What are Court orders? An order of the Court is best described as the binding decision or judgment of a judicial officer. The Federal Circuit and FamilyCONTINUE READING
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Claiming Property After Separation
Dealing with property matters after the breakdown of a relationship can be daunting, especially when dealing with children and the emotional challenges of separation.CONTINUE READING
The Duty of Disclosure In Family Law: How the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia protects you in your property settlement proceedings
Financial Disclosure within Family Law What is financial disclosure in family law? Financial disclosure is the act of revealing financial information to another party. InCONTINUE READING
What you need to know about Inheritances and Family Law Property Settlements
In 2018, more than $120 billion was passed on to younger Australians in wealth transfers – 90% of this occurring through inheritances – with thisCONTINUE READING
What to do if you’re a “mortgage prisoner” who wants to separate from your partner?
Many Australians with mortgages are currently experiencing financial pressure with rising interest rates as well as increases in their costs of living. A new termCONTINUE READING
Divorce Lawyer servicing couples and families in the Mosman area.
Divorce Lawyers helping separating couples for over 20 years.
Are you looking for an experienced family lawyer to help you with your separation and divorce?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
Share Options and Separation
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
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
Neutral Bay Family Law
Engaging a family lawyer can be a daunting step. We understand that each matter is unique and we tailor our advice to suit you. If you are looking for an Accredited Family Law Specialist near Neutral BayCONTINUE READING
Separation and Tax Debts
Outstanding tax liabilities and unsecured debts to third parties can demand consideration for many facing separation and wreak havoc for parties wanting to reach fair outcomes.CONTINUE READING
Bankruptcy and Binding Financial Agreements (Part 2)
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.CONTINUE READING
Bankruptcy and Binding Financial Agreements (Part 1)
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.CONTINUE READING
December 2018 Family Law Case Watch
What is required to initiate Property proceedings when you separated from your de-facto spouse a significant time ago?CONTINUE READING
International Family Law and Asset Division
How do I protect my overseas assets during separation?
My relationship has ended but my partner and I are in different countries what do I do?
I have properties and trusts held in several countries but where is the best place to commence my divorce proceedings?CONTINUE READING
January 2018 Family Law Case Watch
In January 2018, the Family Court of Australia held in the matter of Sigley and Sigley  FamCA 3 (10 January 2018) that Australian parents who had entered into a commercial surrogacy agreement in the USA, could register the American Court Order which gave them parenting rights over their child in an Australian Court.CONTINUE READING
2017 Family Law Case Watch
As 2017 draws to a close, we reflect on some of the key cases that have shaped the year in Family law. Read on for a snapshot into the unique and diverse area of Family Law…CONTINUE READING
Family Court asks Lawyers to consider their fees
Are you thinking of separating? Do you want to ensure common sense prevails through your separation and that legal fees are only incurred where necessary? Are you concerned you will dissipate significant assets just by stepping into a family lawyer’s office?CONTINUE READING
Anton Pillar Orders
Have you recently separated? Are you concerned that your former spouse might be concealing information from you? Are you eager to progress a timely settlement of your matter?
If so then continue reading as the below information is likely to be of great assistance to you.CONTINUE READING
Coupledom – Are you in a De Facto Relationship?
Are you wondering whether your relationship is a bona fide de facto relationship?
Although it may be assumed that someone in a de facto relationship has the same rights as someone in a marriage, what sometimes happens when your relationship falls apart is that your partner alleges that they were never in a bona fide de facto relationship with you.CONTINUE READING
Separation and Divorce – Using Photos in Family Law Matters
Are you needing help after separation?
Do you want to know how to better manage your family law matter? If you do, read on for some important information.CONTINUE READING
Family Law News
Monday 27 February 2017 marks the start of a 2 week rolling list in the Sydney Registry of the Family Court where 11 judges will have listed before them almost 70 matters for hearing.CONTINUE READING
Family Law Consent Orders
Are you separating and looking to resolve things without going to Court? Do you need advice about entering into Consent Orders? Are you worried Consent Orders won’t address the specific dates that are significant to your family?CONTINUE READING
How long will my divorce settlement take?
Have you separated?
Are you wanting a quick and amicable settlement?
Understandably family law clients want to put their family law matter behind them and move on with their lives as quickly as possible. How easy is this to achieve?CONTINUE READING
Doolan Wagner Family Lawyers welcomes Nicole Pozovsky
Doolan Wagner Family Lawyers are pleased to announce that Nicole Pozovsky has joined our firm as a Family Lawyer.
Nicole completed her Bachelor of Laws at the University of Technology Sydney and has been working exclusively in the area of family law.CONTINUE READING
Family Law Balance Sheets & Financial Disclosure
Have you been asked to provide a long list of financial documents in your family law matter? Are you feeling overwhelmed about preparing your disclosure documents and don’t know where to start?CONTINUE READING
Keeping in control of your Family Law Matter
Not many of you would go into a travel agency and leave it up to the travel agent to choose your destination and your itinerary. Similarly, I have never come across a fellow diner who has left their entire menu choice to their waiter when they go out to a restaurant for dinnerCONTINUE READING
Family Law Consent Orders
Are you wanting to have Consent Orders made?
If your answer is ‘yes’ then keep reading because this article explains the necessary steps in a way that is easy to understand.CONTINUE READING
North Sydney Divorce Lawyers
Do you need an Accredited Family Law Specialist in North Sydney for your separation?
Doolan Wagner Family Lawyers have been providing divorce and family law advice and assistance to people from Sydney’s North Shore and North Sydney for more than two decades.CONTINUE READING
Keep Your Divorce Costs Down in your Family Law Matter
Keep Your Divorce Costs Down in your Family Law Proceedings
When you go through a divorce or separation there are always costs involved. The emotional cost of separation and the costs of maintaining two homes can be really significant. You need to do what you can to keep in control of the additional costs of legal representation.CONTINUE READING
Supervision Orders in Family Law Matters
Every day the Family Court and the Federal Circuit Court are asked to make Orders that are in the best interests of children. In undertaking this work the Court must first address the two primary considerations…CONTINUE READING
Family Law Ryde
Needing help with your divorce?
Are you presently experiencing a family relationship breakdown or needing help making custody arrangements for your children?CONTINUE READING
Family Law Financial Disclosure
Are you contemplating a separation? Do you need a property settlement and don’t know where to begin? Or have you been asked to provide a long list of financial documents or information or to complete a Financial Statement?CONTINUE READING
Doolan Wagner: 2015 in Review
As a director of Doolan Wagner Family Lawyers I am writing this blog post about some 2015 developments and issues in family law including issues relating to parenting and immunisation of children, family law valuations, mediation trends and the new “cashless” family court registries.CONTINUE READING
New Family Court Judge Appointed
On 28 May 2015 the Federal Government announced the appointment of former Commonwealth Attorney-General Mr Robert McClelland as a Judge of the Family Court of Australia.CONTINUE READING
Can my property lawyer act on my divorce?
Conflicts between you and your former solicitor can arise in family law matters. Your lawyer or law firm may have acted for you and your partner over a period of years, perhaps when you bought a property together, or sold a business. Your lawyer may have even drafted your wills.CONTINUE READING
Divorce, Nullity and Annulment
Divorce, nullity and annulment are words that are often used interchangeably by people seeking to end their marriages. In Australia divorce, nullity and annulment have very different legal meanings and each of these avenues must be approached in very different ways.CONTINUE READING
Divorce Costs Rise After 2015 Budget
Family law costs are understandably a big consideration for a couple when they separate.CONTINUE READING
Are you looking for a highly experienced family lawyer?
For over two decades we have been assisting and advising people from the Lindfield area in preparation for and through their separation and divorce. During that time our family lawyers have seen a significant change in the demographics of the area.CONTINUE READING
Separation and lottery wins, Do I have to share?
If you are going through a separation and want to reach a property settlement with your ex after you have received an inheritance or been lucky enough to win lotto you may be wondering how that money will be shared.CONTINUE READING
A good divorce?
A good divorce, is there such a thing?
If you are thinking about separating or have recently separated you are probably trying to work out what to do next so that you don’t make your situation any worse than you feel it already is.CONTINUE READING
Investing Wisely In Your Separation
Are you separated and trying to reach an agreement with your ex?
If you are then this article may help you keep your legal costs down in that process.CONTINUE READING
Family Dispute? Don’t go to Court
Are you going through a family dispute or thinking about a separation?
If you are, then you should continue reading this article as it contains valuable information.CONTINUE READING
Divorce, Is Delaying A Settlement Wise?
Have you recently separated or have been separated for a long time but haven’t yet done anything to legally formalise that separation? If you are in this situation then you should really keep reading this article to find out how wise it is to delay resolving your matter once you decide that your marriage or de facto relationship is over.CONTINUE READING
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