Step 2: Child custody, care & control, access time, child maintenance and matrimonial assets
It is mandatory for parties to attend the mediation and counselling sessions as directed by the court if it involves children below the age of 21. Parties with disagreements will be directed to attend the Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) Conference.
At Angels, we encourage both parties to resolve issues pertaining to the parenting plan and other matters during the above sessions. However, if you have valid reasons i.e welfare of child or have a hunch that you have to put up with more lies that will affect the division of matrimonial assets, child maintenance, and alimony, you can seek your lawyer’s on the validity of your grounds or our views on whether an investigation report/intelligence is required.
Adultery is only a fact to support the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage. The Court placed the welfare of the child as the first and paramount consideration. Clients often come to us not understanding the definition and scope of custody, care & control, access time, child maintenance, alimony, and matrimonial assets.
In an acrimonious ancillary proceeding, every matter can be hotly contested, it is therefore important for us to work with your lawyer to support your grounds with merits.
*The information provided above is general in nature and is not intended as legal advice.