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Divorce and Separation To-Do List
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Divorce and Separation To-Do List

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Having a checklist prevents you from forgetting the practical, miscellaneous issues that arise from when one is separating or going through a divorce.

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  • Bank accounts and credit cards

  • 4
    Open a bank account in your name only .
    Bank accounts
    Bank accounts and credit cards
  • 5
    Think about closing off joint bank accounts.
    Joint accounts
    Bank accounts and credit cards
  • 6
    Change your PIN and online banking password if you think your ex may know them or be able to guess them.
    PIN and password
    Bank accounts and credit cards
  • 7
    Cancel all joint credit cards
    Credit cards
    Bank accounts and credit cards
  • Care of child

  • 15
    Contact: Family Relationship Advice Line 1800 050 321
    Parenting arrangement advice
    Care of child
  • 16
    Contact: Family Dispute Resolution provider
    Parenting plan
    Care of child
  • 17
    Speak to your lawyer about a private child support agreement.
    Child support payments
    Care of child
  • 18
    Let your child's school know that you have separated and update your contact details.
    School contacts and costs
    Care of child
  • 19
    Provide the school with a copy of parenting agreement
    School contacts and costs
    Care of child
  • 20
    Ensure a plan to cover school expenses
    School contacts and costs
    Care of child
  • Computer, emails and electronic

  • 34
    Internet banking
    Change pin numbers and passwords
    Computer, emails and electronic
  • Credit Cards

  • 30
    Who is the primary card holder?
    Questions to ask
    Credit Cards
  • 31
    Should the credit limit be changed?
    Questions to ask
    Credit Cards
  • 32
    Who is the secondary card holder?
    Questions to ask
    Credit Cards
  • 33
    If you have cancelled the card, tell the other party you have done so
    Recommended
    Credit Cards
  • Documentation

  • 21
    Sort of property arrangements with lawyer or call Family Dispute Resolution provider
    Property settlement
    Documentation
  • 22
    Documents indicating the value of superannuation
    Have originals or copies of
    Documentation
  • 23
    Stating the amount owing for any liabilities, debts, credit cards
    Have originals or copies of
    Documentation
  • 24
    Any lump sum contributions
    Have originals or copies of
    Documentation
  • 25
    Liabilities held by one spouse held at start of relationship
    Have originals or copies of
    Documentation
  • 29
    Have post office redirect your mail somewhere secure
    Mail redirection
    Documentation
  • Emergency Contact

  • 39
    Change next of kin emergency contact details. Nominate someone else
    Next of Kin
    Emergency Contact
  • Bank accounts and credit cards

  • 4
    Open a bank account in your name only .
  • 5
    Think about closing off joint bank accounts.
  • 6
    Change your PIN and online banking password if you think your ex may know them or be able to guess them.
  • 7
    Cancel all joint credit cards
  • Care of child

  • 15
    Contact: Family Relationship Advice Line 1800 050 321
  • 16
    Contact: Family Dispute Resolution provider
  • 17
    Speak to your lawyer about a private child support agreement.
  • 18
    Let your child's school know that you have separated and update your contact details.
  • 19
    Provide the school with a copy of parenting agreement
  • 20
    Ensure a plan to cover school expenses
  • Computer, emails and electronic

  • 34
    Internet banking
  • Credit Cards

  • 30
    Who is the primary card holder?
  • 31
    Should the credit limit be changed?
  • 32
    Who is the secondary card holder?
  • 33
    If you have cancelled the card, tell the other party you have done so
  • Documentation

  • 21
    Sort of property arrangements with lawyer or call Family Dispute Resolution provider
  • 22
    Documents indicating the value of superannuation
  • 23
    Stating the amount owing for any liabilities, debts, credit cards
  • 24
    Any lump sum contributions
  • 25
    Liabilities held by one spouse held at start of relationship
  • 29
    Have post office redirect your mail somewhere secure
  • Emergency Contact

  • 39
    Change next of kin emergency contact details. Nominate someone else
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