If you are reading this, you are likely considering separation or you are already separated and you have some degree of concern about what to expect from the separation process.
It is wise to consider your next steps. We know that it is in your interest to be aware and alert to potential issues that could affect you and your children if you have them. It is for this reason that we have compiled a series of these articles as a resource.
We regularly write articles to help explain concepts and issues surrounding the separation and divorce process. We hope you find these articles helpful.
For when you are about to separate…
Before you separate: What to ask a lawyer and common mistakes explained
Should I move out?
How will I afford to live if we separate?
Will I get to see my children?
These are some typical questions that are commonly asked of a lawyer when someone has just separated or they are considering separation.
This article answers those questions along with some other helpful tips to minimise risk and stress.
How to get the most out of your first appointment with a family lawyer
Knowing what questions to ask and how to prepare for your first meeting with a family lawyer can prove daunting for many.
Regardless of whether an initial meeting with a family lawyer is on the phone or via an online meeting, it is good to know what to do to ensure you get the most out of your first meeting.
Why you may need to be cautious of the ‘amicable’ separation
Often in the most amicable of separations, people can come to an impasse about a certain issue.
This article details the three key reasons amicable separations don’t always unfold as intended and what you can do instead.
Why you don’t need to wait 12 months to divorce – the process of divorce
There is a misconception that people can only organise their financial settlement 12 months after separation. This article explains exactly what the ‘12 month rule’ does and doesn’t apply to.
Facing separation or divorce in your retirement years
In our work as Family Lawyers, we see people seeking advice about separation and divorce in their retirement years because one or both people in the relationship have come to a realisation that they no longer wish to spend their retirement years with the other person. It can come as a big surprise, not only to the person on the receiving end of the news, but often the instigator as well in terms of the impact on their retirement lifestyle.
This article explores what we have seen happen when divorce comes in retirement.
How a friend’s divorce advice could cost you
Your family and friends are an important support system and have your best interests at heart but their experiences, however similar they seem, are not necessarily the same as yours.
Making decisions based on others’ experiences can result in additional and unnecessary stress. This article explains why you should take heed of these considerations.
About to separate? 5 key considerations you need to know
The five key considerations for people contemplating separation are these:
Financial, property, communications, privacy and parenting.
How you manage these areas of your life now can significantly impact your future and the future of those you love.
Can you avoid Court when separating?
Separating and thinking of writing up a property agreement and having a Justice of the Peace sign it? Or trying to avoid Court and ‘bringing the lawyers into it’?
While it might seem like a logical way to do things, read this article which explains how this approach can be problematic.
Dispelling the myths – what you must know when separating
Perhaps you’ve seen separation or divorce portrayed on television that shapes what you think may happen when you or those close to you separate.
Perhaps you have heard some stories about other people’s’ relationship breakdowns? There are some common myths that we see come up from time to time. This article explains what is fact and what is fiction.
New Year, New Beginnings
We’ve all heard of divorces that take years to finalise but this need not be the case. Learn from our experience of working with thousands of people who have been through divorce.
This article explains what to do first and what to expect from the process of divorce.
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Phillips Family Law is an award winning Family Law practice serving clients across Australia and abroad. Regardless of where you or your clients are in the decision making process, we can make you aware of the options. To discuss your situation confidentially phone +61730079898 or secure a time by clicking here.