Family Law Disputes

Couples that are separating need to tackle how to divide property and assets, which typically includes the family home, holiday homes, cars, boats, jewellery and shared belongings. Their reason for separation can often determine how long this list grows. They also need to discuss financial arrangements for child support, and consider the need for spousal maintenance for a current or former partner. Couples may have to resolve how to best distribute financial assets such as superannuation, business operations or shares in a family business as well as the family trust.

Let SHAW Arbitration decide the issues that you can’t agree on, relating to any of the following:

  • Trusts, distribution from trusts
  • Property settlement and contributions, future needs, just and equitable division of assets
  • Maintenance, spousal maintenance, child maintenance
  • De facto property settlement
  • Income
  • Tax, liabilities, assets, asset pool
  • Superannuation, defined interest funds
  • Gifts

Let’s Decide!

 

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Alison Shaw of SHAW Mediation successfully mediated a contract and building works dispute for one of our clients.  I found the mediation to be useful in requiring the disputing parties to be in one place at one time, allowing each side to express their position (and even vent their frustrations) whilst being kept in line by an experienced mediator. It was by no means certain to me beforehand that the matter would resolve at the mediation, but Alison’s guidance and systematic approach facilitated a commercial settlement.  I am confident the parties would not have reached a better outcome if they had gone to court.  I rate highly the mediation process used by Alison Shaw in this matter, and would recommend her to other clients considering mediation in the future.

Matthew Hawke

Cowell Clarke