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All journeys tend to proceed a lot more smoothly and with a lot less bumps along the way when the direction or route to be taken has been carefully considered, weighed up and prepared for.
Most of us would agree that it would be foolish to embark on a challenging bush walk without a map of the terrain, water bottle, fire lighters, shelter, a compass etc. and without researching which route we should take to best meet our needs in terms of our fitness level, available time, weather forecast, provisions needed along the way and so on.
Our careful planning for such an event ensures we are best placed to overcome any difficulties that might arise along the way.
Separation and divorce are likewise a journey and for most people a difficult, unfamiliar and challenging one.
In common with all difficult journeys, things will proceed more productively, when the route to be followed has been well thought out and planned in advance.
At Resolve Conflict, we will encourage you to carefully consider the route to be taken for your family, rather than simply focusing on the outcome.
That is not to suggest for a moment that the outcome is unimportant, rather that experience teaches us, we have a much better chance of getting to the end without major mishap or drama, if we plan the route carefully and stay safe along the way.
Part of our service is to provide practical advice and guidance about the different process choices that are available to your family as you negotiate your way from being a family that lives all together to becoming a family that lives apart.
Following separation, one of the most difficult things to decide is what should my first steps be. Choosing an experienced Family Law Team will best support you to achieve the best outcome for you, your children and your future financial security.
At Resolve Conflict we empower your decision making by assisting you in the first instance to make an informed choice between the different pathways available to you to reach an agreement.
Some of the different pathways are set out below:
Known as Family Dispute Resolution: This is a great place to start. You will save time and money and develop a working relationship with your co-parent. It can also help you achieve good outcomes quickly and cost-effectively in simple financial matters.
This is a non-adversarial team approach to problem-solving where the parties sign a contract not to go to Court and to put their children first. A team of professionals including financial and child experts assist the whole family to develop parenting arrangements and an asset distribution that meets the needs of the family.
When you are time poor or simply do not want to deal directly with the other party, this is a good option. The lawyers conduct the negotiation on your behalf based on your instructions to them. A full day mediation is often scheduled to assist matters to resolve.
Mediation with Lawyers
Sometimes mediation with Lawyers cannot be avoided. When this occurs, you need an experienced team to guide you through the myriad of Court systems and processes. Our years of Court experience ensure you are in good hands and positioned to get the best result.
Clients negotiate between themselves to reach agreement and can have us as advisers in the background. Once an agreement is reached we then prepare the necessary documents to put the Agreement into effect and make it legally binding.
BOOK A FIXED FEE FIRST INTERVIEW WITH US TO TELL US YOUR STORY AND WHAT YOU NEED.
Our fee includes:
An initial telephone discussion about your issues
A face to face meeting up to 1 ½ hours
A follow-up phone call
A resource pack of family law Information customised to your needs for you to take home with you.