Make separating as easy as it can be with 7 simple steps.

Our 7 Step A-to-B Framework breaks down exactly what you need to step-by-step so the separation process becomes faster, cheaper and easier.

The A-to-B Framework

Our 7 step A-to-B Framework simplifies any legal issue, breaking things down step-by-step. 

It's what we use at every stage of our client's matter. From our first phone appointment to negotiating the final property settlement. 

Watch the video beside to find out what your free A-to-B phone appointment will be like.

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As an associate Montana has several client's she works with on a daily basis. Making the times she is available quite limited. To ensure you don't miss out on critical legal advice that you may need now, it's important that you book as soon as possible. There are only 5 appointments available each week.

Here’s What Will Happen On Your A-to-B Phone Appointment

After you have booked your A-to-B phone appointment, our Client Liaison Officer, Beth, will get in contact with you to confirm a date and time to schedule your appointment that will work for both you and Montana.

At the time of your appointment Beth will call you and connect you with Montana. On the call Montana will discuss your situation in depth. Starting with step one - identifying who is involved, going all the way through to step six and seven where she will give you a list of tasks to do straight away and schedule in another call to check how you have gone.

Identify who is involved.

The first thing Montana will discuss with you is who is involved. Now most people would assume this would be just identifying you and your former partner. However, there are several other important parties in the separation process. Some of the questions Montana may ask you are:

  • Who is your accountant?
  • What banks do you and your former partner use?
  • Who has access/ control over the assets?

Determine what the facts are.

After identifying who is involved the next thing Montana will be doing is determining what the facts are. This is one of the biggest steps in the A-to-B framework as it outlines your circumstances and highlights any potential risks you may be facing. Some of the questions Montana may ask you are:

  • Who ran the finances during the relationship?
  • What assets do you own?
  • What assets are in joint names?
  • Do you know every single asset that your former partner owns?
  • What have they disclosed to you already?
  •  Are you concerned there are hidden assets?
  • Does the accountant have a relationship with you or your former partner? (e.g. are they your former partner's family/friend?)

Confirm the objective.

Once Montana has the facts she'll ask you:

  • What do you want to achieve?
  • What do you want when everything is said and done?
  • What do you want to be left with?

This may be the shortest part of the call but it's the most important as it will determine what Montana advises you to do.

List the obstacles that will prevent you from reaching your objective.

Up until now it may seem like you have done most of the talking. Montana has been gathering all the information she need and now it's time she will tell you what risks and obstacles you are facing. Some of these may be:

  • Non-disclosure where your former partner or accountant will not give you all or any information; will not tell you the truth about the assets and finances.
  • Tax implications where you loose a significant amount of money you are entitled to because things aren't processed right to avoid unnecessary tax.
  • Purposeful delays where your former partner drags things out past the time limits so that you are no longer entitled to a property settlement. 
  • Settling for an unfair amount simply because you don't know or understand what you are entitled to by law (e.g. you may not take into consideration your non-financial contributions and your future needs when determining how much you should get).

Select the obstacle that needs to be dealt with first.

Instead of trying to overcome all the obstacles and risks at once, Montana will hone in on one and prioritise resolving it over the others. This obstacle will be the one that needs to be dealt with first before we can do anything else.

Develop a to do list to counter the main obstacle.

We are now getting to the end of the call. Montana has selected the obstacle that needs to be dealt with first. Now she will give you a to-do list that you can get started on straight away. Some examples of actions she may ask you to do are:

  • .....
  • ....
  • ....

Evaluate the effectiveness of the actions.

Finally, before your phone appointment ends Montana will set a date and time with you to check back in with you. To see how you have gotten on with the to-do list. To evaluate the effectiveness of the actions in achieving the desired result.

About The Lawyer You Will Talk To, Montana Gibson

Practicing exclusively in family law since her admission, Montana has helped her clients settle their family law matters privately in a negotiated way through mediation.

Montana was also nominated in Doyle's guide 2017 as a "Rising Star" due to her effort in always striving to go the extra mile in finding a solution and delivering a successful result.

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