Separating with your significant other is a nerve-wracking time. Perhaps you have been thinking about this for a while or perhaps your partner has asked for a divorce out of the blue. How will you divide your assets? What if there are children involved? How will the children cope with the new arrangements? There are so many different aspects arising from a separation or divorce – things like property settlement, parenting arrangements, spousal maintenance and so on. Here is a handy list of things to keep in mind when you find yourself in a situation like this.
Our February 2019 Family Law case, Wakeley & Wakeley  FCCA 3707 explores two(2) common themes and issues that often arise in Family Law matters including the: 1. Approach taken by the Family Court in determining property proceedings; and 2. Admissibility of affidavit evidence of a witness.
Picking up from Part 1 of this Article, we now turn to a couple of family law cases that were handed down after the Bankruptcy and Family Law Legislation Amendment Act 2005 (Cth) was passed.
Wanting to know what a divorce will cost? Concerned about the fees a family lawyers will charge? Interested in understanding how the costs of family lawyers can be minimised? If so then read on...
What happens when parties enter into a Binding Financial Agreement and one party subsequently becomes bankrupt? What do you do when the one asset pool to be divided is in circumstances where there are competing claims between the bankrupt’s spouse or partner and the bankrupt’s creditors? If you find yourself in a situation like this and are unsure of the next steps, read on.
Has the other party in your matter proposed Judicial Mediation? Do you need help in understanding what this entails? If so, read on.