How to stop a ‘family feud’
If you’ve been a victim of a family feud or have a history of family violence, it may not be a good idea to try and get the other person to stop the feud.
But how can you tell the difference between a feud and a family argument?
Family law attorney Pauline Nesbitt, who specialises in family law, tells us the key to spotting a feud is to look for the following signs:When the two parties are fighting for control of a property, a dispute is a family fight.
This means the two are trying to control the relationship between themselves and each other.
They’re saying things like: “We’re going to have a family brawl”, or “You’re going out of your way to hurt me”.
This is when the conflict starts.
When you see the behaviour described above, it’s important to look out for a pattern of behaviour that you can identify.
If you see someone acting belligerently towards each other, for example, that’s a sign of a dispute.
A feud may start with a family dispute.
You can be a victim, or a witness, or both.
If it’s a family conflict, then there’s a good chance it’s about money.
This can also be seen when the two families are fighting over a child.
It could be a dispute about whether or not the child should have a brother, sister, or dad.
The same can be seen in a dispute between two parents who are involved in a relationship.
A father may say “let’s get rid of our daughter, let’s do it like brothers”, while a mother may say she’s tired of waiting for a sibling to grow up.
If you’re having trouble finding the cause of a feud, there are things you can do to help.
First, take time to let the dispute settle.
You may be able to settle it by going to court or by taking legal action against the other party.
The next step is to work out how much you’ll pay to settle the dispute.
If the other side has a claim against you, they can take it to court to try to collect on the amount.
The money you might be paying may not seem very big, but if you pay more than you’re entitled to, the court will likely ask for more.
You might be told to pay the court costs, or you could be asked to pay an amount up to the amount of the dispute, as well as other costs.
You may also be told by a family law solicitor to take the dispute to the family court to have the dispute heard.
If this is the case, you might need to consider whether to pursue a claim for court costs or other expenses.
The best way to keep yourself and your loved ones safe in a family quarrel is to keep a close eye on the behaviour of both parties.
You need to look both ways before crossing the line into family feud territory.
If your children are involved, it might be time to consider getting them out of the family.
But what if the relationship has already broken down?
There are things that you and your children can do now to keep them safe.
The law is written for you.
If your children don’t want to be involved, there’s nothing wrong with having a family relationship.
But the law doesn’t apply to people who are not married, divorced, or separated.
If there’s an issue in your relationship, it could be worth getting help from a family counsellor, family violence expert, or lawyer.
If there’s been a dispute, your best bet is to reach out to a family lawyer, a family violence specialist, or an expert in family violence.