The words ‘Divorce’ and ‘Lawyer’ more often than not invoke a general fear out of many people. It is the fear that can be best attributed to the common misconception that everything surrounding Divorce is ‘nasty’ and full of bitterness and contempt for the other party involved, in both financial and children’s cases.
As a result, most people are often left with a pre-conceived idea that if their situation is amicable, then they do not need a Lawyer. This is not always the case and in most circumstances, even in the event that each party has managed to reach an agreement with respect to either financial matters or children’s matters, it may be prudent to consider retaining a solicitor to assist and guide you throughout the process (as all Family Lawyers, even the Court, will tell you – it is a process) and the documents required to ensure your agreement is binding and enforceable by the Court can be quite tricky and complicated. In any event, ‘Knowledge is Power’ and simply talking to someone who is able to give you sound advice can never hurt.
Also what most people don’t often realise is that you might want to consider retaining a Family Lawyer to assist at the commencement of a relationship by implementing a Binding Financial Agreement (often referred to as a Pre-nuptial Agreement). Binding Financial Agreement’s should be considered in the following circumstances:
- If you have assets such as a home, shares or cash reserves;
- If you own all or part of a business or Company;
- If you anticipate receiving an inheritance;
- If you have children/grandchildren from a previous relationship;
- If you are wealthier than your spouse; and/or
- If you are obtaining a degree or license in a potentially well-paying profession such as medicine or anything else but Law.
If you want any further information, or think that we might be able to assist you with the legal aspect of a marital breakdown or even the commencement of your relationship, please contact Donnie Harris Law to speak with a Townsville Family Lawyer.