Separation

Separation does not necessarily mean that parties to a marriage or de facto relationship are physically separate (although physical separation does often occur) but rather, separation signifies that a relationship has broken down.

Although there are no hard and fast evidential requirements that need to be adhered to in regards to separation, there are a number of factors which can indicate that the parties to a marriage or de facto relationship have separated. The usual indicators that define intimate relationships, can also be used to show that a relationship has ended, such as the parties no longer sharing their financial resources with one another or no longer engaging in sexual relations, are just some of the indicators which may demonstrate that a relationship has broken down.


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Date: 14 Nov 2017, Filed under: Family Law, Divorce, Separation

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Date: 13 Nov 2017, Filed under: Property Settlement, Asset Divison, Spousal Maintenance, Family Law, Divorce, Separation, Financial Disputes

When determining how property is to be dealt with when a relationship comes to an end, the law will look to the contributions of the parties that takes...

Proving irretrievable breakdown of the marriage for divorce matters

Date: 09 Nov 2017, Filed under: Family Law, Divorce, Separation

The one and only ground for divorce in Australia is that of irretrievable breakdown of the marriage. When proving irretrievable breakdown of a marriage,...

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