Change is difficult.
It is difficult for both parties of the separation, whether we are the ones making the change or whether the change is occurring because of someone else’s decision. This is a huge transition in your life, and you do need to be patient with yourself and allow yourself time to adjust.
We have been brought up to need to know what’s coming, many people are raised to have your life planned out at an early age. Getting married is all about creating certainty in your life. When we get married, we think we will be with that person for the rest of our lives, create a home with them, plan our retirement with them and have a family with them.
During separation, there is so much uncertainty around really important things in our lives: how much time we get to spend with our children, where we will live, whether we will have to sell our home or be able to afford our current rent, when we will move, how we will financially support ourselves and how we will live without our spouse.
Depending on the age of your children, they may want answers to some of these questions too, and you may not be able to provide them. While facing your own uncertainty, you must help your children face theirs in a respectful and age-appropriate way. It is a very tough time for you and your children. Children are often more flexible and happy to make changes, but sometimes they will need you to help them so that they can understand.
Change can be risky. It can be difficult. It can also be beautiful. And it will always show you more of yourself.
If you would like some specific answers to your family law matter, we suggest arranging a free initial consultation with one of our family lawyers. We have a Gold Coast and Brisbane office, or if you prefer, we do provide Zoom calls. We understand sometimes jumping on Google asking questions from “How can we get divorced in Australia?” to “How to file my taxes if my wife and I are separated?” Just may not cut it, that is why we are here for you to gain clarity and guidance.
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