Types of Separation Agreements
A full and comprehensive separation agreement in relation to all issues in dispute is often the document that encompasses the entire agreement between the parties arising out of a breakdown of a relationship. However settlement can be achieved by way of minutes of settlement or by an interim separation agreement to deal with temporary issues pending negotiation or final adjudication.
Types of Divorce Applications
In order to initiate a simple divorce, one spouse files and serves an application for divorce (Application (Divorce)(Form 8A)) on the other. This spouse becomes the applicant. If the respondent does not file an answer with the court within the allotted period of time, the court will issue a divorce order.
Pre-Separation Legal Advice
Often clients who are considering a separation are concerned about the state of their relationship and consult us for advice. In those confidential consultations, our role is to arm you with information and knowledge so that any decisions you make in relation to a separation are made from an informed basis.
Domestic Violence and Assault
If charged with domestic assault, you are more likely to contact your criminal lawyer first. However, it is equally important to contact a family lawyer. It is not uncommon for a party to utilise an allegation of domestic assault to gain an unfair advantage in family court.