What is separation?
Separation is when you and your spouse or partner cease living together on a “genuine domestic basis”, which incorporates some or all of the following:
- You no longer share the same food from the same pot
- You no longer wash your clothes together
- You no longer share other domestic duties
- You no longer share Bank Accounts
- Your children, parents and friends have been made aware that you are no longer a “couple” and no longer treat you as such
- You no longer sleep together, or in the same bed
- You no longer live at the same residence
- You are clearly leading separate lives
Things to note:
- You can be separated, but remain living under the “same roof”
- Your spouse or partner does not have to agree the separation, but you must inform them of your election to separate
After separation, you can do a Family Law property settlement at any time and you may need to sort out arrangements for your children.
Contact Sempre Vero Lawyers to speak to a solicitor about arranging your property settlement or discussing children’s issues.
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