So you are separating?
It is important to recognise that separation is a big life event. You are separated when you and your partner are no longer living together or having a shared life together.
There could be some difficulties ahead and sometimes separation can be an emotional roller coaster. It is also important to recognise, that you will get through it. If you have children, they will adapt and get through it too.
When we live with someone we share our love, time, children, financial resources, friends, family, home and identity. When we separate, somehow, we have to change many facets of our lives. But, it is okay, you can make it happen one step at a time.
When it comes to married couples, you will need to consider divorce, property settlement, spousal maintenance, child support and parenting arrangements.
When it comes to de facto couples, you will need to consider property settlement, de facto spousal maintenance, child support and parenting arrangements.
I've Separated, What do I do Now?
There is a range of matters to consider after separation, and we don't just mean the family law issues. While the family law issues are important, there are a range of practical considerations which if dealt with early on, can help you move on.