We provide assistance for a range of matters relating to family law and de facto relationships, including:-
Divorce & separation
Division of property & assets
Child custody matters
Binding Financial Agreements
Terms of Settlement
Approximately 91% of Family Law matters are settled without contested Court proceedings.
Of the 9% where Court proceedings are commenced (i.e. approximately 7 matters each year) most settle prior to or at Conciliation Conference.
About one matter each year (i.e. 1.2%) runs to Final Hearing and some of these settle during those proceedings.
Regarding the above paragraphs, statistics cited advise the average percentage rates are 85%, 15% and 2% respectively. With slight variations these figures have been representative for the last 10 years and to the best of our recollection, many years prior to that.
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