More often than not, issues relating to family law are difficult and emotional. It is perfectly normal for people going through a relationship breakdown to find themselves feeling particularly stressed. Furthermore, that stress tends to becomes magnified when children are involved.
Are you in a family law dispute? Do you need to talk to a lawyer?
When you are faced with family breakdown or divorce, one of the first questions you need to consider is whether you should consult a lawyer.
Around 85 per cent of family law disputes are resolved without the court needing to make any decision. So, couples manage to sort out their family law issues without obtaining legal advice.
However, in the vast majority of cases, it is probably a good idea to seek legal advice.
A lawyer can help you understand your legal rights and responsibilities, as well as explain how the law applies in your case. In addition, they may be able to help you reach an agreement with your former partner without going to court.
It may also be beneficial to consult a lawyer when:
- children are involved
- you feel emotionally unprepared to handle the negotiations yourself
- you are unsure of what you are entitled to
- your partner has hired a lawyer
- violence is a possible issue
- there is likely to be a disagreement over the dividing of the property or assets
- your partner is likely to want to move interstate or overseas, or otherwise far away, with your children.
How we will approach your family law matter
At Monardo Solicitors, we encourage cooperation between partners, to get the best possible outcome for our clients and their families. We also like to avoid unnecessary expense, and pride ourselves on the fact that a majority of our family law matters are settled by consent without protracted court action.
Why should you talk to us about your family law matter?
We are experienced at dealing with family law matters. Our primary objective is to cut through the legalese and explain to you in plain English your rights and obligations. In short, our priority is to help you minimise the stress associated with separation and divorce.
At Monardo Solicitors, we can advise you on:
- Child Custody
- Child Support
- Property Settlement
- Spousal Maintenance
- Financial Agreements (including Prenuptial Agreements) [link to: Financial Agreements]
- Domestic Violence
Are you considering separation or divorce? Would you like to talk to a lawyer? Call 1300 529 029.