Counting the cost of marital breakdown

Marital breakdowns can be costly, but taking legal steps can provide financial protection.

With the rate of divorce increasing slightly over the past several years to approximately 13 divorces per 1,000 married men/women (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2012), it is important to understand some of the financial consequences that could result from marital breakdown as well as some of the current market trends that are occurring in family law.

Sanaz Naimi of Berry Family Law, a Melbourne legal firm specialising solely in the practice of family law and marriage law, answers a few questions relating to this subject.

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