Have Australian Law Questions? Ask a Lawyer Now.
Hi, myself and my wife have just recently sepparated, we have two children a 3 year old boy and a 5 year old girl who has started school, I stopped working about 10 months ago so my wife who is a doctor could work full time and so that I could be a stay at home dad full time to look after the children which I agreed to and enjoy doing, about 2 months ago we sold our house and bought a larger house that cost $975,000 so we have about an $800,000 mortgage, I think my wife or ex wife is paying about $900 a week towards the mortgage. She earns about $300,000 before tax a year as an accident and emegency consultant at the Modbury hospital in South Australia, she has just recently told me she has been having an affair for six months with another man and is going to move out with him, and our kids are happy to stay here with me in our new house, and I would be looking after them full time except the odd weekend when my ex wife has agreed to have them. Can you please inform me what to do from here, we haven't seeked any legal or professional advice yet but we both know we should, we are both being sensible about this and are getting on quite well as friends. I think we would both like to keep the house. She admits this break up is her fault and thinks I am an amazing father and loves me as a best friend, she says I have done nothing wrong to deserve this, she just fell out of love with me and fell in love with another doctor that she works with and he has agreed to leave his wife and two children. Where do we go from here? Kind Regards, XXXXX XXXXX