Regardless of whether you are contemplating separation or have already made the decision to divorce, it is crucial to be knowledgeable about your legal rights and obligations. It is also important to understand the available resources and support systems that can aid both you and your family members who will be impacted by this decision.
Therapeutic Guidance: Helping Individuals and Couples Overcome Challenges.
The Family Court of New Zealand provides Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) mediation to assist couples or separated parents in resolving issues related to their relationship, childcare, or parenting orders. Funding for this service may be available to eligible parties. Otherwise, the cost of the FDR mediation service is $897 (including GST), and it is divided among all parties involved in the dispute.
The Process of Parting Ways: Navigating Separation from a Partner.
When a couple makes the decision to separate, there are numerous aspects to consider throughout the entire process. While ensuring the well-being of children should be a top priority, there may be other concerns, such as finances, the family home, asset distribution, and planning for the future.
Although it is not mandatory, a separation agreement can be created to document the agreements made between you and your former partner regarding finances and shared assets and liabilities. This agreement can provide a degree of certainty while the divorce procedure is being settled, or serve as a legal framework for separation if you do not intend to pursue a divorce.