We’re thinking of separating…
We know that there is a lot of information out there about divorce and separation. If you’re feeling overwhelmed and thinking that the process is going to be too hard and too complicated and that you’ll have to use a lawyer, that’s entirely understandable. But, you’re wrong. We believe that separation can be simple.
Your ‘need to know information’ is here.
We’ve put together some useful information and resources that can give you an understanding of the legal separation process and your options in general terms, so that when or if the decision to separate is made, you know what to do next.
The latest from the blog
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
Deception, Lies & an Amicable Divorce
Deception and lies: numero uno big mistake to having a simple separation or amicable divorce. Let me explain why. One the ‘benefits’ I guess you could call it, in being […]Read more
Divorce industry 'secrets'
There are three big myths that your typical, traditional family lawyer will tell you. Firstly, you need a lawyer; you can’t go through the legal separation process without one. Secondly, […]Read more
7 Common Mistakes Made When Deciding Whether to Divorce
Have you ever wanted to know the common mistakes that people make when making a decision about whether to separate? Well, here they are! Mistake #1 Mistake #1 is rushing […]Read more
Your Message & The Other Person
I had someone recently send me an email as a means of communicating to me things that one could ordinarily say in person. It wasn’t the nicest email and frankly, […]Read more
Separating amicable couples are not a minority. Surprised?
According to the 2017 Family Court Annual Report, for the financial year ending 30 June 2017, there were 14,182 Consent Order Applications lodged with the Family Court of Australia, 13,919 […]Read more
Together: Is this the new way to separate?
It is common knowledge that separation amongst de facto and married couples sits at around 50% across Australia. With separation therefore being a foreseeable event these days, people appear to […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
Children. Minimise the Effects of Separation on Them
It goes without saying that you and your partner would want the separation not to be your children’s defining childhood memory. There are ways that you […]Read more