The latest from the blog

28.06.17

What Not to Do When Separating

Don’t act deceptively or at least think very carefully before doing so. This includes transferring money without telling your partner, going through your partner’s belongings without their agreement, telling your […]

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28.06.17

Financial Separation Agreements and Why You Wouldn’t Do One

Those free, downloadable online ‘Separation Agreements’ or templates claiming to be ‘Binding Financial Separation Agreements’ should be avoided. Those documents, which might be called a’ Separation Agreement’ or ‘Deed of Separation’, […]

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26.06.17

Child Support Agreements – the Advantages & Disadvantages to You

Why would you formalise what you’ve agreed with your partner about child support? There are advantages and disadvantages to formalising what you’ve agreed with your partner about future financial support […]

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26.06.17

What to Do When Separating

Do continue to communicate with your partner and do so in a respectful and courteous way.   Do, depending on your circumstances, continue the financial status quo of sharing in […]

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23.06.17

What does the law say about care arrangements for our children?

The law says that care arrangements for children should be those that are in their ‘best interests’. What does that mean? Well, in considering what arrangements are in a child’s […]

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21.06.17

Am I entitled to a property settlement?

The said-lifelong commitment of marriage effectively ‘entitles’ you and your partner to a property settlement. Basically, the relevant law (being the Family Law Act 1975) says that a Court can […]

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19.06.17

What does the law say about what I am ‘entitled’ to as part of a property settlement?

The law says that there is a four-step process to determining the appropriate division of assets, liabilities and superannuation when couples separate. And yes, superannuation is on the table! Step […]

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18.06.17

What’s the difference between Parenting Plans & Parenting Orders?

A Parenting Order is an Order made by the relevant Court about care arrangements and matters to do with children. Parenting Orders can be made by consent (agreement by the parents) […]

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16.06.17

Important time limits in family law

If you are a de facto couple, you have two years from the date of separation to reach a financial agreement with your partner or commence Court proceedings seeking a […]

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16.06.17

Watch this short video about who we are!

Hear from Separate Together’s Director, Siobhan Mullins, who is an experienced Family Lawyer about us and what we do.

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