Many separated couples can become stuck when negotiating arrangements for how to divide property, or what longer term arrangements will be in place for the children. It is always best to attempt to negotiate directly with your former spouse about potential options to resolve the dispute if your circumstances permit and it is safe to […]
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The breakdown of a marriage or de facto relationship can provoke intense disputes as to ownership, value and distribution of property. As such, finalising property settlement is often a major step in helping separated couples move on with their lives. Do I have to go to Court to get a property settlement? The first question […]
No relationship breakup is ever easy, especially when the financial burden of separation or divorce can be so heavy on the parties involved. On top of that, going to court to resolve your family law matters can be not only costly but also time consuming. Sometimes, the court process can take up precious financial and […]
Going through any relationship breakup can be stressful and emotionally draining, especially if you have been married for a long time. In Australia, there is an important distinction that must be made between “divorce” and “separation” that not many people may be aware of. There are also different types of separation that effect the process […]
It may come as a surprise to some that when a relationship ends, one party might still be compelled to make a lump sum or ongoing payments to support their former spouse. Even if you do not have children with your former partner, you may still be required to pay a certain amount if the […]
It’s often said that January is ‘Divorce Month’, a time where there is suddenly an influx of separations and ensuing divorce proceedings, however is this really the case? Today’s blog looks at why January has this reputation and what to do if you find yourself in this situation. It is true that many family lawyers […]
Christmas is considered a very special time of the year for many people around the world, but for some it can be a time of sadness and frustration. Following a relationship breakdown, Christmas may seem like a daunting time, particularly when parenting children across separate households. Where both parents are willing and able and there […]
Separation or divorce can be an emotional journey that can have both physical and mental health effects on people. The separation and divorce process, coupled in some situations with the family court process, can become incredibly stressful, taking a toll on the wellbeing of parties, sometimes impairing their judgment and decision-making abilities. Literature tells us […]
It is quite common that one of the party’s to a marriage or de facto relationship receives an inheritance during the course of the relationship. But conflicts can often arise when the relationship comes to an end and the process of property settlement begins. This conflict is exacerbated when the recipient of the inheritance becomes […]
There are several reasons why you may be thinking about relocating, temporarily or permanently. You may wish to move to another town, move interstate or travel to another country. There is a common law presumption unless a Court makes another order that both parents of a child who is not 18 have parental responsibility for […]