Thinking of separating?
If you are thinking of separating from your husband, wife or de facto partner you may be worried about your legal position. Pre separation advice is a service our dedicated Family Law team offer to let people know where they stand legally before taking that final decision to separate.
No two lives are the same. So it is important to get professional legal advice tailored to your possible separation. Find out about your legal rights and obligations. Get advice about what to do and what not to do in your situation.
Your consultation and our advice are completely confidential to you.
Should I stay or should I go?
There may be good reasons for you to remain in the home. Keeping the routine going for the children perhaps. Or proximity to work, family and friends.
But it may be that the tension between you and your partner is too much to cope with. Or perhaps they are abusive and you need to get away from them.
We can talk through your legal options and the ramifications of any decisions you make at the time of separating.
What about the children?
Separation is a difficult time for everyone but children are especially vulnerable. Take time to reflect upon how separation will affect your children.
What steps can you take to prepare them? How should I or we tell them? What changes will it mean to them if we separate?
Getting advice before separating can help plan the process and reduce the stress on children caught up in a break-up.
What about money if we separate?
If like many people your finances are tied with your partner, how do you go about untangling them? What do I need to do to become financially free of my partner?
We can answer any questions you may have about what happens to money and property from a legal point of view – before you make any long lasting decisions.
Get your confidential pre separation advice
To find out how separation might affect you legally please get in touch. Call us now on 07 5597 3366 or complete the ‘Contact Us’ form below.
Please note that the contents of this website including this page is general information only. It is not legal advice and should not be taken as such or relied upon.
Important Note about Safety
If you or anyone you know is worried about their safety in the event of separation:
Where there is immediate danger, call the Police on 000.
Call 1800 RESPECT for guidance about domestic violence or make an appointment with us for professional legal advice.