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How you keep your children happy, healthy and safe after your marriage, opposite sex or same sex de facto relationship has broken up and what you need to do to achieve that, will be one of the first things on your mind.
If you have children and you are separated, or you are thinking about separating, then issues relating to your children will be one of the most important things you need to take care of. When you do these things can also be very important.
The child issues you will need to work through are not limited to how you talk to the children, what you and your former husband/wife/partner say to the children, or what arrangements you make for their care.
If the children will be living with you, then there are documents and items you will need to make sure you keep with you.
Our checklist, giving you an easy to follow to do list will be invaluable to you.
Child related Issues to think about, either in preparation for separation, or after you have separated include:
You may also find the following checklists assist you:
You can read our fact sheet The Stages of Separation: How it will affect you & your former partner to assist you understand what you or your partner are going through.
An excellent starting point after separation is our fact sheet Separation: What you need to know & where to get free help.
You should also read our fact sheet How does Separation & Relationship Breakdown affect my Will, family after your death, Superannuation & Life Insurance.
If you own houses, buildings or land with your former partner then you can read how that is affected in our fact sheet How does Separation & Relationship Breakdown affect Jointly Owned Property.
You must know what time limits might apply to you which are explained in our fact sheet Separation time limits after Relationship Breakdown.
Michelle Beatty, Senior Lawyer
Other Questions answered in the Separation & Relationship Breakdown Section
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