When you start out on your journey together it is unlikely that you are thinking about how it might all fall apart. We don’t plan our relationships thinking this will do for now or the next 5 years. We jump in wholeheartedly. So when things go wrong or you grow apart, it can take you completely by surprise and be heartbreaking. It is during this time of heartbreak and heightened emotions that decisions need to be made – what will happen to the children, how do we divide our property, where are we going to live, how will we afford it.
Mediation is a private forum in which you have the opportunity to determine your outcome without giving that decision making power to a Judge in which case neither of you may be happy with the outcome. Mediation is a confidential process and the negotiation is controlled by you and facilitated by me as an intermediary in those negotiations.
Wills, enduring powers of attorney and estate planning are not the most exciting things to have to consider in life. The mere contemplation of a will, considering what will happen to your property if you die, isn’t something that is likely to inspire you.
Managing the administration of an estate can be one of the most emotionally distressing times. We understand that the death of a loved one is already a difficult time and certainly not an ideal time to be dealing with complicated legal processes or disputes.
Entering into a contract to buy or sell a home can be a very important transaction for most people. The process of putting your house on the market, looking for the right property, waiting for buyers, negotiating through an agent, making an offer, signing a contract and then undertaking conveyancing is a stressful process.