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Divorce and Separation To-Do List

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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  • Category
    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
  • Category
    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
  • Category
    Computer, emails and electronic

  • 34

    Internet banking

    Change pin numbers and passwords
    Computer, emails and electronic
  • Category
    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
  • Category
    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
  • Category
    Emergency Contact

  • 39

    Change next of kin emergency contact details. Nominate someone else

    Next of Kin
    Emergency Contact
  • Category
    General

  • 1

    Who will keep the cars?

    Questions to ask
    General
  • Category
    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

  • Category
    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

  • Category
    Computer, emails and electronic

  • 34

    Internet banking

  • Category
    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

  • Category
    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

  • Category
    Emergency Contact

  • 39

    Change next of kin emergency contact details. Nominate someone else

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