Should I stay or should I go? Your options

Darling you got to let me know. Should I stay or should I go?* It’s a good question. When is the right time to call it quits? Do you feel that you have tried everything to make it work? Have you and your partner explored all possibilities when it comes to working on the relationship? As […]

Your Plan B: Why it’s important

In any setting, the purpose of negotiation is to achieve a better outcome than if you don’t negotiate. Once the decision to separate or divorce is made, you’ll typically need to go through the motions of a negotiation to achieve an outcome—whether it’s about your financial split, maintenance, financial support for the kids or their […]

Reach a separation agreement without going to court

Typically when a couple separates, there needs to be some agreed outcome reached in relation to the following: If there are children, an agreement about their care arrangements and all things relating to them, including how they’re going to be financially provided for ie. child support (periodic and non-periodic expenses, for example, extracurricular activities, medical […]

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. […]

Don’t be fooled!

By online financial ‘Separation Agreements’. These are not legally binding, recognised or enforceable. Although cheap, they are wrought with problems! The only way to have your financial agreement recognised is to have it documented properly in either a Binding Financial Agreement or Consent Orders. We specialise in preparing the necessary documents to formalise your financial […]

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’, do not comply with the requirements under the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth), which is the relevant law that applies to largely all separated couples in Australia (excluding […]