Voluntary and Involuntary Separation: Protecting Clients From Issues Relating to Ageing and Second Relationships

If you are an accountant, financial planner or a wills and estate lawyer, we wish to draw your attention to a family law issue that can affect your clients who are married or in a de facto relationship. Particularly in circumstances where they are in a second relationship or have a second family. In this article we will unpack what involuntary separation is, how an involuntary separation issue ends up in the Family Law Court and what you as their trusted advisors should be aware of, that can have a significant impact on the finances and the estate of one or both parties to a relationship.