Separation 

“Relationship breakdown is an enormously stressful life event. We work to reduce the emotional and financial cost and make the transition easier for everyone concerned.” – Nicole Le Pou, Family Lawyer.

Married couples, de facto and same sex relationships.

When a relationship has reached an end and it’s time to for two people to separate, it can cause a major upset for everyone concerned. The practical and emotional issues are the same for the separating couple, regardless of the nature of their relationship.

We try to reduce the stress of this transition by working towards a sensitively negotiated settlement rather than engaging in a long drawn out “battle” of wills. We recommend counselling for couples where appropriate and promote mediation as a process for reaching agreement and negotiating a resolution of all issues.

We know that one size does not "fit all", and we take time to advise you on all your options so you can choose how you want to proceed, this means you are more in control of costs and your matter. 

If you’re about to separate, or you’ve reached a crossroad in your relationship, we can advise you about your rights and entitlements with regards to family law and provide practical solutions regarding:

Divorce 

If you are married applying for a divorce, following your separation, will often be the final step of your family law matter. A divorce application can be filed in Australia 12 months after separation. Our office undertake divorce applications for clients on a fixed fee basis. If you want to apply for a divorce feel free to contact our office so that we can discuss the costs and process with you. 

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