Divorce and Separation

Forward-Thinking Approaches to Divorce and Separation

Coming to a decision to separate or divorce is difficult and often distressing. For many, the process that lies ahead is a mystery and it is assumed that it will be confrontational and drawn-out. However, there is in fact a wide range of forward-thinking, constructive approaches to resolving the issues flowing from your divorce or separation.

The award-winning Forsters Family team understand that dealing with divorce and separation can be highly sensitive and filled with emotion. Our trusted family lawyers can manage complex issues in a creative, constructive and pragmatic way while at the same time maintaining an empathetic manner.

Known for the highest quality service and achieving the best results for our clients, our focus is always on the needs of each individual. We take the time to understand your unique personal situations and we work with you to develop the course of action which best suits you and your family.

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Introduction to Divorce and Separation

Our family lawyers will help you to find the best process or blend of processes to sort out matters arising from divorce or separation, whether in relation to money or children (or other things). Options include many non-court based processes, as well as court/arbitration for those cases which need a third party decision. We take a fresh, forward-thinking approach to enable you to move forward in a way that considers you and your family’s long-term best interests.

Introduction


Approaches to divorce and separation during COVID-19

We understand that dealing with separation and divorce can be highly sensitive and emotion-charged at the best of times. The COVID-19 pandemic may have added to your concerns, with additional complications to your personal circumstances or you may have additional questions on how best to start the divorce and separation process. The Forsters Family team are on hand to guide you through the best options available to you in the current circumstances and can do so in the way that is comfortable for you.

Approaches to divorce and separation during COVID-19


Solicitor Negotiations

In many instances, solicitors are able to assist a couple to reach agreement through negotiation.

Solicitor Negotiations


Mediation

Mediation involves a couple meeting together with a neutral mediator who will help guide them towards reaching an agreement, through a series of face to face meetings.

Mediation


Collaborative Practice

In many instances, solicitors are able to assist a couple to reach agreement through negotiation.

Collaborative Practice


Arbitration

Arbitration involves the separating couple appointing a family arbitrator - a practising barrister, solicitor or retired judge - to make a decision on their financial and/or some children matters.

Arbitration


Private FDR

Private FDR (Private Financial Dispute Resolution) involves the separating couple privately hiring a judge for a day to provide an evaluation of the likely outcome of the financial matters.

Private FDR


Court Process

Anyone going through divorce or separation can make an application to the Family Court to have their legal dispute resolved.

Court Process


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