I have recently separated

I have recently separated and I am not sure where to start? Separation is a difficult and stressful time. Even the most amicable separations that we see still cause some level of stress. After you have officially separated or decided to separate, you will have a lot of questions that need answering, such as:

  • Property matters – what documents do I have to disclose? Do I need to place a caveat on my property? Do I need to protect any of my assets?
  • Spousal maintenance – will I be entitled? Do I need to pay?
  • What will I be entitled to overall?

If there are children involved, some questions you might have are:

  • How do we reach a parenting arrangement?
  • How can I get more time?
  • What is in the best interests of my children?
  • My partner has taken my children away – what do I do? What are my rights?
  • How can the Grandparents get access?

These questions can be answered in a consultation with your family lawyer. Here at BTLawyers, we take our role to minimise the stress and frustration of separation and divorce seriously. We want you to come out of the process feeling satisfied with the outcome achieved.

Minimisation of stress is one of the reasons why our Legal Counsel, Vanessa Hernandez, became an Accredited Mediator in addition to being a Family Lawyer – so she could acquire and learn the tools to help people minimise the conflict that inevitably occurs through a separation process.

How long should I wait to engage a Family Lawyer?

Some of our services you might be interested in accessing at this stage are:

Some helpful resources for this stage:

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