“Comes love — nothing can be done!”
Comes separation/divorce — something can be done.
Nothing prepares you for the perfect storm of separation and divorce.
Love/resentment/unfulfilled expectations/children (young & old)/money/stuff/more money – “How am I going to live?” / “Where am I going to live?” / “Who gets the super?” / “What about the kids?”
All these issues are a potent, emotional mix, leading to:
- a breakdown of trust,
- anger, and
There are various ways of dealing with family breakdowns but, first things first.
My focus is on professional client care.
- Identification of client issues – legal and non-legal e.g. violence;
- Addressing and managing those issues and clients’ expectations;
- Bringing about an OUTCOME by the shortest, most expedient and inexpensive route;
How Can I Help
By the time a client gets to seek legal advice, it is usually too late for counselling but, not always so. In any event, settlement of any family law dispute may/should involve non-legal expertise, for example, child psychologists, couples’ counsellors and maybe even life coaches, as so often happens in for example, collaborative law.
An OUTCOME can be achieved in a number of different ways:
- By the spouses negotiating a deal around the kitchen table;
- By going to the lawyers and negotiating a deal through them;
- By using mediation, with or without the lawyers;
- By litigating in the family law courts; and
- Engaging in the collaborative law process.
In assisting people whose personal relationship has broken down, I can help with:
- Family dispute resolution;
- Parenting disputes;
- Parenting Orders;
- Property settlements;
- Going to court;
- Binding Financial Agreements;
- Contravention of children’s orders;
- Child support & Spousal maintenance;
- Estate planning for the future;
- Deceased Estate Administration;