1 Comments Family & de facto law, financial agreements, consent orders
The Do-It-Yourself BFA kit is a matter of putting all the details in that are required in a BFA. You will have to find your own solicitors because by law each party needs to get legal advice. It doesn't go to court. The legal advice that you receive will outline the legalities of it and advise you whether or not you can do what you want to do in a legal sense. Any BFA, whether you are doing it yourself or getting someone else to do it for you, (a company like Aussie Legal or a solicitor) doesn't go to court. The only time it will go to court is if one of the parties disputes it after it is finalised. They would have to have a good reason to dispute it as they have signed the document saying they agree to what's in it and the legal advice they get will make sure they understand what's in it. Any legal document can be taken to court, it's just a matter of whether there is a good enough reason for the court to hear it. Things like not being forthcoming with the assets that one party has, which essentially is lying on a legal document, because the expectation is that you disclose all assets. If you get the BFA Plus kit, the price includes the legal representation that you will need to finalise it. Give Aussie Legal a call if you have any other questions.