A Helpful Guide to Successfully Navigating Separation and Divorce

Are you in the process of separating or divorcing? Our free guide to navigating separation and divorce is here to answer your questions!

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?


  • 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.
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Richard Tonkin

Accredited Specialist in Family Law

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 - Accredited Specialist in Family Law

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

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