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Getting Through a Separation in Four Steps - download our free eBook

Thursday May 14, 2020

Getting Through a Separation in Four Steps - download our free eBook

There is nothing easy about a separation, but it is our hope that our recently published eBook: No animosity, no court, no fuss, will help you prepare for what is ahead. The book is designed around the four key steps as a way to guide you through.

Step 1 - Preparing yourself for separation

It is important that you mentally prepare yourself for separation and have all of your “ducks in a row” before talking to your spouse or de facto partner. We cover some of the most practical things you should consider in preparation for the process ahead, as well as how to handle the initial discussion if you are instigating the split.

Step 2 - Dividing property and other assets

The division of assets requires forethought and often expert opinions - whether it is from lawyers, accountants, valuers or other financial advisors. This step requires a practical mindset, negotiation and compromise. It is often the step where an amicable relationship can go pear-shaped, and as such, it is worth taking extra care when discussing the division of property and other assets.

Step 3 - Children and separation

If you have children, whether it’s in this relationship or another, it is in your best interests to come to a mutually agreeable position with your former spouse or de facto partner. Our advice is pragmatic and will keep your relationship with your former spouse or de facto partner in tact for the future, for the benefit of your children.

Step 4 - Applying for divorce

If you are married, applying for divorce is actually a straightforward process. However, there are some rules to familiarise yourself with. Being granted a divorce is absolutely necessary if you wish to remarry again in the future.

These are our team’s insights, based on decades of experience practising as family lawyers and seeing how preparation and knowledge of what’s ahead can deliver favourable outcomes. As always, please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to discuss your unique situation.

To obtain a copy of our eBook: No animosity, no court, no fuss, please fill in the form.