O'Loan Family Law - Assisted DIY separation

Assisted DIY separation: ONWARDS>>

We have separated amicably but need to formalise our separation agreement

We help you DIY your property and/or parenting settlement with our assisted DIY separation service, ONWARDS>>.

ONWARDS>> is perfect if you and your former partner are amicable, have reached agreement and are looking to formalise that agreement.

Assisted DIY Separation - O'Loan Family Lawyers

ONWARDS>> DIY Separation service

Discover our convenient fixed price services.

APPLICATON FOR DIVORCE $890 (joint) $1,990 (sole)

HOW CAN WE HELP?

Making an application for divorce with us is easy and convenient

JOINT APPLICATION FOR DIVORCE

$890

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If you and your spouse agree to jointly make an application for divorce, we can in most cases prepare the application within 2 days of receiving information from you.

Our fixed fee includes:

√ preparing the application;

√ giving the application to you and your spouse for signing;

√ filing the application at the Family Court; and

√ sending a copy of the divorce order to you when we receive it from the Court.

Our fixed fee excludes:

× Court application fee of $930.

SOLE APPLICATION FOR DIVORCE

$1,990

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We will prepare a sole divorce application, arrange signing and filing at the Court and attend the hearing.

Our fixed fee includes:

√ preparing the application;

√ giving the application to you for signing;

√ filing the application at the Family Court;

√ arranging service of the application on your spouse;

√ attending the first Court hearing; and

√ sending a copy of the divorce order to you when we receive it from the Court.

Our fixed fee excludes:

× Court application fee of $930.

You need to provide us with the following to get started:

× your photo identification; and

× a certified copy of your original marriage certificate, issued by the Australian registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages.

Apply for your marriage certificate here.

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APPLICATON FOR CONSENT ORDERS $6,500

HOW CAN WE HELP?

Family Court Consent Orders are generally the best way to formalise your financial and/or parenting agreement.

APPLICATION FOR CONSENT ORDERS

$6,500

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We’ll prepare your application, arrange for you and your partner to sign it, and file it at the Family Court.

Our fixed fee includes:

√ both property (financial) and parenting agreements, as you require;

√ collecting information and preparing a draft application;

√ preparing an affidavit if you were in a de facto relationship;

√ making any minor changes you or your former partner require;

√ arranging for you and your former partner to sign the application and Court filing; and

√ giving you a copy of the orders once made by the Court.

Our fixed fee excludes:

× Court application fee ($170) and title ($26.70 per title) or company searches ($22.15 per company;

× superannuation splitting – a further $490 if straightforward;

× giving you advice about the application or your legal position;

× making enquiries to check that information you or your former partner give to us is correct;

× agreements involving very large asset pools, complex transactions or complex financial affairs;

× negotiations or making substantial changes to the application; or

× answering Court requisitions.

We can give you a quote for any of these additional services.

Get started with an initial consultation ($440).

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BINDING FINANCIAL AGREEMENTS $5,400

HOW CAN WE HELP?

You may make a Binding Financial Agreement (BFA) before or during a relationship or after separation.  We only act in matters with BFAs made after separation.

BINDING FINANCIAL AGREEMENT (BFA)

$5,400

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We’ll prepare a draft BFA, give you the advice required under the relevant laws and arrange for you and your former partner to sign it.

Our fixed fee includes:

√ collecting information from you and preparing a draft BFA;

√ making any minor changes you require;

√ giving your former partner (or their lawyer) a copy of the draft BFA;

√ the advice required under the relevant laws;

√ arranging for you and your former partner to sign the BFA; and

√ signing the BFA to confirm that we have given you the advice.

Our fixed fee excludes:

× agreements involving large asset pools, complex transactions, complex financial affairs or superannuation spitting;

× negotiating with your partner or their lawyer or making substantial changes to the draft BFA;

× disbursements such as property title searches ($26.70 per property).

We can give you a quote for any of these additional services.

REVIEW OF DRAFT BFA

$3,900

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If your former partner has prepared a draft BFA, we’ll review it with you and give you the advice required under the relevant laws.  We only act in matters with BFAs made after separation.

Our fixed fee includes:

√ reviewing the draft BFA and giving you the advice required under the relevant laws;

√ arranging for you to sign the BFA (if required); and

√ signing the BFA to confirm that we have given you the advice.

Our fixed fee excludes:

× agreements involving large asset pools, complex transactions, complex financial affairs or superannuation spitting;

× making enquiries to verify the assets, liabilities or resources of either party or the values of them; or

× negotiating with your former partner or making any major changes to the BFA.

We can give you a quote for any of these additional services.

Get started with an initial consultation ($440).

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ADVICE CONSULTATION $440

HOW CAN WE HELP?

Book a consultation ($459). We give you a pathway forward and a written quote following the consultation.

INITIAL CONSULTATION

$440

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We can help you with advice regarding:

√ issues that have arisen from your relationship breakdown, including property/financial division, maintenance, parenting and child support;

√ formulating proposals, responding to proposals and negotiation;

√ how to resolve matters with your former partner;

√ referrals to counsellors, mediators, valuers and other experts; and

√ relocation with children.

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How does ONWARDS>> work?

1. Arrange a consultation

Get in touch with us here and arrange a consultation. Let us know that you want to use ONWARDS>> because you have reached agreement.  Yay! The consultation costs $440 and lasts for 1 to 1.5 hours. You can choose to meet with us by telephone, by video conference or in person at our office.

2. Gather information

We’ll email you an electronic interactive form for you to complete that will ask you questions about your current situation. You may choose to do this with your former partner or by yourself. It doesn’t really matter, as long as you provide us with the information.

3. Attend your consultation

We’ll take your instructions and advise you on a course of action that suits your situation.  After the consultation, we’ll confirm our Fixed Fee quote in writing.

4. Preparation of documents

Once you have accepted our quote we’ll prepare your draft documents  and send them to you for your approval. Once acceptable to you, we (or you) will give the draft documents to your former partner and make any further minor changes required. Finally, we’ll arrange for you and your partner to execute the documents.

5. Court filing

If required, we’ll file the documents at the Court and let you know the outcome of your application.

Who is  ONWARDS>>  good for?

The advantage of this pathway is that it is quick, cost effective and will hopefully lead to a more amicable long-term relationship between you and your former partner.  Look at it as a ‘get in – get out’ arrangement where you don’t have to spend too much time working with us but we’ll get the results you need to finalise your matter.

Who is ONWARDS>> not good for?

The disadvantage of this pathway is that you may not be aware of your legal position while you are negotiating and you may agree to something that is outside your range of entitlement or something that is impractical.  This service would not be suitable there is a power imbalance between you and your former partner or you are unable to reach agreement without further assistance.

We’d love to talk with you and explore how we can help you. Please contact us to organise your complimentary 15 minute telephone consultation
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