Do I need to be divorced before resolving property or parenting issues?
You do not need to be divorced to resolve property or parenting issues. In fact, it is generally advisable to resolve property and parenting issues as soon as possible after separation.
As a general proposition, family law matters that begin quickly and efficiently tend to end quickly and efficiently and those that delay tend to progress more slowly and with more difficulty.
An application for divorce cannot be filed until there has been twelve months’ separation. Divorce does not resolve property or parenting issues – see divorce.