The process of separation can be overwhelming and frightening – even if your separation is amicable, the process and logistics of separation can be daunting.

In our experience, obtaining information from a family law solicitor gives you options and empowers you to make the right decisions.   An initial consultation can give you all the information you need about your options, not just in relation to entitlements, but also about how to approach issues and manage the situation with your partner.

You will have lots of questions.  We suggest that you don’t take advice from friends, family or colleagues who “have been through divorce” – their experience and advice may not be realistic or relevant to your circumstances.

In our experience, early advice helps clients be better informed about the separation process.  Advice is always useful, whether your separation is amicable or nasty.   Don’t leave the outcome to chance.  The right information will empower you to make better decisions and manage the transition with more clarity.

I think my partner and I might separate, what do I do?


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At Franklin Family Law we believe that knowledge is power.  If you are thinking of separating, meeting with us before you separate can give you important relevant and practical information.  If you do subsequently separate, this information may make the process smoother, assist you in receiving an equitable division of assets and a more positive outcome for all family members.

If you have separated, it is imperative to understand how family law works, what it means for you and your children and how to work towards the best solution.  It is important that you see us as soon as possible so we can help you deal with the impact on your finances, children and lifestyle.  Just because you obtain legal advice, doesn’t mean that your situation is complex or hostile nor that your matter will end up in court.

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Seeking advice in changing times is ALWAYS a good thing.  We are committed to empowering you with the knowledge you need to make the right decisions for your family and your future.

If you are thinking about a separation, or have already separated, contact us for advice about your rights and entitlements before agreeing to a financial settlement or arrangements for your children.


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