Downloadable Resource

A Helpful Guide to Successfully Navigating Separation and Divorce

Our free guide to help you successfully navigate separation and divorce. Essential reading for anyone thinking about or currently negotiating separation.

Our Helpful Guide to Navigating Separation and Divorce was put together by our experienced family lawyers to answer the questions they are most commonly asked by clients. These include:

  • Who stays in the family home?
  • Who do the children live with?
  • What input should children have in this decision?
  • What should I do if my partner is violent?
  • When should I see a lawyer?
  • How should we split up our financial assets?
  • What do I have to pay/ what will I receive in terms of child support and spousal maintenance?
  • How do I get a divorce?

Benefits

  • Practical insight from experienced family lawyers to help you negotiate separation from your partner
  • Understand your legal options if you and your partner can't reach agreement on critical issues like child custody and a fair division of financial assets.
  • Understand what you can do if you are experiencing family violence.
  • Learn about the formal process of getting divorced and legally ending your marriage.

What others say

  • “Thank you again for your very compassionate and professional handling of the signing. It's not easy by any means but you are making it so much better for us.”

    Noah
    Watsonia
  • “Thank you St John for your great work and professionalism in finalising my divorce. It was great and after so many years it has taken to get to this place, it is still quite unbelievable that it has now been finished.”

    Ava
    Heidelberg
  • Cassandra [has a] thorough understanding and knowledge of family law and due process.   Very professional approach when dealing with both myself and other party's legal representative. Very ethical.    Responsive to queries and attention to detail.   Good communication and outlining recommendations on courses of action and what is a "reasonable" outcome given the circumstances.

    Geoff
    Glen Iris

Authors

Shane Williams

Partner - Wills & Estate and Family Lawyer

Shane Williams is a partner at Tonkin Legal. He specialises in helping people plan their estates and is a highly experienced Family Lawyer.

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Richard Tonkin

Consultant Lawyer

Richard Tonkin is a Consultant Lawyer and one of Victoria’s most experienced and respected Family Lawyers.

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St John Heath

Partner - Specialist Family Lawyer

St John Heath is a partner at Tonkin Legal and a leading Family Lawyer in Victoria.

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