Family Law Talk: Lisa Ruggero-Salerno on Divorce
By Lisa Ruggero-Salerno
Family Law, Divorce, Leaving Home, Moving Out, Separating!!!! These are all thoughts that at this time of the year are profound in people’s minds.
After the Christmas holidays, people in a bad relationship will usually make decisions that will affect their whole life.
Before you even consider moving out you should consult a Family Law Specialist.
BEWARE Your rights may not be affected by you moving out of your home under the Family Law Act.The Family Law Act, however, before you do move out of the matrimonial home you should seek legal advice so that you can determine your position. Some of the things that you need to consider are:
- Can I purchase the matrimonial home?
- If the matter does not settle and goes to Court, can I afford to rent for that period of time?
The Family Law Act was amended in 1975 to allow for no-fault Divorce. The only ground for Divorce is an irretrievable breakdown of marriage for a period of 12 months or longer.
Sometimes, it may be that you need an Apprehended Violence Order or you may need an Application to the Court for your spouse to move out of the matrimonial home.
That is why it is important to seek legal advice because there are a number of options available to you.
Lisa Ruggero-Salerno is an Accredited Family Law Specialist and has over 30 years experience. Her team can help you with any Family Law matter that you may have. Call Melissa Full on 9667 1271 for an appointment with Lisa Ruggero-Salerno at either our Mascot or Sydney CBD office.