5 Tips if You’re Thinking of Divorce

The process of divorce in Australia can be complicated and quite daunting for those thinking of separating from their husband or wife. Oftentimes, planning for divorce will involve more than just searching for “Family lawyers near me.” Certain aspects you will have to ensure are already in order before even starting the process. So hereContinue reading “5 Tips if You’re Thinking of Divorce”

Understanding Divorced Parenting Styles

When it comes to divorce in Australia, there is no one size fits all solution, and the same applies to divorced parenting styles. Each family is unique, each divorce is different, and each parent is an individual. While we recommend seeking out a family law firm in Melbourne to assist you in establishing your parentingContinue reading “Understanding Divorced Parenting Styles”

A Quick Post-Divorce Checklist

We often write about the process of divorce in Australia, but there aren’t as many resources online that can help you with what to do once you’ve finalized your divorce. Even with the best family lawyers on your side, getting a divorce can be stressful, and many people look forward to the day where everythingContinue reading “A Quick Post-Divorce Checklist”

Dealing with Divorce Guilt

At Umbrella Family Law, we are all about supporting our clients throughout the entire divorce process. We understand that navigating a divorce is never easy, and you need your family lawyers to support you not only legally but often emotionally too. One thing we’ve noticed is that amongst many emotions that spouses feel during theContinue reading “Dealing with Divorce Guilt”

Tips to Reduce Legal Fees During A Divorce

When it comes to the process of divorce in Australia, the last thing you should be worrying about is exorbitant fees and greedy lawyers. However, having proper trusted legal advice throughout the process is often priceless. Still, this doesn’t mean you need to break the bank when hiring family lawyers. So, here are 10 tipsContinue reading “Tips to Reduce Legal Fees During A Divorce”

Thinking of Separating? Consider these 7 Essential Steps

In Australia, before spouses can complete their application for divorce, they are required to prove a separation period, lasting a minimum of 12 months. However, this can be an incredibly difficult time, and there are many factors to consider. Are you considering separating from your husband or wife? Here are a few steps to followContinue reading “Thinking of Separating? Consider these 7 Essential Steps”

#3 Myths About Family Law

There are a lot of myths and misconceptions out there about family law, the court system and family lawyers. This can result in confusion about family law matters and how lawyers can assist you, which means some people don’t get the help and legal support they need. Here are some of the most common mythsContinue reading “#3 Myths About Family Law”

How to Determine If You are in a De Facto Relationship

Did you know that people in de facto relationships have the same rights as people who are married? Separating permanently can mean going through similar processes as a divorce, especially if you need to negotiate a property settlement or parenting plan. But how do you know if you’re in one? Here is some insight intoContinue reading “How to Determine If You are in a De Facto Relationship”

What is a Property Settlement?

A divorce property settlement is a legal document that sets out how assets will be divided between you and your ex-partner. It applies to all divorces and eligible relationships, including same-sex divorce and de facto relationships. Here’s some insight into this process and it’s benefits, from divorce lawyers in Melbourne. Why Negotiate a Divorce PropertyContinue reading “What is a Property Settlement?”

What is Spousal Maintenance?

When negotiating a divorce property settlement, including settlements in same-sex divorce cases, your family lawyer in Melbourne will represent you if you require spousal maintenance – but what does this mean and why is it important? Here’s some insight. Spousal maintenance is a financial mechanism whereby one spouse provides financial support to the other. ItContinue reading “What is Spousal Maintenance?”

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