Our Family Law Expertise:
- Separation and Divorce
- Division of Property and Assets
- Financial Agreements Prior to, During or after Marriage or Cohabitation
- Custody and Access to Children
- Disputes about Parenting Matters
- Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Prenuptial Agreements
At The Firm Law Group we understand that separating from your partner is an incredibly stressful time for most people. Whether you are separating from your married partner or your de facto partner there are important but difficult decisions that need to be made ranging from living arrangements, your financial future and child custody issues.
You can divorce your partner under the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth), if the family court accepts:
- Your marriage has broken down,
- There is no prospect of a reconciliation and
- You have been separated for at least 12 months.
The reason why your marriage has broken down is irrelevant when it comes to obtaining a divorce. The family court only needs to be satisfied that the partnership has broken down and that you and your spouse have lived “separately and apart” for not less than 12 months. It is important to understand that ‘separation’ can include living separately under the same roof.
No matter what stage of your separation you are at our lawyers at The Firm Law Group are always available to help.
Obtaining a divorce will only legally bring your marriage to an end, and in doing so, allow you to re-marry should you chose to.
It’s important to understand that divorce will not finalise important issues such as your financial future or the division of your joint property and assets. This can at times be a daunting and complex process.
Our lawyers will expertly work with you to find solutions that protect your entitlements and we are available every step of the way to guide you through this important period. We will help you to negotiate or mediate a binding financial agreement that provides you with what you are entitled to. This can be done at any time, either before, during of after divorce or separation.
Divorce might also affect the provisions of any will you have made. The Firm Law Group can assist you with your estate planning to ensure your assets are protected for your loved ones.
The process of getting a divorce and dividing property and assets can sometimes result in parties becoming entrenched in their positions which invariably increases time and costs.
At The Firm Law Group we always seek where possible to explore mediation and alternative dispute resolution to settle issues between parties rather than finalising your case through more costly court proceedings. Our lawyers all have extensive mediation and alternative dispute resolution experience and will expertly advise and represent you through this process. Call us today for a confidential discussion about your options.