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Any good divorce lawer in act?

By coolmate - 16 December 2009 34

Hi Guys,

I know you may want to hear this. But I think it’s the only place I could probably get help for divorce…

I am thinking to divorce with my wife. I’ve found she’s been dating with someone else. However, she wants to take everything from me. So I think a good lawyer may help me a lot.

Broken heart…

Thank you in advance!

What’s Your opinion?


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34 Responses to
Any good divorce lawer in act?
coolmate 10:13 am 17 Dec 09

Thank you, guys for all the suggestions. Forgive me for not mentioning your names. I just don’t believe it could ever happen to me. Laws are now against men.

S4anta 10:09 am 17 Dec 09

Thumper said :

whooooah man. try to keep solicitors out of it, you will both lose. lots. seriously.

+1. Lawyering up ends in tears, not that I been party to this personally, but had enough tears in my beer from others who went this way and it is simply is not cool.

Holden Caulfield 10:04 am 17 Dec 09

Man, how far does Tiger travel for a bit of hoochie.

fnaah 9:57 am 17 Dec 09

Pappas, J were quite good. Slightly pricey though.

http://www.pappasjattorney.com.au/

jennybel75 9:44 am 17 Dec 09

You need proof of infidelity first. Photos, audio recording, signed statement, private investigator report, that sort of thing. As a man, your word means nothing in divorce court.

Divorce is no falut in the ACT (and has been for quite a while), so unless there’s a compelling reason to do this kind of stuff you don’t need to.

Also, unless there are kids involved it’s (from my experience) a 50/50 asset split between husband and wife.

FGD is a great firm, again from my experience.

sloppery 9:37 am 17 Dec 09

Work out a reasonable split, and agree to it without lawyers. As soon as people ‘seek legal advice’ lawyers fill their heads with ideas about how they can take lots more than their share (because the law allows this). The problem is that legal fees get expensive.

Work it out, write it down. The sooner you are free of this problem the better, so you can get on with your life.

Buzz2600 9:26 am 17 Dec 09

Mr PC said: “You need proof of infidelity first. Photos, audio recording, signed statement, private investigator report, that sort of thing. As a man, your word means nothing in divorce court”.

Whoaa dude! Ever heard about no fault divorce? It came in about thirty years ago … means things like infidelity are not taken into account when dividing up the assets.

Coolmate? Are you sure?? Do you have kids? If so, and you seriously think she’s going to ‘do you’ in court, talk to the Lone Fathers Association, Canberra Fathers and Children Group or something similar. They will hopefully be able to point you in the right direction and find a competent lawyer.

The main thing is: Don’t go postal, don’t get angry or do anything stupid. If you do, that when the law is no longer on your side. Any form of intimidation or violence towards women (or children) is indefensible.

Take care and best of luck with your unfortunate situation.

worldsmessiestbarten 9:23 am 17 Dec 09

Mate, number one, having been there, it sucks, but as other have said and will say, it does get better.
Number two, try all other paths before going to the lawyer route.
In my situation I moved out of the house, took what I could fit in the ute, and left it at that for around 6 months. Broken hearted but not wanting to be a prick (she was the mother of my daughter) it was the easiest and most comfortable path initially.
The idea of lawyers was tossed around (I know a number of them, bars always seem to have law students, some of them go on to be high flyers), Farrer blah blah and Dunn are good, Ken Cush is a good bloke, and there is a good mob in turner, ellison I think.
IMHO unless there is a lot at stake and things get nasty, there is no point, go to one of the mediation muppets, Relationships Australia is cheap, if useless, being pissed off and broken hearted is not the time when you think clearest. But if you do go get lawyers, get someone expensive, and start selling stuff. If there is less than 500k of assets tho, I’d say cut your losses, go bankrupt if you have to (I did), wipe the slate clean and start again.
And another thing, if after you have spent 60-100k and it does actually go to court, make yourself look as non threatening as possible, this goes for mediation too. Being a big gorilla trying to explain how the little ballerina broke your heart never seems to work, especially when they start crying.
The system is not fair, but neither is life in general if you want to whinge about it. Suck it up, and rock on.

colourful sydney rac 8:55 am 17 Dec 09

Geoff Mazengarb from Mazengarb and Barralet – 6230 0199

OzChick 1:03 am 17 Dec 09

Through my work, this firm seems to be quite popular in the ACT for family law.

http://www.fgd.com.au/

squashee 11:21 pm 16 Dec 09

Just give her everything now… She will get it all anyway…

ace666 10:46 pm 16 Dec 09

Generally the courts don’t care about the reasons for a divorce. Unless there are other issues besides infidelity, dont waste your money on private investigators etc

ace666 10:40 pm 16 Dec 09

Find out what the likely percentage split will be for someone in your situation. kids involved etc. Negotiate around that. Get a solicitor to draw up the contract. Explain that 100% of the pie split two ways will be more than she will get if legal fees Take a large proportion.
Convince her that you will spend all the money on legal fees, if need be to get justice.
Do not be suckered into violence. If a restraining order is issued you are on the back foot.
It seems dark now, but things usually turn out for the best.

MrPC 10:37 pm 16 Dec 09

You need proof of infidelity first. Photos, audio recording, signed statement, private investigator report, that sort of thing. As a man, your word means nothing in divorce court.

Thumper 8:58 pm 16 Dec 09

whooooah man. try to keep solicitors out of it, you will both lose. lots. seriously.

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