We provide assistance for a range of matters relating to family law, including:
- Property settlements
- Parenting issues
- Financial agreements (pre-nuptial, during marriage or post marriage)
- Same sex relationships
- Spousal maintenance
- Domestic violence / Intervention Orders
Why choose us?
- Whatever the brief, we will immediately provide you with a realistic estimate of costs
- If parties are in agreement (eg with a financial settlement or divorce application), we can assist you in a very timely and cost effective manner
- If parties are in dispute, we will provide you with a constructive and conciliatory approach towards prompt resolution. More particularly, we will:
- provide you with a realistic range of outcomes at the outset
- undertake to narrow the issues in dispute
- dissuade you from making unnecessary inflammatory allegations against the other party (which do not assist your case but often cause more costs, hostility and delay)
- not pass you from one lawyer to another and require you to start explaining your case again
- ensure that costs are not unreasonably or unnecessarily incurred
- Historical data suggests that over 95% of cases settle by agreement between the parties without a judge’s final determination. So why are so many litigants frustrated with the process in family law disputes? Unfortunately, far too many of the disputes amble along until the final hearing date approaches and only then do the parties and their respective lawyers get serious about negotiating a resolution. At Brygel Lawyers, we aim to achieve a commercial outcome for you at the earliest opportunity. For example, we usually encourage clients to approve a written “without prejudice Calderbank Offer” to the former partner. The offer would be within a realistic range of outcomes, having regard to the circumstances of the matter and the applicable law. The Calderbank Offer is often an extremely useful tool to bring about resolution or at least, genuine negotiations. The reason for this is that if the dispute proceeds to final hearing and your former partner achieves an outcome that is no more favourable than the offer that was previously made, the court has discretion to make a substantial costs order against your former partner.
- In the unlikely event that your case proceeds to final hearing, you can be assured that a negotiated settlement was simply not feasible. You will be expertly assisted towards the best possible outcome.
Please call us for a confidential no obligation chat with an experienced family law solicitor regarding your matter.