Here at Martin Bullock Lawyers we often see the guilt and the stress that are caused by the breakup of a relationship. Often one party will make a decision to end the relationship, and emotionally they will be six months in advance of the other party in terms of coping with the decision and dealing with the consequences.
Friends and family will blame one person or the other. All will decide who they are going to be loyal to and remain friends with. This often feels extremely unfair, and can cause sadness, bewilderment and depression.
At MBL we attach no blame or guilt to the end of any relationship. Guilt is a useless emotion. Life is short. We stick to the principles of integrity and justice, and try to obtain the best result for yourself and your partner in regard to both financial and emotional well-being.
If children are involved in the breakup then it is even more important to maintain these principles in order to achieve an outcome that is in the best interests of the children.
When you pile all of these elements on top of each other, it can lead to an overwhelming and harrowing experience. At MBL we have a wide array of specialists that we refer people to, including counsellors, psychologists and financial advisers. The level of care and attention provided by these experts can assist you in overcoming the grief, the regret and the stress you will naturally feel at the end of a long-term relationship.
Have a look at this article from the Sydney Morning Herald for an insider’s view into the aftermath of a breakup, and the effect that it can have on your other relationships as well.
If you need any legal advice about family law including divorce, separation and the rights of children, give us a call on 02 9687 9322.