Divorce, separation and spousal maintenance

Best Divorce, Separation and Spousal Maintenance Lawyers in Sydney

Your legal dream team are here and ready! At Maspero Legal, you will be dealing directly with a family law solicitor from start to end – we go a step further than just doing the legal work for you.

 

The court in Australia does not need to consider the reasons why the marriage ended when it comes to divorce. Separation will begin even if only partner desires it. In fact, the divorce process starts once the first person communicates their desire for it to their partner.

 

There are some still some questions you would need to consider while you are thinking about divorce:

 

“Who will pay your accrued shared debt?

 

Who will stay in the current residence and who will leave?

 

Who will take care of the child? Or which days will the other party see the child?”

 

It’s important to take the time to be able to think about these matters and be able to make decisions with a clear head. Our divorce lawyers will take all the time they need to hear your story and understand your case. To help you get what you want out of the matter with our trusted legal advice.

 

Why we’re different

 

Our experienced divorce lawyers have built up a good reputation for peacefully settling disputes and coming up with a resolution that looks after both parties.

 

We offer a cheap, personal and convenient service to make sure that we can achieve the outcome you want. Your divorce lawyer will update you with each new development in the case. So you can be comfortable understanding where the case is at all times and know what to expect next, without the fear of any hidden fees.

 

We make the process easier – and we can meet you when it’s most convenient for you.

 

It’s why we are the best divorce and separation lawyers in Sydney. 

 

For those that no longer wish to maintain a relationship, but still want to remain living in the same space you can also consider a separation instead. Living together isn’t necessary, but it is a common solution for finance reasons.

 

Separation, like divorce, still requires the involvement of lawyers and the court. The end of the relationship needs to be proven to proceed. Our separation lawyers in Sydney can see you through it.

 

How do we divide assets?

 

The end of a marriage or de facto relationship also always entails the division of debt and assets. Our separation lawyers are highly skilled mediators and negotiators. Even if a peaceful discussion about splitting finances seems like a rough proposition now, from experience we’ve seen how a professional mediator can see negotiations get made and finalised. We will advocate for you, and make sure you can get a fair settlement.

 

For more information read Experienced Probate and Property Settlement Lawyers in Sydney

 

The outcome of a divorce or a separation changes the course of your life and Maspero Legal are equipped to handle every stage of your matter.

 

In Australia, the Federal Circuit Court and Family Courts both hear and grant divorce, separation and spousal maintenance cases. With complex laws changing constantly, these Courts are a stressful place to be in and it is important to have an experienced Family Law Lawyer who is able to navigate through your matter with you.

 

We regularly use negotiation and mediation to resolve divorce and separation matters as they are mutually beneficial settlement methods. With many different styles of negotiation and mediation such as round-table or shuttle, these methods of resolving family law disputes are less stressful and emotional than that of going to Court. These methods are cheaper and faster to.

How to apply for a divorce?
To apply for a divorce you need a certificate issued by the court which is usually granted after 12 months of continuous separation. A Court isn’t interested in the reason why you divorced (no-fault divorce) and you can be granted the certificate even if you are still living with your ex-partner. However, you need to satisfy the Court that you are separated. This is known as the living under the same roof principle.
What is a legal separation?
A legal separation is similar to a divorce in the way that you will still have to negotiate division of your assets and property as well as child and spousal support with your spouse if this is applicable to your situation. Being legally separated means that both spouses live apart but are still legally married until a divorce is approved by the family Court.
What is spousal maintenance?
Spousal maintenance in Australia is when one person provides / receives ongoing financial support for / from their former partner following the breakdown of their marriage or de facto relationship.

If you are separated or divorced from a partner who has been supporting you during the relationship, you may be entitled to apply to have that financial support continued by way of spousal maintenance.

Applied for through the Family Court, spousal maintenance is where payments are made by one partner to a former partner. These payments can be made periodically or in lump sum format and are usually granted for a set period (therefore, not forever).

Whilst there is no set formula in determining amounts, a Court will look at a range of factors in determining what amount should be awarded, the frequency and for how long.

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