Separation and Divorce
We understand that making the decision to end your marriage or de-facto relationship is inevitably a difficult one. Equally, we appreciate that emotions run high, and there are suddenly a host of decisions to make ; Who will stay in the house ? How will bills or mortgages be paid ? How will bank accounts be operated ? What will be done to take care of any children in the immediate aftermath of a separation and on a long term basis ?
With over 30 years experience in the family law sector, Lesley Young will assist and guide you through the process. In our experience, the sooner all the necessary arrangements can be made after separation the better, as miscommunications and unilateral decisions can lead to difficult issues further down the line. We do our best to liaise with the other party to the relationship to make sure all these details are sorted quickly and fairly. Where necessary, we can pursue formal agreements to give authority to these arrangements.
If it is your marriage that has broken down, and there is no reasonable likelihood that you will reconcile, you may wish to file for divorce. If you have been separated for at least 12 months and 1 day, you will be eligible to apply for divorce, either solely or jointly.
If you are contemplating or are in the process of separating, need advice on your options, or are considering applying for divorce, please contact our office for guidance and assistance.