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Divorce, de factos and superannuation splitting

Once a couple is separated, their superannuation (Super) is treated as property under the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) (FLA) and the value of the couples’ Super benefits will be taken into account when determining a property settlement. Super is held in trust and differs...Read More

How binding is a Binding Financial Agreement?

A financial agreement is a contract that deals with the division of a couple’s assets after they separate, or in the event that they separate. They may be made before or during a marriage or de-facto relationship, or after it breaks down. Financial agreements...Read More

Top tips for reducing legal fees in your family law matter

Family law proceedings can become very stressful. The last thing you should be worrying about is exorbitant legal fees. However, your family law fees do not necessarily have to become a burden. We have provided our top 10 tips on ways in which you can keep your legal...Read More

Things to Consider Before Late-in-life Divorce

When to marry is an important and exciting question for many couples. But the timing of divorce, especially late-in-life divorce is often of greater consequence. According to the ABS, Australians are getting married later and staying married for longer. So, it is...Read More

Can Social Media Impact Your Family Law Dispute?

Social media has changed the way we communicate and is an integral part of how people connect in today’s culture. The use of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, WhatsApp, Snapchat and other social networking sites and smartphone applications is second nature for...Read More

What are the most common reasons for divorce?

After over 30 years as a family lawyer representing clients in family breakdowns and disputes, I’ve heard and continue to hear many reasons for divorce. “We grew apart”, “We fell out of love”, “The spark is gone”, or “He/she cheated on me”. My role and obligation as a...Read More

When Business Partners Divorce: What are Your Options?

During a marriage, many couples come to share most aspects of their life with their partners, such as children, finances, and possessions. And for some married couples, they also share in the ownership or operation of a business or commercial venture. While balancing...Read More