Breaking Up is Hard to Do

In addition to the emotional consequences of a relationship breakdown, when you are breaking up with your partner it is necessary to consider the practical and legal matters arising from the relationship ending.

If you are considering breaking up with your partner or have recently broken up with your partner, it is important for you to obtain family law advice as soon as possible.

You may like to see our checklist about what to consider on separation which also includes a note of practical steps to be taken.

At LGM Family Law, our Brisbane family lawyers and family lawyers North Brisbane will listen to you and provide you with advice to assist you with your decision making, whether ou have already gone through separation or are considering separating.

On or around separation, some of the immediate considerations that you may have are:

  • Where am I going to live?
  • Who stays in the current residence?
  • Can I take the children and go stay at my parents’ place interstate?
  • Can I stop my former partner from taking the children away?
  • What arrangements will we put in place for the children?
  • What can I do if my former partner refuses to let the children spend time with me?
  • How will household bills as well as the children’s expenses be paid?
  • How can I obtain money for my living expenses and support?
  • Am I obliged to pay for my former partner’s living expenses following separation?
  • How can I protect our assets?

The decisions you make when breaking up can impact on your options and outcomes when finalising your family law property settlement or child custody or parenting arrangements.  We recommend that you obtain legal advice on these matters either before you finally separate or soon after separation.

At LGM Family Law, our Brisbane family lawyers and family lawyers North Brisbane will provide you with practical advice as to what you can expect for property settlement and parenting or child custody arrangements following separation. We will provide you with a case plan and steps to be taken in order to achieve an effective outcome whether for family law property settlement and or child custody or parenting matters.

We offer a 15 minute free telephone consultation or a fixed fee initial consultation (up to 90 minutes) for $330 (including GST).

You can then use the family law advice you obtain from our Brisbane family lawyers and family lawyers North Brisbane to make decisions which will have positive impacts for you after breaking up.

Contact our experienced Brisbane family lawyers and family lawyers North Brisbane for advice tailored to your particular circumstances if you are thinking of breaking up with your partner or have already done so. We have the experience to assist you to resolve your family law issues, including family law property settlement and child custody or parenting arrangements.