The only “no divorce” is therefore based on a separation of two years with consent or five years of separation. What is essential is that the vast majority of good divorces are the key factor in the pre-divorce process, without divorce lawyers, through a carefully negotiated and consensual agreement. We would never stand in the way of a truly consensual settlement if the two individuals had a clear picture of their respective incomes and assets and both understood the conditions on which they agreed and the consequences of that agreement. As has already been mentioned, separation agreements are not technically legally binding. If you want your financial agreement to be legally binding and enforceable, read below: If you think the DIY option is for you, we have just launched Lumi, the world`s first separation and divorce robot (with generous support from the Queensland government). Lumi is totally free and will work with both of you to create a personalized roadmap with instructions and resources at every step. This was inspired by a study on the separation experience of 50 friendly Australian couples. We found that mature and friendly couples had great difficulty navigating the system, despite their good intentions and mutual commitment to getting things done right. Lumi was created to provide a simple and accessible first step for friendly couples related to separation and divorce. If you get an agreement directly between them or with the help of a mediator or lawyer, it is a good idea to put the agreement in writing. This is called the consent order and once it has been approved by the court, there is no going back (except in very rare cases). It enters into financial claims.
Divorce itself does not end financial claims. The instinct of many friendly couples I have spoken to is to find a good lawyer to advise them both. However, our adversarial legal system does not work that way and you will need independent legal advice. It is important to find lawyers who respect your desire to be friendly and not to widen a gap between you. Good advice here is the search for specialized family lawyers trained in collaborative practice. You will probably have the philosophical Nade and practical skills to help you solve things in a collaborative and constructive way. They should also encourage you to mediate and consider litigation as a last resort. The Family Court provides a kit to formalize financial and educational contracts. As a detailed 30-page, 11-part application form, which also imposes your own orders, it`s not for fragile nerves – but it`s quite possible. In fact, you can now file your application for compliant notice and your divorce application online via the Commonwealth Courts Portal.
An amicable divorce doesn`t even mean you have to accept. Remember, the purpose of a separation is to reach an agreement that remains. Divorce by mutual consent means getting there without spending money you don`t have, destroying your children and hoping for a better future ahead of you. We are also qualified negotiators, with approximately 95% of our cases reaching an out-of-court settlement. Investing in our know-how at an early stage could save you money and time in the long run. We strongly recommend that you get legal advice before approving the billing terms. It is essential that all transaction terms, once agreed, be enshrined in a formal legal agreement or judicial decision so that they are binding and cannot be revoked at a later date. Without this, it is unlikely that your consent will be worthy of the paper on which it is written. The secret is that in those five years we have unravelled our lives, it is not only about the nuts and bolts of separation and divorce, but also about building a new friendship. It may seem extreme to talk about friendship in the same breath as divorce, but even if it wasn`t easy to stay friends, life is now so much better for