Divorce and relationship breakdowns are often extremely distressing events in a person’s life.
At Crisp & Co, we specialise in providing clear, sensitive advice which is tailored to your individual circumstances, so your separation can be as simple and straightforward as possible.
Our divorce lawyers in Redland have over twenty years’ experience across all areas of divorce and separation including starting divorce or dissolution proceedings, responding to a divorce petition, financial settlements, and arrangements for children.
Our aim is always to make the divorce process as non-confrontational as possible to avoid any unnecessary emotional strain on your family. Where feasible, we recommend methods of Alternative Dispute Resolution so you can come to arrangements which work for the whole family without having to go to court.
What our divorce lawyers in Redland can do for you
Starting divorce proceedings
To start the divorce process, you need to file a petition at court outlining your reasons. We can provide you practical advice on what reason to give the court, how to satisfy the legal requirements for divorce, and how to minimise the risk of your spouse challenging the divorce.
We continue our support throughout the divorce process and will do everything we can to ensure your petition is dealt with as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Responding to your spouse’s divorce petition
If you receive a divorce petition from your spouse, contact our Redland divorce lawyers to protect your interests.
We can help you respond to the divorce petition. Whether you accept the reasons for divorce, or whether you disagree and want to defend or file your own petition, we will provide practical, sympathetic advice on how to proceed.
Arrangements for children
We understand that your children will be central to all your decisions as you go through the divorce process.
Emotionally-charged decisions such as where the children will live are and how they are to be raised often lead to disagreements between separating couples. Our sensitive divorce lawyers are experienced at advising in matters involving children.
We value a child-centred approach which protects your parental rights and ensures any outcome reflects the best interests of your children.
We specialise in making the divorce process as straightforward for you as possible. Our divorce solicitors have extensive experience negotiating settlements efficiently while ensuring you receive everything you are entitled to in the divorce.
We succeed even in the most challenging of circumstances, such as matters involving complex financial situations or international divorce.
Where possible, we recommend using Alternative Dispute Resolution methods such as mediation or collaborative law to help you and your ex-partner come to an agreement in a neutral, cooperative environment.
Mediation is a method of Alternative Dispute Resolution by which you and your ex-spouse sit down over a series of meetings to discuss issues arising out of your divorce under the guidance of a trained mediator.
Whether you need to sort out arrangements for your children or discuss how your finances are to be divided, all of this can be done without having to go to court, saving you time, money, and unnecessary stress.
Mediation is beneficial because it enables couples to have constructive discussions in a calm, neutral environment, encouraging compromise and making it more likely an agreement will be struck.
The mediator’s role is not to advise you or your ex-spouse, but to facilitate your discussions and divert any potential for confrontation if possible.
Our trained mediators in Redland are available to provide you with professional divorce mediation services.
Collaborative family law
Where the issues surrounding your divorce are more complex, you may benefit from a collaborative law approach as an alternative to mediation.
Like mediation, collaborative law is a method of Alternative Dispute Resolution whereby you, your collaborative lawyer, your ex-spouse and their collaborative lawyer attends a series of meetings to discuss divorce arrangements.
Unlike with mediation, your collaborative lawyer will be on hand to provide you with advice and help you negotiate the details of your divorce. You can also invite other professionals, such as financial advisors, if you would benefit from their presence.
Our fees for divorce matters in Redland
We understand that divorce and separation can be a financially uncertain time for many people. That’s why we aim to make our fees as clear as possible from the outset so you stay on top of the cost of your divorce.
Our divorce lawyers in Redland offer a free initial consultation to discuss the ins and outs of your case. We then provide a quote specifically tailored to your individual circumstances. This quote includes VAT and expenses, so you won’t encounter any hidden costs as your divorce progresses.
We also offer a number of payment options, including paying in regular instalments, so you can remain fully in control of your legal fees.
For more information about our divorce fees in Redland, please visit our Fees and Paying for our Service page.
Why Crisp & Co in Redland are the right divorce lawyers for you
Our dedicated divorce lawyers have over twenty years’ experience guiding people through divorce and separation. We will ensure you are matched with a lawyer with specialist experience in the particular issues affecting your situation.
We are recognised by the Law Society with the Family Law Advanced Accreditation for our expertise in complex issues of family law, and with the Lexcel Accreditation for our excellent client care and legal practice management.
Many of our team are members of Resolution, a network of lawyers and legal professionals devoted to non-combative dispute resolution methods such as mediation and collaborative law.