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Separation and Key Things To Consider

About the Author: Kristdel Bolog

Kristdel practices solely in Family Law has been a Partner at The Family Lawyer since June 2019. Aside from her amazing ability to recite from memory the entire “Ode to Spot” by Commander Data, she has a wealth of knowledge and practical experience from a decade in the field of family law. Kristdel’s passion for the law and a love of helping people through difficult times enables her to put peoples minds at ease, even during complicated or bitter family court proceedings. As our resident “empath” she is The Family Lawyers’ Counsellor and is always there to listen to her colleagues or clients and bring a smile to their faces. Her nickname around the office is “the nerd”, a badge she wears proudly. Kristdel is hardworking, knowledgeable and dedicated to getting great outcomes for her clients. You can contact her at or on 03 8657 3751.

October 4, 2021


What is Separation?

Separation is the end of the relationship with your spouse or de facto partner. This can be a stressful and hard time for the parties to the relationship and the family unit.

top things to consider upon separation

When you separate, you will need to make some decisions about things such as parenting arrangements, and your assets, liabilities, and property. You may consider:

  • Where each person will live;
  • If there are children, who will the children live with and care for them;
  • Who will pay the bills for the property;
  • How will you deal with the mortgage or rent payments; and
  • How will you both access money, what will happen to any joint accounts and other bills.

It is important to remember that you may not be able to agree on everything at this time, but a temporary arrangement can be reached and come to a final agreement later about financial and parenting matters.

If you need to speak with someone to receive advice about coming an agreement, contact us today for a free case assessment from our experienced family lawyers.

It is also important to remember that separation can be very stressful and a difficult time for you both and your children. If you need support, there are many support and counselling services available to assist you.

What happens if you can’t agree?

It is important to take genuine steps to resolve the dispute regarding property or parenting matters prior to going to court. This may include mediation, Family Dispute Resolution services, and attempting to negotiate between the parties. This can also include negotiations between lawyers and reaching an outcome which is agreed between the parties.

If you are still unable to come to an agreement, and you have complied with all of the pre-action procedures, you may then be eligible to make an application to the court for your family law matter.

Speak to us today to discuss your separation matters and how we can help you in this difficult time.

How can we help?

If you need legal advice or support, our experienced and compassionate family lawyers can assist you, whatever stage you may be at. Talk to us today for a FREE 15-minute family law consultation by calling 03 8657 3751 or via email at we look forward to helping you achieve a better outcome.


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