If you’re involved in a parenting dispute with your former partner, you know that there are two options for resolving your dispute. You can try to negotiate a settlement, and then maybe have it drawn up into a formalised document and made into consent orders so that it’s legally binding.
Or you end up in court, instructing your lawyer to file lots of documents, going to court and on a seemingly endless rollercoaster with no idea when it might end. . . and what it’s going to cost you.
Most lawyers don’t want to give you a price for what the whole thing will cost. “It depends”, they’ll say. You might be in court for three months or three years. The other side might file an affidavit that’s eighty pages long. There might be countless allegations made by each party against the other. They don’t want to give you a set fee in case they end up doing a lot more work than they’ve anticipated.
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