Westminster Lawyers hope to achieve a cost-effective way for divorcing Australian couples to reach settlements so that an expensive and potentially contentious litigation in court would be avoided.
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Melbourne, VIC (PRWEB) January 08, 2013
Family law specialists, Westminster Lawyers, recognise the inherent difficulties that result from the breakdown of a marriage. The Melbourne-based family law firm works consistently to provide resolutions that are efficient and effective. In line with Westminster Lawyers’ tireless commitment to its clients, the family law firm recently unveiled a new infographic on divorce negotiations on its website. The illustrated information is aimed at guiding couples on the verge of or going through a divorce with a quick look at what their options will be when agreements are reached and when contentions arise.
Westminster Lawyers outline the stages of divorce negotiation with a few possible outcomes. Working on the scenario of agreements being reached between both parties, the Melbourne-based family law firm illustrates the benefits of drawing up a binding financial agreement. The legal document must explicitly state the division of properties between the two parties. The infographic declares that the court need not approve the binding financial agreement.
The premier law firm states at length, “If no agreement can be reached on the division of property, an application can be made to have your matter heard at court. However, this process is both costly and time consuming. We will always try to resolve your matter by way of agreement and issue to court only as a last option. Mediation and collaborative family law procedures are often used to assist parties to reach financial settlements in a dignified and cost-effective manner. We regard court proceedings as a last option.”
When both parties are unable to reach an agreement, the infographic reveals Westminster Lawyers will still work towards dispute resolution before heading to court. Once that stage of the negotiation fails to result in an outcome for the parties, the expert family law firm will then represent clients in proceedings, either in Family Court or Federal Magistrates Court.
Through the latest infographic, Westminster Lawyers hope to achieve a cost-effective way for divorcing Australian couples to reach settlements so that an expensive and potentially contentious litigation in court would be avoided. However, when both parties are unable to reach an agreement on certain issues such as child support or spousal support, Westminster Lawyers are more than capable and prepared to take on decisive action in court.
Westminster Lawyers provide a full range of services for couples who want to get married, who want to enter into a relationship, and those who are seeking resolutions to a relationship breakdown. The expert family law firm prepares agreements and brokers negotiations that are designed to protect the assets and interests of their clients. Apart from divorce, Westminster Lawyers can assist clients in applications to move children to live in another state or country and/or applications to have children returned to their original country of residence, superannuation issues, prenuptial and cohabitation agreements, wills and estate planning, and other issues that may require mediation or litigation.
Julian McDonald, one of Westminster Lawyers’ directors and accredited family law specialist and mediator, remarks, “We recognise the emotional upheaval experienced by many people following the breakdown of a relationship. We strive to promote the interests of our clients during this challenging period.”
To view the latest divorce negotiations infographic, go to the Westminster Lawyers website or contact the Westminster Lawyers for legal consultation on divorce and other issues concerning family law in Australia.