Going through separation can be an emotional and difficult process. We have the expertise to assist you and provide you with practical, easy to understand legal advice.

Parenting

After separation of the parents, it is necessary to make necessary arrangements for the care and wellbeing of any children. Often, arrangements can be agreed between the parents, however, in some circumstances it is necessary to commence proceedings in the Family Court. We are experienced and can assist with:

  • Custody and arrangements for children
  • Relocation of children
  • Enforcement of orders relating to children
  • Child support agreements

Property

When people separate, it is necessary to come to an agreement on how the property, assets and debts should be divided and distributed. Strict timeframes apply with respect to initiating proceedings in the Family Court regarding a property settlement. You should seek legal advice at the first opportunity.

Divorce

Applications for divorce can be made either by one party, or both parties, to a marriage. For a divorce to be granted, the Family Court must be satisfied that the parties have been separated for a period of at least 12 months immediately before the application is made.