Are you recently separated? Do the prospect of divorce and its outcome scare you? If yes, obtaining legal advice as early as possible is the most prudent thing you can ever do. With help from a solicitor, you will be in a position to make the right decisions and also know your rights. Our family lawyer in Bella Vista can provide you with all the legal assistance you need during this time. Some of the areas we can help you with include:
Disagreeing on property allocations remains is one of the major causes for contentious divorces in Australia. But this doesn’t have to always end up in court. You and your former partner can agree on how to share assets and liabilities with the help of a solicitor. Settling this out of court saves you time, effort, resources and a lot of heartaches.
Even this may seem like a straightforward process, still, there’s a lot you have to consider before making any arrangements. When acting on your behalf, our lawyers first go through every available financial document and dig further to see if there are any hidden assets or things such as debts.
Thereafter, we will help you and your partner come to an agreement and when that is done, we will formalise it by making an application for consent orders in the family court.
Should you fail to reach an agreement, we can help you apply for financial orders from the court.
Formulating A Debt Repayment Plan
Another complex area where our family lawyers in Bella Vista can be of great assistance is in coming up with a debt payment plan. In our experience, coming up with a debt repayment plan that both parties can agree on is one of the most challenging aspects of divorce.
Going through this phase without a family lawyer is not advisable. You might end up saddled with debts that you had nothing to do with. Our will diligently study your financial history to ascertain the party responsible for the debt.
This way, you will be able to protect yourself from debt that belongs to your spouse.
People who make the mistake of going through their divorce without a family lawyer usually focus on the immediate financial ramifications at the expense of the long-term effects of divorce.
Your family lawyer will help you avoid this trap by making sure that you are aware of both the immediate repercussions and long-term effects of your divorce.
A good example is a spousal support. Without a family lawyer representing you, it may be difficult for you to figure out if you are eligible for spousal support or if you have to pay spousal support
The issue of spousal support is a legal minefield. Our family lawyer in Bella Vista will protect you from unfair rulings.
Nothing complicates a divorce case more than agreeing on custodial rights. Be aware of the fact that your spouse will not give the nod to every proposal you come up with when it comes to child custody.
That is why you need a good family lawyer to represent you, especially if you want to be a part of your children’s future. Our solicitors will use their experience to come up with a parenting plan that is fair to both you and your partner and addresses your children’s needs.
Should you agree to the plan, we will file consent orders in the family court to formalise your agreement.
Note that there are instances where you can claim sole custody of the children. For example, if your spouse is violent towards you and your children, our lawyers can help you fight for sole custody. This also applies if your spouse has habits that would endanger the well being of your children, like drug abuse.
Sometimes, battling a divorce case in court is inevitable. But there are times when you have a chance to settle your disputes out of court. Our solicitors can help you avoid a court battle by negotiating a divorce settlement with your spouse’s divorce team. This way, you get to save on time, resources and other frustrations that come with the court process. You will also have more control over how your divorce will turn out.
Divorce is a stressful and life-altering event. If you approach it in the wrong manner, the negative results could haunt you for the rest of your life. Our family lawyers in Bella Vista will help you avoid this by offering you high-quality legal representation at affordable rates.
We provide a free initial telephone consultation and can arrange urgent out of hours appointments with a solicitor if need be. Contact us at 1300 579 085 should you wish to discuss your case today.