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Family Law In 2017 – How to Ensure Separation is Handled in The Best Interests of The Whole Family

Rayner GriceIn these times of restricted access to legal aid, pressure on the Court system and increasing reports of astronomical costs being incurred in litigation, how can we resolve issues arising from separation in the best interests of all the family?

Whether it is relationships with children, in-laws or extended family or friends a separation rarely means that all contact with your previous partner is completely extinguished. Therefore it is in everyone’s interests, if at all possible, to ensure that once the issues have been finalised that you are left in a position where communication is still possible.

It is anticipated that 2017 will bring an increased trend towards all other forms of dispute resolution to avoid Court proceedings. These include mediation, collaborative law, round table meetings, private financial dispute resolution hearings and arbitration. All of these types of resolution enable the parties to have a greater control on the outcome and help towards ensuring that the hostility of the court room is avoided.

One matter is always certain and that is the proceedings will come to an end. Litigation inevitably brings with it an element of confrontation, the memories of which remain long after the end of the case. Having an outcome that you have control over rather than being imposed can only assist in helping better relationships moving forward.

Seeking the advice of a family law specialist early on can help guide on the view of the Court and the alternative ways that can be achieved so that your cost is kept down, your relationships are better and the anxiety is reduced to make sure that not only you but all the family can move forward in the best way possible.

For more information please visit or contact Rayner Grice, Family Partner, on:

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Last modified on Thursday, 22 December 2016 13:25

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