Top 5 Misconceptions About De Facto Relationships You Need To Stop Believing

April 2, 2019

De facto relationships often have people confused. It’s not uncommon to hear outlandish statements like; “If you’re not married you’re not entitled to claim anything if the relationship ends”, or “You have to be in a relationship for a minimum of two years before it is legally considered a de facto relationship”. The following article […]

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Family Owned Businesses and Divorce

March 27, 2019

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics the current divorce rate in Australia is just over 40%. In conjunction with families owning 70% of Australia’s 2.1 million businesses and 46.2% of those family owned businesses being ultimately held and controlled by husband and wife couples, accumulates to a countless number of separating couples owning businesses […]

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Gift vs Loans in Divorce

March 21, 2019

With sky high property prices and tightening lending criteria there has been a huge increase of the ‘bank of mum and dad’. In fact, according to the financial comparison website, Mozo, the ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ is now the fifth largest lender on mortgages in Australia. If you are the person giving a significant […]

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Pet Custody: Who gets to keep man’s best friend?

March 12, 2019

Separating is hard to do; agreeing on who gets what property can make things complicated, however deciding and agreeing on who gets to keep the family pet can often be the toughest decision separating spouses need to make. Pets and the Family Law Act The family pet is often seen by the family as another […]

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5 Tips To Choosing The Best Family and Divorce Lawyer

March 6, 2019

Separation and divorce can be a time of great uncertainty and change. When people also get caught up in expensive legal battles the process can become destructive and overwhelming. Choosing the right family lawyer is essential in supporting you through your transition in a non-adversarial way, to ensure you reach agreeable financial settlement and child […]

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Duty of Disclosure: “Show and Tell” not “Hide and Seek”

February 26, 2019

Have you decided to separate and are now dealing with the complexity of a property settlement? Often one of the more difficult issues of separating parties is working out the division of the assets and liabilities accumulated before, during and after the end of the relationship. Hiding or not disclosing your true financial position can […]

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Relocating With Your Child After Separation Or Divorce

February 19, 2019

In today’s multicultural and mobile society it’s not uncommon for people to move cities, towns, states and countries for work, family support and to seek out reduced living expenses. If you are a separated or divorced parent wanting to relocate with your child there are a few factors you need to consider before making your […]

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Prenups For Lovers: Why Prenuptial Agreements Are Actually Romantic

February 12, 2019

Nobody gets married with the thought of getting divorced, so often a prenuptial or financial agreement is seen as unromantic or worse, assuming the relationship will end at some point. However, another school of thought is that a prenup agreement is just a safeguard, comparable to insurance, nobody plans on having their house burn down, […]

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Divorce and Social Media: Do’s and Don’ts

February 6, 2019

There is no doubt that we as a nation are spending more and more time on social media; posting, liking, commenting, messaging, snapping and tweeting. However, if you are going through a divorce you need to be aware of the potential hazards of social media that can deliver serious repercussions and unexpected consequences. Here are […]

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Are you dating or in a de facto relationship? What are the legal implications?

January 30, 2019

Relationships come in all shapes and sizes, however if your relationship ends, the difference between ‘just dating’ and a ‘de facto’ relationship can have an immense impact on you financially. You see, if you and your partner separate, they (or you) can apply to the Court for a determination about how your assets will be […]

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