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Act fast to protect your super when divorcing

by Peter Magee on June 19, 2012

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If you are due to receive a lump sum property settlement, what can you do to protect that asset (cash, a property or superannuation) from being spent before you receive it?

The Canberra Times reported on 29 March 2012 in an article titled ‘Super spend lands husband in jail’, on a Federal Magistrates Court case in NSW. In … Read more

Woman gets $3.2 million from ex-hubby’s lottery win

by Kate Marr on November 29, 2010

It’s happening again! My last post  discussed Michael Douglas’ ex wife fighting for a share of his earnings from his latest film, despite them having been divorced for over 10 years.

Now an article published on ninemsn on 23 November 2010, states that a UK man who won $90 million in the lottery was ordered by a UK court to … Read more

Husband seeks annulment due to wife’s fake fortune

by Peter Magee on October 15, 2010

For centuries wedding vows have contained the term “for richer, for poorer”.  For most people those terms refer to the couples’ future financial fortunes.  That was not the interpretation a husband recently tried to apply to his vows when he found out that his wife’s wealth was significantly less than he had believed.

He made an application to the Family … Read more