Property settlements can be a difficult stage in finalising family law matters, especially when other financial resources may affect the property pool such as superannuation. The law treats superannuation as a different type of property and it is important that you know how the superannuation splitting law that governs this area may apply to you in your property settlement.
Sometimes, after a separation, one parent is desirous of relocating with the children. Be it another suburb, another State or another country, there may be detrimental consequences if the relocation is not executed pursuant to the law. Here are some things you need to consider if you are a parent wanting a sea-change when your ex-spouse is resistant to the move. Continue reading Relocation After Separation
There has been some commentary in relation to the imprisonment of Parties embroiled in the Family Law system. Recently, the Full Court of the Family Court of Australia overruled a decision where a Father had been ordered to serve a term of imprisonment for 12 months for failing, refusing or neglecting to provide full and frank disclosure in a property matter. Continue reading Imprisonment In Family Law Matters
For most members of the general population, the Australian Government’s new online health database will simply be a convenient centralised electronic catalogue, containing patients’ information and histories, available for access by authorized health professionals. The My Health Record system, which is opt-out Continue reading My Health Record: Potential safety risks for victims of domestic violence
As of 1 January 2019, separated partners who have initiated proceedings in the Federal Circuit Court in relation to their parenting or property matters may seek a Judicial Mediation.
This means that a judge may act as a mediator on a matter which is not in their docket. Continue reading Judicial Mediation for Family Law Matters
Don’t Litigate, Mediate!
One of the misconceptions about the law that some people may have is that the courts are often the only forum through which disputes can be settled within our legal system. This is most definitely not the case. Continue reading Advantages of Mediation
Are you separated and looking to spend time with your children this Christmas?
If you don’t already have Parenting Orders in place which deal with how your children will spend time with you over Christmas, then you need to read this. Continue reading Parenting Orders & Christmas
The breakdown of a marriage is almost always an emotionally taxing experience for both partners. While there is the emotion and stress that is usually at the forefront of a separation, there are a multitude of other factors that need to be considered during the process. Often, the first issue that needs to be addressed when a long-term relationship deteriorates is how the shared assets of the couple are to be divided. Continue reading Spousal Maintenance – What To Expect
The deterioration of a loving relationship is usually a dreaded outcome for all those involved.
In addition to the emotional toll it takes on a person, there is always the added stress of dividing up property and finances. Add on top of this a potential custodial battle for any children involved, and you have the recipe for a protracted and emotional legal battle. Continue reading The Ins and Outs Of Binding Financial Agreements
There are many more misconceptions about Family Law and, in particular, property settlements and child arrangements.
In part 2 of our Setting The Record Straight article we have debunked more myths and reveal the truth. In case you missed it, read Part 1 here. Continue reading Setting The Record Straight: Family Law Myths – Part 2