Financial Agreements Mediation Services in Australia
“Some of Australia’s most senior current and former judges are going public, calling out a severe lack of government funding for the Family Court system. They say this means families, particularly children, are suffering because they are subject to court delays and costs.”
ABC News 31 October 2018
What is Financial Agreements Mediation?
Simply put, a financial agreement is a written document that sets out how property (assets and liabilities) will be divided amongst you and your ex-partner.
One of the biggest myths that exist in the context of family law is that following separation when it comes to the arrangements concerning, your financial affairs, you need a lawyer. This is far from the truth.
So, How Do We Negotiate a Financial Agreement?
If there is a willingness by you and your ex-partner to negotiate these types of things, you’re in a great position. The best way to make such an agreement is with the help of a family law dispute mediation practice. The risk is that if you try and construct a potential agreement between you and your ex-partner, important things may be missed. Importantly, this agreement also should be approved by a Court. This will make the agreement legally binding.
What if Our Financial Situation is Complex?
If your financial situation is complex, talk to us at Mediations Australia and we can advise you as to whether or not it may make good sense to initially consult with a family law mediation firm to determine the full extent of assets and liabilities. Sometimes this initial step can be worthwhile. In other cases, our Mediators, all of which are lawyers will work with you, your ex-partner and other allied professionals like accountants to assist in the assessment of the full financial position of you both, negotiate and construct an agreement.
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