Separation & Divorce
When a couple separates or divorces for whatever reason, it is a difficult time for all parties involved.
Not only do you have to divide assets and property accumulated throughout your time together, but this situation is further exacerbated when children are involved, and you are also required to negotiate how you will co-parent your children and deal with custody issues.
Whether the relationship ends mutually or someone is left hurt, the process can be made more difficult when one party is unwilling to cooperate in trying and reaching a fair and amicable solutions in their family law case.
In this situation, divorce lawyers can help make the process much easier and ensure that your rights in your family law matter are protected. When you engage our family law solicitors, not only will you know where you legally stand in your family law case, we will give you the respect and consideration you need in this challenging time.
Gold Coast divorce lawyers that put your family first
When children who are under eighteen years old, are involved in a divorce it can make the process a lot harder. There are a lot of decisions to be made at a time when a lot of changes are occurring.
When you choose your family law firm to be Collective Family Law Group on the Gold Coast to handle your divorce, we give you legal advice in plain English. So no matter what choice you need to make during your family law proceedings, you are fully aware of where you stand legally and the possible outcomes of the decisions you make.
Separation, know what you are entitled to
Even without being married, a de facto relationship is still considered a valid union in the eyes of the law. So, separating assets, property and child custody can be quite tricky and complex. Our family lawyers can help you work out what you are entitled to and what your next steps are.
Further to that, it is important to note that even if property is not in your own name and in your ex-partner’s name, you may still be entitled to a property settlement.
Divorce lawyers can get the process started
First and foremost, the law wants a couple to exhaust all avenues before reaching the stage of getting divorced, so there are a few conditions that need to be satisfied before you can apply for your divorce.
To start the process, you must be separated for a minimum of 12 months if the divorce is the be granted. This may be time separated under the same roof.
In the cases of marriages of under two years there are a few more conditions that apply;
You must either attend counseling in the hope of a reconciliation, if this does not reunite the couple, the counselor must state that the session was held and the outcome was negative.
Or, you need to apply to the court for permission to divorce.
Without a divorce lawyer to assist, the process can be quite confusing and complex, making a tough time even more difficult.
Divorce and Separation lawyers on the Gold Coast make the process less painful
It can be difficult to come to a fair resolution in your family law proceedings. Not only have you built a life together that you need to divide, you have the emotions of the break up that can sometimes make it all the more difficult to make clear concise decisions. At Collective Family Law, we are a family law firm that try and make our clients family law process as amicable as possible, whilst ensuring you get everything you are entitled to.
Our family law solicitors strive to get our clients the best possible outcomes for their family law matter.