For some families with separated parents, the holiday season can be an emotionally fraught time which results in sadness, disappointment and discord where children may be caught in the middle.CONTINUE READING
Who gets to keep the dog when you separate?
Most animal lovers would agree that our pets form part of our family, so when it comes to the breakdown of a relationship it isCONTINUE READING
How are pre-relationship assets treated after a separation?
Clients often ask how assets they or their former partner may have held prior to a relationship commencing are to be treated upon separation, particularlyCONTINUE READING
Are you separating and you or your partner are entitled to share options? Are you unsure how share options are valued or treated in aCONTINUE READING
Are you thinking of a trial separation?
Have you and your partner or spouse started a trial separation?
Making the decision to separate, whether as a trial or permanently, is not a decision you make lightly. And the decisions you make regarding your separation, even a trial separation, can have long-term consequences for you and your family.CONTINUE READING
Separating but staying together – what to consider if you remain in the same SMSF
In recent years I have noticed a growing trend in couples wishing to remain in the same self-managed superannuation fund (“SMSF”) as part of theirCONTINUE READING
How To Face Your Separation With Confidence When You’re A Stay At Home Mum
Are you a “Stay At Home” Mum who is thinking about separating or a single mum who has recently separated? Perhaps you’re worried that your husband or long term partner is unhappy and may leave the relationship and family home without much warning?CONTINUE READING
What are the legal implications of parental alienation?
Parental alienation is a term which is used to describe when one parent (the “alienating” parent) behaves in a certain way to undermine and damageCONTINUE READING
Q& A | Separation, Child Custody and Parenting
Q&A with Lisa Wagner, Principal and Managing Director, Doolan Wagner Family Lawyers. Are you separating and want to know what’s best for your children?CONTINUE READING