It is always sad and difficult at the end of a marriage or relationship. Not only does it mean hard times emotionally, you may also face financial difficulties if your property is not shared fairly between you and your spouse, or you may face hard choices about looking after your children.
At Mahony Family Lawyers we have the experience, knowledge and understanding to assist you, no matter what your family situation.
With professional legal advice and support, a divorce can go ahead without adding more stress and emotional pain to a situation that is already very hard.
Since 1975, Australian law has not blamed either spouse for the breakdown of a marriage, and while Courts are involved – they consider the facts of every divorce case – it isn’t always necessary to appear in Court for long. All you need to show is that your married relationship has broken down and can’t recover. This is demonstrated in law by a 12-month separation; you and your spouse could live separately or even in the same home, but what you need to show is that your married relationship is over.
Divorce cases are heard in the Family Court or the Federal Circuit Court. Often, both spouses do agree to divorce and divide their property without the Court having to make decisions for them. The Court can then grant Consent Orders.
However, sometimes it isn’t possible for an agreement to be reached. Court hearings can be very emotional, stressful and anxiety inducing.
Rest assured that whatever your situation, at Mahony Family Lawyers we have the knowledge and the dedication to negotiate and argue for your rights and your needs, while helping you find ways to support yourself in your community at what will be a stressful time in your life.
If you are seeking a separation or divorce because you are in an abusive relationship, we can put you in touch with community organisations who can help keep you safe. Our team of Family Law professionals have long-standing contacts with many organisations all around Sydney that help families in harmful situations.
If you feel that separation or divorce is the right or necessary option in your situation, you will need clear and practical advice and strong legal representation to reach the best agreement that you can, while minimising your distress. With our knowledgeable, experienced team and caring approach, Mahony Family Lawyers is the law firm that can help you.