The information on this website should not be used or relied upon as a substitute for detailed professional advice specific to your circumstances.
Divorce Resource is a site run by Christine Weston who has personal experience of the divorce process across the jurisdictions of Australia, United Kingdom and South Africa. Third parties also provide resources to the website. Some of them hold professional practice qualifications and some do not.
Although we undertake to provide up to date, impartial and researched information, Divorce Resource is not a qualified provider of legal services and as such it cannot be relied upon to provide accurate legal advice. The Website should not be used as an alternative to legal advice from a qualified family lawyer, financial specialist or mental health counsellor. The content on the Website has been provided from a number of sources and Divorce Resource does not accept any liability for this information. It is the responsibility of users to check the accuracy of relevant facts and opinions given on the Website before entering into any commitment based upon them.
In particular please be aware that:
- the Divorce Resource Forum (once launched) is by its nature a place where registered users will ask questions and respond to posts. Please be very aware that the source of the advice you are given is anonymous, and most likely not from a legally trained person.
- the Calculators are tools to provide a rough idea of the range of possible outcomes of maintenance and capital split negotiations. Please treat the results with great caution. The financial settlement law in Australia is not 100% predictable, it is open to interpretation by mediators, family lawyers and judges. Case Law adds to the law and often fails to provide complete clarity on particular issues. Judges have a very wide discretion. Presented with exactly the same facts, two different judges can make significantly different judgements. The Calculators provide just one opinion amongst many on what the outcome might be. You should also refer to your legal advisor and to any comments from lawyers, finance experts and mediators.
- Financial advice: this website is not designed for the purpose of providing personal financial or investment advice. Information provided does not take into account your particular financial objectives, financial situation, you investment needs or capacity.
You should assess whether the information on this website is appropriate to your particular objectives, financial situation and investment needs. You should do this before making an investment decision on the basis of the information on this website. You can either make this assessment yourself or seek the assistance of any adviser.