If you and your child’s parent are ready to take steps to divorce as well as document your parenting arrangements and divide your assets, you are in the right place.
If you are only looking to organise your parenting arrangements and divorce at this stage, you are best to go to this page.
If you do not have children but are looking to apply for a divorce and organise your property settlement, go here.
The important stuff to think about when you are working through your agreement
Matters relating to custody and access arrangements for your children are usually at the top of your priority list after separation. Having that discussion up front at the end of a relationship can make things so much easier as time goes on. You are not the only ones with a new “normal”. Your children are about to have two homes!
Your kids’ point of view
At this time it is really important for you children to know that you love them and that you have thought about all of the things that will worry them, like, how will they get to practice or the game? Who will pick them up from the bus or tutoring? Will they still be allowed to sleep over at their friend’s house or will they be made to feel guilty for not hanging out with the parent they don’t live with? These are all things they care and about and you should both think about – seriously!
Your new financial normal
Making sure that your financial future is secure must be your priority after separation. So, it makes sense that you look at all of your assets and liabilities as a couple, and then work through how it will all be divided between the two of you. The Family Law Act has pathway as to how this should be done, however, we know that sometimes families make up their own minds.
Turning your agreement into Consent Orders
Once you have had your discussions and reached an agreement, it is really important to make sure the agreement protects you and is enforceable, so we strongly recommend that you formalise your agreement by having us turn them into a set of Consent Orders. You don’t even have to go to Court to get them!
Make sure the Orders are enforceable and comprehensive
You will need to take three steps to make sure your consent orders are enforceable and comprehensive and in a format that the Court will approve:
This package is ideal for people who have come to an agreement about their parenting arrangements, property division and also wish to apply for a divorce. We assist you in the preparation of applying for a divorce as well as your parenting arrangements and property settlement.
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