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Separation & Divorce Lawyers
When parties to a marriage are satisfied that the relationship has irretrievably broken down, an application for divorce can be made twelve (12) months after separation. There are some allowances for attempted reconciliation during that twelve-month period and if a marriage has lasted less than two years, counseling is mandatory.
It is critical to note that divorce is a separate process to parenting issues and property settlement. Time limits also apply. It is important that you consult a Family Law Solicitor or Lawyer to discuss all your separation and divorce issues.
When two people separate, it does not necessarily follow that they will obtain a divorce. It can, however, markedly alter your life situation. Parramatta City Legal can offer you the assistance and professional advice to help you through this trying period. Our Family law services are geared towards ensuring that your emotional and financial interests are best looked after.
Particularly when children are involved, emotional support can be instrumental in facilitating the needs of all concerned so that they may adapt to change and their heightened feelings. We are pleased that we can offer our clients referrals to able-bodied institutions to provide specialised counselling sessions, as appropriate.
Equally burdensome is the financial pressure that flows from separation and/or divorce. Issues such as property distribution, child and spousal maintenance, reconsideration of your Will and so forth can all be very stressful to the typical litigant. At fist instance, Parramatta City Legal, in the interests of saving time and costs, will endeavour to resolve all financial matters between you and your ex-spouse/partner amicably, without the intervention of the Court. If the matter does need to go to Court however, we are suitably competent and experienced to maximise your entitlement and finalise the proceedings at the earliest possible time.
In cases where parties have been separated for 12 months or more, either party may make application to the Court for a Divorce provided that there has been an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage. This is a separate process which Parramatta City Legal can also assist you with. It is important to note though that obtaining a divorce does not settle the issues relating to the parental responsibility of children and property division.