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Before you and your partner make your final decision to separate, it’s important to understand what’s really involved. 

It’s not just a simple matter of moving your things out of your partner’s house – separation can involve a number of complex, time consuming and costly processes and decisions, including asset division, child maintenance and visitation, debts and repayments, and even deciding who gets to keep the pets. 

Factors to consider when separating 

Beyond making the sometimes tough decision to separate, there are a range of factors which must be considered before separating. Couples...

Understanding adoption law in NSW

 

Adoption is a daunting, emotional and lengthy legal process. It can be very expensive and it often takes several years to finally achieve the outcome you desire – but at the end of it all, your...

Taking advantage of January's real estate lull

Ask any real estate agent, and they'll tell you that January is the quietest month in their calendar. There are a few reasons for this, but the holiday period tends to be one when society focuses...

A guide to buying a house at auction

There are a few different ways to buy a house in Australia and house auctions is one of the most common yet mysterious. 

If you've never bought a home before – or just never attended an auction –...

The ultimate guide to downsizing

If your family's left the nest and you can't afford or don't feel like maintaining a large house any more, downsizing to something smaller could be a smart decision. But selling a home and buying...