O'Loan Family Law - Traditional Family Law

Traditional Family Law

Many families that we work with use this pathway to reach agreement.  We like to refer to it as Traditional Family Law.

This pathway does not necessarily mean you will end up in court.  It can be a really helpful pathway to kick off your separation journey and can help if  your former partner is not being open and upfront about their financial position. Or perhaps they are not the type of person that will budge on their position in relation to the care of the children.

O'Loan Family Law - Traditional Family Law

In the Traditional Family Law pathway, your journey consists of 5 main stages

These stages are designed to get you from ‘separated’ to ‘settled’.  We focus on helping you to get clear on your future goals and and setting out a plan to move forward.

Stage 1 - Set Your Plan

Set your plan for your separation and work out your future life goals after you’re done with all the legal stuff.

Stage 2 - Gather Information

We help you to gather the information you need. We help you to get the data to be able to consider your options and make the right decision about your future.  We do this efficiently and as pain-free as possible by using technology to do lots of the grunt work, leaving you free to focus on your future goals.

Stage 3 - Build a Settlement Proposal

Next, we help you to build your settlement proposal, to help you and your former partner to reach an agreement.

Stage 4 - Decide on a Pathway

If an agreement can’t be reached or if your former partner is making things difficult, we will then help you to find a solution using one or a mix of the following legal pathways:

  • Negotiation
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Litigation (going to court).
Stage 5 - Find Your Outcome and You're Done

The last step is where you find your outcome and your settlement documents are finalised to enable you to move on and live your best life.

What are my next steps?


Get in touch with us here  and organise an initial consultation. You can choose for your initial consultation. to be by telephone, You can choose for your  initial consultation to be by telephone, video conference or in person.

The cost of this initial consultation is $440 (incl gst) and you should set aside around 1 ½ hours for it so that we can take some time to explore the best separation pathway for you and your family.

Rest assured, you will leave this first meeting with a clear plan to be able to move forward with your life.


Based on your situation and your timeframe to get things started, we will send you a Costs Agreement and a Fixed Fee Agreement.


Using our 5 step process, we help you work towards reaching a settlement with your former partner. If settlement can’t be reached, we support you in commencing court proceedings.

Who is Traditional Family Law good for?

This pathway is good for all families experiencing separation and divorce.  It is also a helpful pathway if you are worried about your safety and/or getting access to your former partner’s information.  You should consider using Traditional Family Law if there are urgent issues to take into consideration.

Who is Traditional Family Law not good for?

Traditional Family Law offers a solution for all families.  However, if you and your former partner have already agreed on next steps or where you are both transparent in your financial positions, we encourage you to consider the Collaborative process or ONWARDS>>.

If you would like advice about your current situation, call us on 9922 2230 or complete our enquiry form and we will get back to you shortly
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