Five Simple Ways To Cut Unnecessary Costs On Your Family Lawyer

15 Jun

Five Simple Ways To Cut Unnecessary Costs On Your Family Lawyer

As with many professional services sectors, law professionals generally really only sell their time. And as we all know very well, time is money. In the interests of saving everyone time (and money), we've compiled a short list of items to consider if budget is a factor (and let's face…

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11 May

How Tight Is An Airtight BFA?

Preparing an Airtight Binding Financial Agreement Binding Financial Agreements (BFA), also referred to as “pre-nups” are created when two parties have made a fully informed decision to enter into a binding agreement. The creation of an Airtight Binding Financial Agreement requires the parties to disclose their financial position, provide reasonable…

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18 Mar

Why Is My Family Law Matter Taking So Long?

Merging Family Courts and Early Senate Reports The current structure of the Family Court and Federal Circuit have led to systematic backlogs of cases, with Judges required to hear a multitude of matters on a single day. This has led many parties who have proceedings before the Court to be…

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25 Feb

What’s Fair In Love & Law?

Determining issues at law When the Court makes a determination on property issues it takes into account the provisions of the Family Law Act 1975 and in particular the approach for the determination of an application under section 79 of the Family Law Act.  The principles are well established by…

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25 Feb

Divorce Application Options You Might Not Know About

What Happens If My Ex Won’t Sign the Divorce Papers? Divorce can be a very difficult time in both parties’ lives. Sometimes after the breakdown of a marriage, one party has difficulty in accepting this fact and may refuse to sign divorce papers. Other situations might involve a controlling ex-partner…

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30 Jan

Why You Need To Care About Family Law Binding Financial Agreements

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]What is a Financial Agreement and what is the purpose of a Financial Agreement? Parties may wish to determine the ownership of their assets and liabilities whilst contemplating or living in a relationship (including same sex relationships), contemplating entering into a marriage, during a marriage or after a divorce, may…

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14 Jan

Divorce Loopholes and Fraudulent Bankruptcy

Calls for Divorce Loophole Crackdown: Criminals Skirting the Law The recent case involving Michael Williamson, disgraced former Health Services Union Boss, highlights how divorce and family law proceedings can be fraudulently utilised to avoid creditors.Under bankruptcy law, creditors are unable to claim against a person’s estate if that person has…

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01 Jan

Divorce Enduring Power of Attorney and Wills

Separated Not Divorced: How Your Ex Can End Up With Your Estate A breakdown of a relationship can be one of the hardest times in a person’s life. During this time, individuals often undergo immense changes to routine, living environments and lifestyle. In the midst of grieving, possibly moving to…

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17 Aug

Party Expenditure and Wastage

Parties Wastage Following Separation Usually during cases of divorce or separation proceedings which reach the Court, one party has made the other party’s life very difficult, often causing heated disputes and emotions. Although a party may have been difficult, lied, cheated or has caused the other significant pain, the other…

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02 Jul

Engagement Ring Property Rights

Who Keeps the Ring after Separation? One of the big questions couples have after a relationship breaks down is what happens to the engagement ring. The issue of which party has claim to this item can be contentious, with many different opinions based on tradition, morals and conventions. Where parties…

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