Family Law Blog

Am I entitled to spousal maintenance?

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…

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When Can I Remarry After Divorce?

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…

Different Custody Arrangements That Might Work For You

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…

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

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…

Family Owned Businesses and Divorce

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…

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

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….

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

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,…