What Happens To My Inheritance If We Divorce?

October 1, 2018

You’ve decided to separate, next you’ll need to tackle the division of property. Ordinarily all assets and debts are pooled and distributed between you and your ex-partner. There are several ways this can be done. Together you can agree on how to divide your property without court involvement, which can then, if you wish, be […]

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Changing Your Child’s Surname After Divorce

September 26, 2018

After the breakdown of a relationship between parents, there is often a wish for the child’s surname to be changed by one of both parents. This usually occurs when the mother has adopted the father’s surname at the time of marriage and then wishes to revert to her maiden name after separation. The mother may […]

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How Long Does It Take To Get Divorced In Australia?

September 18, 2018

In order to apply for divorce in Australia, you will need to fulfil certain eligibility requirements. If the following requirements are met, you are then legally allowed to file your divorce application. Your marriage has broken down irreversibly You have been separated from your spouse for a minimum of 12 months and 1 day If […]

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Financial Do’s And Don’ts During Divorce

September 12, 2018

A divorce can be draining, both emotionally and financially. It may feel like you’ll never get to the other side. But you will. Unfortunately, there is no “one size fits all” approach to resolving financial disputes. However, to get started, consider these divorce do’s and don’ts. DO… Gather Financial Information Now is the time to […]

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7 Things You Should Never Do During Divorced

September 5, 2018

The process of divorce isn’t always easy. Tensions can run high and divorcing couples can often make poor decisions in the heat of the moment. Given the extensive amount of financial, emotional and practical details that have to be worked out, it’s not surprising so many divorcing couples end up making critical mistakes whilst navigating […]

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Meaningful ways to help a loved one through a divorce

August 29, 2018

Perhaps almost as bad as going through a divorce yourself is watching someone dear to you go through one. There are countless ways to support a loved one going through pre, active and post-divorce stages. Below are 5 meaningful ways to help a friend through a divorce: 1. Don’t give unsolicited advice As every relationship […]

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How to avoid an expensive divorce

August 21, 2018

Whether rich or poor, young or old, a divorce can be devastating to both the heart and the wallet. However, divorce doesn’t have to be a long, painful and costly endeavour. The following options are available and may well be more appropriate to meeting your needs over a traditional divorce process. MEDIATION Family Law Mediation is […]

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A Guide To Co-parenting

August 15, 2018

Divorce signifies the end of a relationship, however for divorced parents it also signifies the beginning of a new type of relationship – the co-parenting relationship. There is no denying that co-parenting harmoniously with your former partner can give your children the stability, security, and close relationships with both parents they need. The following articles […]

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6 Things To Consider Before Telling Your Kids About Divorce

August 8, 2018

Speaking to children about separation and divorce can be a tricky conversation and one you and your soon to be ex-partner want to get right. The following points are a useful guide to consider before telling your child you’re getting divorced. Make a plan Know what you are both going to say and how you […]

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8 Essential Pieces of Divorce Advice

August 1, 2018

Divorce can certainly be a very trying and stressful time, however there are things you can do to make sure the process is as peaceful as possible. The following 8 pieces of advice aren’t only for dealing with the legal aspects, but also to ensure you survive the emotional roller-coaster ride of the process itself. […]

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