01 Oct Adelaide Family Lawyers – Relationship Breakdown
Australians clearly have a strong interest in relationships judging by the current series of The Bachelorette featuring Sophie Monk smashing ratings – apparently even beating Game of Thrones. Sadly our romance with romance often doesn’t last the distance with about half of all relationships ending in divorce or separation.
We understand that the end of a serious relationship is second only in trauma to the death of a child so it isn’t surprising that our divorce lawyers see the significant fallout from that emotional intensity – frequently translating into irrational and unreasonable behaviour during the breakdown and also during negotiations. This makes it far more difficult to resolve all the issues that flow from the breakdown including parenting decisions, support and property settlement.
At Belperio Clark we have experienced family lawyers who are not only skilled negotiators and litigators but also mediators and Collaborative practitioners.
When couples are in a highly emotional state we know that they are less likely to be able to sort out the important decisions on their own. Most don’t want to end up in Court and we can assist them to understand that the matter doesn’t have to – there are other, far less invasive or expensive dispute resolution options. Early advice is crucial to enhance the chance of a sensible settlement.
We understand the unique nature of family relationships and for this reason, we recognise that it is important for solicitors acting in the area of family law to have regard to the welfare of children in families that have separated and to assist parties to reach solutions that promote the best interests of the children. We care about you and finding the best solution for you.