When a relationship breaks down it is an emotional time for everybody concerned. However, people who get affected the most are the children of the relationship. Not all relationships involve children we understand this fact. However, a significant number of relationship breakdowns include children.
At Atlas Legal, we do not antagonise litigation we seek to resolve the relationship dispute as amicably as possible. This does not mean we allow your rights to be trampled. Family Law in Australia is fairly settled and in most cases, individual’s rights can be established with some short inquiries.
More and more individuals are settling relationship disputes without the intervention of lawyers. If you and your former partner can settle matters without intervention from lawyers, it will be a far smoother and much more cost effective way to conclude a relationship break down.
Not all individuals involved in a relationship break down can deal with negotiating a settlement, which at times is a highly emotional matter, whether it be children’s issues or property settlement. This is where an empathetic, skilled lawyer can assist, removing the emotion from the negotiations and assisting you in understanding your rights as well as the rights of the opposing individual. You need to be aware of certain elements within the practice of Family Law who incite or antagonise litigation especially when the relationship assets are modest. At the end of the day all settlements relative to relationship breakdowns are a compromise, if you believe that you do not need to compromise, it may well end up a very protracted and costly exercise for you.
We can assist you in ascertaining what you are entitled to and how to negotiate a settlement without it turning into a protracted and costly exercise. You must bear in mind we cannot control what your former partner and their legal representatives do. For further information on your particular circumstances contact us, where it would be our pleasure to assist you.
If you are divorced, you have 12 months in which to commence proceedings for a property settlement.