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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Is separation still possible if a couple still lives in the same residence?

Date: 27 Nov 2017, Filed under: Separation, Family Law

When parties to a marriage have separated, but are still living together in the same residence: does the law require that a former couple prove an irretrievable...

Serving an application for divorce: The process explained

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

When serving an application for divorce, there are certain steps that must be followed, unless service is dispensed with by the court.

How are non-financial contributions dealt with by the courts when a relationship comes to an end?

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

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...

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