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Peter Magee As Adele says in her top selling song “Someone Like You”, “sometimes it lasts in love and sometimes it hurts instead.” While the solicitors at Armstrong Legal have expertise in the legal aspect of people’s separations, we understand that for clients, the emotional aspect of the separation is at least equally important. The reality is that … Read more

Collaborative law: an alternative way to handle divorce

by Peter Magee on December 11, 2011

Peter MageeDo you want to retain as much control as possible over your Property Settlement? Are you able to communicate and be in close proximity with your estranged spouse/partner? Perhaps you could consider engaging the services of lawyers who practice Collaborative Law. Collaborative Law is distinct from the traditional approach to property settlements adopted by lawyers. The hallmark of Collaborative Law … Read more

How family conflict and divorce affects children

by Peter Magee on May 13, 2011

Peter MageeResearchers at the Australian National University have recently conducted a study into the long-term effects on people whose parents divorced when they were children (reported in The Sunday Telegraph 8 May 2011).  The results are disturbing, but not surprising.

Apparently, one in four Australian children experience divorce.  That figure surprised me.  I thought it would be higher, given the … Read more

Collaborative law: Could it work for your divorce?

by Peter Magee on March 28, 2011

Peter MageeSeveral of our family lawyers have recently completed collaborative law training, with the rest of the Armstrong Legal family lawyers to be trained within the next few months.

Collaborative law is a new method for resolving disputes.  It is not litigation, nor is it mediation.  Rather, collaborative law involves each party having their own lawyer and the two clients and … Read more

A cooperative approach to separation

by Peter Magee on January 28, 2011

Separating couples looking to avoid the antagonism and costs that comes with litigation are turning to a cooperative approach to resolving their disputes.

Collaborative law is a relative new approach which involves both lawyers and parties all agreeing to attempt to resolve the dispute and avoid courts – except to formalise the final agreement reached.  The approach involves the parties … Read more