Formalising an Agreement Already Reached
While some couples may be amicable enough to negotiate a resolution to their dispute, and come to an in-principle agreement between themselves, it is not unusual for us to still assist clients in this position.
Once you have reached an in-principle agreement, it is important to ensure that the agreement is formalised in a way that will make it legally binding. This is where we can value add to your otherwise amicable circumstances.
Depending on the type of dispute that you have resolved, we can prepare one or more the following types of documents:
→ Parenting plan
→ Consent orders in respect of parenting arrangements
→ Consent orders in respect of property settlement
→ Application for consent orders
→ Financial agreement in respect of spousal maintenance
→ Binding child support agreement
→ Financial agreement severing a financial relationship
Alternatively, if your partner has engaged a lawyer to prepare these documents, we can provide you with advice on the drafting, so that you have a level of comfort that the documents indeed do what you intend for them to do.
This process can be completed without us ever communicating with your former partner or his/her solicitor. We are simply your advisors behind the scenes.
If you are embarking on negotiating an agreement without lawyer involvement, we encourage you to still receive preliminary legal advice before getting too far into negotiations, so that you are aware of your rights and entitlements from the get-go. This is often as simple as a one hour consultation with us.
You can read more about how we assist parties to DIY their agreement on our Resolution Pathways page
If you have reached a resolution to your dispute and you wish to formalise an agreement, we encourage you to reach out to discuss your circumstances with us.