There are many benefits to using ADS for your property settlements:

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Legal Process

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ADS Process

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Legal lees for the standard family court property settlement are between $15,000 to $35,000 for each party.

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The ADS Process professional fees are (approx) 10% of the total legal fees (for both parties)

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The majority of Legal Process cases go through the steps until they reach the Family Court hearing (last step), but most cases settle prior to the hearing!! Yes, the case settles (often close to the original ADS’ solution) but only after substantial legal lees are incurred by both parties.

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The ADS Process enables the parties to settle in a short period. Solicitor fees should be much reduced to draw up tile Form 11 and Consent Orders. The total ADS plus Solicitor costs is insignificant compared to the total Legal Process fees.

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Tile Legal Process through the family court may result in a non-communicating, bitter battle between the parties.

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The ADS Process of amicable solution allows the patties to communicate and finalize the property settlement together with less bitterness and more of a spirit of cooperation.

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Property Settlement through the Family Court Legal Process takes between 12 to 24 months. Net Assets diminish over the case period.

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The ADS Property Settlement takes between 8 to 16 weeks for the full ADS Process. (I.e. longer for larger estates).

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The Legal Process on many occasions settles on a higher percentage to one party to cover legal fees and I or because the other party is worn out by the Legal Process.

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ADS Process settles on more realistic and fair percentage split. Because it is done amicably with minimal disputes.

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The married or defacto couples have to attend the family court sessions with their respective Solicitor.

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The married or defacto couple do not have to appear in the Family Court for the Property Settlement. The Property Settlement Form 11 and consent order is signed by both parties, lodged and then is stamped by the Family Court.

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The relationship between the married or defacto couples breaks down almost completely in the Legal Process, which impacts on your children, family and friends.

 

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The relationship between married or defacto couple is far more amicable; therefore, communication continues and is far less stressful on your children, family and friends.

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The relationship between the married or defacto couple and their children are greatly affected both emotionally and psychological because they are “subjected to” taking sides against the other parent.

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The relationship between the married or de-facto couples’ children is much better as the property settlement is over in a shorter period with limited effect on the children.

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The relationship between the children and grandparents is under severe pressure during and after the Legal Process.

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The ADS Process amicable solution enables relationships with both sets of grandparents to continue in many cases.

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The Legal Process forces the parties to take actions that may be detrimental to the other party by reducing the Child Support payment to a minimum. (e.g. Stop work, start their own business, etc)

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The ADS Process amicable solution allows the C.SA payments to be paid at normal rates. It enables both parties to negotiate the payment of other financial expenses for the children (i.e. school fees, medical short falls. etc)

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The relationship between married and defacto couples with friends is under severe pressure during and after the Legal Process, as it divides the friend base in many cases to either one party or the other.

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The ADS Process amicable solution enables relationship with friends to carry on with both parties in the main.

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The joint legal costs of both parties considerably diminish the joint net asset bottom line.

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The ADS Process amicable solution ends with a lot more money on the bottom line for both parties.

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The Legal Process forces the parties to take actions that may be detrimental to the overall net assets of the parties. (Ie. Close business, stop work, sell off assets, incur liabilities, etc.)

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The ADS Process amicable solution does not force the parties to take actions to effect net assets or increase liabilities.