Essentially there are six ways to negotiate or achieve a property settlement with your ex.
Working up in order of complexity and cost they are as follows;
Some people are lucky enough to be able to simply sit down with their ex and discuss how they want to divide assets. This might happen over the kitchen table or by email. If you can do this, GREAT! This is usually the cheapest and fastest means to negotiate an outcome. Once you reach agreement in this way you
Under the Family Law Act (CTH) 1975 separated parents must make a genuine effort to resolve any child related disputes through mediation before applying to the Court for a parenting order (except in some discrete circumstances such as urgency).
If you and your ex are trying to negotiate arrangements for your kids and are struggling to reach agreement on your own, mediation is usually an excellent option that is cost effective and can help you stay focused on resolving your matter whilst
Family Law matters are emotional, difficult times. It’s essential that you have the right family lawyer acting for you from the start. I always suggest to potential clients that they should call or meet with several lawyers before deciding who should have the privilege of acting for them (because it should be a privilege to guide someone through a life changing experience).
You need to feel at ease with your lawyer, be able to communicate well with them and receive advice that you
Significant life challenges can be managed and tolerated far better, by simply developing optimism for a good outcome or a more positive future.
For those of us who are not innately optimistic, life experience provides the lessons. We get blindsided by another disappointment. Followed by a good sook. Then something clicks and we push on. Sometimes it is a distraction. At other times things are turned around by actively challenging our negative thinking. There is