One does not generally associate the words “painless” and “helpful” with any aspect of the divorce process or the dissolution of a marriage. When you read about the latest celebrity divorces, you find horrifying stories of people resorting to underhanded techniques to seek revenge on former partners and make life difficult for them, which has dire financial consequences for both parties. Unfortunately the current legal system makes things just as ugly for regular couples.
In real life divorce is not pretty. Apart from the emotional toll a divorce takes, both parties take a significant financial hit and it will take them years to recover and rebuild. Arrangements for child support and childcare can lead to bitterness and resentment.
Why Divorce Right
When couples are able to agree between themselves on the terms of their divorce it makes things easier. But the process of navigating through divorce can be daunting. At Divorce Right we address the emotional, financial and legal aspects of a divorce and create solutions to empower families so that they can move forward with a life after divorce.
Divorce Right is an online service that has sets out a 4-step pathway to make your divorce less painful, smoother, kinder and more amicable. Divorce is considered to be the second most stressful life event after the death of a spouse or child. Our vision is to turn every divorce into an amicable one and work with families to empower them to manage the predictable stresses of divorce. We are different because we focus on creating a process that doesn’t damage a couple’s finances and hurt the children.
We have created a pathway in which everyone can move forward without out-dated divorce practices getting in the way and causing pain and more conflict. We put the your family’s best interests first. We assist the couple through the process of letting go of the relationship and help them with tools that will assist them to successfully co-parent and get through the difficult transition more gracefully. There is an existing system for those who want to fight it out in court. What doesn’t exist is a standardised system for those who want to work together to re-frame their family and that’s where we can help.
Our 4-step pathway
The first step is for you and your spouse to Connect with a Divorce Right professional who will sit down with you and your spouse and provide you with clear options as to the best way to move forward and resolve your family law matter. We encourage constructive discussions. The legal process will be discussed with you and a settlement strategy for both of you can be set out. You and your spouse will have the opportunity to discuss your goals, values and ideal outcomes. We help you create a pathway that will cause the least damage to your family. When you leave you will have a clear understanding of the options available to the two of you. At this session we can also give you information on the mediation process.
You can then Consult a lawyer and mediator. The next step is to create a parenting plan. It deals with the issue of transitioning from two households to one and having a plan ensures that there is the least amount of disruption to your child’s life. You can also negotiate a financial plan on how you divide the assets and the debts.
Mediation is an option to be considered when there are sticking points and couples can’t agree on certain matters relating to arrangements for the children and also financial matters. Mediation is a facilitative process and the couple will have a meeting with the mediator who will set out an agenda on the matters to be discussed and the couple can discuss their options and try and reach an agreement.
We can also put you in touch with professionals such as financial planners, accountants and counsellors if you require additional assistance to Create and finalise an agreement that will work for your family.
Once the parties come to an agreement, they will meet with the lawyers in order to get the legal advice and Craft the legal agreement. The agreement is then filed in court and the matter finalised.
You and your spouse are in control of the entire process. You can move at your own pace and take your time to finalise the agreement.
Also, a Divorce Right divorce will not cost you an arm and a leg. A traditional divorce an end up costing you tens of thousands of dollars. Wouldn’t you both rather spend that money on your family?
Another advantage of a Divorce Right divorce is that it is a smoother, kinder and less hurtful way to divorce. Also, since it is an online service, you can sort out all matters without having to be in the same room as your spouse. This can make things a lot easier especially if there is a lot of bad blood between the two of you.
Support all the way
We will assist you both, all through the process. We have a team of professionals who are available for a consultation in person or online, at a reduced fee at your convenience, thereby saving you thousands of dollars. We are passionate about keeping families out of the courtroom and will provide you with all the assistance you need along the way to ensure you don’t end up in court. We believe that a peaceful divorce means happy kids and who would not want their kids to be happy!
Anne-Marie Cade’s Bio
Anne-Marie Cade is an award winning Lawyer, Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner/Nationally Accredited Mediator and founder of Divorce Right. She is passionate about family and relationships and works with couples to empower them to reach a peaceful, amicable separation and stay out of the Family court as she believes that this approach will ensure a positive outcome for the family. She is currently working on her soon to be released book “Peaceful Divorce, Happy Kids.”