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Property Settlement

Byron Leong

In the decision of Turner & Turner [2016] FamCAFC 121 the Full Court had to consider an appeal by a husband against an order made in relation to a property settlement where he failed to participate in the final hearing. The Trial Judge, Justice MacMillan dealt with the matter on undefended basis.

The parties were married for 19 years and … Read more

Mythbusters – Family Law Myths Debunked – Part 1

by Peter Magee on September 27, 2016

Rhiannon Noble

Won’t my Wife and I get 50% of the property pool each? I have been living with my partner for six months, are we in a defacto relationship? Won’t the Court allow me to have my children 50% of the time? These are the types of questions family lawyers hear on a regular basis and just like the MythBusters team … Read more

The Cost of a Property Settlement

by Bree Staines on July 18, 2016

Bree Staines

At the end of a 23 year marriage, there is a billion dollar property pool that has property interests all across Europe. It may seem like a recipe for the most drawn out court dispute with no hope of settlement. In some respects this was true, but after 7 years of fighting in a Swiss Court, including the Appellate jurisdiction, … Read more

I don’t need a lawyer. Right?!

by Peter Magee on July 14, 2016

Peter Magee

Well, firstly, I am going to say – you probably will! But hey, don’t take it from me; let’s look at this issue in more detail.

Nobody particularly likes going to see a doctor, or a dentist. In a similar manner, nobody really enjoys seeing a lawyer. Or moreover, nobody really enjoys the thought of seeing a lawyer. It’s really … Read more

A stitch in time saves nine

by Peter Magee on June 17, 2016

Kepler Ryan

The Family Law Act sets out a number of important filing time limits that everyone going through a separation should be aware of. Failing to comply with these deadlines is likely to have a significant impact on how your family law matter is handled by the Court and complying with these time limits will help reduce your legal costs and … Read more

My Partner did the Wrong Thing – I Should Win!

by Bree Staines on May 2, 2016

Bree Staines

We family lawyers have tissues in our office for good reason. A client going through a relationship breakdown, especially when there is/are a child / children of the relationship, is one of the most tumultuous experiences a person can have. The feelings surrounding this event in one’s life can be heightened if the breakdown is due to a party having … Read more

Child Support Agreements

by Karen Devey on March 22, 2016

Karen Devey

Child Support Agreements are often used as part of an overall property settlement. Child Support is largely separate and distinct from both property and parenting matters. However, it can certainly be used as a tool to reach an overall agreement between parties when negotiating a settlement.

In the absence of agreement, parents pay or receive child support pursuant to an … Read more

Go out to work!

by Michelle McDermott on February 19, 2016

Michelle McDermott

Wealthy husbands across the globe (well, in the UK anyway) have rejoiced in a recent decision from Lord Justice Pitchford in the UK Court of Appeal, in which he has told the ex-wife of a millionaire horse surgeon to seek employment, warning that she has no right to expect “an income for life” at her former husband’s expense.

Whilst very … Read more

Just sign here …

by Natasha Heathcote on December 20, 2015

Natasha Heathcote

Is it all as simple as it seems?

If you watch Winners and Losers, an Australian TV show, you might think that getting a divorce and obtaining final parenting and property Orders between you and your spouse is simply a matter of signing a few documents in the heat of the moment, like Bridget in the show.

I am … Read more

Cost Of Delaying Finalising Property Matters

by Natasha Heathcote on November 9, 2015

Natasha Heathcote

Separating with a long term partner can be emotionally challenging but you should consider finalising your property matters sooner rather than later to avoid it costing you later down the track.

Property negotiations can be confronting and hard to deal with soon after an emotional separation. However, it is important that parties are aware of the risk they run in … Read more