Family Lawyers Mornington
Full-Service Family Law Firm Mornington
Family Lawyers Mornington will assist you with your legal concerns regarding family disputes.
Family Lawyers Mornington has served Melbourne families with competent legal advice for years. We provide legal services in a wide range of fields, including:
Adopting a child can bring happiness to families, but it can also cause considerable pain if something goes wrong.
The Family Lawyers Mornington assists families with the complex legal paperwork and adoption procedures, so they feel confident that their child’s well-being is protected.
While divorce is difficult, it shouldn’t lead to a financial crisis.
With the help of Family Lawyers Mornington, you can establish fair and equitable spousal support, allowing you to continue to live comfortably.
Child Custody And Visitation
Divorce is heartbreaking for every parent, especially regarding child custody.
Our Mornington Family Lawyers will fight for your parental rights so you can raise your children in a healthy and safe environment.
Raising a child is a shared responsibility between both parents.
Providing your child with the financial support they need for a healthy, happy life is our number one priority at Family Lawyers Mornington.
Child Support Modification
Child support payments remain the same without a court modification of the child support order.
In the event there is a significant change in circumstances, Family Lawyers Mornington can assist in modifying child support payments in accordance with the appropriate legal procedures.
You can count on Family Lawyers Mornington for support throughout the divorce process.
Whether in court or at the negotiation table, we always strive to achieve the best possible results in handling issues such as the division of assets, child support, and child custody.
Often, mediation provides more expedient, predictable results than court trials because it puts the decision in your hands.
Family Lawyers Mornington has experienced negotiators who can help you reach a favorable divorce settlement.
The potential problems leading to the divorce may not be foreseen when you marry your beloved.
Family Lawyers Mornington drafts premarital agreements that protect both spouses’ interests and prepare for the unexpected. A divorce agreement can ease some of the stress if you divorce.
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How Long Does A Divorce Take?
Property settlements and child custody may also interest you if you are wondering how long it takes for a divorce to end.
Property and asset splits are based on when your divorce is approved, not when you file for divorce.
When a disputed divorce occurs, or when one of the parties disagrees with the divorce, the process takes longer to finalize.
The court, sometimes, will even put your divorce application on hold if it is completed erroneously.
If you need help with all facets of divorce, talk to us at Family Lawyers Mornington. We’ll try our best to make your divorce proceeding go as smoothly as possible.
Bank Accounts And Credit Cards
List all joint accounts, separate accounts, and credit cards.
It is recommended that you close joint bank accounts and joint credit cards. It prevents one spouse from raising huge debts or withdrawing money without your knowledge.
As a result of this breach, you should change the passwords on all of your accounts and bank cards.
Obtain a separate credit card and account under your sole name.
Make sure your legal interest is not compromised by placing a caveat on your property.
This should be done with the advice of a lawyer.
Removing a name on the title without paying stamp duty is possible if you previously held property in joint names and have reached a financial settlement.
If you decide to go this route, you may want to refinance your mortgage under the new owner’s name.
Those renting a property who have decided they will no longer live there should contact the agent to remove their names from the lease.
Make sure your name is no longer on any utility bills related to the property.
Make a plan and take stock
It’s important to understand what your new financial future will look like after a relationship breaks down.
A financial plan is one of the first things you should do to manage your situation.
Understanding and knowing one’s current financial situation is essential before beginning financial planning.
When it comes to managing anything in life, you can’t manage what you can’t measure.
Create a spreadsheet with financial information such as bank accounts, credit cards, mortgage repayments, life insurance, weekly expenses, bills, etc.
By using a spreadsheet, you can digest the information more easily.
Taking stock of what you own can be done with the ASIC stocktake calculator.
After gathering basic information, such as interest rates, making detailed notes on the different accounts is easier.
You would have had different financial goals before you got divorced.
The plans may have included preparing for your shared retirement.
After a divorce, the separation of shared finances means you should now re-evaluate your financial goals.
If you need to handle your current situation before moving forward with previous long-term savings goals, you might consider holding off on long-term goals.
Writing down your financial goals post-divorce will help you visualize your new priorities.
Personal circumstances determine what is most important to you financially.
Feeling uncertain about your property settlement? Let Family Lawyers Mornington handle all the paperwork for you. Taking this step would relieve some of your burdens.