Written by Shelby Timmins of Divorce Done Differently for Australian Family Lawyer April 2017
A relationship breakdown is undeniably difficult. It has been described by some as ‘the most emotionally and financially challenging time of their lives’ or ‘like walking around with no end in sight, no hope’.
After 18 years as a family lawyer, where much of my time was spent strategising about how to get one over my opponent, locking horns with colleagues who were similarly attempting to get one over me and only to be told as I stepped inside the Family or Federal Circuit Court, by an overworked Judge, ‘Sorry Mrs Timmins I have 20 matters in the list today. I don’t think we are going to get to your matter. I suggest you step outside and try to have some sensible discussions with the other side’. I had a light bulb moment. I realised that there had to be a better way to resolve family law disputes.
Read the full article from Australian Family Lawyer April 2017.