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1. Accountant

During separation, you may need your accountant especially when it comes to property settlements. As you need to prove your financial position at both the start and end of the relationship. Your accountant can assist in obtaining certain documents such as your tax returns as well as helping to determine how much you could pay out the other party, if needed.

2. Property Valuer

Often parties decide to sell the former matrimonial home rather than have one of the parties retain it. This may be due to a variety of reasons including personal reasons or neither party may be able to afford to live their alone. Property valuers are  also important in instances when one party decides to retain the property as it allows for a more accurate look at the asset pool.

3. Real Estate Agent and Conveyancer

Real Estate Agents and Conveyancers are important when you decide to sell the former matrimonial home. Real Estate Agents can not only help you locate a new property for you and your ex-spouse, but they also assist in putting your house on the market and handling the subsequent sale. Conveyancer’s work alongside the Real Estate Agents when it comes to the sale of your home, ensuring the sale and the transfer to the new owners runs smoothly.

4. Mediator

Relationships Australia offer mediation for couples who have chosen to go down the path of separation. While they do not draw up the final agreement that is approved by the Court, they do assist and provide an environment that may allow you to reach an agreement with your ex-spouse. This avenue removes the back and forth between solicitors and just requires the agreement to be drawn up.

5. Counsellor or Psychologist

Going through a separation can be a very emotionally draining time. Clients often seek counsellors or psychologists out in order to look after their psychological wellbeing during this period. Not only can the parties benefit from doing so, often the child can be suffering as a result of their parent’s separation and could benefit from speaking to a non-related and unbiased third party.