Nobody enjoys separation – especially when there are children, shared money and assets involved.
There are so many uncertainties, emotions and stress that can take its toll on potentially each impacted family member. Even more so if support is not asked for nor received. That’s why prioritising your mental health when dealing with family law preparations, advice, services and perhaps, proceedings, is very important.
Want to know the essential tips to maintain your mental health and wellbeing when navigating the family law process? Find out what you need to know from your trusted Gold Coast Lawyers, down below.
Know you’re not alone
With modern data suggesting up to 33% of all Australian marriages expected to end in divorce, and plenty more undocumented relationships and de-facto partnerships that produce children falling to the wayside, too – you’re not alone in a breakup or breakdown.
Here’s what you can do to seek support:
- Don’t be afraid to talk with friends and family members – especially those who have experienced a breakdown of a relationship where children were involved.
- Consider seeing your general practitioner to organise a Mental Health Care Plan which will provide you with bulk-billed or subsidised counselling sessions.
- Other support services you can reach out to include Beyond Blue and Lifeline – both of which provide assistance from trained professionals in crisis management and are available within Australia anywhere at any time.
- Take some time off work to rest and regroup and of course, be kind to yourself in these circumstances.
The division of property, money and other assets, nor child custody arrangements won’t be easy, but you can be professionally and compassionately supported in these trying times. You’re not alone – contact a Gold Coast family lawyer as soon as possible.
The family law system in Australia
Family lawyers, like ourselves, see many issues day in and day out that impact families including stress, mental illness and breakdowns, domestic or family violence and drug and alcohol abuse and their effects on families.
In many cases, there will be a battle ahead to resolve situations and achieve positive outcomes for all involved.
It’s okay to seek help – in fact, it’s encouraged. Remember too, that this may be one of the most difficult times in your life, but you will get through it and come out on the other side.
Crest Lawyers can help you navigate the system
At Crest Lawyers, we’re dedicated to helping you through your difficult journey towards the best possible solution, with care, compassion and confidentiality. We work with you – understanding your personal circumstances to devise a strategy with an aim to reach the best end result for you and your family. Our services are exceptional and of the highest calibre. Our fees are affordable, with flexible pricing structures available.
If it sounds like you may need our help and advice, contact us today to book your complimentary 45-minute consultation, free of any fees or obligations. We’re here for you. Contact the Gold Coast lawyers at Crest today.
Disclaimer: The content contained in this news post is general in nature and is intended to provide a general summary only and should not be relied on as a substitute for legal advice.