• Navigating a Globalised World: Australian Financial Agreements and Overseas Jurisdictions

    In today's interconnected world, individuals are increasingly transcending borders, pursuing education, careers, and relationships across continents. Global mobility brings with it a unique set of challenges, particularly when it comes to planning for the financial future of a de-facto relationship or marriage in the event of separation.

  • Handy Hints (12) – Factoring in inheritance in family law proceedings

    If you have received an inheritance late in the relationship or even after the relationship ends, but before your family law financial settlement, the inheritance is not automatically ‘excluded’ from the asset pool.

  • Handy Hints (1) – Providing Relevant Disclosure

    The pandemic, self-isolation, quarantine or lock down do not stop your Family Court matter progressing. So even though you may be cooped up at home, your obligation to provide relevant disclosure is an ongoing requirement.

  • Handy Hints (32) – What to do when your partner or spouse will not move out

    If your partner or spouse will not move out of the home, and you cannot resolve this by way of dispute resolution, it is possible to seek an Order from the Court for occupation of the home to your partner or spouse’s exclusion.

  • Handy Hints (36) – Spousal or de facto partner maintenance

    Spousal maintenance or de facto partner maintenance is not automatic and there is no one size fits all calculation available.

  • Handy Hints (34) – Reviewing documents favouring your spouse or partner following separation

    If your relationship with your spouse or partner is in trouble, then you need to collate and check any documents you might have signed favouring that person during the relationship.

  • Handy Hints (33) – Ongoing disclosure obligations

    The duty of disclosure is onerous and can be, at times, overwhelming, especially for the party who has controlled or managed the finances throughout the marriage or relationship.

  • Handy Hints (29) – Benefits of using Arbitration

    Arbitration is an alternative way to resolve property disputes outside of the family court.

  • Handy Hints (20) – Varying Financial Orders made on a final basis

    When financial orders are made by the Family Court on a final basis, an individual can only apply to vary or set aside them under certain circumstances.

  • Handy Hints (17) – Importance of valuing assets

    It is important to know the value of assets when making a decision about your financial settlement.