The end of a relationship brings with it one of the most challenging times in life.
We get it, relationships are all we do- Family Law is our thing!
And while most of our work is with families at the end of relationships, we can also assist at the beginning- helping you construct a pre-nuptial agreement that will tide you through too.
So what is ‘The Family Law’?
Almost every Australian separated couple, whether married or defacto, including same sex couples, will find that the legal matters arising after the breakdown of their relationship are dealt with by application of the law as set out in the Family Law Act 1975 Cth. This piece of legislation is over forty-five years old now, although it tends to be updated almost annually.
As far as the Act is concerned, there are generally three areas that affect most separating couples:
Matters relating to parenting and arrangements for children;
The division of a couple’s financial affairs, including income and property
The dissolution of a marriage (your divorce)
While there are other more specific and unique matters that can arise upon the breakdown of a relationship, these tend to be the three main areas where separating couples find themselves dealing with the law and are the 3 main areas we assist with.