I read an article in the Daily Examiner where a mother of three children had recently separated from her partner and was unable to obtain rental accommodation. This was a tragic story. She had no rental history. She had limited finance available to her. She was seen as a financial risk as a tenant.
This predicament is not uncommon particularly if one party has been the homemaker and parent and the other the financial provider. After separation the homemaker and parent is often impoverished while the financial provider remains comfortable.
A good Family Lawyer is able to assist the impoverished. Applications can be made to the Court for money to be released to the financially needy partner. This can be in the form of spousal maintenance and/or interim property orders.
It is essential for the financially vulnerable to get specialised advice in Family Law at the outset. This is the time you most need help from a specialist.