Helping separated couples resolve property and financial disputes
It’s not uncommon for separating couples to need to resolve issues around both parenting and property matters. At Relationships Australia Victoria, we can help you to resolve conflicts about child and parenting matters, or property and financial matters - either separately or together.
When you separate it’s really normal to have lots of questions about your current situation and the future. You may ask:
For couples who issue proceedings in court to resolve property matters, most of the time a settlement is negotiated before the case is decided by a judge or magistrate. Family Dispute Resolution, conciliation and mediation can therefore help couples reach an agreement much earlier in the process and without starting court proceedings, saving money and time.
Family Dispute Resolution (mediation) for property matters is available across many of our metropolitan and regional centres. Property Family Dispute Resolution is often a quicker, more affordable alternative to litigation. It is:
We are a community-based, not-for-profit organisation that receives funding from the Australian Government, and we work to ensure that our services are affordable for our clients. We offer a range of services to help separated couples to resolve their family law disputes. When you call us to talk about our service we can provide information on the fees.
Another option to settle your property and financial disputes is to use Relationship Australia Victoria’s Property Dispute Settlement and Conciliation Program.
This enables you to participate in property dispute settlement and conciliation and negotiate a settlement with or without your lawyer present to provide legal support. Lawyers can assist by clarifying details, drafting agreements, helping to prepare and exchange information and documents, and provide advice.
More information on the service is available here.
We offer a number of other services and resources for people who are separating, including:
Contact us for more information on our services and how they could support you.