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Family law and your tax debts

Whatever is discussed in the 'confidence' of a relationship may be something one party attempt to use against the other party for tactical advantage ...

4 Jun 2018 / Sherlene Heng, Senior Associate read more
Family law and caveats

According to the Real Property Act, a person who claims a legal or equitable estate or interest in land ('caveator') can lodge a caveat against the ...

9 Jan 2018 / Sherlene Heng, Senior Associate read more
Mental illness in parenting matters

Each year at least 1 in 5 Australians over the age of 16 experience mental illness. It is common for people to experience mental illness during difficult ...

3 Jan 2018 / Linda McGirr, Senior Associate read more
It's mine, I got it after we broke up

In family law disputes it is a common misconception that an inheritance or other large sum received after separation will be excluded from the property ...

3 Jan 2018 / Linda McGirr, Senior Associate read more
I'm late complying with Family Court Orders, no one will mind

In a recent Family Law case the husband found out the hard way that he should not have delayed complying with Court Orders for his property settlement.

3 Jan 2018 / Linda McGirr, Senior Associate read more
Thorne v Kennedy [2017] HCA 49

The High Court decision in Thorne v Kennedy highlights the difficulties inherent in Financial Agreements under the Family Law Act

30 Nov 2017 / Monique Robb, Senior Associate and Katerina Lonergan, Graduate-At-Law read more
No ring, not binding? De facto relationships and family law

When parties separate, whether they be married or in a de facto relationship, the same laws apply in relation to the division of their property. Since 1 ...

14 Aug 2017 / Sherlene Heng, Senior Associate and Esther Khoo, Graduate Solicitor read more
Relocating children overseas after divorce

As more families become "international" many are faced with the dilemma that on divorce (or separation) one partner wants to go "back home" with the ...

28 Jul 2017 / Monique Robb, Senior Associate read more
How to find a family lawyer and make the most of your first conference

Selecting a family lawyer is not a simple matter; you don't take the first you find in your internet search. Preparation before your first conference with ...

28 Jul 2017 / Monique Robb, Senior Associate read more
Death of 'special contributions'

For a long time, there has been a debate in the family courts between those who believe that a court needs to recognise special and exceptional ...

28 Jul 2017 / Monique Robb, Senior Associate read more
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