Sometimes when we are sick we hastily google our symptoms and suddenly we’ve convinced ourselves that we have a rare incurable disease. After a freak out we see a doctor and it turns out it’s just a common cold and we vow never to google our symptoms again.
Legal Advice During Separation
The similar often happens when two parties separate. Parties google how their property should be divided or what arrangements should be made for their children. Parties also ask their friends and neighbours for advice. By the time parties get the expert separation advice from a lawyer they are convinced that after 2 years together they are entitled to 50% of the property pool. A parent is convinced that their infant child will live 1 week with one parent and one week with the other.
As a lawyer, I see first-hand the disappointment arising from a party’s preconceived idea not in reality being achievable. Often because they have received “legal advice” from someone who is not a lawyer.
Parenting Arrangements During Separation
In parenting matters, there is no hard and fast rule that a child of any age must live for a week at a time with each parent. Each family is different and each child is unique and there are many factors to take into consideration. By seeing an experienced lawyer for advice at the start of a separation you can be provided with the right information at the start to help you reach an arrangement that best suits your unique situation.
Legal Advice for Property Settlements
The same applies to property settlements. The contributions and future need factors for your friend’s case may be completely different to the facts of your case. A property division for a couple who have been together for over 20 years will invariably have a completely different outcome compared to a couple who have been together for only 2 years. To blindly rely on something you have heard from a friend may very well result in an outcome that is significantly different from what you are entitled to.
Get the right advice first to protect you and your family. Contact Kennedy Spanner today, and avoid the confusion that can come about as a result of misguided legal advice.