The First Step

When you are considering or have made a decision to split from your partner there are a number of things you must first think about.  You should always seek legal advice even if both you and your former partner have reached an amicable agreement between you or via mediation.  Laws and legislation change quickly in the family law area and if your agreement has not registered with a Court by way of a Court Order or by Binding Financial Agreement then in the eyes of the law your agreement is not binding.  Get advice from a professional.  Be very careful about the lawyer you choose, as family law is a highly specialised field. It is important to engage a law firm and lawyer who understand the area.  Choosing the wrong lawyer can end up costing you far more money in the long run.