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Your relationship has broken down - now what?

By Tara Hurley - 5 Mar 2012

It is often said that the five stages of grief apply at the end of a relationship.  The stages are denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.  Each person will transition through the stages at different times and this adds additional complexity for separated couples.

Getting legal advice early on is important.  You are likely to have some pressing questions, such as:

  • Who has to move out?
  • What about the kids?
  • What are my rights to property?
  • How am I going to support myself, or, what am I going to have to pay?

Depending on what "stage" you are in, the first meeting with your lawyer may simply be an information gathering exercise.  Your lawyer may also suggest you undertake some specialist counselling before attempting to negotiate division of property and financial support.  In other cases it may be necessary to act quickly, to prevent property from being disposed of by your partner.

Whatever your situation, we have the expertise to assist you with your legal needs following a relationship break down and we have access to trusted barristers who can provide specialist advice on care of children matters.

If you or anyone you know needs assistance, please call Tara Hurley for an appointment.

 

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