To be informed is to be empowered
We offer couples information sessions to explain the steps involved in separating and formalising your separation agreement.
Come and see us together to find out what to expect following your separation and learn how to settle your family law matters in a way that minimises the financial and emotional costs.
We do not provide legal advice in these sessions. Rather, we seek to educate and inform couples about the different ways they can amicably finalise their parenting and property agreements (with or without assistance from lawyers).
Meet with us separately for independent and tailored legal advice.
- Separation Strategy Session – $550.00 for up to 1.5 hours. This fee includes an emailed summary of your appointment and our recommended next steps.
- Formal, written legal advice – from $850.00
- Wills & Estates first appointment – FREE
Should I book in alone or do we come in together?
We believe in the power of teamwork! A faster, fairer and more affordable separation is more likely if you can find common ground and finalise matters together.
While we prefer to work with both parties to reach a fair solution, we get that this not always possible. We are here to work with you and tailor our approach to best suit what your needs.
Do we have to obtain legal advice?
There is no legal requirement to obtain legal advice if you have reached agreement and decide to make your agreement official through consent orders.
If you’re unsure of your next steps, we strongly recommend you obtain some independent legal advice in relation to your situation. We can help you understand your legal rights and responsibilities and also explain how the law applies to your situation.
If we elect to get legal advice, can you advise both of us?
No. We can only advise one party. However, we know some friendly family lawyers who would be happy to provide advice to your former partner and we are happy to pass on their details.
We cannot stress the importance of your former partner seeing an experienced family lawyer (and not a general lawyer) trained in collaborative law. These lawyers will work with us (and not against us) to preserve peace and harmony for an amicable separation.
What if I need to go to court, will you represent me?
Possibly. It depends on your specific circumstances. While Court is sometimes necessary, we prefer a solution-focused approach that considers both parties in a fair and equitable solution.
We do not appear in DV applications or hearings at the ACT Magistrates Court. We do not take on cases where there have been allegations of domestic violence including child abuse.
I don't live in Canberra, can you still help me?
Yes! Our online settlement solution Forward>> is available to couples Australia-wide*. If you engage us and live outside the ACT, we can stay in touch with you via Zoom or over the phone.
*As WA has different legislation, the process and the pricing is a little different. If you live in WA, you will need to contact us to discuss your particular situation.