Know Your Truth
You didn’t want or expect a relationship breakdown and you certainly don’t need us to tell you it’s painful and stressful. What you do need is someone you can trust to guide you through the legal process. You look after you and your loved ones. We’ll take care of the rest.
Even in an amicable split, where you and your spouse want to cooperate on important issues like child support or financial settlement, the legal side of things can get complicated quickly, so you need an advocate with specialist experience to make sure you’re covered. Having someone listen to you and understand your goals, and your needs (as well as the needs of your other family members, including children) will make the whole process as easy as it can be.
This is without a doubt going to be the most difficult part. But you need to reach an agreement about the care of your children. There are a number of options you can pursue. We will help you find the outcome that works best for you and your family.
Your finances and property
Property isn’t just real estate. It includes all assets that you and your spouse own or have an interest or share in: cars, boats, bank accounts, shares, even the furniture in your home. Every case is unique, and the way your property is divided will depend on your family’s individual circumstances. We’ll take the time to understand your situation and help you get the most equitable outcome you can.
How we work with you
First things first, this is a process with a number of steps and we’re going to need you to be ready to provide the relevant documentation and paperwork. Above all else, here’s a few things to remember:
- We’re in this together: The best thing you can do is to be open and honest with us. We need all the facts to establish your case and provide you with the best advice. If things are getting a bit much, tell us so we can do our best to give you some breathing space.
- Preparation helps reduce costs: Collect all the documentation you can ahead of your appointments with us. Things like, a timeline of events that led to the relationship breakdown, financial details, personal information and it also helps to write down
a list of questions you want to ask us.
- Have someone you can talk to: Having a strong support network is incredibly important in helping you get through this. Make sure you have discussed your situation with a close friend or family member and perhaps even talk to a counsellor to help you
deal with the emotional impacts.