Divorce lawyers: how we avoid the “horribly aggressive lawyering”

We get it. The lawyer stereotype exists for a reason. We probably all know someone who has gone through a horrible divorce, which went on for years and their lawyer charged them an arm and a leg. And there are certainly divorce lawyers out there who do that and will add fuel to a fire unnecessarily! The […]

Founder listed as a 2018 Australian Young Entrepreneur Awards FINALIST

Founder of Australia’s leading online family law firm, Siobhan Mullins, has been named as a finalist in the Business News Australia 2018 Australian Young Entrepreneur Awards. The Australian Young Entrepreneur Awards is the country’s most prestigious business awards. This National Awards ceremony brings together Australia’s most inspiring young business people from a variety of industries to […]

Top 7 mistakes to avoid when going through a divorce

Mistake #1 is rushing the separation or divorce. There needs to be a degree of acceptance by both you and your partner that the relationship is ending before embark on the legal separation process. Acceptance tends to be the last stage of the grief cycle, putting you in the right headspace to be more objective. […]

What does it mean to ‘legally separate’?

The legal definition of ‘separation’ is essentially where a couple in a romantic relationship (being two people, whether the same or different sex) has been ‘brought to an end by the action or conduct of a person to the relationship’. Basically, one of you has put an end to you being a romantically involved couple. […]

Do I need to tell anyone that we’ve separated? 

We think there is a lack of know-how when it comes to the practical information you need once you or your partner make the decision to separate on a final basis, such as, do you need to tell anyone? And if so, who do you tell? Firstly, you’re not required to sign or lodge any […]

Separate Together named as a Finalist in the Canberra Women in Business Awards

Canberra based online business, Separate Together, has been named as a finalist for the Innovation Business Award in this year’s Canberra Women in Business Awards. The firm specialises in working with separating Australians to prepare the paperwork to make their separation agreements official, minimising or eliminating lawyer involvement. Some clients refer to them as the […]

Women in Law Finalist

Siobhan Mullins, Director of Separate Together, has been named as a finalist for the Lawyers Weekly Sole Practitioner of the Year category at the 2018 Women in Law Awards, one of the legal industry’s premier events. An increasing number of separating Australians are reaching an agreement together about their financial split and parenting matters. They’re […]

Making The Pie Split Official 

When it comes to making your agreement about how you’ll split The Pie official, you’d be looking at doing this by way of Financial Consent Orders. The Consent Orders allow for real estate, shares and cars to be transferred without having to pay stamp duty. There are two documents that need to be prepared, one […]

Splitting The Pie: How to 

So, you’ve worked out The Pie—what’s available to be split between you and your partner, as well as how much things are worth or what’s owing on debts. The next step is to split The Pie.  If I can suggest, Step 1 is to start by going through The Pie to work out what’s agreed. […]

You’ve worked out The Pie. Now What? 

Having purchased The Pie, you now have an idea about all of the assets, debts and superannuation that you’re aware of and the values, as well as whether there are any gaps that need filling. Think you can work out an agreement with your partner without lawyers? Consider sharing The Pie with them. You can […]