Family Law Library

My spouse and I want to divorce but neither of us can afford to move out. Are we still separated according to the law?

Many people find themselves in the same situation.  You’re still receiving the same income but suddenly you need to pay for two homes.  The law in Australia recognizes this problem and allows for something called “separation under one roof”.  This means you are still living in the same house but are no longer together as a married couple.