Get family law advice early: Try our free 30 minute consult – to help you to avoid issues that make the situation worse and try to support you to sort out matters quickly and sensibly.
Be honest with your lawyer: We need you to do this so that we can give you the best advice possible advice.
Be kind to yourself: Accept support from friends and family.
Get counselling: To help you to work through your emotions so you can make the correct decisions.
Always act in your children’s best interests: They will thank you for it later and it’s a requirement for separating parents under the Family Law Act 1975.
Collect all of your relevant financial information: This includes: bank statements, tax returns, superannuation and other documents that detail your financial situation. This information means we can provide you with advice on property division.
Keep a Diary of important details: Write a record of all agreements made with your former partner, money spent after separations and time spent with your children so you can let your lawyer know.
Secure your data and finances: It is important that you protect your privacy and to ensure that bills still get paid and money does not go missing.
Be careful what you put on social media: This causes problems and end being used against you in Court.
10. Get financial advice: work out what your best options are for you and your children.