The breakdown of a marriage or a de facto partnership is painful under the best of circumstances.
Separating from someone you thought you would be with for the rest of your life is often indescribably heart breaking. Amid this kind of situation, you surely have enough on your plate without worrying about finances. Unfortunately, money is one of the significant areas of concern in many separations. Consulting with family lawyers in Melbourne can help you navigate these financial issues with confidence and peace of mind.
Why Financial Implications Are Common in Divorces or Separations
At Eugene Naidoo & Associates, we frequently assist clients in understanding the likely implications of a divorce or de facto relationship separation. Money implications are common, for several reasons. First, when a couple gets married or chooses to enter a de facto relationship, they do so with the intention of sharing a life. Both spouses or partners work together to make ends meet, look after the children (if there are children in the picture) and more.
When the partners or spouses decide that they no longer want to share a life, the uncoupling process can become awkward. Perhaps one spouse was the breadwinner, while the other stayed home and took care of the kids. Or maybe both partners worked, but one made significantly more money than the other.
Why You Need Family Lawyers in Melbourne to Help Navigate Financial Disputes
In any divorce or separation, it is advisable to sit down with family law solicitors in Melbourne. You want to understand what your legal obligations are for legally separating, among other things. When money is involved, having a family lawyer there can help keep things cordial and fair. Finances frequently become a bone of contention between ex-partners or ex-spouses. Getting legal advice and assistance in this space can keep things amicable.
The Family Law Courts of Australia allows for spouse maintenance or de facto partner maintenance arrangements in situations where one party is not adequately able to support themselves. Each spouse or partner has a responsibility to the other if there is a reasonable need for financial assistance.
Several factors can come into play when determining whether there is a ‘need’ for spousal or de-facto partner support. These factors include age, health, income, property, financial resources, ability to work, standard of living and the presence of children. If the marriage has impacted one or both members’ ability to earn an income, that can also come into play.
If you believe that you are owed spousal or de facto partner maintenance in a divorce or separation, you should consult with family law solicitors in Melbourne. A family lawyer will explain maintenance laws and rulings to you and help you formulate a case for the Family Court of Australia. Are you looking for the best family law firm in Melbourne? If so, we hope you will come to Eugene Naidoo & Associates.
Give us a call on (03) 9762 2094 if you would like to arrange a consultation with one of our family lawyers.
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