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The Road to Resolution: The Timeframe of Separation Before Divorce

Asian couple arguing

In a world where marriage continues to evolve and redefine itself, it’s important to understand the legal nuances that accompany the dissolution of a marriage.  This article aims to provide clarity on the complexities of the Australian Family Law Act 1975, emphasising the critical importance of meeting a legal separation period, and providing guidance to […]

What is spousal maintenance and how do I get it?

Spousal Maintenance

As family lawyers, we often get questions about spousal maintenance. Clients who have heard about it from family or friends sometimes have misconceptions about what it is. Sometimes they are unsure whether they are eligible for maintenance, or they aren’t sure how to go about getting it. In this post, we’ll address some of those […]

What you need to know about international divorce

international divorce

From both an emotional and a practical standpoint, getting divorced is seldom easy. It can be especially challenging if you and your spouse are from different countries, or if one of you lives abroad. Here’s what all Australians should know about international divorce. First things first: is your marriage recognised here? If you got married […]

10 things you should do following separation


There are few experiences more traumatic in life than a relationship break-up with a long-term, much loved partner. For some people, the emotional stress of such an event can have considerable and lasting effects on their finances, on their health, and on their lifestyle. Naturally enough, the bust up of a relationship can also seriously […]

What are my rights when a de facto relationship ends

De facto

Intimate relationships can take many forms these days. It’s very common for people to live together and share nearly everything in life without ever feeling the need to get married… but what is the definition of a de facto relationship, and what are your rights and entitlements should such a relationship breakdown? In Australia, de […]

Separation: What’s required to be separated under one roof?


It may be a cliché but it’s also true: no matter how long you’ve been together, breaking up is hard to do. For married couples, coping with the fallout can be especially complicated – and that’s one reason why so many Australians continue to live together even after separation. But what’s required in order to […]

4 ways to protect yourself financially in a divorce


No one wants to think about their marriage ending badly in Divorce. But the reality is that it happens. When it does, the question of how to safeguard your finances is a common concern. Fortunately, there are several precautions you can take to protect yourself financially in divorce. 1. Consider a binding financial agreement Technically, […]