Expert Separation Lawyers In Sydney

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Separation Lawyers Here To Assist You With The Entire Separation Process

At O’Loan Family Law, we understand that divorce is often challenging and emotional for everyone involved, but it does not have to be. We have divorce and separation lawyers who will guide you every step of the way in your family law matters. We are a family law firm located in St Leonards, offering flexible fee structures and services to assist you with making the process as quick and fair as possible.

What You Stand To Gain When You Use Our Separation Lawyers In Sydney

We are a specialist Family Law firm resolving parenting issues, child support, property settlements, financial support, and finalising your settlement. We can also help with de facto relationships if you find yourself separating or require advice about entering into one. If you have been in a brief relationship and your ex-partner wants to claim against you financially, we can assist with determining the claim’s legitimacy and either disclaim the allegation or negotiate a fair settlement.

What You Can Expect From O’Loan Family Law

Separating can be traumatic and stressful, and the results from Googling “separation lawyers near me” can throw you into a panic with all the options and legal terms. We are here to lessen the stress as much as possible and provide you with the quickest and best resolution that suits your circumstances during this emotional time. We follow a few steps to ensure we find the right pathway forward for all parties involved during the family breakdown. Our family law experts will provide you with advice in plain language with a strong focus on quality to ensure you get the favourable outcome.

Separation FAQs

Separation involves leaving apart from each other, which can be unilaterally decided or initiated by one spouse.

The process of separating in Australia takes around 6 months. This includes filing for divorce, getting divorced, and then dividing up assets and debts. However, some couples may be able to settle things outside of court. If you want to avoid going through a lengthy legal battle, you should consider mediation.

A divorce involves the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage which requires the two parties which involves 12-month separation. It is possible to be separated if you are living under one roof if certain criteria are met. It is important to obtain legal advice if this is your situation. Unfortunately, if you have experienced family violence, you will still need to be separated from your spouse for at least 12 months.

A divorce does not determine parenting arrangements for children or arrangements about property. Our motivated family lawyers also have a wealth of experience in Child Support matters which will need to be considered following your divorce proceedings.

In order to apply for a divorce, you and your spouse must be:

  • An Australian citizen, or
  • live in Australia and regard Australia as your permanent home,
  • or ordinarily live in Australia and have lived here for at least 12 months before the divorce application.

Parties that have been married for less than two years will need to attend counselling with a family counsellor and file a counselling certificate in order to get divorced. Otherwise, the parties could get permission from the court to apply for a divorce without the certificate.

An application for divorce can occur through a sole application or a joint application. If you and your spouse are joint applicants or if there is no children under the age of 18, you will not be required to attend the divorce hearing.

If you are a sole applicant and there is a child under 18, you will be required to attend the divorce hearing.

Separation affects your superannuation when you separate from your spouse. The amount of money you receive depends upon how long you were married to your partner, whether you had children while together, and how much you contributed during your marriage. If you separated after having children, then you may be entitled to less money. As super accounts are generally locked away until retirement, they are often overlooked when couples divorce preference of more readily accessible assets.

About O’Loan Family Law’s Separation Lawyers

Our divorce lawyers have extensive experience to provide expert advice, handling property settlements, parenting arrangements, consent orders, de facto relationships, and child support agreements. Should you be separating on amicable terms but need assistance with the legalities to formalise your separation agreement, we offer an Assisted DIY Separation service.

If you are separating, you need our dedicated family lawyers in Sydney on your side to receive the appropriate legal advice for your family law proceeding; contact us to book your complimentary introductory call.

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Our Process

Family law can feel confusing and overwhelming. We’ve broken this down to be as simple as possible. This is what the journey looks like ahead. Our simple 6-step process to resolve your matter & allow you to move forward towards a better, happier and more fulfilled life.

Step 1:
Book Your Free Consultation

Your first step is to get in touch to schedule your free telephone consultation with one of our experienced family lawyers. If you're ready to sit down with us for a longer meeting, head straight to Step 3.

Step 2:
Your Free 15-Minute Call

This is your time to speak with one of our experienced family lawyers over the phone, so that we can get to know each other and discuss the basic details of your current situation. There is no cost involved.

Step 3:
Your Initial Consultation

Spend 60-90 minutes discussing the specifics, particularly regarding parenting and property. You'll receive initial advice, a clear roadmap for next steps, identification of key issues, and recommendations for specialist consultations if necessary.

Step 4:
Your Unique Strategy

Once we have all of your relevant information, we are able to prepare detailed next steps for you, to work together with you to meet your goals and your individual circumstances.

Step 5:
Next Steps & Ongoing Support

We'll keep you informed throughout your separation journey and provide you with the support you need to be able to move forward with your life. We'll keep you updated about tracking towards your separation goals and your timeframe, so that you can properly plan for your future.

Step 6:
Resolution & Moving Forward

Lots of separated couples reach an agreement and we strive to ensure that this is your reality. However, in the event you need to commence Court proceedings, or respond to an application that your ex has commenced, we'll support you with robust strategies and continue to work toward resolution without the need to rely on the Court to make a decision about your future.

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