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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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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