Ending a relationship can be tough at the best of times, although things may (or may not) be amicable, you have shared a lot with your partner, de-facto, husband or wife and there would have been days were thinking of your marriage or relationship ending were never even a possibility.
If your relationship has ended, you should never go it alone, speak to friends, family and organise a family law legal representative to advise you of your rights, responsibilities and obligations.
Here are some points to consider when your relationship has ended.
1. Family and children considerations
If you have children from the relationship that has ended, they should always be of primary concern. Their safety, security and wellbeing through the process is paramount. Consider who the children will live with, who has what responsibilities and how will everything be paid for should be done through a formalised and documented process so this never becomes a point of conflict.
2. How can you resolve issues you are not able to make decisions upon?
There is a range of mediation options and services that can help your relationship end on better terms. A professional family law specialist can undertake mediation to work through the issues, split the assets and formalise the process, so it becomes binding – avoiding a costly and stressful court process.
3. When is it time to go to court?
Whenever there is abuse, domestic violence or serious violation, family court may be the only viable option. However, when simply ending a relationship, although it may be hard for everyone involved, working through the process as much as possible without lawyers or courts will save a great deal of money, heartache and possible long standing issues or resentment to be a by-product of the separation.
For lawyers that understand the best ways to seamlessly end a relationship and expertly arrange family law issues on your behalf, speak with McClure Law today and experience the difference.