Many people contemplate separation from their partner, wife or husband, at one time or another.
However, before you decide to broach the subject with the other party and before you leave, you should obtain legal advice.
A family lawyer will be able to provide you with advice about the division of your property; including real estate, shares, superannuation, inheritances, and they can advise you about your responsibility for any joint liabilities.
In addition to a property settlement there may be personal safety issues to consider, as well as parenting arrangements.
You may wish to discuss who should live in the matrimonial home and who should pay the mortgage and outgoings.
If there is a business involved, you will need to think about its value and who will take the business in the event of the property settlement.
Tax debts may also need to be considered.
If you find yourself in this situation we recommend that you obtain legal advice from our family lawyer Caroline Granger. She has extensive experience in complex property matters including businesses, partnerships, companies, and trusts. She also has extensive experience in children’s matters.
Call Robertson Hyetts today on 5434 6666 or 5472 1588.