John Ryan oversees all Family Law matters in the Firm.
The Firm takes instructions in relation to most areas of Family Law including:
- Matrimonial Property Disputes;
- De Facto Property Disputes; and
Unfortunately the Firm does not take instructions in relation to custodial matters, however referrals can be made upon request.
In most cases, negotiation rather than litigation of Family Law issues is preferred. John Ryan has undertaken many mediations over the years as a qualified mediator and usually recommends that in the event that negotiation between practitioners is unable to resolve a matrimonial dispute, there is usually a very strong recommendation that the parties attend mediation. With the assistance of schooled mediators, the necessity to litigate matters and the associated costs, publicity and inconvenience involved are thereby avoided.
In addition the Firm takes instructions from clients for the preparation of pre and post nuptial settlements (including settlements involving de facto couples).