If you have recently separated and you believe there is little chance of resolution, there are three main issues to consider:
– The division of all matrimonial property including real estate, superannuation, bank accounts, shares and who will be responsible for any debt. A person may seek a property settlement promptly following and separation from a former spouse or de facto partner. There is no requirement to be divorced before settling your financial affairs.
– Who will care for and support the children of the relationship.
-The legal end of a marriage. A couple must be separated for at least 12 months prior to making an Application to the Court for a divorce.
Unless it is not in their best interests, children have a right to a significant and ongoing relationship with both parents following a separation. We can assist parents in finalising arrangements for the appropriate care of your children in circumstances when both parents are no longer living together.
We can help separated couples to divide their property, which may include real estate, superannuation, financial accounts and shares and vehicles and who will be responsible for the respective debts.
If you are newly separated and are concerned about where you stand, Contact Kingsley Lawson today to ensure your rights and assets are protected. Our experienced Family Lawyers are here to provide you with the personalised and caring advice with a no fuss, cost effective approach.