Separation can be an emotionally stressful time. By understanding your rights and responsibilities, as well as the legal options available to you, we can help you move forward.

Doolan Wagner can guide you through the decision-making process, by helping you to decide how you would like to manage many of the practical aspects of your separation—from dividing assets, to deciding where you will live and how parenting arrangements might work.

Many of these practical decisions can be difficult for couples to properly consider when emotions are heightened. This is where we can help.

Our experienced lawyers can take you through the possible scenarios, and offer practical and legal advice as to how best to achieve an amicable and favourable solution.

We can give you an assessment of how the Courts are likely to view your relationship and the factors it is likely to consider should your matter need to progress to litigation. By having this understanding, and being fully prepared, it will help you to avoid lengthy and costly legal processes where possible, and give you more control over your future.

We are a firm of confident litigators, who do not succumb to intimidating tactics. Our approach is always to seek a positive solution, and we are willing to hold strong for the interests of our clients if need be.

Are you in a De Facto Relationship?

In Australia, more people are choosing to live together without getting married. When you separate, how your relationship is defined can have a significant impact on how your property and assets might be divided, and whether maintenance can be applied.

With De Facto Relationships being treated increasingly like marriages, with the same ability to have the court make determinations, it’s important to know both your rights as well as your responsibilities.

If you’d like to learn more about Separation or De Facto Relationships:

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