Can I Get My Marriage Annulled?

June 12, 2019

What Is An Annulment Of Marriage? In Australia an annulment of marriage is legally referred to as a ‘decree of nullity of marriage’, which is governed by the Family Law Act. A decree of nullity is a finding that there was no legal marriage between the parties, even though a marriage ceremony may have taken […]

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Do You Need A Parenting Plan?

June 5, 2019

What Is A Parenting Plan A Parenting Plan is an informal written agreement between separated parents on their children’s care, welfare and development. Parents are able to make their own decisions of what will be included in the Parenting Plan that suit their circumstances. The aim of the Parenting Plan is to agree on how […]

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Marriage, Divorce and Wills: What You Need To Know

May 29, 2019

Life changes and with it so must your Will. Worryingly, a lot of people are unaware of the effect marriage, entering into a de facto relationship, divorce or separation can have on their Will. What is a Will A Will is a legal document that says how your estate will be distributed after you die. […]

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Postnuptial Agreements: What Are They? And Do You Need One?

May 22, 2019

In recent years postnuptial agreements, known in Australia as a ‘Binding Financial Agreement’ have gained popularity and there are a number reasons a couple may wish to adopt a postnuptial agreement. Why A Couple May Want A Postnuptial Agreement Predominately, there has been a change in a couple’s financial circumstances, such as an inheritance or […]

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We’ve Agreed On Our Property Settlement, How Do We Now Make It Legal?

May 15, 2019

The end of a marriage or de facto relationship is often a stressful and emotionally hard time for people. Reaching an agreement on the division of assets and liabilities between yourselves can help reduce the financial and emotional costs involved with legal proceedings, whilst also giving you both the authority of making your own decision […]

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Rules Of Engagement: Who Keeps The Ring If You Separate?

May 8, 2019

A question all engaged and married couples hope they will never have to ask, however who does keep the engagement ring if you separate? Historically in Australia, the Courts took the view that if the engagement ring was given in contemplation of marriage and if the marriage did not then proceed, then the ring giver […]

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Parent’s Guide To Child Support

May 3, 2019

What is Child Support? Child support is the ongoing legal responsibility of separated parents to provide an appropriate level of financial support for their children to ensure that the child’s needs are met. The Child Support Scheme is governed by the Child Support Agency (CSA) and the Child Support (Assessment) Act, which aims to ensure children […]

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6 Tips To Help You Prepare For Mediation

April 26, 2019

If you are considering mediation in relation to your parenting or financial matter, you have a great opportunity to resolve your dispute respectively, peacefully and privately; whilst also obtaining an outcome that is tailored to your needs. Mediation can save you time and money, it is also considered to be a far less stressful route […]

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Am I entitled to spousal maintenance?

April 16, 2019

Under the Family Law Act, a legal or de facto spouse can claim spouse maintenance after separation. The Family Law Act 1975, states a person has a responsibility to financially assist their spouse or former de facto partner, if that person cannot meet their own reasonable expenses from their personal income or assets. Note, it is […]

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Different Custody Arrangements That Might Work For You

April 10, 2019

Divorce signifies the end of a relationship, however for divorced parents it also signifies the beginning of a new type of relationship – the co-parenting relationship. Devising custody agreements and putting them into practice can be time consuming and emotionally draining for parents and children involved. If you have joint custody of your children with […]

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