If you are married, despite common misconceptions, you do not have to wait until you divorce to commence property proceedings if you have finally separated from your significant other. Similarly, if you are in a de facto relationship and you separate, there is no minimum time you do not have to wait to sort matters out.
The High Court of Australia today handed down an important decision on the issue of apprehension of judicial bias.
If you die without a valid will, the State government will decide what happens to your property. The law will now be changed so that the statutory scheme for the distribution of property when a person dies without a will is now, and into the future, equitable for their survivors.
A Financial Agreement is a contract between a couple as to how assets and resources will be divided should they separate. It can be made before, during or after a de facto relationship or a marriage. It is important to note there are some specific requirements for de facto and same sex couples in Western Australia.
When international family and relationship breakdowns occur, it can rapidly create a complex situation, especially when it involves children and assets across different countries and legal systems. O’Sullivan Davies have the knowledge, experience and international contacts to advise and represent you if this happens.
Mediation, also known as Family Dispute Resolution or Alternative Dispute Resolution, helps resolve issues, and create and formalise agreements, when there are disputes relating to parenting, property, separation and divorce. A suitably qualified mediator, helps each party identify needs and facilitates a discussion to create an acceptable resolution for all parties. It can also be very cost effective.
We offer electronic conveyancing and settlement services.
This article explores the 3 main benefits of entering into a Binding Child Support Agreement.
This article explores the impact that embarking on a new relationship following separation with your ex de facto partner or spouse can have on your family law financial matters.
When money is advanced by a family member, whether
it is characterised as a gift or loan can be significant in
the resulting asset division between the parties.