Going through a separation is among life’s most stressful events. When emotions are running high it can be difficult to think about what you need to do and who you need to speak to. The support of an experienced and knowledgeable family lawyer can make a world of difference.
Whether you need advice on divorce, property settlement, parenting arrangements, de facto rights and separation entitlements, or financial matters such as maintenance and child support, you can depend on the team at Jones Leach.
How can we help?
We provide reliable, objective and practical advice for you, buttressed by years of experience dealing with sensitive and complicated family law matters. Whenever possible, we will try to keep you out of the courts so you can avoid the expense, delay and uncertainty of litigation.
However, there are some things you will need to immediately address, particularly if children are involved, to try and keep things as stable as possible for them. You should speak with a family lawyer as soon as possible to discuss how you will handle some of the following issues:
- Where your children will live and who will take care of them
- How much time will they spend with the other parent
- What school/child care arrangements need to be made
- How you and your former partner will support yourselves and your children
- Who will pay outstanding bills or debts
- Who will stay in the house
- How will rent or mortgage be paid
- What will happen to any joint bank, building society or credit union accounts
- What will happen to the business, house, car, furniture and other property
- What will happen to your Will and Power of Attorney that you may have made before and if you have not made one, whether you should now make one
- What will happen to the nomination (quite likely of your spouse) that you have made in your superannuation policy/ies.
For expert help with the issues associated with this area, call us today or book your appointment online.