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Spousal Maintenance

Why Are Nan and Pop in Court?

by Peter Magee on October 17, 2016

Byron Leong

Most of us understand that Family Court proceedings in relation to financial matters happen when individuals who are married or in a de facto relationship separate and they cannot agree about how to divide what they have. This is why most of us are surprised, shocked or disappointed when we hear about Family Court proceedings in relation to financial matters … Read more

Byron Leong

According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s Australia’s Health Report 2016, we are living longer. Boys are expected to live into their 80’s and girls into their mid 80’s. However, the statistics show that chronic diseases such as dementia and stroke are on the rise due to aging.

When I was 5 years old I thought that my … 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

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

Bree Staines

Separation is difficult and exhausting. Separation when you have children is more difficult, exhausting, and emotional.

But if you are separating in Sydney, you can add “expensive” to the list of adjectives used to describe separation. The median house price has increased by almost $200,000 in a year or 22.9 per cent, which is one of the highest annual growth … Read more

Effect of Overseas Divorce on Australian Propety Settlement

by Michelle McDermott on August 1, 2014

Michelle McDermott

Many families living in Australia have property both here and overseas. What happens if the parties choose to obtain a divorce overseas? Does that have any effect on the parties to apply for a property settlement or spousal maintenance in Australia? A recent decision of the Full Court of the Family Court of Australia discusses this very issue.

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Where Cash Flow Matters in Family Law

by Peter Magee on September 30, 2013

Peter Magee

It is a common concern of client’s that their former spouse or partner has the cash flow to “lawyer up” while they unfortunately cannot afford adequate legal representation. In the case of Iphostrou and Iphostrou the Court recognised that funding of litigation is in some proceedings not a level playing field. This is especially the case for client’s whose income … Read more

India’s ‘Ice-Cream’ Award

by Michelle McDermott on September 9, 2013

Michelle McDermott

From the ‘Truth is Stranger than Fiction’ file comes a story from India where a wife has been awarded an extra $2.50 per week in spousal maintenance so that she can enjoy her favourite sweet treat!

Nine MSN have reported on a story from India Today where a successful businessman has been ordered to pay just over $1,300 a month … Read more