REVENGE – A DISH BEST SERVED … NOT AT ALL

When people who have separated first see a family lawyer, they are, understandably, experiencing the full gamut of emotions – shock, despair, anger.  How they feel can change from hour to hour, and day to day.   As their case progresses, their feelings can become more fixed.  Some feel an acceptance, and simply want to…

MY FAMILY LAW CASE IS STALLED – HOW DO I GET TO A SETTLEMENT?

January inevitably begins with palpable gusto.   For business owners and entrepreneurs, there are new targets to hit, new products to launch, new markets to tap into.  For professionals, there are new year’s resolutions to advance their careers and improve their personal lives.  For parents, there are goals to achieve for their kids’ education and…

DROWNING IN YOUR DIVORCE? TIME TO GET YOUR PRIORITIES RIGHT

Old adage, how do you eat an elephant?  One bite at a time.   The same is true of your separation and divorce.   When I meet people for the first time, they often tell me that they are feeling overcome.  There are so many problems, and they seem to grow by the day.  They…

HOW TO GET A PRE-NUP OVER THE LINE

This article is Part 2 in the series ‘Pre-Nups – The Death of Love?’.   So, you want in a pre-nup (in Australia, called a ‘Financial Agreement’) in place?   If ‘yes’, you aren’t alone.  More and more people are thinking about them, and putting them in place when they marry, they begin new relationships,…

IS BEING ‘UNHAPPY’ REASON ENOUGH TO SEPARATE?

Regularly, a client I am meeting for the first time is walking around with the following scenario in their head – they have mentally checked-out of their relationship, and want to know whether to go ahead and separate.   You might be in this very position.  Your unhappiness has seen you think about ending your…

WHEN BILLS COME IN, LOVE GOES OUT – DON’T LET YOUR FINANCIAL CUL-DE-SAC BE THE DEATH OF LOVE

In life, we hope for the best, but plan for the worst. We insure against business losses. We have cover for property damage. But we often do little planning for the things which threaten our relationships. If financial pressure is one of the biggest contributors to relationship failure, what can we do to protect, that relationship, our most important asset? In this article I show how a ‘plan’ can shield your relationship from financial pressure, and the steps to take if you are already facing one of life’s financial hurdles.