• Where will your children live after you separate? How can you set things up so that both parents continue to be involved?
• Guardianship disputes: both parents need to be involved in decisions about name changes, medical issues, schooling or moving out of town or overseas. If you can’t get your ex-partner to listen to your views, a lawyer may be able to!
• Relationship property will need to be identified, valued and divided. In most cases, the sooner this is done, the better.
• Often one party is in a much better financial position than the other. There may be child support or maintenance that should be being paid.
• If there has been domestic violence, you may need urgent assistance to obtain a protection orders to ensure your safety and that of your children.
A good Family Lawyer won’t rush you off to Court unless that is what is absolutely necessary, so be sure to engage a specialist Family Lawyer who knows the least divisive, least expensive and most effective solutions to the issues you are facing.