Divorce

Divorce declining – the latest statistics

Divorce rates in Perth are declining, and there are a number of factors involved. Society is ever-changing, and while approximately one third of marriages end in divorce, there are contributing factors as to why the remaining two thirds of married couples go the distance. To begin with, less people are getting married and, in particular, …

Stress on relationships due to increasing debt

Debt and financial trouble is one of the leading causes of stress in a relationship. It can feel as if there is no hope, and that there is no way out. There are many reasons why couples get into debt. In Perth, there is currently a growing number of couples defaulting on loan agreements and …

Getting the most out of mediation

Mediation is a trusted and proven process. For many, it can be a quick and cost-effective way to resolve your dispute. Being prepared for the joint session is key.  There are no guarantees you will achieve the outcome you desire but if you approach it correctly, there is more chance that the outcome will be …

Some tips on maintaining privacy and security post separation

Separation can be a difficult time. There can be many things you need to deal with which can be overwhelming. Privacy and security are issues that you should address as soon as possible. These issues are extremely important in matters involving family violence because the risk of violence is elevated during this time. Here are …

Living together post-divorce

For many couples who are facing divorce, securing two separate homes might not always be financially possible – at least straight away. In these cases, the separating spouses must navigate this new living arrangement while no longer being in a relationship. Following the divorce process, family lawyers are aware that this difficult and emotionally draining …

The impact of FIFO work commitments on your relationship

The fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) lifestyle certainly has its challenges, but the old opinion that FIFO families are more likely to face separation and divorce just isn’t true. Studies conducted focusing on the impact of this type of working life have found that married couples that have one spouse working away as a FIFO worker are …

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Why Should we do a Financial Settlement now?

Many people separate and in the interests of remaining amicable work out some temporary arrangements and then wait and see what happens. Neither party get legal advice and they do what they think is sensible and practical and usually what works best for their family. “I don’t need legal advice, we can work through this …

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Separating and Settling Amicably

So, you’ve made the difficult decision to split up. Whether you are ending a marriage or a de-facto relationship, breaking up is never easy and there is much to be sorted out. Every situation is different and you’ll want to get a good divorce lawyer or de-facto relationship lawyer in Perth to guide you through …

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Maintain Back to School Routine After Holiday Divorce

Maintaining a school routine is difficult at the best of times for happily married or cohabiting couples. Throw a messy divorce, particularly one that has happened over the holidays, into the mix and it can be a recipe for disaster. Emotions are high and everyone is on edge, and the smallest thing can often kick …

Starting a New Chapter

Starting a New Chapter

The presents are unwrapped, the Christmas tree is put away and you have somehow managed to survive the mayhem of the holiday season. Now, the New Year is upon you and reality sinks in once again. For many people the New Year is a time to reflect on their family and relationships and start a …

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