The breakdown of a relationship is a stressful time for all involved. Once the decision has been made to end a marriage or de facto relationship, there are a number of important decisions that must be made, especially when children and property are involved – such as:
- How property is to be divided in the short term;
- Who is to keep certain assets, and which assets are to be sold;
- Who is to live in the family home;
- Where the children are to live;
- Who will be responsible for providing support for the children;
- What the visitation schedule will be;
- Who will be liable for family debts and finances.
Ideally, these decisions should be made between the separated couple without the need for Court intervention. Unfortunately, many couples are not able to reach an amicable agreement and often feel pressured into making decisions they aren’t sure of, or that are not in their best interest. This is where our solicitors are invaluable in taking hold of the situation and utilising the often small window of opportunity to reach a resolution before Court proceedings.
What if you can’t reach a resolution before going to Court? The opportunity to settle the matter has not passed – Birchgrove Legal has a proud record of resolving over 90% of its family law matters without the Judge or Magistrate having to make the decision.
We achieve great outcomes for our clients by:
- Keeping you informed of the process, and providing real-time advice on the status of the matter and the likely outcomes, which then allows you to make the right decision based on your personal circumstances;
- Tapping into our commercial and forensic backgrounds to find assets and financial records hidden by the opposing party, and collating evidence that forces them to come to the table;
- Developing a strong relationship with the best barristers across Australia which allows us to recommend the right advocate for your matter;
- Where necessary, engaging some of Australia’s most qualified experts to support your claim; and
- Simplifying often complex situations to allow you to focus on the bigger picture.
All of our solicitors are strong advocates, sharing backgrounds and experience in a range of fields including funds management, accounting, finance, and mediation. That being said, we understand the emotional toll that family law matters have on those involved and we pride ourselves on providing compassionate assistance to our clients.
It doesn’t matter what stage you are at, we can still help. Get in touch with us if:
- you are soon to be married, but what want advice or assistance with protecting your assets;
- you are recently married or in a relationship, and you want advice or assistance with protecting your assets;
- things are starting to get rocky in your relationship and you want advice on what your next steps should be to protect your interests and if applicable ensure access to your children;
- you have separated from your spouse and want a clean resolution so that you can move on with your life;
- you are unable to resolve things with your former spouse and you need help with commencing Court proceedings;
- your former spouse has taken you to Court and you need help in ensuring you get a fair go; or
- you are no longer comfortable with your current solicitors and want to see what other options are available.