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Navigating divorce and separation: a helpful guide from a divorce lawyer

Deciding to end a marriage comes with a lot of considerations and the process of a divorce or separation will never be easy. To ensure that you make the right decisions, seeking the assistance of a divorce lawyer will be a wise choice.

Here at Cunninghams – The Law Practice, we understand how stressful it is to be in the middle of divorce and separation. To help you with this, our team has prepared a helpful guide in navigating divorce and separation below.

What is divorce?

The Australian family law defines divorce as the formal means of ending a legitimate marriage. A couple seeking divorce and separation must satisfy the court that the marriage is beyond repair. To do so, the couple must show that they have been living separately for a period of at least 12 months and without any possibility of rekindling the marriage in the future.

Many Australian couples opt to stay married and choose to file for divorce and separation only when they have plans of remarrying. The decision of keeping the legal union affects complex legal rights and obligations. When weighing your options, having the assistance of a divorce lawyer proves to be helpful.

How do divorce and separation affect family and property relations?

Looking after the best interest of the children ­involved, Australian courts refuse to grant divorce and separation application until proper arrangements have been put in place, especially for children below 18 years old. Because of this, it is essential to seek the advice of a family lawyer to prepare crucial arrangements for the benefit of the children.

When it comes to dividing properties and assets, the couple must first make full disclosure of financial assets, including their liabilities to each other. From here, an assessment of individual contributions follows determining the proper percentages or allocations that either party has with regards to the entire pool of properties involved. This process can get tedious and complicated, so using the expertise of a divorce lawyer will help ease the situation.

How Cunninghams – The Law Practice can help

The legal processes involved in filing for divorce and separation can be strenuous and highly demanding. Hiring a family lawyer or a divorce lawyer from Cunninghams – The Law Practice will greatly help to ease some tension and stress. Here at Cunninghams, we have a team of family lawyers ready to assist you with your needs. For more questions on divorce and separation, feel free to contact our Bathurst and Blayney team today or visit our website and find the perfect divorce lawyer to help you.

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