It is never an easy decision to separate from someone, and the process can be made even more difficult when it is on bad terms. In order to help you through this time, our team at Vic Rajah Family Lawyers can guide you through separation in a compassionate and efficient manner.

Offering our services across Melbourne, the CBD, wider region and as far as Mt Eliza, our separation lawyers can assist, no matter where you are.


The concept of separating, for family law purposes, means the ending of a marriage or a de facto relationship.

The decision to separate is pivotal and prior to separating, many individuals choose to get some preliminary legal advice about their rights and entitlements when separation is affected. The team at Vic Rajah Family Lawyers can provide this advice. It is not necessary to obtain the consent of the other party when making the decision to separate. It is, however, important to communicate the decision to separate to the other party and to act on that intention, for example moving out of the same home, dividing finances and home duties and advising third parties.

It is possible for parties to separate yet still live under the one roof. This particular course may be necessary in allowing arrangements to be made for the care and welfare of the children of the de facto relationship or marriage, and to effect property settlement arrangements. Separation must take place if a party is seeking child support or spousal maintenance from the other.

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If you would like to know more about separation our lawyers can walk you through the process and provide appropriate advice for your situation. Vic Rajah Family Lawyers have offices in the Melbourne CBD, Sandringham and Mt Eliza, and happily service all areas in between. Call us on (03) 9781 4222 or email to set up an appointment. We look forward to working with you.