- Do I need to plan my estate if I don’t have children? - The importance of a Will and planning for the future is often discussed when you have children, but if you do not have children, do you still need to plan your estate?
- No fault divorce - The current divorce law, which has been in place for almost 50 years, requires couples looking to divorce without two years of separation to file for a ‘fault-based’ divorce.
Mediation is available to assist in resolving disputes concerning children and finances arising out of the breakdown of a relationship. Mediation can assist in helping the parties to reach an agreement without having to go through contested court proceedings. This has the obvious benefits of reducing the stress involved in the breakdown of a relationship, it removes the uncertainty of going through the Court process and usually the likely costs will be significantly less.
We can assist in referring you to an appropriate mediation provider and provide assistance and advice to you during the mediation process. It is important to remember that the mediator is a neutral third party who cannot give legal advice. Their role is to assist the parties in trying to reach an agreement. It is therefore important that you continue to have ongoing legal advice throughout the mediation in divorce process.