Going through a separation is a difficult and stressful time regardless of whether it was expected or not, or whoever initiated it. Additionally, if you have children, separation brings many changes for the whole family that can be challenging to
navigate your way through.
Being under such turmoil and stress, the last thing you really need is to add to that with a costly and drawn-out legal or court process to finalise your separation and, if you were married, a divorce. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to avoid the pitfalls of a high-cost separation.
By the term high-cost separation we mean high financial costs, long timeframes, high emotional impact, severe and prolonged disruption to your family and, potentially, long-term detrimental impacts on children’s developmental progress and milestones.
This guide, prepared by Louise Millar-Hoffmann, Nationally Qualified Mediator and registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (Family Mediator) from Melbourne is a valuable resource to the 6 vital steps to sorting out your separation the timely and affordable way because life is too short for court.