If you have a family law matter relating to an application for a property settlement and you are in the Court system in Australia, there is a way out. Family Law Arbitration, private decisions with no published record, the ability to legally record the proceedings and the ability to have the final hearing on a day and time that suits you.
Parties who are unable to resolve their dispute relating to how their property ownership will be adjusted following separation or a breakdown in their relationship have a couple of choices as to how they can have someone else decide for them.
The timeframe for parties to receive a decision after filing an application with either the Family Law Court of Australia or the Federal Circuit Court of Australia, they will have to wait for up to 3 years to receive an order and judgment from a Judge.
On the other hand, you can control the time if you choose Arbitration. Most parties will walk away with an award from an Arbitrator that has the same ability to be enforced as an Order from a Judge within 3 to 6 months (depending on the circumstances and complexity of the matter).
Arbitration is not for parents who can not agree on arrangements for their children.
Arbitration is for parties who can not agree on how their property will be divided following the end of their relationship.
There are several steps that are common to all families who separate and need to finalise their financial relationship with each other. They are set out below:
Kelly has 20 years’ experience as a Lawyer and became a Mediator in 2016 and an Arbitrator in 2017. Family Law has made up most of her practice as a lawyer representing parents, children and other family members in both parenting and property disputes.
While Kelly is a very straight forward and a no-nonsense type of lawyer she has a great ability to connect with people from all walks of life. Kelly’s many years of experience in Family Law has given her great insight into people and the ability to communicate the law clearly and concisely and without jargon.
Kelly is also able to record the proceedings at no cost to you.
|Preparation & reading time||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Submissions On the Papers – no appearance||YES|
|Day 1: Appearance and Cross||YES||YES||YES|
|Day 2: Appearance and Cross||YES||YES|
|Day 3: Appearance and Cross||YES|