You have just separated from your partner, now what?
In the early stages after separation there are often a lot of questions.
What is going to happen to my property? What is going to happen to the children?
If you are married you can apply for a Divorce after 12 months of separation.
After separation parents sometimes struggle to agree on the arrangements for the children.
When a court makes a parenting order, the Family Law Act requires it to regard the best interests of the child as the most important consideration.
Parents should also consider this principle when making parenting plans.
If you and your partner separate, you need to consider what is to happen in relation to the division of any property that you own.
The Family Law Act sets out the general principles the court considers when deciding financial disputes after the breakdown of a marriage or a de facto relationship.
The general principles are the same, regardless of whether you were in a marriage or a de facto relationship, and are based on:
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