Matrimonial Asset Pool: How is it valued and divided?

July 2, 2019

If you have recently separated from your spouse or de facto partner it is advised that you seek to finalise your property settlement sooner rather than later. This will help you avoid post separation asset or debt accumulation being factored into your property settlement. The first step in a property settlement is to compile an accurate […]

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Divorce Timeline In Australia

June 25, 2019

  STAGE 1: DATE OF SEPARATION The day either or both parties expresses their intention to end the relationship. This is the first practical step after a break up, where one or both parties move out of the home, or otherwise begin living separate lives under the same roof. STAGE 2: ORGANISE PARENTING ARRANGEMENTS Develop […]

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When Can I Remarry After Divorce?

June 19, 2019

You can remarry after divorce as long as your divorce order has taken effect. This is usually one month and one day after your divorce is granted by the Court. You will need to supply your marriage celebrant with a Notice of Intended Marriage at least one month before the wedding date, so it is […]

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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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