Category - Separation and Divorce
Firstly… what is (and isn’t) a divorce?
A divorce, quite simply, is the legal end to your marriage. Any arrangements made with your former partner over the division of property or care arrangements for children are dealt with separately. You can divide the property of the marriage and put care arrangements in place for your...
Separation and all the challenges that follow are daunting, regardless of the stage of life you may be in. It is incredibly easy to become consumed by the emotional turmoil of the situation, which inturn can also make it hard to decipher what to do next, who you should speak with and where you seek help from. These are basic...
You’re separated but not divorced … do you know that your ex may still receive your assets upon your death?
If you are dealing with a separation from your spouse, the last thing you may be thinking about is updating your Will. However this may be the most important time to consider your estate planning.
If you do not...
For separated families the additional stress and uncertainty brought about by COVID-19 has added an unwanted layer of complexity to resolving care arrangements and finalising property settlements.Now more than ever is the time to seek specialised family law advice to cut through complexity created by COVID-19.
Your relationship is coming to an end. Either you’re in the driver’s seat effecting the separation or maybe you’ve been blindsided by an announcement from your partner that the relationship is over. Regardless, as the song goes, breaking up is hard to do…
There are likely to be emotions of grief and...
Going through a separation and divorce is a very difficult time. I can say this as I have experienced it first hand.
You might think I had the “upper hand” throughout my separation and divorce because I am a family lawyer myself.
Well, I can say that was not the case at all.
Lawyers need lawyers for their own divorce too.
In Western Australia if you have
been in a committed relationship for two years or more there is a possibility
(but no more) that your partner may take you to the Family Court of Western
Australia and ask that Court to make an order about property that you or they
or both of you own.
If you live together the chances
For many separating couples the writing was on the wall for some time and a final separation does not come as a complete surprise to either person.
Whether it was a gradual process over many months or years or a particular event that led to the separation both parties often agree that separation was inevitable.
Do you remember the car ads that were prevalent in the 90’s showing mum, dad and the 2.5 children? The typical Australian family. But is that still a representative of the Australian family?
In Australia 1 in 3 Marriages end in Divorce and the average marriage length is just over 12 years. With the average age to get married...