Family Law News

“Defacto couple” or just “boyfriend & girlfriend”? What’s the difference?

December 17, 2019

Click to Call Testimonials Find an Expert “Defacto couple” or just “boyfriend & girlfriend”? What’s the difference? When a ‘couple’ split-up, and there is a dispute over property, the nature of their relationship is relevant to whether the Family Court of Australia has jurisdiction to decide on who gets what.  Recently, the Family Court considered…

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Summer holidays are coming: parenting orders due soon!

October 29, 2019

Click to Call Testimonials Find an Expert Summer Holidays Are Coming: Parenting Orders Due Soon! If you didn’t have your fair share of time with your children these school holidays, speak to a family lawyer now to make arrangements for the summer holidays. Holidays can be challenging for families with separated parents. Tensions can run…

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What’s mine is yours – transferring a tax debt in a divorce

August 14, 2019

Click to Call Testimonials Find an Expert When a couple separate, what happens if one of them has a tax debt? This can be a real issue especially if a Family Trust or other financial arrangement is used to distribute income earned by one party to the relationship to the other. As a general rule…

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Settle or sell it – when divorcing couples can’t agree on value

June 4, 2019

Click to Call Testimonials Find an Expert Settle or Sell It –When Divorcing Couples Can’t Agree on Value People collect all sorts of things, from stamps or movies to action figures or wine.  So when a couple separate, what happens about the collection?  Who gets it and what is it worth? The Collection of Books…

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Property settlement – when one party isn’t honest about where the money went

May 28, 2018

Click to Call Testimonials Find an Expert PROPERTY SETTLEMENT – WHEN ONE PARTY ISN’T HONEST ABOUT WHERE THE MONEY WENT When a husband wasn’t truthful about what debts he had, among other things claiming he owed his parents $192,000 and wouldn’t explain where $886,000 had gone, his failure to be open and honest was a…

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Is there a risk of imprisonment for breaching Family Court orders?

February 20, 2018

Click to Call Testimonials Find an Expert IS THERE A RISK OF IMPRISONMENT FOR BREACHING FAMILY COURT ORDERS? – By Jake Woolford – After a man sent $265,000 to a woman in the United States to pay a “debt,” his wife successfully sought Family Court orders preventing him from getting rid of other assets. He…

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Same-sex marriage laws will affect family law, wills and more

December 28, 2017

Click to Call SAME-SEX MARRIAGE LAWS WILL AFFECT FAMILY LAW, WILLS AND MORE – By Vanessa Ho – Same-sex marriage is now legal in Australia. This will mean that marriages between same-sex couples will have the same legal recognition as any other marriage and there may be significant consequences for a range of legal areas,…

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Family law: what if my ex refuses to hand over my belongings?

December 11, 2017

Click to Call Testimonials Find an Expert FAMILY LAW: WHAT IF MY EX REFUSES TO HAND OVER MY BELONGINGS? “If she wants it, tell her to take me to court.” These were costly words from a husband who refused to hand over a chandelier to his wife as part of a family law property settlement.…

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Family law: binding child support agreements and disclosure

November 14, 2017

Click to Call Testimonials Find an Expert FAMILY LAW: BINDING CHILD SUPPORT AGREEMENTS AND DISCLOSURE Can you change a binding child support agreement after you’ve signed on the dotted line? And if you’re seeking a change, are you obliged to disclose all of your financial circumstances? These were the issues in a recent case considered…

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Separated but living together: what happens when I finally move out?

October 18, 2017

Click to Call SEPARATED BUT LIVING TOGETHER: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I FINALLY MOVE OUT? –By Karin Daehn-Alabi – Sometimes, even though a couple separates or divorces, they continue to live under the same roof. They may be financially better off in doing so, or the arrangement may be in the best interests of their children.…

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