FAQs

  • What qualifications do the people at Divorce In Australia have?

    Our team members have either personally experienced years of stressful litigation in the Family Court or have extensive professional experience as qualified lawyers including cases in the Family Law Court in Australia. They are all sensitive and compassionate and have a genuine interest in helping people involved in separation and divorce.

    Why would I contact Divorce In Australia before consulting a lawyer?

    With divorce you need to be ready to see a lawyer because many lawyers will be ready for you; you need to be aware of some lawyers’ tactics which include adversarial court conduct, excessive charging and an emphasis on litigation rather than negotiation. Divorce In Australia can help you look objectively at your situation when your emotions are running wild and when it is difficult to make decisions that are in your best interests; we can help in your choice of lawyers and refer you to other experts who could assist you where lawyers can’t.

     Are you a referral service?

    No, we are unbiased and objective. We are here to support YOU. Many divorce-related sites on the internet offer a lot of information to bait you into using one of the law firms that PAY to advertise on their site. If you need help in selecting a lawyer we can help you. We can also help you once you have instructed a lawyer with our Divorce Coaching Programme.

    I am not in Sydney. How can I attend a workshop?

    Our 2-hour workshops can be facilitated via Skype.

     What information will I be required to give?

    We will only ask for your name. We ask for your name so we have a name to call you – that’s all.

    Who can attend the workshops?

    Divorce In Australia Workshops are for anyone who is affected by Divorce or separation issues. This includes parents, grandparents, or just concerned friends.

    Will my call and attendance be confidential?

    We will treat your enquiry and attendance at the workshop as 100% confidential – Guaranteed!

    Why would I contact Divorce In Australia after consulting a lawyer?

    Many lawyers will protract litigation unnecessarily when most disputes can be resolved through meaningful mediation.  This is especially true when they can see you have the funds to finance litigation. Or conversely some lawyers will try to settle your matter quickly because you don’t have the cash flow they require, or they don’t see any promise of you paying until the matter is resolved. With the 30 years of combined experience in the legal industry and court system we can help you ‘ keep your lawyer honest'; you might need to know alternative forms of dispute resolution if you cannot afford to continue with your lawyer.  You may also want to know how to resolve disputes with your lawyer or where to go for help.  Whilst we can’t provide legal advice, our experience will soon tell us whether something seems right and whether you should clarify something with your lawyer; we could even suggest some questions to ask your lawyer or whether you need a second opinion from another lawyer.

    Will I be told how to approach my separation and divorce?

    No, but you will be told your options.  By attending our workshops you will be empowered to move forward because you have the information and resources to make your own rational decisions that are in your best interests.  Well-meaning friends and family or self-interested people such as lawyers can put pressure on you to make decisions.  We will not make decisions for you or pressure you to do anything.  We will simply empower you to see your position objectively, showing all possible avenues and helping you find the resources to fulfil your objectives.

    Disclaimer

    The author and publisher of this document have done their best to give you useful and accurate information. This article does not replace the advice you should get from a lawyer, accountant or other professional if the content of the article involves an issue you are facing. Divorce laws change from time-to-time. In addition, it is a very fact-specific area of the law, meaning that the particular facts of your marriage and divorce, as well as other external factors, may determine how the law is applied in your situation. Always consult with a qualified professional before making any decisions about the issues described in this article.