In today’s podcast, Caralee tackles a critical topic – the concept of ‘winning’ in a family law matter.
Whether you’re navigating this process on your own, have enlisted the support of lawyers, or find yourself embroiled in litigation and applications to court, there are multiple paths to reach a conclusion. The ultimate goal is to attain certainty about outcomes and progress with your life.
So, how exactly do you ‘win’ in your family law matter? The reality is that in the realm of family law, if both parties are slightly dissatisfied, it often means we, as lawyers, have done our job. If one party is overjoyed and the other devastated, it typically signifies a significant imbalance or injustice.
Family law doesn’t truly have ‘winners’ – the nature of it makes it a challenging game to win outright. At one point, you shared everything, and now you’re dividing what often amounts to a lifetime of assets and the precious time spent with your children. Consequently, you may end up with less time or fewer assets, which can be a hard pill to swallow. There are no winners in this scenario; it’s about reaching a COMPROMISE.
The real victory in family law is arriving at a point where you can accept the outcome. It might be unpleasant at the moment, but it’s always for the best in the long run. You can ‘win’ your family law matter by reaching a conclusion, gaining certainty, and moving forward with a happier life. Winning equates to attaining a just and equitable settlement that feels fair.
As some of the best family lawyers on the Gold Coast, we at Collective Family Law Group strive to guide our clients to the other end of their matter as swiftly as possible. Living in a state of uncertainty, engaging in ongoing battles, and dealing with legal fees isn’t a way to live. We’re committed to delivering certainty to alleviate the stress of sleepless nights spent worrying about your circumstances.