Divorce can be a scary and complex place. Your marriage is coming to an end and life as you know it is tipped upside down. When starting this process, it doesn’t have to escalate all the way to court; however there is a chance you will have to visit the family law court for divorce.

No matter what, it is important you understand the legal process of divorce as well as the changes divorce is going to have on your life. On top of this, you will probably need to have a reliable lawyer on your side to guide you through the process.

Below are a few tips to assist you in this difficult time:

  1. Think through your decisions.

This seems like a fairly simple point, but when getting divorced emotions are heightened and people tend to make decisions (that will impact them for the rest of their life) without thinking them through. There are so many important decisions to be made when getting a divorce. Make sure you take the time to think every decision through properly.

  1. No one “wins” at divorce.

During a divorce there will certainly be a lot of compromising. Do not go into the divorce case thinking that you are going to win and beat your partner. Very rarely do we see an individual walk away from a divorce getting everything they wanted.

  1. Every divorce is different.

When getting a divorce, others will tend to offer you their own opinion, especially if they themselves have gone through a divorce. It is important not to believe everything other people say about their divorce. Every divorce is different and you could be given misleading or wrong information from your friends or family.

  1. Be honest with your lawyer.

Your lawyer will have a difficult time fighting for your rights if you do not provide them with all the information. After your lawyer has all the correct information they can analyse your case better and offer you the appropriate advice. Facts have a funny way of revealing themselves during a divorce, so even if you hide something, your lawyer may still find out. This looks bad on the both yourself and your lawyer.


O’Sullivan Legal can assist you in a family law court for divorce. If you have any questions about divorce or what we can do for you, please do not hesitate to give us a call. We are more than happy to help you!