolution.
The cost of a will can vary depending on how you wish to make your will. A Will kit is under $100, a Simple Will with a solicitor or lawyer can be from $500 - $800 (including an enduring power of attorney). A wider estate plan may be from $1000 depending on your needs.
Virtually all property you’ve accumulated during your marriage should be included for division between the parties. We can help you gather everything you need. To make sure you get what you are entitled to the first step is to know what’s really in the property pool. To do this you need to gather any documents related to your assets or liabilities.
Depending on the size of the asset pool and your ex’s cooperation, a judge working out how property will be split is usually not going to be a great outcome for either party. Whether you were de facto or married usually doesn't matter here. The best outcome is often achieved by a negotiated settlement with the assistance of an experienced family lawyer and this avoids the cost and uncertainty of court orders.
Going through a divorce is likely going to be the most difficult time of your life. Divorce doesn't need to be the most expensive or emotionally draining thing you do if you approach it right. You don't want your divorce costing more than your wedding, and while the loss of a relationship is akin to the death of a loved one, there is tactics that can help lessen the blow both emotionally and financially.
An experienced family lawyer will be able to guide you when mediation fails and it doesn't mean you have to go to court just yet.
Whether or not mediation is suitable really depends on your own unique situation and it’s best to discuss it with an experienced family lawyer
Become educated about your child's health condition or else you risk a Court finding you don't have the capacity to look after them properly.