My partner and I have separated – what happens now?
When a marriage breaks down, it can be an extremely emotional and stressful time. Not only are you coming to terms with the fact that your relationship is ending, but you are forced to navigate through the practical elements and make tough decisions. If you are considering a separation, or have recently separated, there are many things to consider – and the most common question is often, “what happens now?”
What happens now?
If you are considering separation, you may have wondered, “what happens now?” for some time. One of the first things you need to do is determine who will be supporting you through it. These people will likely include family, friends, and professionals who will look after your best interests and help you through the complex process ahead.
If you have already separated, you may not have had time to consider “what happens now?”. Now faced with this as a more pressing issue, the most urgent matters likely relate to child custody, dividing finances, and if there has been any domestic or family violence from which you would need protection.
Do I need legal advice?
Without a doubt, yes!
Not every couple experiencing a marriage breakdown will need a lawyer to guide them through every step of property division and child custody arrangements. However, it is vital to know early on how the Family Court system works and what rights and obligations you have. A lawyer has the expertise to help you navigate this process, and you can then formulate a plan of action to ensure these are met and take control of the situation.
Make sure you choose a lawyer that specialises in the areas unique to your circumstances and carries the proper accreditations for your state. It’s also important to ensure that you feel comfortable working with them. After all, they will support you in negotiating sensitive matters and deal directly with your former partner on your behalf.
An amicable resolution is possible when you receive the right advice and guidance from an experienced family lawyer. Let us help you implement the best solution for you and your family and avoid as much negativity as possible.
Ramsden Family Lawyers are the premier law firm on the Gold Coast. We are conscious that each client has individual needs and that proceeding with a separation or domestic violence matter is often highly emotional.
Free 30 Minute Consultation
Our initial consultations are free, confidential and can be discussed over the telephone or in person at our Gold Coast Office.
Why choose us?
- We have a team of 9 highly skilled family lawyers who only practice family law.
- We have 3 accredited family law specialists.
- We specialise in all areas of family law.
- Our family law team has been nominated in Doyles Guide Best Family Lawyers 2018, 2019 and 2020.
- We will work with your budget.
Contact A Family Lawyer
We understand that taking the first step to talk to a Family Lawyer after separation can be daunting. However, it is invaluable to arm yourself with knowledge moving forward. Our initial consultations are confidential and can be discussed over the phone or in person at our conveniently located office in the heart of the Gold Coast.
If you would like to schedule a free consultation with one of our Family Lawyers, please call our office on 1300 749 709, fill out our online enquiry form or book now using our online calendar system.