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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Divorce - FAQs

There is only one ground for divorce, which is that the marriage has broken down irretrievably, as evidence by parties being separated for 12 months ...

25 Jul 2017 / Monique Robb, Senior Associate read more
My bags are packed, I'm ready to go. Should I stay or can I go?

After separation, it is not unusual for one party to want to move from the city or town in which the family resided, to another city or state – often to ...

24 Jul 2017 / Monique Robb, Senior Associate read more
Post separation financial contributions

The period between separation and the finalisation of a financial matter can be a matter of days (if both parties agree) or years (in the Family Law Courts ...

8 Jun 2017 / Sherlene Heng, Senior Associate read more
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