We have spent months hearing about the great quitting debate and the resounding effects of the jobs crisis across all industries in Australia, but what about the great separation debate and the effects the past two years have had on relationships and families?
Family lawyers are seeing a dramatic increase in family law inquiries and cases. This relates to property regulations and parental issues.
Speaking to family law expert Julian Cesta of CVC Law Wollongong, he said: “The rate of investigation has increased dramatically, we know there are two main pressure points that cause a relationship breakdown and/or marriage, and these are the financial impacts and proximity/proximity.
“Over the past two years, many people have faced heavy financial burdens due to declining income, job loss and rising cost of living.
“Combine that with periods of isolation, closures, working from home and home schooling, and you can see how it has potentially created a pressure cooker for many families.”
In December 2021 the ABS released data that found in 2020 Australia saw a whopping 30% decrease in the number of marriages which is not surprising due to lockdowns and impacts due to border closures, as well as reduced theater capacity over the past two years. years.
In 2020, 49,510 divorces were granted in Australia, an increase of 1.9% compared to 2019 (48,582).
Compared across the world, Maldives tops the list with over 5.5%, Russia 3.9%, USA 2.7%, Sweden 2.5%, New Zealand 1, 7%, the UK 1.7% and the bottom of the ranking. long list Sri Lanka at 0.15 percent.
Divorces in Australia are usually only granted after a 12-month period of separation, so with a realistic expectation that level will rise rapidly over the next 12 months, with relationship experts warning that the pandemic-induced breakup curve may not have peaked yet, which begs the question, what will the next 12 months look like?
Understanding the intricacies of the law, being able to decipher legalese, especially during a very emotional time, can add to the complexity.
“Finding a family law expert who can provide you with advice and expertise who will take the time to fully understand your needs, taking the time to listen is key, my passion,” Cesta advised.
“And my goal is to provide realistic expectations, timelines and positive results for my clients, I want every client to feel comfortable, heard and listened to.”
CVC law has over 20 years of family law experience with a local team providing family law expertise consisting of Julian Cesta and Mikaela Frame, providing a male and female representation solution for their clients.
“Comfort, creating connection and building trust with our customers is key,” Ms. Frame said.
“We want to make sure our clients have the opportunity to meet with us and discuss their case, so that we can better understand their situation and how exactly we can help them.”
CVC Law provides a free initial consultation; this can be essential in helping a client in the early stages and providing clear steps in the process.
The company has multiple locations across illawarra with its main office located at 20 Market Street, Wollongong.
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