In an article called “Women poorer, men lonelier after divorce”, Rachel Wells compares how divorce affects men and women differently. The article published on 24 July 2012 in the Sydney Morning Herald states that “Women’s household incomes suffer more than men’s after divorce, but it takes men longer to recover emotionally, a study has found.”
The joint research, led by … Read more
Most final parenting orders refer to Children spending time with their Mother on Mother’s Day and similarly their Father on Father’s Day. To many family law practitioners those Orders are merely standard precedent Orders that may get thrown in without much thought. In my view, the way those special occasion Orders are implemented provide a unique insight into each parents … Read more
You may have read court factsheets, or heard from your lawyers, about a duty to fully and frankly disclose all your assets, debts and financial resources. But what does this mean? And why is it important?
When you are negotiating property settlement you must be very honest about your assets, debts, and financial circumstances generally. The court needs to know … Read more
It in article titled “Rabbi and wife kidnapped man to force divorce: FBI” published on 19 July 2011 the Sydney Morning Herald reported that “A rabbi and his wife have surrendered to the FBI on charges they abducted an Israeli man, beat him and threatened to bury him alive if he didn’t give his wife a religious divorce.”
In the … Read more
A father of two from Sydney has recently been awarded $800,000 in damages after he sued his former family lawyers for negligence, claiming a “pre-nup” they created was useless in shielding his assets from the subsequent divorce.
So how do you make sure that your ‘pre-nup’ (or binding financial agreement, also known as a “BFA”) is worth the paper it’s … Read more
In an article titled “Scorned wife sells off cheating husband’s belongings” Fiona Willan reports that a jilted Canadian wife has sold her unfaithful husband’s possessions in a garage sale.
The article published in ninemsn on 15 March 2013 reported that the garage sale was advertised as “husband left us for a piece of trash, selling everything while he is gone … Read more
In an article called “China hits hip pocket in a blitz on divorce” written by Mr Malcolm Moore on 23 August 2011 published in the Telegraph, London the phenomena of increasing cultural materialism, particularly in the context of women’s choice in marriage partners in China is discussed.
The article states that: “The Chinese Government is now trying to stop women … Read more
Until recently India has been an incredibly popular destination for Australian couples wishing to produce a child through surrogacy. It has a thriving surrogacy industry, so much so that the Australian High Commission in India has published online a guide as to how new parents through surrogacy in India may obtain citizenship for their child. The primary reason for India’s … Read more
On 31 December 2012 news broke that Grant Hackett was suing his lawyer as a result of a faulty Binding Financial Agreement. This Agreement was entered into prior to his marriage to Candice Alley. This sort of Agreement is known in America as a “Pre-nup”. Although the Agreement entered into by Grant Hackett was one prior to marriage, Binding Financial … Read more
In an article called “Young, Beautiful and Divorced” published in the Sydney Morning Herald on 23 September 2012, Nina Karnikowski, discusses divorce of those in their twenties.
Ms Karnikowski states that although “no one enters marriage anticipating divorce, especially not within the first few years,” statistics show that the younger the person marries, the more likely they are to divorce. … Read more