Relationship Breakdowns – It's Over
  • Regrouping

    It’s never easy when a significant relationship ends. Whatever the reason for the break up and whether you wanted it or no, the end of a relationship can turn your life upside down and trigger all sorts of painful and unsettling feelings. But there are plenty of things you can do to get through...

     

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  • Moving On Gracefully

    It is natural for the end of a relationship to give rise to a lot of hurt, pain and anger. And in cases where you have been dumped, it may seem impossible to ever forgive your ex or move on to a more positive way of thinking. And yet however difficult as it may seem, letting go of the past is not...

     

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  • Spousal Maintenance

    Spousal maintenance is not automatic, and often is considered as part of an overall settlement of financial matters. It is most likely to be ordered in cases where one party is “house bound” with the care of young children and therefore unable to exercise their income earning capacity. On the...

     

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Property Settlement

The best outcome for separating couples is to reach agreement by consent regarding the division of property of the relationship. Even if you have reached agreement with your former partner, the Family Law Rules outlining the division of property are complicated, and it is best to seek family law...

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Mediation Strategies

Mediation can be defined as a process whereby a neutral facilitator aids parties in reaching a mutually agreeable resolution of their dispute. It is a process whereby the parties rather than going...

Evidence Tips

Documents are obviously very valuable as evidence; however, it is surprising how often a document can be ambiguous. People may use different addresses for different purposes. There may be another...

Affidavit Preparation

An affidavit is a document that contains facts that you swear under oath or affirm to be true. You can use an affidavit instead of sitting in the witness box to give your evidence to the judge. A...

Managing Your Legal Costs

Retaining an experienced family lawyer will greatly help you through the legal process and reduce the stress that comes with separation and finalizing agreements with your former partner. Family law...

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Managing Your Legal Team

The relationship you build with your legal team is very much two sided. You legal team is accountable for doing a number of things on your behalf but you also need to understand that communication is...

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Selecting Your Legal Team

Choosing the right family lawyer to help you resolve issues arising from the breakdown of a de facto relationship can be challenging. But it's such an important appointment and worth taking the time to do it right. Start by being clear...

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Jurisdiction

One important procedural difference remains between married and de facto couples. For married couples, it is simply a matter of applying for the...

Binding Financial Agreements

A Binding Financial Agreement has the effect of ousting the Court’s jurisdiction to decide financial matters for separating de facto couples. That...

Separation

A de facto relationship breakdown can be deeply traumatizing for both parties. Many couples negotiate a de facto separation agreement in the lead up to separation. While others elect to negotiate a de facto separation agreement post separation occurring. When separation is discussed in Family Law...

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Assessing The Damage

If you have ended your de facto relationship, all the property that you and your former partner own may need to be divided in a way that is fair to both of you. Property of a relationship includes...

De Facto or Girlfriend?

There is a lot of differing opinions over what constitutes a ‘de facto Relationship’. The debate reminds us of just how confusing the law that relates to de facto relationships really is. De...

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