Thinking about Separating? What you need to know
The end of a relationship can be a difficult and stressful experience. Whether you are contemplating ending a relationship or your relationship has come to an end, obtaining legal advice at the earliest opportunity allows you to arm yourself with the knowledge you need to ensure the process is as stress-free as possible.
The most common issues arising at the end of a relationship include the following:
- How should our property be divided?
- Who has the right to live in the home?
- What happens to the children?
- Can I continue using the joint bank account?
- How will our business be run?
A common misconception is that matters will become acrimonious by involving lawyers. It is possible to settle matters amicably with the assistance of lawyers and the extent of assistance you require can be tailored to your particular situation.
Obtaining legal advice about matters such as these ensures you are dealing with matters in the way that is most appropriate for you.
An initial consultation with one of our family lawyers will allow you to understand what your rights and options so you can make an informed decision about how your matter should be handled.
Please contact our family law expert, Sharon Chandra if you require assistance.
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