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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Apply For Divorce In Australia

January 22, 2019

Once you have been separated for 12 months and 1 day, and there is no reasonable likelihood that you will get back together with your spouse, you are eligible to apply for divorce. You have two options when applying for divorce, either solely or jointly. Sole application If you make a sole application, you are […]

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We’ve separated – does one of us need to move out?

January 16, 2019

A common family law question we are asked is; “If we’ve decided to separate does one of us need to move out of the family home in order for the 12 month separation period to commence?” The simple answer is, no. Under the Family Law Act 1975, for married couples the only ground for divorce is that […]

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Are You Running Out Of Time? Understanding Time Limits In Family Court Matters

January 9, 2019

Divorce can be extremely taxing on you and your family, this can lead to couples delaying their property settlement and spouse maintenance applications. However, like all legal actions, time limits apply in family law matters. You should be aware that these time limits affect the time frame you have to bring an action in the […]

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Relationship Resolutions Couples Should Make For 2019

January 2, 2019

With the start of a new year it’s the perfect time to reflect on the year that was and start to think about what you want to achieve for the year ahead. Obviously, many of us make personal goals around New Years, however making relationship resolutions and goals with your partner can have a positive […]

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Simple Tips To Keep The Holidays Special When Your Ex Has The Kids

December 19, 2018

A difficult part of co-parenting is missing out on spending time with your children. The Christmas holidays, a time usually spent with family, can be an extremely sad and difficult for a co-parent whose children are spending the holiday with their other parent. No matter which way you and your co-parent have set up the […]

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Holiday Survival Tips For Adults With Divorced Parents

December 11, 2018

As the saying goes “you never stop being a parent” which, equally means “you never stop being a child”! This is never more apparent, for many adult children of divorce, than during the holiday season. A festive nightmare, where managing complicated relationships, expectations and logistics now comes down to the adult child and no longer […]

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Handling Holidays As A Divorced Parent

December 4, 2018

As the busy Christmas holidays draw closer, the strain of managing the hectic holiday family demands and schedules on top of a newly separated family can be extremely stressful for both parents and children. On top of this, separated parents may notice that this time of year is particularly confusing, difficult and emotional for  their […]

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Post Separation Assets: Why a quick property settlement is crucial

November 27, 2018

Once you and your partner have separated it’s a good idea to seek a property settlement sooner rather than later. Why? Sometimes surprising to clients, the law regards asset accumulated after separation as relevant to the net assets of each party at the date of settlement or trial. This means if you win the lottery, […]

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