Going through a break-up or divorce is never an easy process and can lead to a great deal of unpleasantness. You need to have someone on your side who understands what you are going through and can advise you about all the legal aspects of your individual case.
Divorces are rarely pleasant, being attended by bitter recriminations, arguments and emotional trauma, often for both parties. Quite often there is intimidation or violence as one partner attempts to get their own way, or get revenge on the other person for their perceived betrayal.
If parties are able to reach an agreement in relation to the care arrangements of their children (Parenting Orders), or the division of property (Financial orders), or the maintenance for a husband, wife or de-facto spouse (Spousal Maintenance) they are encouraged to file a Form 11 Application for Consent Orders in the Family Court.
When there is a divorce, property division and financial settlement may be easy, especially if the couple has few assets. But in many cases it is a complex situation that is difficult to settle out of court, unless one person doesn’t care what they get, or if they get anything at all.