1. Lawyers are in the BUSINESS of law, they have budgets to meet like all other business’

2. Your divorce lawyer should advise you of your legal rights and take you through the legal process and you will be charged between $250 and $450 per hour for this information. So it makes perfect sense to learn how the divorce process works and do as much as you can without the lawyers, and only hire them to do the things you cannot do yourself. Over-Dependence on your lawyer can be very costly

3. Beware our system of justice in Australia is known as an “Adversarial System”. Basically it is designed for fighting

4. Communication Breakdowns with your lawyer can happen. Don’t be intimidated by your lawyer. Know your rights if you have a dispute with your lawyer

5. Beware of lawyers who say they have influence because they specialise in family law and are around the family courts all the time

6. Smooth talking lawyers can often be empathetic and friendly but this may be to cover their lack of legal abilities. A divorce lawyer may try to play the role of therapist and friend and bill you at his legal rate for his time

7. Some lawyers use tactics to draw out your property or child custody issues or to simply antagonise the other party. When a lawyer tells you to do something think carefully about the consequences

The 2-hour Divorce Workshop will tell you what you need to know so that you can decide what your best options are to save you stress, time and money.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics figures show that the average time from separation to divorce is 3.5 years.

It can be very costly to leave everything up to the lawyer! If you’re seeking some financial advice and you’re based in Sydney, contact James Gerrard – Financial Advisor Sydney

Workshop Content

• Australia’s legal system explained in plain English
• Answers to commonly asked questions relating to separation, divorce, property settlement and child support
• Guidance through the legal process and the alternatives to litigation
• Information to help you with Do-It-Yourself divorce and property settlement
• Essential information for finding support services
• Family Law databases explained and how you can use them
• Tips on how to choose a lawyer
• Tips on how to work with your lawyer and how to keep them accountable so your bills don’t get out of control
• Insight into tactics used by some lawyers to drag out your family matter and increase costs – (The law is a business and it is often not in the lawyers’ best interest to settle your case early.)

Our Mission

Mission Statement

Divorce In Australia strives to educate and empower people. We are committed to helping our clients understand the complex and confusing family law system.  By being practical and empathetic, we are able to give our clients peace of mind and confidence to deal with their family law matter more effectively.

Customer Service

Our customer service team will treat your enquiry as 100% confidential – Guaranteed!

Code of Ethics

We conduct all of our activities professionally and with integrity. We take great care to provide unbiased and objective information so that issues are never influenced by anything other than the best and proper interests of our clients.

Our Commitment

We are committed long term to the mission of helping our clients achieve their objectives whilst minimising cost and stress. Just as we constantly update and improve our services, we want to continually evolve our company to be in the best position to help people who have Family Law problems and to better serve our clients.