From the get go, everything that we do is preparing us to set up a family structure of our own. We educate ourselves well so that we can not just be self sufficient, but also so that we can provide a good life for our family later. Everyone’s view of the perfect family is different, but what is true is that every single one of us wants and aspires to set up a family of their own. When we finally start setting up our won family, the last thing anyone thinks of is the possibility that one day this could all crumble away. We do everything our power to make sure that this little world of our own that we have set up lasts forever. However, for some of us, happy endings just aren’t what we get. So many families and couples find themselves falling apart. Some of these break ups are calm and mutual, but many aren’t, and these breakups can be bitter and relationships previously so sweet can turn sour. In marriages, these breakups can be a whole lot more complicated than the ones we had when we were younger and hadn’t formally committed to someone. A marriage isn’t just a formal commitment, but a legal one and thus the ending of one brings in many laws which a family lawyer is best equipped to deal with. Here are three of the most common areas handled by family lawyers.
- Handling family disputes can be a daunting process for even those of us who can claim to emotionally stable. The ending of something that we worked so hard to get and then to maintain can be a very draining and overwhelming thing for anyone. The first step of this process is inevitably a separation. This is when you and your partner cease living together as partners. A separation can be a daunting process for anyone involved, and even more so if children are involved. A few types of separation exist, and a couple can sometimes be separated yet living under the same roof. However, separations lead to a divorce more often than not and a family lawyer is the only person really qualified to help us make all the right decisions during this period. Decisions made during this period – good or bad – can affect us for the rest of our life, so they need to be handled sensitively by a trained lawyer.
- A divorce can be made all the more difficult if children are involved, as this can really turn their whole lives upside down. Any decisions taken need to ensure that the children’s interests are protected, and that the impact of the divorce affects them minimally. While no parent want to harm the child, divorces can often be bitter and the children can face having to pick between parents which is a choice that no child has to make. Having competent family lawyers Sydney can mean that matters such as child custody and child support are handled swiftly, without any extra nastiness. Matters such as which school the children attend and time spent with each parent can be handled by the lawyers, which can mean that no child ever has to feel that they picked one parent over the other.
- Apart from handling matters of separation and matters of child custody and child support, family lawyers Sydney can handle all matters of family property as well. The assets of any family aren’t something put together by just one person, but rather each partner contributes to building them. Most disputes after the divorce arise primarily because of the division of these assets. Family lawyers can help divide these assets according to the law, which is the fairest possible way to do things.
Going through a divorce and all the baggage it brings can be very trying for the whole family, especially the two partners getting divorced. All the emotions involved can mean that we just aren’t ready to handle matters properly, and this can easily come back to haunt us later in life. Family lawyers from Australian Family Lawyers can help you make the best possible decisions for yourself and for the kids involved.